Born in San Francisco and grew up in Ross, Marin County, Kimberley graduated from the University of California with a degree in Business. She started her career in an event production high tech firm before venturing into her management firm, Kimberley Bakker Events. Her firm is to date contracted to San Francisco’s sailing regatta.
She has accumulated experience in event organizing, funding planning and public relations of more than 15 years. Also, she is the founding partner of Le Colonial Restaurant. Her unique skill set has enabled her to grasp the workings of the San Francisco government, establishing personal relations with its leadership and the business community.
With the holiday season almost upon us, Kimberley takes time to provide guidelines on how to make a successful, memorable moment out of the festival season. She points out the importance of preparing a list of invitees, creating items lists to be accomplished, and finally the events menu for the big day event. Kimberley suggests several lists to keep you on top of things at any given time and remind you of things to be done at crucial times.
Kimberley points out the importance of being a gracious host through planning for your expected guests. It is vital for you as the host to take control of the event details on a particular day while you remain to enjoy yourself in the meantime. She advises on putting a smile when things seem not to be going to your liking and graciously dealing with the mishaps occurring in an event.
Events bring together people from different backgrounds making for great conversations. You should provide for sitting setups that encourage such conversations and surroundings should be organized to enhance interaction rather than draw attention from the discussions. Avoid competitive activities where strained relations among your guests exists.