It takes a lot of coordination to run events. For an iconic location like Riccarton Park, it takes a lot of experience to thoroughly manage all that it takes to make them amazing. We wanted to know who made it all happen so we went to the source.
Meet Camille Broughton, the Conference & Events Planning Coordinator for Riccarton Park.
I first started working at Riccarton Park during Cup & Show Week 2010 and this gave me my first taste in the Hospitality Industry.
Being a solo mum with all four of my children still at home at the time, I appreciated the flexibility of having a Casual Contract but also being able to get out of the house and get paid for it.
After working here for a while, Riccarton Park Management offered me a Supervisor position and made me a Duty Manager. In the years following, I Supervised all kinds of functions, from small Conferences, to stunning Weddings, Birthdays, Parties, Christmas Functions, right through to the largest event with 400 guests, over two floors, three bars, a buffet and 20+ staff to manage.
I’ve worked full time in Restaurants and Bars around Christchurch since, but hospo hours are very unforgiving, especially for a solo parent, and my children needed me at home. So, I applied for an Admin position at an awesome local hire company and got the job. I assisted many clients with their events and made some truly beautiful connections along the way.
One day, I got a phonecall from the Hospitality Manager here at Riccarton Park, offering me the position of Conference & Events Planning Coordinator. It was a very tough decision for me to leave the company that had as much heart as they did fantastic banter but working in this position at Riccarton Park has been like coming home.
Having worked Front Of House here for so many years, I know what it takes to make your event amazing and I can’t wait to hear from you to see how I can assist with your Function.