Lesley Musker - Event Services Manager and crEATe kitchen
Lesley's role at the Ottawa Convention Centre as Account Manager is to handle all incoming sales inquiries for events happening within 4-18 months.
Here are a few tidbits of information you might want to know about Lesley to break the ice:
Coffee Preference: Double-Double with milk.
Vice: Smoked salmon, and a moderate-to-high level Diet Coke addiction... but not at the same time.
First Job: A “Lovely Assistant” in a children’s circus & magic show. Yes, that is correct.
Likes: Getting on an airplane to any destination, stock-car racing, strong cheeses, winning bids at auctions, weekend road-trips, downhill skiing, and paper cocktail umbrellas!
A graduate of Georgian College with a diploma in Hotel and Resort Management, Lesley began her career in catering sales and service at a rural special events facility just outside of Ottawa. There she learned the ins and outs of business development, event logistics and back of the house operations. Moving forward, Lesley spent years in large-scale hotel properties in catering, meetings, events and group accommodation sales in the Ottawa core.
In 2001, she decided to take a hospitality hiatus and became co-owner of her family-owned sign design and manufacturing business. This experience, although not directly related to event management, provided Lesley with a wealth of hands-on business knowledge where she also discovered her ability to think 'outside-of-the-box' and found her artistic side. Lesley has held several seats on local fundraising committees for various organizations and charities.
Lesley is also in charge of events in the OCC's innovative crEATe Kitchen Studio. Perfect for corporate and social functions, crEATe is a stunning state of the art special event kitchen where you can learn, share, cook and crEATe! "I fell in love with this concept of an Interactive Dining Experience - it's a complete twist on the typical dining experience. My clients share the same sentiment. If you are looking for an upscale evening out with your office colleagues, your family, your best gals, or your board of directors, crEATe is sure to crEATe fabulous memories that you won't soon forget." Click *here* for current private and team-building packages offered in crEATe.