“As Director of the UIHC, I observed Gerhild's event planning skills in a number of contexts which included: arranging weekend meetings for the "Friends of the UIHC"; planning the dedication event for the Pomerantz Family Pavilion; and deftly hosting countless visitors and guests.
Gerhild brings immense creativity and passion to her work along with superb attention to detail--from the flow and ambiance of the setting, to the quality, taste, and texture of the food – all coupled with thoughtful entertainment selections. Large or small, the gatherings she creates are memorable and beautiful!”
JOHN W. COLLOTON
Director & CEO Emeritus, UIHC
“I have attended many dinners at Gerhild's for large groups of people as well as receptions which she has coordinated. I can guarantee that you will not find a more creative event coordinator. To look at a table set for a reception that she has created is akin to looking at a Baroque still life painting. Everything is in full color and gorgeous. Her fruit bowls are amazing with overflowing mounds of grapes set in the perfect, elegant bowls. Plates and chargers, napkins and candles are all perfectly pulled together in colorful array. It's never a simple cheese platter; it's always huge chunks of cheese surrounded by fresh and dried fruits and nuts, looking over-the-top. And she is a superb cook and is experienced in cooking for crowds. She knows how to put together a menu for large groups that can be prepared successfully and ahead of time. No fussy labor-intensive cooking for a group of 75! She also clearly knows how to work with food purveyors to purchase food in large quantities. Knowing Gerhild as I do, I know that she is not extravagant; she knows how to prepare a spectacular meal on a budget.”
-- Judy H.
I bring a wide range of skills and offerings to the table, and combined with the talents of Iowa City’s local vendors I have had great success in planning all types of events—both professional and private.
If you have an event to plan, but don’t want to worry about estimates, bookings, reservations, printed materials, photography, catering, styling, or event decor, please give me a call!
It’s my pleasure to coordinate any event for you, based on your budget and needs. Whether you want to add some class to your weekly meeting or plan a large gathering, I’m happy to handle it for you. Please call or email to arrange a consultation.