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South African native Cheryl-Anne Kast began her career in the events industry with a Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts from The Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch, South Africa.Her passion for impeccable cuisine landed her a position as Pastry Chef at the Conran Group’s acclaimed London eatery, Coq d’Argent. With stops at Lambs of Stratford-upon-Avon and the World Service Restaurant in Nottingham, she honed her skills as a Pastry Chef and gained extensive knowledge of catering and events.

In 2006 Cheryl-Anne made a fateful move to the Tarheel State with the opportunity to join the AAA Five DiamondFearrington House Restaurant, a Relais & Chateaux treasure nestled in the lush farmland of Pittsboro, NC. There she met handsome Cheese Maker, Alexander who she promptly married and in 2013 gave birth to their precious daughter.

Cheryl-Anne’s attention to detail and vast experience made her a stand out at Fearrington. She made a smooth transition from the kitchen to Catering Manager and Weddings and Special Events Manager where she served thousands of clients over the course of 6 years in creating unique, beautiful, and meaningful weddings, bridal luncheons, private intimate dinners, corporate events, charitable events such as the annual Peter Michael FoundationCharity Auction and Dinner, as well as the prestigious Thomas Keller Dinner in 2013.

In 2015, Cheryl-Anne founded Kast Events LLC, giving her the opportunity to serve a more diverse clientele. Her calm demeanor paired with her impeccable attention to detail makes Cheryl-Anne a favorite of brides and hostesses alike. She possesses excellent communication skills, superior presentation abilities and contagious enthusiasm. Cheryl-Anne’s clients benefit from her vast experience and valuable relationships with top area vendors, supplying show-stopping floral, creative menu, and event design and execution. Whether an intimate event or a lively wedding celebration, Cheryl-Anne’s aesthetic and talent makes her a star within Triangle events industry.

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Farra Married on 09/30/2022
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The absolute best team

From start to finish, Cheryl-Anne and Katie were the absolute best to work with. Their organization, professionalism, and expertise made wedding planning as stress-free as it possibly could be.

We got married in the middle of a hurricane, so you can imagine the week leading up to our big day was chaotic & emotional. Cheryl-Anne & Katie not only coordinated all last minute details, but day of they handled all the curveballs thrown their way. I wasn’t even aware we lost power – they literally handled everything and made sure we had the best day!

It’s really important to find a wedding planner/coordinator that respects your budget, sees your vision, and truly cares about you & your partners day. That’s what you’ll find with Kast Events.

My words cannot do justice to how amazing this duo is – 11/10 recommend!
Claire M. Married on 09/17/2022
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The best of the best!!!! 100/10 recommend.

From our first phone call, I knew I needed Cheryl-Anne as my wedding planner. She was honest, professional, and beyond organized. From the start, Cheryl-Anne provided my husband and I with realistic expectations regarding our budget, which helped us navigate what to cut and what to keep for our wedding. She also listened and took extensive notes regarding the vision we had for our wedding, and she made our vision come to life in every single way. My husband was very skeptical about how important a wedding planner was when I started meeting with potential planners, but since our wedding day, he has been telling all of his friends that a wedding planner is the number one thing that they should budget for. Our wedding would not have run smoothly without Cheryl-Anne and her team, and I would not have been as calm as I was on our wedding day without her. Kast Events is a DREAM TEAM. Words truly cannot begin to express the gratitude that I have for Cheryl-Anne, Katie, and the entire Kast Events team. Thank you for making our wedding day the happiest day of our lives!
Emily Married on 09/16/2022
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Literally made our day perfect

Cheryl Anne and her team went above and beyond taking into consideration every single detail of our day. The attention to detail was something I’ve never experienced and could truly can say our day wouldn’t have been anywhere close to the experience without them. If there were 10 stars out of 5 I’d give it!!
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Rev. Barbara Lodge Rev. Barbara Lodge Wedding Officiants

I love doing weddings with Kast Events. Cheryl-Anne is soft-spoken, kind, efficient and always professional. It is obvious her focus is on the couple’s desires and she does all she can to make them happen. Her wedding couples love her, and rightly so. Highly recommended!

Bunn DJ Company Bunn DJ Company Wedding DJs

We have worked with Cheryl-Anne for years and always had a smooth event! She is dedicated to making sure everyone is happy and having the time of their lives.


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