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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Liz G. · Getting married on 08/03/2022
There are no words to describe the elegant, magical wedding that Cheryl-Anne and her team orchestrated for our daughter and son-in-law this past weeke
There are no words to describe the elegant, magical wedding that Cheryl-Anne and her team orchestrated for our daughter and son-in-law this past weekend in Chapel Hill. We live in Dallas and were overwhelmed about planning the wedding across the country in the midst of a pandemic. The creativity, professionalism, patience and guidance of Cheryl-Anne and her network of amazing vendors put us at ease and and let us relax and enjoy every minute of the process and their fairy tale weekend. The bride and groom left telling us it was the best day of their lives, and so many family members echoed their exact words. Absolutely every minute of the big day was carried out effortlessly and without a single hiccup. I can only imagine the hours of meticulous planning that went into every single detail. My husband and I give her the highest possible recommendation and promise you that you could not entrust your wedding to a more original, dynamic team and one of the nicest people you will ever meet.Sent on 03/25/2021
Julie F. · Married on 05/07/2021
Best Wedding Planner Ever!
Cheryl-Anne is AMAZING! I cannot recommend her enough!! We used her event management services. She kept me organized throughout the wedding process and had great ideas and communication (especially important during a pandemic!). Even though we didn't do the full service she still helped us figure out all the rentals, design the seating arrangements, etc. On the day of, she took care of everything and was so attentive! She really worked her butt off! We could not imagine any other wedding planner doing a better job than she did. She is simply the best!Sent on 05/29/2021
Alycen D. · Married on 04/30/2021
The Most Amazing Day
There are no words to describe how amazing Cheryl-Anne and her staff were for my daughters wedding. They made sure every detail was taken care of. They kept us on track with what we needed to be doing. Planning a wedding and rescheduling a wedding during covid times was difficult and they made the process seamless. They became friends and knew us and what we wanted and they walked with us every step. The week of the wedding we didn't have to worry about one thing because they handled everything. Using Cheryl-Anne was the best decision that we made.Sent on 05/03/2021
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!
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.