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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Shannon Mcfayden · Married on 01/05/2021
I Need 10 Stars to rate Kast Events
As mother of the bride planning my first wedding ever in a city where none of us lived, I was intimidated and worried about my ability to pull it off. In my first phone call with Cheryl-Anne Kast, I knew I had found our Planner. In a word, she is amazing. Ch eryl-Anne, and everyone on her team, is SO organized, helpful, creative, responsive and calm under pressure. They worked really hard to get to know us and then to personalize the whole experience to our desires, with an unbelievable attention to detail and execution. And they made it fun for us every step of the way. As I reflect on all the various things I spent money on with my daughter's wedding, there is NO better investment we made than hiring Kast Events. And the icing on the cake is that Cheryl-Anne is also a floral designer so she did all of our flowers and decor, and guests have literally told me it was the prettiest wedding they've ever seen. That's because of Cheryl-Anne. She is THE BEST. I need 10 stars to rate Kast.....Sent on 05/30/2019
Kast Events's reply:Thank you so much for the opportunity Shannon and for trusting us with Tyler and Powel's special day! It was an honor and such a pleasure to work with all of you! Wishing you all only the best!
Brittany O'brien · Married on 09/01/2020
With all the stress that goes in to wedding planning, we did not have to experience that with her services! She went above and beyond to make sure all the details were covered and that are vision came true!Sent on 01/09/2020
Molly Seltzer · Married on 07/10/2020
Kast Events WILL make your dream wedding come true!
The best decision I made was booking Kast Events for my wedding!Sent on 11/13/2019
Cheryl Anne and her team completely took the stress out of the planning process. I was STUNNED at how they took my initial ideas/Pinterest board and turned it into something out of a fairytale. Even my dad was impressed with the design meetings - he thought they were very slick :)
Cheryl Anne thought of every little detail and helped keep me on task every step of the way. They handled just about every aspect of coordination between the vendors and really tied everything together. We were able to completely enjoy ourselves the day of the wedding and know that everything was in great hands.
Kast Events WILL make your dream wedding come true. If I could give them more stars, I would!
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.