Private Events & Catering

Meet Our Team

Every member on our team has their own stories, passions, and experiences which have all brought them to the same place, private events. All though they are all completely different, they have one thing in common; to help plan, manage, and create the best event for you. Get to know our amazing team below and give them a call when you want to book your next event!

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Hannah Courtellis - Director of Sales and Business Development

Hannah is the oldest of 10 children, meaning she’s been planning events for most of her life. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2002 with a degree in computer science. After graduating, she spent a few years in West Palm Beach where she was a Realtor at Palm Beach Landmark Properties. In 2008, she made the move to Los Angeles to become the Catering Manager for one of L.A.’s hottest restaurants where she catered extravagant events for some of Hollywood’s most famous celebrities. In 2010, she took a position back in Florida as Bar Operations Manager at the Four Star, Four Diamond hotel, The Peabody Orlando. Here she was responsible for opening Rocks, a premiere ultra-lounge, which was the center of the expansion. These career experiences motivated her to finally pursue her dream of opening an event planning company, AFA Event Planning, with her sister. Now a resident of Seattle, Hannah is continuing her career in event planning and group sales at Wild Ginger and The Triple Door and is fully embracing the outdoor living that Seattle has to offer with her family!
 
My favorite dish at Wild Ginger is: Black Pepper Scallops because they are seasoned perfectly and pairs well with a delicious wine.
 
The one thing you need to know about Wild Ginger or The Triple Door: We are one of the two restaurants in Seattle that have won the Wine Spectator Grand Award for the past seven years.
 
The most fun event I’ve ever planned: The most fun event I planned was a huge block party in Downtown Orlando called Pine Street Rock and Stroll benefiting New Hope for Kids. We set up a stage to showcase local talent and lined the streets with tents filled with food vendors and local businesses. It was an exciting evening that gave back to our community.

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Meghan Young - Sales Manager
 
Meghan, an avid outdoors(wo)man and a born and bred Washingtonian, grew up with a passion for delicious food and fantastic music. After graduating from Whitman College with a B.A. in Psychology, she moved to Seoul, South Korea to work as an English teacher. While there, she traveled as much as possible, eating her way through parts of SE Asia. The wealth and breadth of different cuisines there have always stuck with her, making her right at home at Wild Ginger! Upon returning to the Seattle area, she entered and graduated from Seattle University with her Juris Doctor degree and shortly thereafter, joined the team at Wild Ginger/The Triple Door.
 
My favorite childhood memory: Sharing and preparing food has always been a central part of my family life. When I was little, I would go fishing with my dad and uncles. They taught me how to properly cast a line and always brought along a cast iron pan with a few simple ingredients: butter, mushrooms, onions, salt, pepper and garlic. If we caught any fish worth eating, they would sear them in the pan and serve them piping hot and delicious. I always remember the wildness and freedom of those days with a huge smile on my face!

The one thing you need to know about Wild Ginger or The Triple Door: The Triple Door offers live music in the Musicquarium lounge virtually every night of the week! It’s a great way to discover new, mostly local bands and I love hearing the sheer, raw talent of the folks who come through!
 
My favorite work moment: I had the opportunity to meet Jane Lynch while she was playing a multi-night run on our mainstage theater at The Triple Door. She proved to be as warm and witty in person as I imagined her to be and I had a blast hanging out with her for a bit after one of her shows!

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Kendra Zinn - Sales Manager

 

I’m a California girl, born and raised. Having lived in both the mountains and by the ocean I am so happy to call Seattle, a place that offers both, my new home! 

 

After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Business and Resort Management from Sierra Nevada College, I started my career at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe and fell in love with the excitement and details of event planning. My role as an event sales manager was focused mainly on large wedding events. It was incredibly rewarding to work so closely with a couple for over a year customizing their big day and ensuring it was everything they’ve dreamed of. 

 

The best part of my job is creating relationships with guests, ensuring they have a fabulous event and want to come back again and again. 

 

 

 

Favorite event planning moment: A summer wedding in Lake Tahoe with what could only be described as every girl’s fairytale dream, complete with a blue unicorn roaming the ceremony space, pink fairy dust and 5 dress changes throughout the evening! 

The one thing you need to know about Wild Ginger or The Triple Door: We are the perfect location for dinner and a show! Whether you pop on down to the Triple Door theater, Musicquarium Lounge, or next door at Benaroya Hall, there a plenty of live music and entertainment options to enjoy after a delicious meal!   

 

 

 

My favorite dish at Wild Ginger is: Chicken Pad Thai – it’s a classic and I could eat it every day!





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