Who is the Event/Narrative Management Group?
The Event/Narrative Management Group is a group of dedicated group of event specialist. Linked through our industry connections and our common bond of uncompromising standards, we believe events are some of the most important stories of our lives. As planning, producing, hospitality, decor, floral, media, food, drink, celebration and execution experts, we take your personal story and turn into an event.
These are their stories...
(in alphabetical order)
Holly Angel Venus
Supervising Producer/Flowers and Decor
Holly Angel Venus is the newest senior member of the Event/Narrative Management Group, having joined us for the past summer and fall wedding seasons. A graduate of Canadian Institute of Floral Design, she has extensive experience as a designer and florists with some of Toronto's great floral and decor companies. She brings learning experience from Dutch masters as well as a great contemporary flare to the job of designing and supervising our floral creations.
Senior Producer/ Kitchen Management & Home Concierge Service
Marina Compton has been with David Vallee since he first went out on his own 11 years ago with David Vallee Entertains. Starting as a junior associate in the kitchen, she is now the person we depend on not only to run our catering kitchen but to make sure that your home is as lovely when we leave as when we arrived. Originally from St. Lucia, Marina brings West Indies pizzazz to our cuisine and a happy Caribbean spirit to all of our events.
Supervising Producer/Beverage & Service
Janice Hawke is a seasoned entertainment and hospitality industry professional. She met David Vallee when he co-owned Fabulous Nobodies and the two have been colleagues and friends ever since. A natural team leader, Janice has worked as a senior floor and bar supervisor at some of Toronto’s biggest events such as The Walrus Gala, the CCLA Gala Honouring Canada, Toronto the Good among many more. Janice leadership has been crucial to the success of our team. As a member of Actor’s Equity & ACTRA, Janice combines her busy schedule as an event producer and supervisor with a substantial career as an actor, singer and voice-over specialist.
Supervising Producer/Food Design & Execution
Emmanuel (Manny) Mark has over 25 years of both front & heart of house management experience in restaurants and catering. Serving as one of our supervising producers, Manny is known as a mentor for young catering professionals. He is responsible for the execution of our culinary creations and our signature, bespoke offerings. Manny’s love of food began in his mother’s kitchen in Greece and he continues to cultivate cuisine that is fresh, vibrant and filled with flavour. Manny's commitment to creating excellence in multi-cultural food's with our global commitment to using local and safely grown ingredients is key to our commitment to the telling of culinary stories in the most authentic of fashions.
Executive Producer/Chief Creative Officer
David Vallee, is a 22 year veteran of the Toronto restaurant, catering, event planning, charily fundraising, broadcasting etc. scene. He is a former partner in Fabulous Nobodies, David Vallee Entertains and former owner of Hearth and Garden at Campbell House. He is proud to volunteer on various boards and councils, especially for CANFAR and Toronto General Hospital. In addition to his work with E/NMG, he is finishing a memoir which will be published in 2016.