From Erie to LA and Back: Why I love Erie

by Jaclyn Lachimia, Food and Beverage Manager

I have been a part of the Erie Events family now for 9 months. Prior to the Bayfront Convention Center, I spent almost a decade wining and dining first class clients in sunny Los Angeles, California. It all came with extravagant weddings, events, primers and parties and all the glitz and glamour while being surrounded by great professionals of the industry and serving a client and guest list that was unreal.

Yet, moving back from a big city, to what I like to call a “BIG SMALL TOWN” was quite the change — in a good way. This is where I was born and raised and I have to say working with the Erie community is something you can’t find anywhere else. There is something special about being a part of this community.

My first large event I serviced here at the Bayfront Convention Center was the 2017 Varsity Cup of 900 guests, which honored young local athletes. Then, in November of 2017, we served 1200 guests for the 24th Annual LECOM Student Scholarship Auction. Two great events for our city, but that’s only two of many.

Also, it is wonderful to be so diverse in the events we do here at the Convention Center. From private events like weddings and parties to entertaining the community with events like Imagination Exploration for the kids and the MMA fights for the “big kids.”

As the Food and Beverage Manager here at the Bayfront Convention Center, my job is to make sure you are taken care of during your time here with us — whether it’s a meeting or an event, big or small. But I do not do it alone. We have an amazing team here from our management team to the service team and our kitchen and operations teams.

It has been a pleasure servicing and being part of the Erie Community so far. I look forward to many more years.

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