Help us welcome one of our newest CCKC team members, Mimsy Winston! Having worked in event planning for more than 13 years, Mimsy is what we call a party perfectionist. As the Events Manager Specializing in Exceptional Culinary Experiences, Mimsy coordinates special events at the Culinary Center, combining two of her favorite things: food and festivities!
As a young child, Mimsy recalls helping her mother prepare meals by peeling carrots as she stood on a stool. As she grew, so did her interest in food, and by the age of 11 she was using the stove to prepare meals on her own. Mimsy explains “I’ve always loved to experiment with new recipes; tweaking this or that and making improvements. The best part of cooking – in my opinion – is taking classic recipes and making them my own.”
After attaining an undergrad degree in advertising in 2002, Mimsy has put her skills to use in many roles, including Advertising Graphic Designer at the Kansas City Star, Marketing Manager and Event Planner at First National Bank, and most recently a Tradeshow and Events Manager at NCM Associates. Throughout her career she has planned both company-wide events and events for the public, and through this, she realized she’d found her calling.
“My favorite part of event planning is the relationship I am able to build with clients. I love the happiness people experience after a successful event. When you know you had a part in that, it can be really rewarding,” says Mimsy.
For many years, Mimsy has also planned parties and events such as baby showers, wedding showers, and the occasional birthday party for her friends and family, and says the best part of any event is the food, duh! One particular crowd favorite is her “Bacon Lollipops” which many refer to as “Crack Bacon.”
At The Culinary Center, Mimsy is able to plan a large variety of different events, and that’s the way she likes it! To contact Mimsy or to plan your next event at The Culinary Center of Kansas City, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at 913-341-4455.