Pam Knights has had extensive experience in planning, organizing and promoting special events. As former director of public relations and special events at New England Culinary Institute (NECI) Pam created nationally recognized events such as the Culinary Quadrathalon (biking, running, prepping, cooking and serving a mystery basket meal–long before Chopped!), Culinary Weekends at the Inn at Essex, and Growing Gourmet children’s cooking classes. She also handled the guest chef program for the school. Pam continues to assist clients with the planning and promotion of events such as open houses, special dinners, tasting events, panel discussions, cooking classes, and educational programs.
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At NECI Pam commandeered numerous food industry forums which led to the creation of the Vermont Fresh Network. At the Vermont Land Trust she organized press conferences, annual meetings (introducing a menu of foods from conserved farms) and conservation closing celebrations.
Pam helped to launch the baking class program at King Arthur Flour when they were developing their Baking Center. She has also helped clients to develop cooking class programs at the Inn at Weathersfield, the Inn at Baldwin Creek, Peyton Place Restaurant, Turkey Hill Farm, Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center, and In the Kitchen with Bronwyn.
Pam Knights has worked with various inns and bed & breakfasts to create special programs such as cooking, quilting, rug hooking, knitting and gardening weekends. These events help to increase lodging and food sales, create public relations opportunities and provide substance for social media and email outreach. She has also helped farms to develop and promote Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs.