The Azalea Bunch
Audrey knows style! Audrey Zahares, owner and president of Azalea Events, brings over 30 years of experience in food presentation, event coordination, catering, and customer service to the banquet table. After creating a successful marketing business in Boston, Audrey sold her company to pursue her true passions: food and entertaining. She opened a catering business, the Kennebunk Company, and was able to parlay that into her restaurant, Le Pli Café, in Harvard Square, Cambridge, where she provided food services to Harvard University. She sold the restaurant and returned to her home-state of Maine where she managed the family business, Fresh Food Markets. At that time she also opened a floral boutique, and continued catering. During her career, Audrey has planned events for as many as 7,000 guests. The success of her events stems from her eye for style, her feel for elegance, her consideration of the client, and her sound relationships with local vendors as well as vendors around the country. In addition to her intimate knowledge of the Northeast, Audrey has travelled extensively around the world, bringing global inspiration to her events from the many countries and cultures she has been able to experience. Audrey is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Marketing and an Associates Degree in Fashion.
Jodi has finally returned to her roots in Maine after a long and successful career in Manhattan working in events for the Marketing and Advertising Industry. She brings her savvy New York attitude and combines it with her Maine sensibilities. Her extensive experience with events and remarkable communication skills makes her an amazing asset to the company.
Jodi is unsinkable when it comes to details and organization. She is relentless until it’s perfect. She is always the calm in any given situation. You will find Jodi always one step ahead of any given thought, detail or plan. Jodi’s attitude and enthusiasm is contagious and we are happy to have her as part of the team.