1 Human Resources intern, Kelly Keith, met Chef Pierre Schaedelin, and all the food he prepared at his PS Tailored Events kitchen. As always, he arrived right on time. http://pstailoredevents.com
2 Whenever Chef Pierre prepares one of his wonderful meals at our offices, we set up long tables for him outside one of our kitchens, so he has lots of room.
3 Kelly got the chance to help Chef in plating the salads for lunch. Here, Kelly is putting her finishing touches on the chicken salad platter.
4 Chef Pierre arranged the egg salad platter very carefully.
5 For dessert, the interns got a variety of cookies made by Chef Pierre - his cookies are always so very tasty.
7 The egg salad was topped with tomatoes and radish rounds.
8 Here's the chicken salad, embellished with lettuce leaves, tomatoes and radishes.
9 A hearty kale salad was also prepared for the group.
10 Several salad platters were laid out onto the table.
11 Interns Rebecca Farley (Digital Editorial), Leah Palmquist (American Made Design), Addison Goff (American Made Editorial), Samantha McNulty (Digital Recipe Projects), Amanda Pham (Photo), and Ciera Velarde (Editorial) had some time to chat and share internship experiences before lunch started.
12 Interns Courtney Paphites (Style), Kathryn Wieber (Retail Marketing), Erin McLevey (Decorating/Homekeeping), Samantha Meyerson (Retail Marketing), Gina Girio (Video Distribution/Development), Samantha Lesser (Online Production), Ava Pollack (Editorial Books), Estelle Tcha (International Business), Blaney Rotanz (Contributor Network), Tess LeMoing (Weddings Editorial), Nicole Harris (Real Weddings), Alex Strange (Weddings Art), and Isabelle DeAngelis (Wedding Editorial) - this was a very diverse group of young minds, and all of them have been a great help to our company this summer.
13 These two are interns Shelby Wax (Digital Editorial) and Aliyah Guttman (Editorial Web) - both were having a great time learning the intricacies of content development and digital production.
14 Casey Brady (Bedford), Nicole Polemeni-Hegarty (Bedford) and Ren Robinson (Bedford) are the interns that work at my farm. They have been kept very busy picking berries, tending the gardens, and learning how my farm works as a company "laboratory" of ideas, and inspirations.
15 Chef Pierre Schaedelin of PS Tailored Events always prepares the most delicious meals.
16 Here were interns Michelle Ghafari (Beauty), Olivia Bloch (Style), Ava Pollack Editorial Books), and Estelle Tcha (International Business) - it was nice to see them all getting to know each other better.
17 Jennifer Bafile (Pets Production/Design) and Jessica Cunningham (Crafts Design) are two of our design interns.
18 Here, Chef Pierre took one last look at the food he prepared. He always makes sure his meals are presented in the best way possible.
19 This year, we have a total of 48-interns. Our Human Resources team works very hard to ensure all of them learn a lot, and are pleased with their experiences. Here, Michele Moledo explained the details of the lunch.
20 Interns Kelly Keith (Human Resources) and David Burbidge (Furniture Design) are working in very different areas of the company, but enjoyed learning about each other's latest projects.
21 This intern is Blaney Rotanz (Contributor Network). Does she look at all familiar? If you watched my television show, Living, which was taped in Westport, Connecticut, you may recognize her...
22 Blaney made several appearances on my show when she was a little girl.
23 All the interns lined up quickly for the buffet line - they all dug in and filled their plates with Chef Pierre's delicious dishes.
24 Lida Weinstock (Executive), Amelia LaPoint (Corporate Communications), and Tess LeMoing (Weddings Editorial) helped themselves to some ice water and pomegranate punch.
25 Along with the salads and homemade cookies, we offered fresh berries - strawberries and blueberries.
26 Every plate returned to the table completely filled - what a lovely lunch!
27 The luncheon was served in our Northwest showroom. I went out for a few minutes to greet the interns and to let them know I had prepared a little presentation for them, which would follow lunch in our executive conference room.
28 At the start of my presentation, I told them about my life growing up in Nutley, New Jersey, with my parents and five brothers and sisters.
29 They were all very attentive, and very interested.
30 Each intern listened closely as I offered advice and information on working hard, and on building a prosperous career.
31 I showed the group some early photos of my family, and explained how much I learned from my mother and father. I also shared my thoughts on how different learning is now compared to how it was when I grew up.
32 I encouraged the interns to not let themselves become addicted to technology, but instead to learn from doing and seeing and reading.
34 I spoke about my catering business, and how much work that business entailed, but also how gratifying it was to learn from doing it all.
35 After the presentation, we all posed for a quick group photo.