At CDC, we create original, professional, superbly organised events; craft fresh, clever and delicious menus; and do it all with a personal touch.
I am really lucky to work with a team of amazing, passionate and hardworking people. Their passion drives me, grows the business and ensures that our company values and standards are always met. We are lucky to have such a variety of events to work on from intimate dinners to large scale corporate events, no two days are the same!
With a background in design and events I founded CDC Events in 2011 with my business partners. We started out with just two of us and my estate car! We would set up, serve and wash up all of the events! 7 years later and a lot of hard work, we are now regarded as one of the best catering and event management companies in the region.
I have been with CDC Events since the beginning 7.5 years ago when we started life as Cambridge Dining Company, spinning-out from the amazing Cambscuisine group of restaurants, who we still have a close partnership with. When I joined, I wanted to be part of CDC’s journey, steering and developing its growth, being an ambassador for our brand and continuing the Cambscuisine ‘can’t do enough to please’ ethos. As Operations Director, I am involved with all aspects of events and I love how much our client’s trust us. We have so much repeat custom and have built wonderful relationships with our clients over the years. My job doesn’t feel like work to me!
After working for the CDC team for many years as a waitress, I got a real bug for the industry. I love being organised and helping to create amazing events! Seeing the blank canvas of a venue transformed is my favourite thing about planning a wedding - building a marquee, dressing the room, bringing in a band, a bar, a photographer and seeing guests’ excitement when they walk into the space. The moment at the end of the night when a Bride and Groom look so happy and thankful for all of the hard work you have put in to create their special day makes it all worthwhile.
“I first worked for CDC Events over 6 years ago, starting as a waitress and then joining the office team, first as Events Admin and now as Finance Manager. I love the versatility of events. It is hard work, very rewarding and you never get bored! I love being part of a growing company with big goals and the ability to reach them. One of my favourite moments has been working with one of our regular clients who come to us each year for their Christmas and summer parties, creating a dining experience under the Northern Lights. It was honestly the most spectacular evening and such a different theme for Christmas.
I started working for CDC in June 2013 as Front of House staff, as a way of gaining my own identity whilst still being able to be a full-time mum. I have since become an Event Manager and joined the office team in 2017. I love the variety of my role and I’m a firm believer that a job in events is a life skill! I really appreciate good service, and find it frustrating when I don’t receive it. My favourite thing about CDC Events is the corporate Christmas parties and seeing everyone’s faces light up when I bring cupcakes into the office!
I started with CDC in August 2011 as a chef for 4 years and then left to gain experience within an office environment. I could never let go though, as I worked on a casual basis over the weekends for another 3 years and now I am back home with CDC Events, working for the company I love. I am the linchpin between the chefs and the events team, making sure everything is clearly communicated which is perfect for me as it combines my love for food with my love for events. I enjoy being able to support the chefs so that they are able to do what they do best and produce incredible food!
I am the newest member of the CDC family and have loved joining such a welcoming, fun and passionate team. I have brought with me years of experience in wedding venue management, sales and marketing and love the creativity of my job. Managing our online presence, it's wonderful to capture content from the many magical events we run and really showcase what we do. I am proud to be a part of this award winning company and love our ethos and commitment to making truly memorable events.
Working with the team at CDC is such a pleasure and makes my life as a chef enjoyable. I like creating bespoke menus for clients, whether it’s big cocktails parties or intimate private dining for families and friends. Before CDC I worked in and around Cambridge in pubs, restaurants, hotels and Michelin starred restaurants and also worked in Melbourne, Australia with a Michelin starred chef. My favourite style of food has to be modern European tapas, particularly scallops with crispy bacon and garlic butter!
I was head chef at a lovely restaurant in a quaint village west of Cambridge for 3 years before I joined CDC and now I love challenging myself with the variety of weddings and events we do. I enjoy the small weddings, where you feel like you are one of the guests and can really fill the evening with flare and excitement. Another favourite part of my job is the tastings that we do in the tasting suite – it’s great to be able to have that connection with couples before their big day.
I joined CDC as an Event Manager shortly after becoming a new Mum in 2021. I loved how flexible the job was around my family life and the variety of events we are a part of. I now support the events logistically from our base in Harston alongside running events and weddings on location. I have the best, hardworking team which makes the job so fun and fulfilling!
I've worked for CDC for 7 years, starting as a waitress, building my experience to become an Event Manager. I absolutely love setting up an event and seeing a room transform. I pride myself on having an efficient team that keeps the day on time whilst making it as magical and effortless for the client and guests. I look forward to meeting you all!
I've been in the events industry for over 10 years, working on high profile events such as the Olympics, London Marathon and other mass participation events. I love nothing more than being on the ground at events and making sure everyone has a magical time. I love the variety of events at CDC, each one brings something new and I get to work with some wonderful clients.
From working as Front of House for CDC to now being an Event Manager, I've worked at many bespoke weddings and corporate events and loved every minute! Seeing the guests have a fantastic time is incredibly fulfilling. I'm so proud of the incredible food and service we provide and our strong team, which makes each, individual event perfectly complete. I've met so many amazing people through CDC and can't wait to see what the future brings with the company.
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Join Our Team
We are always on the look-out for enthusiastic, hard-working people to join our team. We have a variety of opportunities in front of house, logistics and the kitchen and can offer permanent, seasonal and apprenticeship roles.
“We are a passionate and fun team to work with and offer flexibility and excellent career progression – many of our permanent team members started out in seasonal front of house roles and worked their way up! Email me at email@example.com to find out more about our current opportunities.”
Sophie, People Development Coordinator, CDC Events