The Seasoned Hotseat: Hannah Robinson
Hello! I’m Hannah and I have worked in events for just over 4 years. I started my career as an intern in operations and then moved to a venue finding agency where I worked my way up at The Law Society to become an Event Coordinator for over 2 years. I’ve now recently joined the Seasoned team as an Event Sales Executive!
Let’s get started on the easy stuff! Hannah, what is your favourite London restaurant?
My ‘go to’ after work restaurant has to be Bone Daddies in Old Street or Soho. They do the best pork belly poke bowls and bao buns. It’s not at all fancy and really informal but I always go there for quick, cheap and amazingly tasty food.
Are you a budding chef? If so, what do you enjoy cooking most?
I love to cook and my signature dish to cook is Christmas dinner. Every year I wake up early and spend the whole day cooking for all my family.
Here’s a toughie: Gordon Ramsey or Jamie Oliver? (Who’s your favourite and why?)
Jamie Oliver. My parents took me to his restaurant Fifteen as a child and I still remember that the food was amazing and the staff were so lovely. I love his ethos and the fact that his food is good sized portions and more about the taste and flavours then the presentation.
What do you enjoy most about working in events?
I love the variety and seeing some fantastic experiences delivered to guests. I love that one day you can be working with a client to produce a forest themed three course dinner for a creative company and the next day organising a big conference for a government organisation or a huge corporate bank.
Do you have any favourite venues? Or really remember working on a really memorable event?
My favourite venue is The View from The Shard, I don’t think I could ever get bored of those views. In terms of my most memorable event, I have worked on so many completely different ones but when I first joined Seasoned, I got to go along to Jo Malone at The Shard!
The weather was incredible and the tables were so pretty. Every guest got a Jo Malone candle and the setup was very elegant. We were hoping there might be a spare candle or two but sadly there wasn’t!
What 3 things can’t you live without?
My family, good food and I am ashamed to say my phone.
Can you name your most adventurous experience?
I recently go back from an Island just off Australia called Fraser Island. It is an entire island of sand and we spent 3 days driving 4x4s around the island, getting stuck in the middle of nowhere and camping under one of the best spots in the world to watch the stars. It was an amazing experience but driving 8 people around a sandy island and across the beach in a 4×4 was pretty nerve wracking….
If you could travel anywhere what would be your dream destination?
I have been extremely lucky to have travelled a lot but my next dream holiday destination is to go and see the Northern Lights in Iceland.