Born and raised in the hospitality industry, Riki Schmigel, has customer service flooring through her veins. Along with years of experience across the event industry, she has a flair for the creative and studied theater arts at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.
After graduation Riki packed her bags and began her journey in the industry working along side industry professionals in New York City. She honed an eye for design at Bentley Meeker Lighting and Staging. Next she spent time working with Cleveland’s very own Pieter Bouterse learning about floral and decor details. She took these skills and began working with event teams in Los Angeles. Companies include Madison Hill Productions, The Lighter Side, and Along Came Mary Productions. She supported these teams at major events like Movie Premiers and the Grammy’s after Party.
After almost 10 years in the field, Riki decided to come back to Cleveland and eventually found a place at A Taste of Excellence Catering. A company that provides room for creativity and the structure support to plan large scale events.