• Meet Kathryn Lezynski

    POSTED November 10, 2016

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Kathryn Lezynski was recently hired as a program and event coordinator for Roberts Event Group in Jenkintown, Pa.

1. What are you most looking forward to in your new role as program and event coordinator for Roberts Event Group?

I’m really looking forward to contributing to the spirit and pride that exude from the city of Philadelphia through programs and events that Roberts produces. Philadelphia has so much to offer, and I’m excited to be part of an amazing team to help bring even more people to see everything this city has to offer. I’m excited to create new connections, and sustain old ones, in my position as program and event coordinator!

2. How do you think past industry experiences have prepared you for this role?

It has been very beneficial for me to work in other large cities that have a strong focus on the hospitality industry. I have worked with people from all over the world. Having a global perspective is very important in this industry, and it’s something that has already been very beneficial for me in this role. I feel that I have enough experience to diligently work through any obstacles that may arise.

3. What made you want to get into this industry?

I have always been passionate about working in an industry where I would be able to interact with different people on a daily basis. Going into college, I was unsure of exactly what I wanted to study. Then I took an introduction to the hospitality industry course in my first semester, and everything clicked. I knew from that moment on that I needed to be in this industry. I also love the creative freedom and coordinating skills that this job requires.

4. What are you hoping to achieve in your new role?

I’m hoping to become an expert on all things Philadelphia. This team has such extensive knowledge on the city, and surrounding areas, which is something that I’m hoping to acquire as I continue to grow into this position. I’m really excited for the moment that I’m able to look at a large-scale event that I’ve worked on, from the planning stages through execution, and see how many people have been positively impacted by the event.

5. What do you enjoy most about the industry?

My favorite part about working in this industry is creating memorable guest experiences, and seeing people smile from the work that has been done. I’ve also noticed that the people who work in this industry are genuine, down-to-earth individuals who are not afraid to get their hands dirty in order to create incredible events. I love the passion and drive that are needed to excel in this industry!

This creation is one of the distillery’s most requested drinks and perfectly refreshing in the summertime.

— 1.5 oz. Bluecoat American Dry Gin
— .25 oz. Dolin Dry Vermouth
— .5 oz. fresh lemon juice
— .75 oz. Penn’s Woods Syrup*

*Combine 40g fresh dill, 20g fresh basil and 10g dried coriander into one quart of simple syrup. Blend mixture, strain, and store in an airtight container and refrigerate.


The 37th edition of the IACC Americas Connect conference took place on April 16-18 at Chubb Hotel & Conference Center and The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The three-day conference, hosted by former White House Director of Events Laura Schwartz, included educational sessions, panel discussions in the form of campfires, workshops, culinary tours and tastings, as well as the annual Global Copper Skillet competition. 


Tucked inside the first floor lobby of Le Méridien Philadelphia, aMuse has a sleek and sexy style (think a handsome bar, fireplace, chandeliers and black leather seating). Executive chef Jennifer Salhoff creates classic French dishes with a contemporary twist. It may be an intimate space but its cocktail list makes a big impression, especially when presented in smokescented glasses and luxe flasks. Signature cocktails look to a number of leading ladies, including Philadelphia’s own princess, Grace Kelly.