HOPE BAILEY | Executive Chef & Co-Founder
As the culinary mastermind behind Pink Salt, executive chef Hope Bailey is a self-taught chef who has worked in the special events culinary realm for over 25 years. Her culinary approach emphasizes a playful yet perfectionist style. She has a great skill at executing gourmet sit down dinners, tray passed hors d’oeuvres and food station parties that range in size from 50 to 4,000 guests.
Hope’s recipes have been featured in popular cookbooks. An animal lover, when Hope is not working, she enjoys spending time at home with her three dogs and four cats.
MELISSA CARTER | Partner
A tour de force in the events world, Melissa Carter brings over 12 years of experience in event coordination, fundraising, brand and marketing management, public relations, strategic partnership building, negotiation and sales leadership within the corporate and non profit sector.
Melissa's ability to truly understand clients’ needs and implement creative strategies to actualize those requests has earned her a reputation as one of the most highly regarded sales and events producers in Southern California.
Melissa spearheads initiatives by listening and working closely with clients, board members, sales teams, vendors, and venues. Her intuitive ability to prepare and execute successful events stem from her comprehensive experience, relational intelligence, and her born calling to entertain.
JOYCE MALICSE | Partner
With over 15 years of experience producing events for some of the country’s biggest corporations, Joyce Malicse is the backbone behind Pink Salt’s operations team. Although her career began in public relations, she later found the perfect blend of creativity and strategy in event production and catering.
An avid hockey player and former long distance runner, Joyce discovered plant-based cuisine after struggling for years with high cholesterol. Refusing to be dependent on medications, Joyce began eating a plant-based diet and fully believes in the health benefits it provides.
Fueled by a mix of soy lattes and donuts, Joyce spends her free time researching new recipes, cheering on the LA Kings hockey club, and playing with her adorable maltese mix, Joyce Jr.
We are always searching for friendly and experienced banquet captains, servers, bartenders and bussers to add to our event team. Contract position.
2+ years of experience in a catering, fine dining, or banquet setting
Perfect white bistro attire
Superb interpersonal skills
Ability to interact cordially and professionally with our VIP clients
A basic knowledge of beer and wine
Food Handler certifications
High school education or better
Fluency in the English language
Consistent ability to be a punctual, cordial, & committed team player
Ready to begin your career in social media marketing? Pink Salt Cuisine is seeking a dynamic Marketing Intern. Ideal candidate is a highly proactive self-starter with strong organizational skills, a passion for marketing, is skilled in social media presence building, and possesses impeccable writing and verbal skills.
Current college student - must be able to receive course credit
A background in hospitality/event industry is highly preferred.
Strong command of the English language