Ken Sharples

Creative Director

Where are you from?
New Jersey, New York

Did you attend college? If so, where?

Le Cordon Bleu Paris

Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York A.O.S. Degree

Bergen County Technical School

How long have you been in the events industry?
40 years

What are three interesting facts about yourself?

  1. I am a designer in the event industry with a lust for culture and an imagination that works in all three dimensions.
  2. My culinary training has become a hobby, much to the delight of my husband and friends who enjoy my enthusiasm for cooking.
  3. I have an extensive collection of signed pictures and memorabilia from the early years of the Studio Movie Stars and Famous Movies.

What is your job title and description?

Creative Director/Sales

Premiere Events / Premiere Select

I listen to the ideas and desires of the clients then process the information through my experience and artistic talent; I create their dream event. Of course, the entire production from idea to finished product requires the absolute focus and control of each minute detail to guarantee success.   I also oversee the inventory, purchasing and product development.

What is your favorite thing about the events industry?
Being surrounded by an environment that embraces all forms of art, creativity, imagination and design filled with the wonderful people that have a never ending supply of enthusiasm and genius for all the blended genres is truly magical. I also believe it is a privilege to be able to mentor and nurture the next generation into our industry.