Kara Teel, Director of Events & Sales
Kara grew up with parents who loved to throw parties. It was often she was recruited by her mom to assist with the cooking, baking, decorating for such festivities. You could say she grew up having a natural knack for event planning and creating memorable experiences through delicious food and beautiful tablescapes, thanks to her mom.
Kara is a Central Coast local that started in the wine industry at the ripe age of 18. Learning about the finer things in life at a young age, she appreciated the relationship between wine and food. In 2008, she was hired as the Sales and Marketing Director for a popular local restaurant, caterer and food manufacturing company. It was there when she the opportunity to build a successful catering division and hone her event planning and execution skills. In 2012 she became a partner in an event planning company and implemented exciting and unique festivals here on the Central Coast.
Kara went back into the wine industry full time where she built wine programs from grape to bottle for clients in the Private Label industry. There, she sharpened her sales, marketing, and customer service expertise selling to medium and large retailers nationwide.
She met Demetri and K’Syrah during an event in 2017 and at that moment she was hooked. When the opportunity arose and the timing was right she joined the team at K’Syrah, back to her first passion of event planning. Which is where she ultimately belongs.