Bringing people together one table at a time

Strategy, design, and facilitation for leaders and brands seeking to create extraordinary in-person and online gatherings and spaces that taste, look, and feel good.

sample my work

We have lots of opportunities to come together in person and online. But our interactions aren’t always meaningful or satisfying.

Whether it’s training, a conference, management summit, or community space, many of our in-person gatherings lack purpose and care. As a result, they don’t connect and delight your attendees or yield the results you want.

And when we gather online, there’s always a screen separating us. It’s the same screen separating you, your team members, and the people that could be your customers. It’s jam-packed with opportunities. But it doesn’t come without a few drawbacks.

While our screens connect us to customers globally, they have removed many of the lovely, sensorial elements that make us feel alive. Warm conversations, firm handshakes, contagious laughter, delicious aromas of coffee or freshly baked croissants, and close human connections help brands and organizations build long-lasting relationships amongst their team members and with their customers.

I have news for you: screens aren’t going anywhere (not anytime soon anyway). Nor is our desire to gather. But I believe that if we want to make our interactions more meaningful or satisfying, we need to design them. We need to design how we come together. My solution is a unique blend of food, design, and facilitation.

Talking Togetherness

Inspirational Keynotes

Hands-on Workshops

Doing Togetherness

Gathering Strategy, Design, and Facilitation

Special Projects

I’m a gathering and food experience strategist and designer

I believe in the power of design to build community or create belonging, whether it’s in your workplace, neighborhood, or restaurant.

Learn more about me

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Multi-Cultural Perspective

As a globetrotter and tastemaker who has lived in 6+ countries, I bring flavors, colors, and inspirations from around the world into your project to awaken your senses, stir curiosity, and connect people.

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Food Experience Specialist

I help you create connective, transformative experiences that not only feed your guests well, but also leave them feeling nourished in body, mind, and spirit.

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Community Strategist

I use my 10+ years in food & hospitality and my facilitation skills to bring out the magic in your people and create collaborative environments that motivate your team to change.

Trusted by leaders at organizations like

Stories of Connection

Learn what changes organizations and teams like yours have created by coming together more intentionally.

MELT

Forging relationships through a communal dining experience and…potted herbs

Forget business cards. At the MELT conference, connecting guests took the limelight through a feast of food, flowers, and carefully-designed interactions.

Veronica’s ideas opened us to exploring the possibilities and positive impact that gathering around food could create for our business. Since then, our beautiful, carefully prepared, and thoughtfully shared food has helped our clients build friendships and has made working with us even more enjoyable.

VF Clients Amanda and Simon Cookson
Amanda CooksonCo-founder Northern Value Creators, Sheffield, UK

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