Christine Goodman, our Catering Operations Manager

Christine kindly took the time out of her very busy schedule to share her experience and expertise in Event Management. She is our highly qualified event, catering and operations manager at Tweed Heads Bowls Club.

THBC: Where did you grow up?
CG: I grew up in Victoria in the Eltham area, I still have family and
friends in Melbourne.

THBC: What made you pursue a career in the Club/
hospitality/event industry?
CG: I was brought up in a family that loved to entertain at home. My mother was a great cook and she loved to have friends and family for parties and get-togethers, all my siblings and I helped out.

THBC: What does your average day at work look like?
CG: Multi-tasking, answering phone calls and emails regarding event inquiries. Making sure our wonderful front of house staff have everything they need to do their job. Checking every aspect of upcoming events, making sure that every person involved from the chefs, pastry chefs, cellar, rostering and event staff have all the information needed to fulfill our customers wishes.

THBC: What do you enjoy most about your position?
CG: I am honoured to work alongside a great team of staff who
will go out of their way to help each other.

THBC: What skills do you think are necessary for being an event planner?
CG: Listening to what the customer would like and endeavouring to deliver on their wishes, plus organisational skills, check and check again.

THBC: What’s ONE event tool that you can’t live without and why?
CG: Our great staff they are the ones at the front line who look
after our customers, we cannot do without them.

THBC: What are your hobbies?
CG: I have two dogs which love a walk and swim. Camping with my husband Woody is my favourite hobby, as we always meet genuine people. I love good food, friends and family. I have also been a volunteer with NSW Rural Fire Service for 21 years.

THBC: What events do we have here at Tweed Heads Bowls Club?
CG: The Glass is the perfect room for weddings, wedding recovery parties, Birthday parties, engagement parties, baby shower and Corporate functions.