Founder / President

Pauline Parry is the heart and soul of Good Gracious! Events (GGE).  Under the tutelage of the prestigious British Hotel and Restaurant Management traditions these experiences inspired her to branch off onto her own, founding GGE. Pauline decided to share her expertise and imaginative concepts with the world in professional event planning, and corporate hospitality while grounding permanent roots in Los Angeles, California.

Pauline’s cutting edge, fashionable flair, culinary creativity and exquisite palate has all facilitated in accomplishing an award winning culinary + events company. Not only has she been inducted into the Industry Hall of Fame for Events and Weddings she has published a book “FOOD FUN LOVE Party Styles” for all to experience a “taste” of what she creates.


Vice President

Joanne Purnell has been a staple of the Good Gracious! Events team for nearly 20 years heading as Chef de Cuisine. Having a similar passion parallel to her mother Pauline, she graduated from the California Culinary Institute. Soon after Joanne worked in England and Paris gaining work experience, and staying current to modern international trends.

With her innovative eye, attention to detail and cultural taste she is also an educator in the catering industry and is highly regarded as a leader. This has all attributed to her receiving numerous awards including ‘Chef of the Year’ and being published in various food and entertainment magazines.

Joanne is continuously in the kitchen coming up with ingenious new dishes and visionary ideas. She is a force to reckon with for years to come.

Creativity is all about opening your mind to the possibilities.”

Pauline Parry

(Front Row, L-R)
Stacy Falling | CSEP / VP Special Events, Margarita Hernandez | Executive Chef, Brandon Conway | Events Services Manager,
Pauline Parry | Founder + President, Cindy Celis | Director of Business Development

(Back Row, L-R)
Dennis Quintanilla | Chef de Cuisine, Ben Esquivas | Sous Chef, Joanne Purnell | Vice President, Diego Trujillo | Pastry,
Rosina Esquivias | Pastry Chef

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