Meet Francesca | Lead Planner

Francesca DeOrio (Lead Planner) is a native New Yorker who has worked in the hospitality industry for over a decade. She originally joined the Boulder-based The Kitchen restaurant group as a college student and has since worked in a variety of roles in several of their restaurants. Her background in hospitality management, restaurant operations and events coordination has honed her ability to multi-task her way through just about any project. Francesca and Calluna owner, Heather Dwight, first worked together when they collaborated on an event at The Kitchen Next Door. At the time, Francesca was the general manager and events planner. It was immediately evident that events managed by Francesca balanced good humor and positive thinking with innate problem-solving skills and a thorough eye for detail. Her extensive experience at The Kitchen restaurant group combined with her passionate enthusiasm for event and wedding planning makes Francesca a perfect addition to the Calluna Events team.


My favorite place I have traveled to is…

Tel Aviv in Isreal- it’s the New York of the Middle East and it is fabulous!

My dream place to plan a wedding is…

The High Line in New York City (…hopefully its my wedding)

My favorite cocktail is…

An Aperol Spritz! It is refreshing and there are bubbles in it…who doesn’t love a little bubbly?

My favorite movie is…

So so many favorite movies to choose from, but isn’t Dirty Dancing the right answer?

My favorite dessert is…

Mississippi Mud Pie Ice Cream Cake and Lemon Tart…but really I just love dessert, so everything!


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Meet Francesca | Lead Planner