Founder / CEO

Pauline Parry is the heart and soul of Good Gracious! Events. With the guidance of the prestigious British Hotel and Restaurant Management traditions, Pauline branched off to start her own company in the heart of Los Angeles. Pauline’s cutting edge mind-set, fashionable talent, culinary creativity and exquisite palate have all facilitated the award-winning services of her culinary + events company, Good Gracious! Events. Professional event planners, private clients, and corporations, both national and international, seek her out for her innovative ideas and imaginative concepts.

Pauline has a very strong presence and a hearty laugh, always a trendsetter in producing top quality and fabulous presentations. 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,” so everyone can experience a taste of what she creates.



Joanne Purnell has been a staple of the Good Gracious! Events’ team for nearly 20 years as Chef de Cuisine. Having a similar passion as her mother, Joanne graduated from the California Culinary Institute and soon after moved to England and Paris to gain experience working with modern, international cooking trends.

With her innovative eye, attention to detail and cultural taste, she is also an educator and leader in the catering industry. She has received numerous awards including ‘Chef of the Year,’ and had her work celebrated in various food and entertainment magazines.

Joanne is constantly in the kitchen, coming up with ingenious new dishes and visionary ideas. She will be 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 | Event Personnel Manager,

Pauline Parry | Founder + CEO, 

Cindy Celis | Director of Business Development

(Back Row, L-R)

Dennis Quintanilla | Chef de Cuisine, 

Benjamin Esquivas | Sous Chef, 

Joanne Purnell | President, 

Diego Trujillo | Operations, 

Rosina Esquivias | Pastry Chef

(Not Pictured)

Mayra Ramos | Sales Associate, 

Agnes Flores | General Manager

Pauline Parry | Founder & CEO

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