We’ve shaken things up around the Thirst HQ recently, and are excited to announce that we have an incredible new Cape Town team! Meet – Jean Huddy, Daniel Graham and Chantel Barnard. Each brings a wealth of experience, innovative ideas, and unwavering passion for events and beautifully crafted beverages. We are looking forward to taking Thirst Cape Town to the next level with them at the helm. We’ve dedicated this post to learning a little more about them, their experience, and what makes them tick:
“It’s an exciting time for Thirst and I am excited to be playing such an instrumental role in driving its growth and success in the Western Cape region.”
Jean is brand new to Cape Town, having moved to the Mother City from Jozi in January. But, she is no stranger to Thirst, having worked with the Thirst team in Johannesburg for the past five years.
She is also very experienced in the nitty gritty and finer detail of putting events together and has an intrinsic understanding of what it takes to make celebrations unique. Prior to her time at Thirst, she spent over 10 years in event management as a Food & Beverage Manager for large scale live events. She is super excited to be working with a fantastically committed and experienced team in Cape Town.
Passionate about everything she does, she is known for talking with her hands and is currently finding her feet in Cape Town, and especially loving mountain hikes and cold-water swims.
Favourite Thirst Signature Cocktail: Around the World
“I look forward to bringing my knowledge and hands-on experience to the Thirst Cape Town team. It’s such a positive and energetic team and it feels fantastic to be part of it.”
Chantel is also a recent Jozi export. Brought up in the fairest Free State, Chantel has been integral to Thirst’s operations in Johannesburg as a kick ass procurement and warehouse manager for the past 5 years. She is a sharp-shooter and super early-riser, known to be up before the sun rises on most days.
Chantel is a single mom to a fantastic 14-year-old son, and 2 fur-babies: Batman & Cleo. She cannot wait for her first Cape Town summer and getting to spend some time on the beach
Favourite Thirst Signature Cocktail: Bloody Mary
“It’s awesome to be part of a fresh leadership group with a pretty ambitious vision to push our services and client offerings into new and exciting spaces. Watch out Cape Town!”
With strong experience in operations and logistics, being involved in mobile bars for World Economic Forum (WEF) and Cannes Lions, Daniel provides the nuts and bolts for all Thirst operations in Cape Town. Dan subjects the office to an eclectic array of music and constantly keeps the team entertained with his quirky and fun-loving personality.
Dan is passionate about delivering great service and making sure Thirst goes over and above the job requirements whilst constantly seeking efficiency. When he’s not on the job he enjoys a good audible and podcast, oh and did we mention he is a passionate CrossFitter?
Favourite Thirst Cocktail: Exotic Cosmo This is a new chapter in the Thirst story and we are very much looking forward to the future growth and evolution of our brand in the Mother City! Get in touch for bookings and enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org