This month we have welcomed Charlie back from maternity leave, after the birth of her beautiful daughter Margot. Charlie has been a valuable member of the Treseren team from the very beginning and we are absolutely thrilled that she’s back with us.
Tell us a little about what you did before you joined Treseren?
Before I joined Treseren I worked (and still do) for Emma’s Dad at his B & B, Treverbyn House in Padstow. I cook and waitress breakfast along with servicing the rooms. I originally worked for Emma and Paul, for over 7 seasons, at their luxury B & B in Padstow. I learnt my breakfast cooking skills from Emma back in 2007!
When did you join Treseren and what does your day-to-day role entail?
I joined Treseren in 2019 and was lucky enough to be part of some of the first weddings when it all began. I cook and serve breakfast and help with the food preparation, with the occasional evening waitressing service. I usually arrive between 7am-7:30 depending on what time the guests want breakfast. I start by laying up the table followed by getting the cooked breakfast ingredients on the go. Next up are the fresh fruit platters, then teas and coffees as guests begin to filter in. Then its cooking breakfast to order (my favourite are the blueberry pancakes!) then its tidy up time. Some days I’ll make homemade granola or be making cakes for welcome tea. I also assist with coordinating weddings during the week, from attaching buttonholes to taking champagne up to the bridal party when they’re getting ready.
What are the things you most enjoy about your job?
I love meeting the guests and getting to know them. It’s such a lovely time the morning of the wedding day – I really enjoy cooking breakfast and giving the guests the best start to their day. You can’t help but get swept up in the excitement of it all!
What is your favourite part of a wedding day?
The drinks reception is always a joy filled part of the day, especially outside on a beautiful summer’s day. Alongside celebratory bubbles, it’s been great to see custom cocktails created in Loveday’s Bar.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love yoga and have been practising for over 10 years, I go to a great studio in Newquay overlooking Fistral beach. I am also a keen walker and in my spare time love walking the coast path. Baking and knitting are other hobbies of mine along with camping and exploring Cornwall!
What do you think are the key ingredients to a perfect small wedding?
The attention to detail, flowers, food, decorations etc. With an intimate wedding you can really appreciate the details and have time to take it all in and enjoy it. Also, with fewer guests the budget goes further enabling you to splash out on the things that really matter to you to making the day perfectly tailored to you – and all the more special.
What’s your favourite room, or spot in the grounds at Treseren?
I love the Wedding Room. It’s so light and bright and can be transformed from breakfast room to ceremony space to drinks reception area to fine dining room. It’s where it all happens! The adjoining terrace is also a wonderful space, and it’s lovely having the doors open and bringing the outside in.