We had the good fortune of connecting with Kabrel Geller and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kabrel, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
Most people only see the finished product: when they walk into a venue and see the beautiful experience that has been created, or only taste the food once it is brought to the table. It takes hours, days, many times weeks to create. Before getting into the Event industry I never realized the dedication and love most people feel towards each and every client. Well, maybe not EVERY we all have a story or two! No matter what a client pays for these artists and artisans to bring their vision to life, it could never be equal to the amount of time and dedication their vendors bring.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I come from a very creative family; artists, musicians etc and was always told I am very creative. I dabbled in design of different kinds but never found my outlet, until This Messy Table. This is my art. I create art installations, I just happen to use food as medium!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
LA is a mecca of food, architecture, music, nature and diverse people…you just have to know where to find it. Being a native, I’ve been from the Dives to the 5 star everything. I’d hope it was summer so I could take them to my favorite LA experience…a night at The Hollywood Bowl. We’d hit everything from Grand Central Market in DTLA to VioletLA in Westwood. I feel the best travel is what comes out of spontaneity. We’d drive up the coast and stop at a few fruit stands and watch the sunset in Santa Barbara. If we only had time for 1 museum it would be The Getty. Its more than just the unbeatable collection, it’s the architecture too. We’d hike Bronson Canyon and the Santa Monica Canyon. I would introduce them to my very diverse group of friends which are always the best part of any trip; meeting the locals in their natural environment. Hope my friend has a couple weeks!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
One of the people I received endless encouragement from Photographer Jessica Claire. Unfortunately, Jessica passed away April 2021. Anyone who new her (meaning most of the wedding community) knew of her deep talent and professionalism. After months of pushing me to take the leap she photographed a table I did in my home and posted it on her Instagram feed. I had 18 messages the next morning. I haven’t looked back since. Also Instagram. It’s been an invaluable tool. I don’t think I would have this much success, this quickly without it.

Website: www.ThisMessyTableLA.com

Instagram: ThisMessyTableLA

Linkedin: Kabrel Geller

Facebook: Messy Table La

Image Credits
Jessica Claire Photography

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