Catering & Event Production Consultant
Saffold Barksdale has been an Atlanta resident since 2007 and a part of the AFFAIRS to REMEMBER team since 2014. Her bachelor's degree in communications from the University of South Alabama, detailed experience in the culinary arts, and more than a decade of hospitality experience make her an invaluable member of the team. Saffold thrives on creating cutting-edge culinary experiences for her clients by working closely with everyone involved and keeping budgets a top priority. Her skill in full-service event production helps to create award-winning events throughout the Metro Atlanta area for all her social, corporate, and non-profit clients. When Barksdale isn't planning, she champions AFFAIRS to REMEMBER's sustainability initiatives and is an active member of both Georgia Organics and the Cast Iron & Collards Society. Barksdale's outstanding work has been recognized more than once: she was honored as AFFAIRS to REMEMBER's Employee of the Year in 2015, named one of Special Events Magazine's "25 Young Special Events Pros to Watch" in 2016, and awarded her first Allie Award for Best Wedding Entertainment in 2019. Outside of work, Barksdale enjoys spending time with her partner and her beloved boxer Sadie, as well as horseback riding and traveling to enjoy live music.