Olio

Olio / ōlēō / noun: A diverse collection of things.

In a way, that’s who Olio is; A diverse collection of professionals that are storytellers, producers and business leaders who bring brands to life with a creative, entrepreneurial approach. We excel at ideating, creating and implementing experiences that provide a value-driven return to our clients.

And more importantly, experiences that inspire clients’ customers to say, “Remember where we were, when…”

We don't just plan pretty parties. We connect brands with their key audiences and influencers.

Our culinary, lifestyle, and entertainment clients include Woodford Reserve, Chambord Liqueur, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, Thornton's Oil, BMW, Porsche, 21c Museum Hotels, Baccarat, and many more.

Our core services include:

  • Creative
    • Brand Storytelling
    • Engaging Visuals
    • Innovative Design
  • Event Production
    • KPI Focused
    • Ideation & Design
    • Production & Build
    • Implementation & Execution
    • Measured Impact
    • On-Site Support
  • Strategy Consulting
    • Digital / Social / Influencer
    • Sponsorship Development
    • Strategic Partner Development
    • Guest Curation
    • Logistics
  • Corporate/Leisure Hospitality Management
    • Corporate Event Management
    • Executive Team Support
    • Entertainment Suite Management
    • Highly Curated and Access-Focused Experiences
    • White Glove Management

Services

We’re especially proud of our turnkey approach. From concept to clean-up, we provide a slew of support services to ensure seamless production and exacting execution.

Our Work

Chambord House

Chambord House

Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

CMT Songbird Supper Club

CMT Songbird Supper Club

Pride at the Museum

Pride at the Museum

Oaks Brunch Presented by Woodford Reserve and Porsche

Oaks Brunch Presented by Woodford Reserve and Porsche

Derby Eve Experience Presented by Woodford Reserve with BMW

Derby Eve Experience Presented by Woodford Reserve with BMW

Chambord Bridal Networking Activation

Chambord Bridal Networking Activation

Outside Magazine

Outside Magazine

Corporate Derby Evening

Corporate Derby Evening

Chambord Influencer Mailer

Chambord Influencer Mailer

Who We Are

Our team is wired to be both creative and strategic. We are part head in the clouds and part boots on the ground; part dreamers and part doers. We aren’t intimidated by the pressure of constantly one-upping ourselves…if anything, we’re driven by it.

Lauren Chitwood, President

Lauren Chitwood

President

Lauren is the creative force behind Olio, specializing in creative design, production and management for lifestyle and entertainment events. Lauren believes in managing the myriad of challenges in the event world while still maintaining the integrity of the project and the clients’ objectives. She’s an eternal optimist and unabashedly curious, no project with Lauren is ever impossible!

Abbey Ferguson, VP of Strategic Partnerships

Abbey Ferguson

Vice President

Abbey oversees the conceptualization, partnership and execution of events for Olio’s culinary and lifestyle clients. She believes untouchable experiences are created by combining the right ideas with the right relationships... and her national network of celebrity chefs, wine enthusiasts, restaurateurs, and food and beverage influencers agree!

What Our Clients Say

Client Testimonials
  • On behalf of the Chambord team I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU for your incredible work on Chambord's Bridal Fashion Week activation. It is clear that you all approached this massive undertaking the way you do everything: with complete focus on delivering an unbelievable experience. Your team was equally invested in the results of this program, and there was truly a spirit of "all hands on deck".

    Emma Gardner
    Brand Manager, Chambord liqueur

  • The Louisville Forbes event was wonderful! All of you put a tremendous amount of work into this event and it showed. The attention to detail was unsurpassed. I thank you and everyone in your office who helped us to make it great.

    Marie Squire
    Northwestern Mutual Brand & Advertising

  • What a tremendous event! Our guests have been raving about their night with us. It's clear the Olio team knows how to make a party amazing. It's been a joy to get to know you.

    Bob Izzie
    Susan G. Komen Kentucky

  • Olio was the mastermind behind the entire, wonderful party...they took care of EVERYTHING!

    Connie Dettlinger
    Thorntons Inc.

  • I can't tell you how many people have told me it was the best event ever! You all were a joy to work with and we will certainly use you again. Thank you for being creative and community-minded at the same time!

    Judy A. Golliher
    D.D. Williamson

On Deck

  • Chambord Activations and Mailer

    Chambord Activations and Mailer

  • Woodford Reserve Strategic Culinary Planning

    Woodford Reserve Strategic Culinary Planning

  • Sonoma-Cutrer Networking Event

    Sonoma-Cutrer Networking Event

  • Chambord at Bridal Fashion Week

    Chambord at Bridal Fashion Week

Past/Current Clients

  • Woodford Reserve
  • Atlanta Food and Wine Festival
  • Chambord
  • Baccarat
  • CMT
  • Viacom
  • Axcess Financial
  • Brown Forman
  • Thorntons
  • Masonic Homes
  • Outside Magazine
  • Kids Cancer Alliance
  • Foxhollow Farm
  • Susan G Komen
  • N. Glantz and Son
  • DD Williamson
  • Pride at the Museum
  • Northwestern Mutual

Contact

We serve clients all over the world from our home base in Louisville and our regional offices. Drop us a line - we’ll be in touch within one business day.

Have A Question? Email us at hello@helloolio.com or give us a call:
Louisville: 502.917.9020
NYC: 917.727.4181

Our Locations

Louisville,
KY

New York,
NY

Nashville,
TN

Chicago,
IL