President's Dinner k special events is a full-service event planning and management company based in San Francisco. With more than 18 years of combined experience developing events of all types along the West Coast, Karman Pave and Katie Cagampan, along with their exceptional contacts throughout the industry, offer innovation and creativity. From elegant simplicity to sky's-the-limit budgets, k special events can turn visions into realities.

Passionate about capturing the unique essence of your event and committed to maintaining the finest attention to detail, k special events ensures that client expectations are exceeded every time.


Crane Dorfman 70th Birthday


Crane Dorfman 70th Birthday Crane Dorfman 70th Birthday Crane Dorfman 70th Birthday

Birthday Party, 2009


California Academy of Sciences; San Francisco, California
Seated Dinner and Private Opera Performance for 60 people
© Kristen Loken Photography

President's Dinner 2008President's Dinner 2008





President's Dinner 2008

Dinner and Performance, 2008


War Memorial Opera House Foyer; San Francisco, California
Seated Dinner and Private Performance for 275
© Drew Altizer Photography

Bel Canto 2007Bel Canto 2007




Bel Canto 2007





Bel Canto 2007

Afternoon Tea and Performance, 2007


War Memorial Opera House Foyer; San Francisco, California
Seated Afternoon Tea Service and Private Performance for 175
© Drew Altizer Photography

President's Dinner 2005President's Dinner 2005





President's Dinner 2005


Dinner and Performance, 2005


War Memorial Opera House Foyer; San Francisco, California
Seated Dinner and Private Performance for 275
© Adam Traum Photography

Bonesetter's DaughterBonesetter's Daughter




Black Tie Opening, 2008


The Green Room, Veterans Building; San Francisco, California
Seated Dinner for 50
© Drew Altizer Photography

Farewell Pamela RosenbergFarewell Pamela Rosenberg2007





Farewell Pamela Rosenberg





Dinner Onstage, 2005


War Memorial Opera House
Seated Dinner for 250
© Drew Altizer Photography

The Johnson Wedding




Wedding, 2004


Ventana Inn; Big Sur, California
Ceremony and Seated Dinner and Dancing for 60
© Vanessa Muir Johnson

The Allums Weddinga




Wedding, 2006


Farallon (Private Dining); San Francisco, California
Ceremony and Seated Dinner with Dancing for 60
© O. Warnecke


Gala Gala

Black Tie Gala, 2003



Governor Hotel; Portland, Oregon
Dinner and Private Performance for 350
© Oregon Symphony


For inquiries, please contact:

Karman Pave

Katie Cagampan




Our event wouldn’t have been possible without Karman. From brainstorming about concepts, to selection of a venue, to accessing outstanding resources, and putting together all the details, it was absolutely fantastic. It was my husband’s special birthday, and it was special indeed because of Karman. I’m fussy about the details of a party, particularly one that honors a person that I love. They all have to be “just right” and they all have to have meaning. Karman made that possible. The night of the event, I was totally relaxed because I knew it was all going to come together, and because Karman and Katie were there ensuring that it would. Everyone, most especially my husband, had a great time and unique experience. I can’t wait for the next event so that I can work with them again!!
Valerie Crane Dorfman

Karman and Katie bring calm and elegance to their events, and they are truly a pleasure to work with. Their events strike the perfect harmony of expertly planned, beautifully styled, and effortlessly managed.
Sheldon Sloan
Melons Catering

Karman planned our wedding in Big Sur, which friends revere as the "best wedding" they have ever attended. She had a very small budget to work with and was able to create the exact elegant look I was hoping for. It was perfect. She attended to all of the details on the day so that we were able to relax and just enjoy the day. We woke up the next day and wanted to do it all again! I would recommend Karman for any event. She has impeccable taste and vast event planning experience and is able to work with any budget.
Vanessa Muir Johnson

I would consider the team of Katie and Karman the creative dynamic duo! They bring a wide range of expertise to event planning, and I know they will have thought of everything when it comes to design and event logistics. They have superb taste which is evident from the moment you see your invitation to the subtle ways they integrate it into the design of your event. They have a passion for what they do, and I feel a privilege each and every time I work with them.
Barry Peterson
Director of Catering
St. Regis, San Francisco

Karman Pave and the team at k special events made our day so much more special. My husband and I were so moved by the little touches from the flowers and décor to the professional communication between k special events and the multitude of vendors. My wedding day could not have been smoother. Thank you, Karman!
-The Allums

I have worked with Karman and Katie for several years on an annual event they host at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, and I can truly say that the only reason this large and highly detailed event has been a complete success year after year is because of the work the two of them continuously put into it. They oversee every detail and aspect of the event and make it a priority to ensure that all their guests are happy and taken care of. They are highly experienced, professional, extremely detailed and organized but beyond that, Karman and Katie are a true pleasure to work with.
Lili Gladish
Associate Director, Meetings and Special Events
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco