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Katie Morrow, Marketing Director  |  Click for details »
Is there anything you can't live without?
Friends, family and summer in the Pacific Northwest 

What is your idea of the perfect meal?
Brisket tacos, chips and salsa and a mango margarita from Mi Cocina (favorite Mexican food restaurant in my hometown of Fort Worth, TX)

What is your favorite thing in your refrigerator or pantry?
Intrigue Chocolate Co.'s handcrafted truffles 

How would people outside of work describe you?
Happy, funny and up for anything

What is your beverage of choice?
Extra hot, two pump, no water chai tea latte by day, champagne by night!


 
Amaryah Daniels, Event Planner  |  Click for details »
Is there anything you can't live without?
Jesus, Husband, Friends, Family. Those are number one, but Pinterest is a close runner up. I have a serious addiction to Pinterest.

What is your idea of the perfect meal?
Sushi! Specifically salmon sashimi -- I could eat raw fresh salmon all day, every day. I am also a sucker for onion rings.

What would people outside of work describe you as?
Happy.

What is the craziest thing you've ever seen happen on a catered event or in the restaurant?
We did a really fun event a few years ago where we had aerialists bartending while hanging upside down from the ceiling. I must say, the guests were not expecting that!

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Probably cow tongue tacos.
Amaryah Curnutt
Renee Howard, Event Planner  |  Click for details »
What do you love about working in the food/beverage/hospitality industry?
The experience! The cultural influence and history of where food comes from. The love and inspiration put into preparing dishes is one of the most beautiful things behind a plate. I love helping people experience food, not just taste it.

If you could describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?
Curious, compassionate, and southern.

What is the best part about working for Lisa Dupar Catering?
My team, hands down -- I love everyone on our team.

What is your beverage of choice?
Water or coffee by day, a nice Malbec by night.

What do you like to do when you're not at work?
Travel is my number one, I love to travel and experience new places. My high energy pace keeps me outdoors and staying active, I love everything from hiking and biking to snowboarding and sailing.
Renee Howard
Linda Rajsavong, Event Planner  |  Click for details »
Is there anything you can't live without?
Direct TV!

What is your idea of the perfect meal?
Summer at my parents' house with the whole family barbequing and playing games.

How would people outside of work describe you?
Funny and always working.

What is your favorite thing in your refrigerator or pantry?
An itty bitty jar of caviar I received as a gift. I'm saving it for the perfect occasion!

What is the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Balut. Balut is steamed fertilized egg, a delicacy from Southeast Asia. We serve Balut with Nam Prik, a perfect accompaniment ro the rich broth.
Linda Rajsavong 
Dana Marinelli, Event Planning Assistant  |  Click for details »
What is you idea of the perfect meal?
Surf & Turf! Followed by anything chocolate.

Is there anything you can't live without?
Coffee and my best girlfriends.

How would people outside of work describe you?
Free-spirited and always positive, the "glass half-full" type.

What is your favorite thing in your refrigerator or pantry?
Coconuts! I always keep a fully stocked shelf of fresh Thai young coconuts in my fridge.

What is the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Shark tacos.
 
Tim Lovell, Event Support Manager  |  Click for details »
Is there anything you can't live without?
My golf clubs.

What is your idea of the perfect meal?
Pizza.

How would people outside of work describe you?
Too honest at times.

What is the craziest thing you've seen happen on a catered event or in the restaurant?
Pulling together a 70-person event on the fly after a wedding that we had contracted for the following week was happening seven days earlier than we planned. After preparing the food, rentals, beverages, and staff in a matter of hours, we were able to give the clients everything they wanted (including a wedding cake) except for one specialty food item that we didn't have ingredients for.

What is the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Unknowingly, cow tongue.
Tim Lovell, Event Support Manager
Carlee Halbert, Staffing Coordinator  |  Click for details »
Is there anything you can't live without?
Cable TV, my cell phone, and my go-to black flats.

What is your idea of the perfect meal?
Wine, NY Strip topped with crab and Bearnaise sauce with a side of steamed artichoke and a good quality artisan bread.

How would people outside of work describe you?
Funny, empathetic, kind, and sensitive.

What is your favorite thing in your refrigerator and pantry?
Other than wine, I always keep minced garlic and ginger on hand for those days when I am feeling lazy and don't want to chop anything (which happens often)!

What is the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Alligator would be up there in the most unusual.
Carlee Halbert, Staffing Coordinator
Michael Zimmer, Chef-de-Cuisine  |  Click for details »
Is there anything you can't live without?
My hands.
 
What is your idea of the perfect meal?
Ingredients that are treated with love and expertise.
 
How would people outside of work describe you?
Intense.
 
What is your favorite thing in your refrigerator or pantry?
Red Boat Fish Sauce
 
What is the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Horse
Ashley Santo Domingo, Executive Chef  |  Click for details »
What is your favorite kitchen tool?
Mortar and pestle

What is your most important kitchen rule?
Don't serve it unless it's what it should be

What is your favorite "off the beaten path" restaurant and what are your favorite dishes?
All you can eat Korean BBQ - beef belly & garlic curry pork belly 

Where do you most want to go for culinary travel? 
Japan...I feel the culture really comes out in the food there, everything is so clean and pure and real. I can't wait to go!

Mark Riggs, Sous Chef  |  Click for details »

What is your idea of the perfect meal?
My idea of the perfect meal would include cooking over open fire on the beach with family and friends, and plenty of fresh seafood and wine.

What is your favorite thing in your refrigerator or pantry?
Bacon, Butter, Lardo, Avocado. Not necessarily in that order!

Prior to your job with Lisa Dupar Catering, what were you doing?
I worked alongside Holly Smith at Cafe Juanita.

What do you love about working in the food/beverage/hospitality industry?
My passion is food & cooking, and I love all the things you can do with the abundance of ingredients while creating new dishes, as well as checking out new restaurants. I know that every day is going to be different and enjoy the camaraderie between everyone I get the pleasure of working with.

What is the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Cow Eyes.

Mark Riggs
Darren Jameson, Sous Chef  |  Click for details »
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 Darren Jameson
Dwayne Valeau, Manager, Pomegranate Bistro  |  Click for details »
Is there anything you can't live without?
Sundays. It's the one day that I get to spend with my family.

What is your idea of the perfect meal?
Anything that is tasty and shared by family and close friends. From a picnic to the finest restaurant in the world, it's all about company and shared experiences.

What is the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Grasshoppers in Thailand!

What is your favorite thing in your refrigerator or pantry?
No bake Oatmeal Drop Cookies!

How would people outside of work describe you?
Busy.
 Dwayne Valeau
Irish Lurvey, Executive Assistant   |  Click for details »
Is there anything you can't live without?
Caffeine! 

What is your idea of the perfect meal?
Interaactive and customizable eating is my favorite! My perfect meal would be Korean Kimchi Tofu soup with rice and banchan. 
What is the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
1,000 year old egg - not my favorite...

What is your favorite thing in your refrigerator or pantry?
 
Sriracha - OF COURSE!

How would people outside of work describe you?  
Easy-going and caring
 
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