Terry founded The Catering Company in 1990. As a college and hospital administrator he had experience with catering from the “other side of the table” and saw the need to provide clients and guests of The Catering Company with a more exceptional level of service and quality than he had experienced. Terry maintains an intimate involvement with all aspects of The Catering Company from day to day operations to sales to event design and management.
Terry takes great pride in working with clients and staff of The Catering Company to create extraordinary event experiences.
In his off time Terry is an avid snow skier and bicyclist. He also enjoys spending time with his wife Debbie, their four “adult” children and their two English Bulldogs, Moose and Marley.
Kim puts her Davenport University business degree to work on a daily basis as General Manager of The Catering Company. A tireless “event professional” Kim most enjoys meeting with clients to develop an understanding of their “event vision” and expectations then converting them into reality. Kim oversees all of the creative aspects of The Catering Company and works closely with clients and the team of The Catering Company to develop current and original event designs and themes resulting in one of kind event experiences.
In late 2014, Kim secured an ownership position with The Catering Company. In this role Kim’s enthusiasm and vision for the future insures The Catering Company’s continued growth and commitment to excellence.
Kim devotes much of her free time to volunteering for not for profit organizations, golfing, traveling and experiencing the sites, culture and foods each region she visits has to offer.
Executive Chef Jason, a sixteen year food service veteran, brings a unique culinary perspective to the kitchen of The Catering Company. Without “formal” training Jason has, for over twenty years, crafted his culinary talents under the direction of many of the area’s top chefs. This “classic” training has provided Jason with a diverse talent base and experience in multiple cuisines. Jason specializes in “from scratch” seasonal preparations.
Jason enjoys gardening, raising poultry, canning and making his own craft beers and wine.
His dream is to be an organic farmer.
Ann brings 35 years of hospitality experience to her position as Senior Event Planner. Ann has worked in virtually all aspects of the food service industry from food prep to management. A ten year employee of The Catering Company, Ann’s primary responsibilities include human resource management, venue relations, event planning and management and customer service.
Ann loves working with the staff’s of The Catering Company and its preferred venues to insure seamless delivery of exceptional services to her guests.
Ann enjoys gardening and cooking and visiting her “Up North” retreat in her free time.
Bridget started her career with The Catering Company as a banquet server. When it was learned that she had an accounting degree from Aquinas College, her serving days were over and she became the Office Manager. For 14 years, Bridget has managed all of the financial matters of the company. Bridget also works closely with venue contacts and is an excellent customer service representative.
Bridget’s outside interest include travelling and spending time with her family.
With 35 years of food and beverage service experience, Moira fulfills her role as Operations Coordinator with ease. Moira has experiences in every aspect of the food service industry from back of the house service and management to working as a member of the culinary team to bartending to managing front of the house operations’. Moira has honed her culinary skills thorough completion of many culinary classes, giving her an understanding of the steps taken and the ingredients required in the creation of many of The Catering Company’s menu selections. This combined with her service experience makes Moira an invaluable asset to the event planning process.
When not working to insure the smooth flow of The Catering Company events, Moira enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her husband and four children.
Cassidy comes to The Catering Company with over ten years of event and facility coordination experience. In her role as Event and Guest Communications Coordinator, Cassidy’s event planning experience and her expertise in bringing together the important details for events of all variety and size makes her an integral member of The Catering Company team.
A graduate of Grand Valley State University, Cassidy uses the skills acquired in earning her Public Relations degree to communicate closely with clients to insure a flawless guest experience combined with an excellent level of customer service.
Cassidy spends her free time enjoying her two small children and husband. She enjoys cooking, photography, music and volunteering her time to a variety of not for profit organizations.