Drew Hester started at Chef's Choice as the Catering Sales Manager in 2010, and is equipped with an extensive background in the food and catering industry. Drew worked at Cincinnati’s premier 5-Star restaurant, The Maisonette, for over 8 years as a Service Captain, Assistant Maitre d’ and finally the Event Coordinator for all the private party rooms and all off-site events. After the restaurant closed in 2005, Drew joined the Jean-Robert Group as the General Manager for Pho Paris and then as the Director of Sales and Catering for Cuisine by Jean-Robert (currently called Savor Catering). As Director of Sales and Catering, Drew gained a great knowledge of off-site catering and a genuine operational sense, allowing him to execute events seamlessly and provide excellent guest relations skills. Drew was promoted to General Manager in 2012 and now oversees the Operations, Sales and Kitchen teams ensuring the Chef's Choice continues to provide an excellent product and service to the Greater Cincinnati Area.
Cindy began her Kroger career as the Deli Manager at the Western Hills location, and later helped to open the restaurant at the Kroger Corporate Office downtown. Cindy then became the Operations Manager at Chef’s Choice, where she has been a key element of the Catering team for over 18 years. Not only does she oversee the service staff and all on-site event execution, but is also responsible for ensuring that the warehouse is fully stocked and organized. Her years in the food and beverage industry lend her the ability to create fantastic menus and competitive pricing in conjunction with the Sales Team. Moreover, she works closely with the culinary team to make sure that all health regulations and customer needs are met. Cindy’s focus on customer service is unsurpassed and her attention to detail unrivaled in the catering industry. As the leader of the service team, she will execute your event with grace and ease, allowing you and your guests to relax and enjoy!
Senior Catering Sales
Kristie became a member of the Chef's Choice Sales Team since 2008, and is the primary contact for the Newport Aquarium and Dayton Air Show. Kristie is a seasoned member of the Chef's Choice team and has prior experience in retail and customer service; making her customer service skills excellent. Kristie's customers are her number one priority! Kristie not only head's up some of our biggest accounts, but also thrives in the wedding industry and has worked with numerous brides to help plan their big day. With her eye always on the latest trends, Kristie will be happy to begin detailing your big event today!
Jill joined the Chef's Choice sales team in 2011. She brings with her over 11 years of experience in Hospitality and Catering, working in both Limited and Full Service hotels as well as off-site venue catering. Jill worked with many small and large companies both locally and nationally to provide a unique meeting experience for each one of them. She has also been in involved in many fundraising opportunities to help cater and groups as large as 1500 attendees. Jill has lived in the Cincinnati area her entire life where she has both studied and worked to meet her goals in becoming an excellent Catering Coordinator. Jill studied Fine Arts at Northern Kentucky University and Business Management at Cincinnati State College. She thrives to make sure every client, customer, company, and bride receive the quality and service that exceeds their expectations.
Allison has been a member of the Chef's Choice Sales Team since 2012. After graduating from Miami University in 2010, she quickly began her career in the Catering/Hospitality field, starting with the Courtyard by Marriott hotel. At the Marriott she worked as a Sales and Event Coordinator for nearly one year before following her instincts into the catering industry. Allison learned about the off-premise catering industry while working at All Things Catered for over a year before making her final transition to the Chef's Choice team. As a member of the Sales Team, Allison specializes largely in working with potential brides and grooms to help plan the perfect wedding menu!