Leslie Riddle
"Mothership" Operations
Heading up the operations of four Festive Kitchen locations that include two retail food shops, a commissary kitchen, a dessert production kitchen, and a frozen production kitchen is a challenge every day, but Leslie absolutely loves the creativity and challenge of the job.

Renee LaTour
Retail Operations/ Snider Plaza Food Shop Manager

A former owner of a B&B and also a "granola" entrepreneur herself, Renee heads our retail team in making The Festive Kitchen our customer's "daily necessity".

Debra Sliger - Richardson
Food Shop Manager

With more than 10 years of experience as one of our retail managers, Debra's favorite part of her job is making her customers happy.

Sandy Korem

What started out as a single person baking brownies for a hamburger bistro has blossomed into a one of a kind company that operates multiple food, food manufacturing and gourmet food shops. Sandy is a frequent speaker at national restaurant shows, and contributor to several national food publications.

She is also the CEO of The Catering Coach, a company that coaches restaurant owners and caterers on how to take their catering company to the next level.

The Festive Kitchen and Sandy have been awarded numerous awards including Sandy's award of The White House Food Service Medallion for Outstanding Food Service to a sitting president.

Kalli Brooks
Catering Producer

Creativity is Kalli's strength. With detail and imagination, she produces some of our most memorable catered events.

LuLu Rodriquez
Logistics Manager

1-800 LuLu. Anywhere, anything, anytime...she can help.

Jodi DeLay
Senior Catering Producer

With more than 15 years of experience with The Festive Kitchen, Jodi has produced every type of catering event one can imagine, but specializes in corporate catering.

Kevin Dasher
Senior Chef

Sustaining outstanding food quality for 2,500 events per year is Kevin's day to day responsibility. He loves what he does, and it shows.

Eddie Szep
Catering Producer

With many years of high end retail food experience, Eddie brings his "can do" attitude to work every day to help our customers have an easy, memorable
food experience with The Festive Kitchen.

Maria Moncada
Frozen Production Manager

Some of our most popular food shop items are our hand-scooped cookie dough balls. Maria has managed the production of over 5 million cookie dough balls...and still counting. Maria's team produces over 60 of the items sold at Festive Kitchen food shops on a daily basis.

Jan McDade
Kitchen Manager

Jan brings to The Festive Kitchen many years of restaurant GM experience. Her favorite part in her job is managing her team.