Our Team

There is no “I” In Colorful Palate.

Good people are the main ingredient necessary for a successful event. Our people are the best.

Our Office Manager, Lacey, is a food lover and a people person. So, she’s pretty much perfect for the job. While not technically a southerner, she has the natural hospitality and grace of a belle and can “conversate” with just about anybody on just about any topic. She’s a sort of renaissance woman after all….She’s a retired roller girl, an official soda jerk, a band wife, an aunt, a great Mommy, a really excellent friend and a world traveler. Oh yeah, and did we mention she loves food? Give her a call, you’ll see what we mean!

Ben. Master butcher. Lover of capers and all things tangy. Curer of pork. Dad. Controller of the radio. Ben’s energy is borderline superhuman. The man has more skills and hobbies than seem possible. And he’s a great addition to our kitchen crew. He really loves food and it shows. With years of experience in all sorts of kitchens, he is a wealth of culinary knowledge and has a special knack for sharing it without seeming bossy. Which is pretty awesome. And he got Ragan to try homemade pâté and she didn’t hate it. And that is really awesome.

Ethan. Knower of one million culinary tricks. Lover of bluegrass. Super camper. Go to guy for band-aid application on kitchen booboos. Dad & Husband. Social butterfly. Master of pimento cheese.  And an amazing chef. This dude knows food. He has been cooking longer than anyone else in the kitchen and he still LOVES it. We feel really honored to have his expertise on our crew and love having his fun, easy going energy in our kitchen.

And then there are the weekend warriors. Our event staff crew is made of social workers, teachers, realtors, moms and dads, herbalists, musicians, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs and the sorts of people that make Asheville such an amazing town. Many of our catering team members have been working with us for years. Everyone is a food lover with a great attitude. Their goal, for every event, is to anticipate and seamlessly meet the needs of our clients and their guests, many of whom have used the phrase “invisible force” to describe the staff. Whatever was needed appeared. Whatever was required was done. That perfectly describes our service aim, to be food service phantoms. Or ninjas.