Meet The Team
Chief Executive Officer
With over 25 years of national golf tournament management experience, Catherine's exceptional standards and attention to detail brought her to create the Par Caterers service when she saw a need to appease hospitality sponsors unsatisfied with previous vendors. "Providing creative and flavorful dishes on a grand scale is just the first step. If you don't present it with polished service and fashion it with a personal touch, it is just not worth the Sponsor's time." Catherine oversees all tournament catered events and what is offered at The Royal Golf Club in Lake Elmo, MN, which includes Arnie's Restaurant and 70+ wedding receptions/events a year.
Chief Operating Officer
Todd is the main contact with all vendors and is responsible for set-up, execution and tear-down of each event. With over 20 years of professional golf tournament catering experience, he has led the food and beverage operations at 300 events across North America.
Chief Financial Officer
George oversees every aspect of financial management for Par's Events and F/B at The Royal Golf Club & Arnie’s Restaurant in Minnesota. He brings more than three decades of experience in tax planning, payroll solutions, accounting services and human capital management to our operation.
With over 20 years of experience in writing, editing, publishing, photojournalism and graphic design, Stephanie enjoys providing a variety of marketing, social media and corporate communications that celebrate Par's success on both the tournament side and at the Royal Club/Arnie's.
A third-generation chef, Chad has over 20 years in fine dining and hospitality with 16 years in the golf industry. As Lead Chef for over 80 golf events, his resume includes 4-US Men’s Open (1895 Club), Presidents Cup, Ryder Cup, US Senior Women’s Open and The Players. He looks forward to what he can do for your event.
Carrie is proficient in all hospitality needs and client management. She has worked with Todd in various capacities for over 15 years. In addition to her hospitality catering experience, she has previous golf tournament management experience and has been involved in over 200 professional events in various roles.
Wendy is proficient in all hospitality needs and client management. She has worked with Todd in various capacities for over 15 years. In addition to her hospitality catering experience, she has previous golf tournament management experience and has been involved in over 200 professional events in various roles.
Our Minnesota Team
Par Caterers is the official food and beverage provider for The Royal Golf Club and Arnie's/Annika's Restaurants in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. Our experienced team of chefs and event planners are dedicated to creating memorable experiences that leave a lasting impression on every guest. This includes over 70 weddings, corporate meetings and parties each year, plus F/B hospitality for the Royal's multiple golf tournaments and men/women golf leagues. Arnie's Restaurant offers lunch and dinner 5 days a week and Annika's Sandwich Shop/Bar Cart services visitors to the course every day.
Food & Beverage Director
Name brings over ## years of experience as an executive chef and fine dining developer across several states to The Royal Golf Club, Arnie's and Annika's. He oversees all aspects of our clients' dining experience, including menu development, quality control, staff management, budgeting, and customer satisfaction.
Event Sales Director
Meredith understands the importance of a successful event and takes pride in her ability to work collaboratively with our clients to ensure their vision is brought to life. She oversees all aspects of our wedding venue and brings in new business via corporate retreats and holiday parties.
Chef Christian has over 25 years of experience and many outstanding culinary achievements, such as: participating in the "Great Regional Chefs of America Series" at the prestigious James Beard House, NYC five times; demonstrations at one of the best cooking schools in the country-The French Culinary Institute; and cooking for high profile guests that include a former US President and Governor of Minnesota. He finds joy in finessing his culinary style at the Royal Golf Club with creative specials at Arnie's and seasonal wine dinners.