Kathy Koenig, Founder, Owner, CEO Kathy has spent nearly her entire life in the industry, starting as a hostess when she was 15. After years of experience serving and managing at several restaurants, Kathy found herself climbing the ladder in event sales.
Donald Coffman, Executive Chef, a San Diego native, recently rejoined Culinary Concepts. Prior to that he was Chef de Cuisine at Paradise Point...
Javier Santero, Operations Manager, is at the helm of our operations. Javier brings to our team a wealth of experience and knowledge as well as his passion to create extraordinary experiences.
Gina Eliason, Catering Specialist, has over 12 years experience in the event planning industry. Creative Design and Program Development was her focus at a local San Diego Destination Management Company for 6 years.
Cheri Gerzabek, Decor Specialist/Warehouse Manager, is part of the creative team that built Culinary Concepts from the ground up. Cheri has an eye for design...
Chris Gerzabek, Sous Chef. Chef Chris literally grew up in the Culinary Concepts kitchen, as his father Manfred was one of our Founders.
Luis Ramirez, Sous Chef. Chef Luis was born just south of the border, and has been cooking for the last 18 years.
Anita Howry, Operations Manager. Anita works alongside Javier to ensure that the execution of every Culinary Concepts event is flawless.
Sharon Pecoraro, Accounting and HR Manager. Sharon knows that accounting is not the most exciting line of work, so throughout life she has gone after opportunities to work in locally owned companies with familial work environments. That’s exactly how she found Culinary Concepts.
Beth Davidge, Event Designer Beth Davidge joins Culinary Concepts after relocating to Southern California from Chicago, IL, where she lived for four years and co-founded a special events planning and promotion company, Social Birds, LLC.
Christie Gowdy, Wedding Specialist Christie’s true passion for weddings began when she was very little, always wanting to play “Wedding” with her Barbie and Ken.