Catering for the Holidays - Home Parties and Corporate Events
Posted: Monday, November 1, 2010
Change has come to Kowalski's Catering as award-winning caterer Roxanne Kielbasa joins forces with Kowalski's to bring our full-service catering business to a whole new level. A 1998 graduate of St. Paul College's Culinary Arts Program, she built her food service reputation as the owner of McHattie's Victorian Times, a 50-seat, high-end restaurant in Woodbury, Minnesota. She also created a successful catering, wedding and specialty cakes business.
After leaving a 20-year career in management to pursue her love of cooking, Roxanne's mission has been "to feed the body, touch the heart and nourish the soul."
"A lot of people are afraid to act on their dreams. I took a risk when I quit my job to pursue my passion. It has brought me great joy. I have been able to do everything from five-course wine dinners to specialty teas. It has been very rewarding," says Kielbasa. She believes these last 12 years have been an incredible training ground for this next step in her career. "Kowalski's and I share similar values and desires. This is a good fit. I can't wait to get started!"
Roxanne truly has a passion for people, as well as great food and presentation. "I try to understand each customer's vision for their party. Once I get that into my head, I can create a menu and display that ties it all together. People always say that I've exceeded their expectations, and that is always my goal," shares Roxanne.
This customer-centric focus is what makes her move to Catering by Kowalski's such an ideal fit. "Kowalski's showcases foods that are healthy, organic and local and has many wonderful signature products. This level of quality and innovation is what customers have come to expect from Kowalski's. I hope to build on those initiatives by preparing delicious and nutritious meals using healthful cooking methods," adds Kielbasa. "One of the trends in catering today is that people are not interested in big buffets with heavy food. They want fresh, superior food, quality and presentation. That's what I plan to deliver," offers Kielbasa.
If a home party, corporate event or wedding is in your future, we encourage you to contact Catering by Kowalski's and let us design an event that will exceed your expectations. Check out our Catering information page or call our central catering line at 1-888-972-7890 to begin the planning process.