My name is Kourtney Culler and I am the Catering Sales Manager for Mattison’s Restaurants and Catering. I am so excited to work for, not only an amazing Chef, but an outstanding company. Mattison’s takes pride in utilizing the highest quality meats and products sourced from sustainable family farms and local purveyors – a concept that I didn’t fully grasp until I witnessed and tasted the difference for myself.

I have been hands on in the Weddings and Events industry since 2015, climbing the industry totem pole. I started as an assistant to the owner of one of Sarasota’s top wedding planning companies. By her side, I learned the steps needed to successfully execute amazing events of all sizes, from beginning to end. I was soon promoted to Assistant Coordinator and then to Lead Planner, where I had full reign of my own events. This position included organizing and ordering rentals, communicating clearly with vendors and overseeing set up and executing the timeline on the day of the event. This allowed me to work side by side with some of the best vendors in the region. I have experience planning Corporate Events, Galas, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners and Private Parties ranging from 10 guests to 600 guests – each event is different and unique.  I think the reason my clients like working with me is because I treat their event like it is unique and not just another client getting married or having a corporate party.

My personal life also blossomed alongside my career as I became a mom and a married woman. Being the mom to a three-year-old is one of the best “jobs” I could ask for – and it shifted my life goals. As much as I loved being so hands on in the event industry, it called for late nights and inconsistent schedules. I was yearning to be home with my son more and that is when the opportunity to work with Chef Paul arose.

Being able to work behind the scenes to customize delicious menus and make sure all the I’s are dotted and the T’s are crossed is what drives me to be successful. I love making sure all the details are taken care of, even ones my clients may not think of.  This truly is my passion. I have been with Mattison’s since June of 2019 and have already learned so much. I know that I will continue to grow both personally and professionally in my career here at Mattison’s. I look forward to working with brides and their families, corporations and business owners and event planners to provide them with globally inspired cuisine, quality staffing and a stress-free planning process. Working for an award-winning chef and catering team is exciting and I enjoy sharing what Mattison’s has to offer with my clients.

 

Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille has rolled out a program that will benefit twelve local charities and thousands of individuals and families in need. Each month, over the next year, Mattison’s will designate a local charitable organization to benefit from their ROUND UP FOR CHARITY program where guests can round up their lunch or dinner check to the nearest dollar or donate any amount they wish. The chosen charities will cover organizations that assist children, animals, veterans, the homeless, the terminally ill, the hungry and small family farmers.

Chef Paul Mattison is not just a restaurateur but a philanthropist and believes in supporting the local community. Chef Paul states, “Manatee County residents and business owners have been very welcoming to us since we began Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille, in 2016. I believe that it is our duty as business owners to support organizations that help the underserved populations and those in need. We are honored to give back to the community that has given us so much!”

Don’t forget to ask to Round Up your check when dining at Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille in Downtown Bradenton.

This month’s recipient is Hunger’s End.

Hungers End’s mission is to “End Hunger in America, one community at a time”.

They operate a food pantry and Blessing Closet serving 500-600 families each month, located at:  1802 14th St W, Bradenton, Fl 34205.

Hungers End partners with many great organizations to provide free groceries, clothes, and personal hygiene products to those in need.  They serve a free meal every Monday evening from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  All are welcome. For more on Hunger’s End, Mattison’s Round UP for Charity recipient for January 2020 visit Hunger’s End.

INTRODUCING THE BLOODY MARY MENU AT MATTISON’S RIVERWALK GRILLE

Create your own Bloody Mary or Bloody Maria at Mattison’s Riverwalk during Brunch Saturday’s and Sunday’s, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

The quintessential brunch cocktail takes on new meaning at our Make Your Own Bloody Mary Menu, with over 15 different garnishes and endless combinations. Garnishes will range from the expected like celery, lemons, limes and horseradish to the unexpected, but most welcome ones, such as Gulf shrimp, Niman Ranch house made bacon (best bacon you’ll ever taste), pepperonis and Capicola cubes, Bleu cheese and goat cheese stuffed olives, hard boiled eggs, bacon pepper jack skewers and pickled green beans – taking your customized Bloody Mary creation to a whole other level of goodness.

Mattison’s bartenders will start you off with a delicious Bloody Mary mix base and from there you can Build It Up, Spice It Up and Brand It Up with your choice of garnishes and preferred brand of Vodka to give it just the right personal flavor profile you prefer. Bloody Maria’s are also available with a wide variety of Tequila’s to choose from.

So join us at Mattison’s Riverwalk on Saturday and Sunday for our delicious Brunch and a Bloody Mary made just for you!

 

Call now to make a reservation! 941-896-9660.