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.