A’BriTin Catering & Hospitality – Employee Spotlight – Will Gibson (Sous Chef)

As we indicated in August with our first employee spotlight article, at A’BriTin Catering & Hospitality, our mission is to provide a meaningful, trusting, and lasting relationship with our customers. And this is because we believe strongly that our entire team of caterers, chefs, sales professionals, marketers, and more, are family. We want our important customers to feel like family too. It is for this reason, that we are taking advantage of the opportunity to enter month two of our tradition to take time out of our day to recognize at least one of our employees, publicly. We continue to be so proud of the amazing people that we have in our organization – each and every team member is invested and personally committed to ensuring our customers have an event to remember.

Will Gibson, Sous Chef

This month, we are focusing on Will Gibson, one of our very own sous chefs. Will plays an incredibly important role in the A’BriTin kitchens by providing direct support to our executive chef, Andrew Garner. Will joined A’BriTin Catering & Hospitality in August 2017.

“When I was a kid, my younger brother and I took turns making dinner. Mondays and Wednesdays were my nights, and Tuesdays and Thursdays were his,” Will shared as he reflected on where his kitchen experiences began. “I loved to bake with my mom. We made cookies and cupcakes all the time. But as time went on, I was introduced to cooking and I enjoyed the flexibility it offered over baking. With baking, you need to be so specific and measured. But with cooking, you can take a recipe and add a bit of this and that to really make it your own.”

We all have our menu favorites

When you work for a catering company, you often get the opportunity to sample items off of the menu. Not only if this a great employee benefit, but it makes it easier for our staff to provide personal recommendations to clients when they have something on the menu that they really love.  “Maybe it isn’t all that original of a choice, but from the This Little Piggy Catering, I absolutely love the whole roast pig. It’s our specialty and whether you order it pre-cut or ready to carve, it is absolutely amazing,” Will shared.

“For Distinctive Catering, I really enjoy the beef short ribs. The red wine, cherry, and rosemary au jus is amazing, and I completely recommend them as an entrée for any of our clients. On our Apples 2 Apples menu, the pork saltimbocca is fantastic. I love the saltiness of the prosciutto in the sauce!”

When not at work, Will enjoys grilling steaks. He also likes to practice various cooking techniques. But his ultimate favorite is making his mom’s manicotti recipe. “She’s been making it forever and I love it. Now it is my turn to take over the manicotti tradition,” Will reflected.

It all starts with great customer service

Earlier in his career, Will worked for AT&T selling mobile phones. He credits that retail experience to teaching him a foundation of skills all built on customer service. “I actually thought I was going to be an accountant as I have a knack for math,” Will said. “But that isn’t how things moved forward. I’ve found I am really the happiest in a kitchen.”

Will met A’BriTin Catering & Hospitality’s CEO, Seth Brittain, when working for Zaffiro’s Express at the Marcus Cinema in Rosemount, MN. “Seth asked for something that wasn’t on the menu, and I was bummed because we were a bit limited on what we could make. So, then he asked me what I would recommend, and I suggested the buttermilk battered chicken tenders. He loved them and since starting with A’BriTin, I’ve come up with my own version and have made them for Seth from time to time. He still loves them,” Will shared.

A’BriTin Catering & Hospitality has something for everyone

A’BriTin Catering & Hospitality is the premiere catering provider for Minnesota businesses and residents looking to celebrate their most important occasions. Our mission is to listen to our clients and treat them like family to provide a meaningful, trusting, and lasting relationship.

We have the right brand for any catering need and bring experience in all types and sizes of events. Whether it be buffet style, a formal sit-down dinner, or a series of stimulating and tantalizing food stations, you and your guests will be amazed by the core values, colorful food arrangement and display, and professionalism of A’BriTin Catering & Hospitality from beginning to end. Our ultimate goal is to complement your important day with a meal and service that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Our brands:

This Little Piggy-Distinctive Catering-Apples 2 Apples Catering-Hitch and Sip bar
  • Apples 2 Apples Catering offers an ethical farm to table catering concept using healthy ingredients fresh from local farms across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Follow Apples 2 Apples on Instagram and Facebook.
  • This Little Piggy Catering is a premiere outdoor catering solution that has been creating lasting memories since 1979. Our specialty is creating fantastic pig roasts, including delicious and colorful Hawaiian Luaus and traditional German-style pigs with all the fixings. Follow This Little Piggy on Instagram and Facebook!
  • At Distinctive Catering & Events, we align impeccable service with incredible food for all of your important events. Throughout the planning process, our Food & Beverage Coordinators are here to guide you with their kindness and trusted experience. Our chefs have the capability of customizing your appetizers, food stations, meals, desserts, and late-night snacks, making them truly distinctive to your occasion. Follow Distinctive Catering on Instagram and Facebook.
  • Hitch & Sip is a fully licensed and insured liquor catering business. Our services are completely mobile, and we provide all the equipment needed to create your bar experience. Follow the Hitch & Sip on Instagram and Facebook.

To learn more about our various brands and our unique and professional approach to weddings and other special events in Minnesota, please contact us at 612-339-0222 or via email at info@abritincatering.com. You can also request a quote. We can’t wait to hear from you and help you create an event to remember.

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