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A’BriTin Catering & Hospitality has announced three key leadership changes

As part of A’BriTin’s growth strategy, we have made three big changes in our leadership structure.

Katie Garner, General Manager

Katie Garner has been promoted to the role of General Manager

Garner joined A’BriTin Catering & Hospitality in June of 2015 because of her desire to return to the food industry. “Little did I know that I was going to be a part of a family,” she shared when asked about her new role. “I have been supported and loved by the owners, Seth and Dawn, in a way that could not compare to anything else I have experienced in my career. It is a priceless gift to have the career and opportunities that I have been given. And I am excited to share that family feeling with our employees and clients.”

Garner has assumed her new responsibilities as of July 15, 2019 and will continue to lead the human resources function with oversight of the 200+ employees. Additionally, she will partner with her leadership team to grow the strategic vision and marshal the resources necessary to reach the organization’s growth goals. “I am so proud of how far we have come based on where we started. Our future is bright, and I am so excited to be working with the owners to lead the charge.”

James Gonzalez, Vice President of Operations and Corporate Sales

James Gonzalez has been promoted to Vice President of Operations and Corporate Sales

Gonzalez joined A’BriTin Catering & Hospitality in May of 2015 after his son worked with the organization for three years as a server. Gonzalez laughed as he shared, “my son is the one who talked me into it. And now I regret not joining sooner. The A’BriTin team is like a family and they truly care about their people and their customers.”

In his new role, Gonzalez will be responsible to oversee both corporate sales and the day to day operations of the company. “My goal is to ensure that our operations run seamlessly, whether it means keeping the office in good repair to ensuring our trucks are cleaned and properly maintained so that they can arrive at an event safely and in style.” As A’BriTin continues to grow, Gonzalez will be largely focused on making the organization the corporate caterer of choice in the Twin Cities metro area.

Ann Bloomquist Jarema, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Ann Bloomquist Jarema has joined A’BriTin Catering & Hospitality as Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Jarema joined the organization effective July 16, 2019 and will be assuming responsibility for the sales team that manages food and beverage sales at A’BriTin’s exclusive venues. Jarema most recently was the Vice President of Strategic Accounts for SteelHouse, a programmatic ad buying platform provider based out of Los Angeles, CA. Jarema is a passionate sales leader who also works independently as a freelance content marketer and blog writer.

“I have lived in the Farmington, MN community for the last 20 years and I am excited to be a part of a home-grown organization. I believe in A’BriTin’s mission and values and look forward to helping the organization grow and serve more and more customers for their special events.”

Seth Brittain, CEO

Comments from A’BriTin Catering & Hospitality CEO Seth Brittain

Brittain and his wife, Dawn, started A’BriTin Catering & Hospitality in 2006. “It has been one heck of a ride and we are looking to take our organization and catering services to the next level. This is an exciting time for our organization, and I am excited to see where it will go.”

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 presentation, and professionalism of A’BriTin Catering 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:

our brands
  • Apples to Apples Catering offers an ethical farm to table catering concept using healthy ingredients fresh from local farms across Minnesota and Wisconsin.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
    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.
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