SAZ'S CATERING TEAM

Curt Kluth

Curt Kluth

Chief Financial Officer, Saz’s Hospitality Group

Creating memorable events by using forward thinking and paying close attention to detail with Saz’s Hospitality Group is what Saz’s Chief Financial Officer and Festival Director, Curt Kluth, prides himself…

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Joe Brueggemann

Joe Brueggemann

Chief Operating Officer, Catering Director, Saz’s Hospitality Group

“Excellence is not a skill; it is an attitude.” Generally speaking, a great quote. But for Joe, this motto is a way of life and a clear expectation for the…

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CASEY SAZAMA-SCHNECK

CASEY SAZAMA-SCHNECK

Director of Operations, Saz’s Hospitality Group

For more than half his life, Casey has greeted each morning looking forward to the work day ahead with colleagues who have become like family in a business he’s seen…

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JEFF GUDEX

JEFF GUDEX

Sales & Marketing Director, Saz's BBQ Products

Leading the charge for Saz’s BBQ Products in bringing our family of products to local store shelves since 2015, Jeff Gudex utilizes his 20 years of consumer products experience to…

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MATT HAWKINS

MATT HAWKINS

Associate Catering Director

Known dually for keeping his cool in the face of chaos and for his creative approach to on-the-spot problem solving, Matt has been an asset to Saz’s for over 16…

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Brian Taborski

Brian Taborski

Executive Chef, CEC, PC II

There are very few who really know what direction they’re headed at the age of 14, but for Brian Taborski, our Executive Chef, getting his first taste of the industry…

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Samantha Mackay

Samantha Mackay

Sous Chef

It’s ingenuity, passion and commitment to her craft that ensures our Sous Chef, Sam Mackay, excels in her role. Before taking on such a significant position with Saz’s Catering, Sam…

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Kristal Kaiser

Kristal Kaiser

Marketing Director, Corporate Sales, Donations

A 2014 addition to the Saz’s Hospitality Group, Kristal brings to the table a myriad of professional experience in marketing, public relations and event management. Add to this over ten…

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Bryan Neuschaefer

Bryan Neuschaefer

Events Manager, Operations Specialist

A Milwaukee-area native and the oldest of four, Bryan spent his childhood in and near the kitchen with his Grandfather, participating in every detail of planning frequent family gatherings. While…

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Kellie Commons

Kellie Commons

Office Manager and Billings Specialist

With over 10 years of office administration experience and a bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management from Purdue University, Kellie Commons brings a plethora of technical know-how and invaluable insight to…

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Mike Salazar

Mike Salazar

Sales & Events Manager, Corporate Specialist

When it comes to planning an event with Mike “Sal” Salazar, you can trust that you’re getting the real deal. A Chicago native with a background in Business Management from…

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Michelle Anderson

Michelle Anderson

Sales & Events Manager, Wedding Specialist

It’s often said that Northern Kentucky is the border between the Midwest and the South. As evidenced by over fifteen years in the hospitality industry, Michelle has successfully blended Midwestern…

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Angie Nieman

Angie Nieman

Sales & Events Manager, Wedding Specialist

She's a woman of many talents. From opera singer to small business owner, Angie uses her unique skills to provide top-notch customer service to her clients. After getting started in…

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Katie Hoffman

Katie Hoffman

Sales & Events Manager, Wedding Specialist

Even as a young girl born and raised in Milwaukee, Katie was drawn to the process of event planning and execution. While shadowing her Uncle and learning the trade firsthand…

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Greg Alfaro

Greg Alfaro

Marketing Coordinator, Saz's Hospitality Group

For Greg Alfaro, our marketing coordinator, it’s all about great experiences; sharing them, crafting them and celebrating them. What makes these experiences great is what often makes them meaningful. Most…

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Jenna Parr

Jenna Parr

Graphic Designer, Saz's Hospitality Group

With a strong passion for design and visual communication, Jenna is thrilled to contribute her talents to the marketing department as the Graphic Designer for Saz’s Hospitality Group. Born and…

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Austin Llanas

Austin Llanas

Customer Service & Events Specialist

Bringing four years of hands-on experience working a variety of events for Saz’s Catering, Austin Llanas now brings her industry insight to her role as our customer service and events…

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