Boss Lady (Owner) - Kassie
Meet Kassie, the founder and "Boss Lady" of Catering with a Twist. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Kassie departed the state to live in the sunny states of Hawaii and Florida. Meeting the man of her dreams in Florida, then discovering he is also a Texan, home began calling their names, so back to Texas they went, heading towards the funkiest town around.
Kassie started Catering with a Twist with a dream to bring art and design to the world of catering, realizing that Austin was missing that "Keep it Weird" caterer. With 15 years as a Property Event Planner, Kassie coordinated, designed and hosted 100's of events. With that said, she is able to bring this expertise to each and every wedding and event with Catering with a Twist.
Kassie believes life is way too short to live life like everyone else. To her, being different is the only way to live life, and normal is, well, boring. Covered in brightly colored tattoos and sporting an alternating color palette Mohawk, Kassie isn’t marked by one ounce of “ordinary.” In the words of John Lennon, and what happens to be one of Kassie’s favorite quotes, “Its weird to not be weird.”
Creating a once in a lifetime experience, while embracing the individuality of each client that comes her way is truly what Kassie lives for!
When Kassie isn't creating and designing, she loves to hit the trails with her two rescue pups (Karma and Chief), go on food adventures with her hubby James, she absolutely loves to grill everything she eats and at the end of it all, she loves to relax and enjoy a glass of sauvignon blanc!!
Executive Chef (Owner) - Lexy
Meet Lexy, she is the mastermind behind the culinary creations at Catering with a Twist. With over 15 years in the hospitality industry, she is always on the quest for the highest quality and freshest ingredients to create new bold dishes. She takes great pride in being a Texas belle. If you don’t feel it when you meet her, you will when you taste the food.
Growing Up in San Antonio, Lexy has always been surrounded by food geniuses. Her father was a Chef in Galveston and his Cajun cuisine still influences her today. She also had the opportunity to live in Mexico for a few years where she learned authentic recipes from local chefs and fusion techniques found in her work today. Her culinary background is as diverse as her upbringing.
Lexy’s childhood dream was to become an artist. In culinary school (Texas Culinary Academy) she discovered that food was the perfect sharable medium to express her passion and enthusiasm for life, simply edible art.
Outside of the kitchen, Lexy is busy collecting adventures and tasting the world through travel.
Event Producer - Genefe
Meet Genefe! She’s a rare breed, born in Austin and grew up in Round Rock. Her unique name is a combination of her Dad Gene and her Mom Fe. Her love for the events industry started when she was working in the hospitality industry. Genefe worked in hotels during college, an internship at Walt Disney World and then worked at a hotel on the San Antonio Riverwalk post-college where she began working in events. After moving around she finally made it back to the Austin area in 2014 and has been catering in the area ever since.
Genefe genuinely loves to help people! It brings her joy and excitement when she is able to help create an unforgettable experience through menu planning, event design, and overall event execution. Whether you’re planning an event big or small, your kid’s birthday, baby or bridal shower, wedding or corporate reception, you want Genefe by your side to sort through all the details.
Outside of work, you will find Genefe chasing around her son Eric and dog Samuel with her husband Eric. They are always finding new adventures and activities as a family. When she finds adult time she enjoys checking out the local eats and drinks in the Austin area.
Senior Catering Lead + Training Manager - Cassandra
Meet Cassandra, Senior Catering Lead and Training Manager Extraordinaire.
Cassandra grew up in a local small Texas town and truly loves and appreciates the charm that Texas has to offer. Like any true Texan, she believes once you meet you are family. This is exactly the hospitality you experience with her.
With an 8 to 5 desk job, Cassandra found her niche expressing her creative side with Catering with a Twist (CWAT). She enjoys thinking outside the box creating displays to make each event special and unique. Attention to details and making everyone feel extraordinary is her specialty. These attributes are exactly what is showcased in each training session with the CWAT rockstars.
If you ask Cassandra what her favorite food is – she will tell you anything that Chef Lexy makes. I know cliché, but O’ so true!
Outside of work, Cassandra is busy with her five kids and adorable, spunky granddaughter. She loves spending time with her friends, traveling, and making memories with her family. Her favorite adventure is to the Colorado mountains.
Each and every member of the Team is hand picked, goes thru training and orientation to understand "How We Roll", to be that TWIST that makes up Catering with a Twist.
We believe that your catering experience encompasses numerous avenues for an overall true experience. It's not just the food, it's not just the design, but it's also the people that are greeting you to serve you that delicious food and design those beautiful displays. Our Team is encouraged to interact with your guests, talk to you about what you are enjoying, smile and make your event spectacular. Since our TWIST has that artistic spin, we find that our Team Members also embrace these qualities - dancers, theatre performers, singers, photographers, film, teachers and more......
Most of our Team Members have been with us for years and have a true passion for what we do. It's all of this that makes us who we are!