Liz Milton, Director of Sales / DTC venues
St. Louis born and raised, Liz has worked in the events industry since 2008 where she first worked as a private events manager for an upscale guest ranch in southern Colorado. Prior to joining the Epicurean team, Liz was the Sales & Catering Manager for Butler’s Pantry out of St. Louis, MO. It was there that she gained her love and passion for food, hospitality and events. She thrives on obtaining a client’s vision and seeing it through to the end while exceeding expectations. While Liz isn’t planning amazing, fun events, she is hitting the slopes, hiking around the mountains of Colorado, and rooting on the best team in baseball, the St. Louis CARDINALS!!!
Alexis Kontgis, Event Designer
Coming from Salt Lake City, Utah, Alexis has been in the Event Coordinating world for a little over 4 years. Before becoming a part of the Epicurean Team, she worked closely with a very prestigious Event Planner in and around the Denver area, Walli Richardson. Prior to moving to Denver, Alexis attended the University of Utah where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Strategic Communications with a minor in Design. Her passion and love for events comes from the drive to make each event unique and tailor made for those special clients. When Alexis is not working she enjoys visiting her family and friends back home, exploring different cities, and curling up with a good movie at home.
Taryn Hohman, event designer
Taryn was raised in a small town called LeRoy, NY; more specifically she grew up in the house where JELLO was invented. Growing up in a family of artists, her passion for creativity and personal relationships is a perfect match for designing unique and successful events. A College of Charleston alumni (and proud of it), Taryn’s career in the events world blossomed when moving to Denver nearly 7 years ago. While in Denver, she has previously managed a large entertainment facility and oversaw banquet operations, full facility buy-outs, private dining, and annual festivals. Most recently Taryn enjoyed jumping into the world of weddings while managing a gorgeous 10,000 sq ft venue in the foothills. Now excited to be a part of the Epicurean team, she is loving the diversity of the catering world and is eager to conquer the new event opportunities that it will bring. Taryn’s friendly smile and positive attitude are a constant reminder that she loves what she does!
JANEY HAWLEY, EVENT DESIGNER
Janey grew up in the small town of Ponca City, OK. Before joining the Epicurean Team, she studied studio art in Oklahoma City, and has been a freelance artist for over 10 years. During her college years, Janey worked to open a few new up and coming restaurant concepts. It was through this work that she discovered her passion for event management. At her most recent position, in San Jose, CA Janey worked as an Event Manger at two popular restaurants located in the heart of San Pedro Square. Janey has been in the events industry since 2009 and loves all aspects of the industry. Her favorite part about her work is the moment when an event comes together and the client is able to experience their vision come to life. When Janey isn’t creating event magic, she is enjoying the great outdoors, painting a new masterpiece, or discovering new restaurants.
TOM CLARK, SENIOR EVENT OPERATIONS
Tom started in the catering business in 1979 where he developed a strong work ethic and passion for food. Tom came to Epicurean Catering in 2005 and became a top Captain with the company. Tom has risen through the ranks at Epicurean to become Senior Event Operations Manager.
Chloé Neumann, Event Operations@CNeuEpicEvents
A native to Colorado, Chloé has been working in the food service industry since she was 16 when she landed her first job working in a kosher kitchen. Before joining Epicurean, she was a Food and Beverage Manager for Hilton Hotels. Prior to receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Entertainment/Event Management from Johnson and Wales University Denver in 2014, Chloé participated in ProStart, a nationwide two year high school program developed by the National Restaurant Association where she gained a deep passion for food and events. Having the ability to create everlasting, joyous memories for clients is what inspires her to do what she does. When Chloé is not working to help host epic events, she enjoys visiting local breweries, hiking and taking in the beauty of Colorado’s natural scenery.
Joel Villezcas, Sales and Operations Assistant
I'm a very self driven gentlemen who can always count on the support and love of my family and friends. The Event Industry is my playground! This is where I can simply let my creativity run free and make visions come to life. I enjoy making events for clients as amicable as possible. Nothing is possible without a great team. Always leading my teams from the front end. A great quote I live by; "Individually we are one drop, together we are an ocean". Definitely no I in team!
LINDSEY SILVERMAN, Sales & Operations Assistant
From Eating food on the Great Wall of China to The Western Wall in Israel and on the ocean of the Pacific to being part of the Epicurean Family. Lindsey has a passion for hospitality. She Graduated with a Communication Degree and a CMEP. Her first job was here at 15 years old and she is ecstatic to be back with the epicurean family!
KELCEY FLEAGLE, Marketing Manager
Kelcey returned to Epicurean in 2017 as the Marketing Manager. First joining the Epicurean team in 2014 as a recipe coordinator and back of house event staff, she is excited to return to the team!
Kelcey’s passion for both the food and marketing industries began early on, leading her to seek a career in both. She pursued and earned three degrees: one in Baking & Pastry Arts from Johnson & Wales University (Charlotte, NC campus); a French Pastry concentration from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie in Yssingeaux, France; and a Business Degree from Johnson & Wales University (Denver, CO campus). She has worked in varying marketing roles throughout the Denver area, including launching her own successful marketing and branding company in 2013. Outside of work, Kelcey enjoys advocating for foster children, volunteering with Cooking Matters and The Children’s Hospital, and spending time with her turtles – Myrt & Burt the Turts.