Our Team

Elyse - Owner & CEO

Elyse is the driving force and namesake of Elyse's Catering. She has been in the food service industry all her life and is proud to craft and serve the finest quality foods. When she is not running Elyse's from the front lines, she enjoys spending time with her family in Palm Desert. 

LuWana - Human Resources Manager

When she's not busy running Hawley's Gelato in downtown Olympia, LuWana works with us at Elyse's as a member of our catering sales team and our designated Human Resources Manager. When she needs to get away from the hustle and bustle of events planning, she enjoys a relaxing game of golf, or better yet, a vacation in Mexico. 

Kimberlee - Administrative Assistant

Kimberlee is our administrative assistant here at Elyse’s Catering & Events. In this position, Kimberlee provides administrative assistance for our entire office. Her job also includes working with different catering clients and making sure events run smoothly. Kimberlee has 15 years of experience in customer service and administration. In her free time she enjoys being with her family and taking her dog Bailey on walks. Kimberlee has a passion for helping people and loves assisting our customers with planning their events.

Amy - Lead Hospitality Coordinator

Amy has been in the catering business for 15 years! Amy says her favorite thing about working at Elyse’s is “the camaraderie with my co-workers and the freedom to be creative when setting up events.”  Her creativity and experience are evident in her beautifully staged events. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, listening to country & whatever music her kids think is cool, fishing, camping, watching the Seahawks, and spending time with her family.

Richard - Lead Catering Chef

Rik has been a part of the restaurant industry for over 30 years and has been cooking fabulous meals at Elyse’s for years. Rik is not only artistic with his culinary creations, but in his personal life as well. Rik plays guitar and sings original songs in the band, “Triple Dog Dare.” He is also the radio host of a rock/jazz fusion program on KAOS 89.3 FM on Tuesday nights.

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