John is a Wisconsin native born in Green
Bay. He was raised with his five brothers and sisters in a
third generation hotel family. His mother was an artist and
teacher. John was educated by nuns and then the Norbertine
priests before being cast to the devil at UW Madison with a history
John was a hotel general manager for two management companies as
well as two independent hotels, and most recently was a partner in
Hotel Du Nord, Sister Bay until 2006.
John and Morag opened Serves You Right specialty foods and
catering in Sturgeon Bay in 1997, later Door County Gourmet.
They operated this retail specialty foods, wine, cheese shop until
2010. Morag continues the catering business.
John enjoys selling the unique Wisconsin artisan cheeses at
Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese shop in Egg Harbor.
Learn more about John...
Betsy has been with the Savory Spoon since 2004 and
now manages our cheese shop and marketplace in Ellison Bay.
Betsy has a variety of culinary experiences including training at
the Culinary Institute of American at Greystone in
California. Betsy hails from Kansas City where she co-owned
and operated the Culinary Center of Kansas City. Betsy also assists
the Savory Spoon Cooking School as an instructor.
Learn more about Betsy...
Kathy is a Wisconsin native and has cheesemaking in
her blood. Her father's family and grandfather owned and
operated the Tustin Star Cheese Factory in Tustin, Wisconsin (see
photo at left). Kathy and her family made the move to Door
County on a seasonal basis in 2007. She has been in the
hospitality industry for over 26 years, working with hotels - most
recently Marriott International, Scottsdale Convention Bureau and
as a corporate meeting professional.
In 2000, Kathy took her love of confectionary that she shared with
her mother and started her own gourmet chocolate business in
Scottsdale, Arizona. It was fate that brought her to become a
part of the Savory Spoon, when after taking a Chocolate Dreams
class with Janice Thomas in the fall of 2006, her discussions with
Janice developed into creating gourmet signature chocolates for the
Savory Spoon, which are exclusive to our store locations.
After 4 years of assisting in various parts of the operation, she
left the corporate world to work full-time with Michael and Janice
Thomas to develop the Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese store operations,
online presence, and sales and marketing efforts.
We all look forward to meeting you in person and serving you
with our LOVE for cheese!
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