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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