With over 50 years combined experience in the catering business, Donn and Bridget Nannen are the proud owners of Greens Point Catering. Together they have three children: Michael, 20, Jetta, 18, and Greens Point Catering, age 26! Donn and Bridget have delighted in sharing their passion for food and life with all the families through the years. They feel very blessed to have the strongest team in Boulder County working along side them at Greens Point Catering. Their motto is “No Exceptions. No Excuses. We strive for 110%!”
Chef Robert Grant is a Colorado native recently returned home after an enriching and valuable 10 years working in some of our countries most celebrated kitchens. A 2005 graduate of Johnson and Wales Denver, Robert externed in the kitchen of Chef Thomas Keller at Keller’s world renowned, Bouchon Las Vegas. His three-month externship turned to three dynamic years as the notable restaurant’s Chef de Partie. His time there was followed by a three-month immersion in the prolific lifestyles, recipes, and traditions of old-world France and Spain, after which Robert accepted a position with Boston Chef, Barbara Lynch. He joined Lynch’s, The Butcher Shop, as Executive Sous Chef of the bustling neighborhood wine bar, bistro + butcher and quickly became the establishment’s Chef de Cuisine. Summer 2011 brought with it another opportunity to head back to Europe for inspiration and growth; this time to the north of Italy and the south of France. In the fall of 2011 he was offered the Executive Chef position at one of Boston’s oldest restaurants, The Blue Room, where he was honored to be recognized as one of Boston’s top “30 under 30” by Zagat. In late 2013 he helped to open their sister space, Belly Wine Bar, a charcuterie and cheese driven eatery. When he’s not in the kitchen, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife + young son and he can also be found mountain biking, camping or fishing, depending on the season.
Susie Plank joined the Greens Point Catering team in 2003. A 1988 graduate of CU Boulder in marketing, she was thrilled to bring fifteen years of sales experience to the Greens Point team. Prior to event designing/sales at Greens Point, she worked in all facets of the catering operation including wait staff captain, chef captain, corporate catering, and office administration. She has a heart for serving people and she loves seeing the smiles on their faces as they enjoy a successful event.
Holly Haakenson grew up in Lyons, Colorado surrounded by pine trees, live blues, regular bonfires and a great sense of community. Lyons gave Holly the greatest opportunity to grow up with culture and an appreciation of the Rocky Mountains. After graduating from Lyons High, Holly earned her degree at Johnson & Wales University, where she studied Food Service Management, Entertainment Protocol, and Hospitality. Holly gained experience working with venues and vendors from private resorts in Aspen, Boulder, Houston, and Denver before joining Greens Point.
Robin Huff is an East coast transplant with 12+ years of catering experience under her belt. After her move to CO in 2011, she has been a consistent presence in the catering and event planning scene in the Denver/Boulder market. Since joining the Greens Point Catering team in 2014 she has worn many hats including event management, event coordination, sales and staffing. She loves working with couples and companies to make their special days exceptional!
Katie James has been in the Colorado wedding and event industry since 2006. She has enjoyed learning the ins and outs working for various wedding venues, restaurants, bridal shops, in bridal show production and advertising and as an event planner. It was only natural that she ended up at a catering company where all of her passions are combined: love of food, event planning and working closely with couples to make their day special. Her attention to detail and authentic and even-tempered personality comes in handy to calm nerves and make the planning process, as well as the day of your event, as stress free as possible.
*Black and White Photo Courtesy of Beth Photography*