Heather was born and raised in Texas. As a child she spent many Summers at her grandmother's, aka Nanny, house in Louisiana shopping farmer's markets for fresh produce and meat. That experience instilled in her the importance of supporting local community. She spent many hours in the kitchen helping Nanny make dinners for the extended family. That was where her love for cooking and entertaining began. Heather met her husband, Robert, while working in the hospitality industry. They moved all over the country over the course of their marriage finally settling in Colorado in 2009. The moves gave Heather the chance to organize numerous hospitality events for different organizations in multiple states. The opportunity to reconnect to cooking and entertaining on a professional level was offered her in 2010. Heather's experience and love for helping others spills over into her and her husband's company, Sugar Pine.
Having grown up in a family who owned and operated a chain of restaurants in Texas, Robert learned all facets of the service industry. Most importantly, he learned the importance of an unforgettable customer experience. From the service industry, he next decided to attend law school. After practicing healthcare law and working in hospital administration for over 16 years, Robert decided to return to what truly made him happy—the service industry. What a better partner to team up with than his beautiful wife, Heather, to start Sugar Pine Catering. Robert, a certified mixologist, draws on his operational skills to oversee the “back of the house.”
Originally from the East Coast, Rachel moved to Colorado in 1997 and immediately became a part its vibrant culinary scene. After managing some of Boulder's best restaurants for 10 years, she took a short break to start a family. She came back to the industry in 2012, focusing on Marketing and Sales for the Big Red F Restaurant Group. She became a part of the Sugar Pine team in October of 2017. Connecting with people and culinary experiences makes her proud to be a part of the Sugar Pine family. She loves being around food, hanging with her family and being outdoors whenever possible.
Born and raised here in the foothills of Boulder County. Holly knew at an early age that she wanted to be in the hospitality industry. Four years and a degree later, she followed her passion and created her own roots right here in Longmont. Its been a hospitality dream ever since. She married her 4th grade best friend and have two handsome little Cuban boys and while she not setting up an event or coordinating wedding details for a deserving bride, you will find her yelling along the sidelines of the ball field. She hopes to share her love and passion for this beautiful backdrop as well as her knowledge and experience in this industry for over the past 20 years!
Bailey was born in Longview, Texas, but was raised in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. After visiting Boulder for a ski trip, she knew Colorado was where she wanted to be. She was drawn to mixology after seeing some of the cocktail creations her dad, who is also a mixologist, had done. Once she became apart of the Sugar Pine team, she was able to bring more and more of her own cocktails to life. she loves to travel the world, attend concerts and music festivals, and spend time with her Golden Retriever, Lo. Seeing her cocktail creations come to life on these special days makes me so happy. Mixology is a passion of hers, and it’s such a treat to be able to share it with others!
Chef David's culinary journey began in his home as a boy being influenced by his Eastern European and northern Italian family roots. Being intrigued towards food, he began cooking at age 15 at local restaurants in suburban Illinois. After attending and graduating the Culinary Institute of America and apprenticing at Tra Vigne in the Napa Valley, he moved to NYC pursuing work at establishments like Aquavit, Picholine, Lupa, Compass, and Atlas. He furthered his career in catering with various companies and working at The Food Network production kitchen as well. Eventually, he came to be partner in creating Ox Cart Tavern, his gastropub in Brooklyn, NY he nurtured for 8 years. The desire to work closer with local agribusiness brought him and his family to Colorado. Now, with Sugar Pine Catering Chef David is marrying his culinary passions with local Colorado bounty to provide delicious, wholesome, scratch crafted epicurean fare
Debbie's family immigrated from Guyana, South America to NYC when she was 5 and food was always the way to connect to their diverse cultural origins. After catering a friends sweet 16, Debbie at 17 years old knew that her future would someday be in the food industry. Debbie's food career began with making desserts for a small boutique French-Carib restaurant in Brooklyn which then turned into a line cook position. For the next 15 years, Debbie worked her way up the NYC food scene in various fine dining restaurants and high end catering companies solidifying her catering experience. After moving to Colorado with her family, Debbie and her husband Chef David Pitula were on the search for an opportunity to work with a company that valued relationships with the local community of farmers, created true farm to table catering and made sustainability a responsibility. Then Debbie met Heather Stansel......