Heather stansel co-owner
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.
robert stansel co-owner
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.”
chef carrie - executive chef
Carrie's background begins in Wisconsin, where her culinary passions blossomed. She went to Fox Valley Technical College and obtained an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts, while working full time at The American Club, which is a AAA five diamond and five star resort located in the Village of Kohler, WI. While there she had the pleasure of working with many inspiring chefs who pushed her to hone her skills and travel in order to gain experience.
For seven years Carrie worked at The Boulder Country Club, where she worked her way from Banquet Chef to Executive Chef. In addition to being the Executive Chef for Sugar Pine, Carrie has her own personal chef business.