katerwerks | 777 jones creek evans ga, 30809 | Phone: 762.585.1408
Katerwerks is an Augusta based catering and event services company founded by a local team of industry professionals. All are seasoned veterans from catering and hospitality organizations. The entire team, from planners, to chefs and servers, has many years of experience in providing hospitality services and working in the finest of restaurants and clubs in the area. Just as our staff represents many diverse backgrounds, we plan all types of events such as corporate meetings, weddings and hospitality programs Masters Week in Augusta. We also work with many charities on fundraising activities such as wine dinners and golf tournaments. We appreciate the many nuances that will make your event special and our team understands how important it is to manage every detail of the occasion. Our staff has worked on weddings and corporate events ranging from 200 to 500 people. So if you are planning a small intimate dinner for 10 with five star cuisine or a large multi-day event, we are a one stop organization that can manage all the necessary details for your guests to have a memorable experience.
With over ten years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Jessica Baskette combines her knowledge of events and passion for people to create truly unique and memorable experiences for her clients. She holds Degrees in the fields of Hospitality & Culinary Arts. As a Hospitality Graduate from the Culinary Institute of Charleston, she has furthered her education in Food & Beverage Operations, Hotel & Lodging, and Event Management. Jessica applies her attention to detail, creative imagination, and organization in the coordination of weddings and other events while maintaining a pleasant and calm demeanor to ensure events are executed flawlessly. Jessica is here to take the weight off your shoulders and assist in planning your dining and event gatherings so that you can sit back and enjoy!
Passion is not taught; it comes from within. Chef Justin Hayes has harnessed this gift and applies that attitude to every aspect of his culinary career. With no allegiance to a particular style of cooking, his attention is captivated as long as it is sourced properly and cooked with purpose, balance, finesse, and respect. Justin has honed his culinary skill and passion while garnering a reputation for combining acutely seasonal items with elegantly innovative techniques. After studying with American Academy Award Chef Heinz Sowinski, he took the helm as Executive Chef at Edgar’s Hospitality under Master Chef Marcel Biro. He later left to pursue his education under Chef Biro’s mentor in Germany, Master Chef Robert Rauh where he cultured his education further. He has returned to Augusta now with Katerwerks Events and Hospitatlity. As a Chef, Justin remains dedicated to his trade and continues to nurture and please guests with his innovative creations. With all talents put in motion Chef Justin and his team were voted 2016 Best Caterer in Columbia County Magazine.
Melissa joined katerwerks in 2016 with over 20 years of experience in business and organizational management. While studying to earn her undergraduate degree in Psychology, she worked in the food, beverage, and catering industry. After graduating, she used her talents and education to serve people in different ways in the business world. Her knowledge comes from a broad variety of experiences, to include business administration and development, financial management, medical sales management, marketing, human resources, and corporate meeting planning. Because of this, she brings a unique perspective to the katerwerks team. Whether in her position as a Human Resources Manager or a Vice President of Administration, her goal has always been to serve people. Her passion to connect with others and love of learning new things, along with her talents of organization, attention to detail, and ability to adapt to any situation, make her an ideal addition to the katerwerks team. Melissa has extremely strong communication skills, which allow her to provide outstanding customer service to ensure that your event runs smoothly and is executed to match your vision.