Jeff Ware, Director of Operations, Catering by Michaels
Jeff Ware has always been fascinated by large events; the thrill of watching 1,000 plates being plated and served in 15 minutes hooked him at an early age. Gifted with a natural business sense, perseverance and a wicked sense of humor, Jeff brings a truly unique perspective and energy to Catering by Michaels as their Director of Operations. Not only has Jeff excelled on the operations side of the business, but he has led waste reduction efforts company wide and implemented recycling and composting both at the Catering By Michaels commissary and in the field at all of their events. He also helped build a database of over 17,000 recipes and drives the culinary vision of the company, steadily determined to create trends rather than just follow them. Jeff is also a Senior Consultant with Certified Catering Consultants, a team of seasoned experts each specializing in a specific area of the catering industry. Nearly every caterer has struggled with the various catering software options currently available. While these systems have been crucial to the growth of the catering industry during the digital era, the implementation of these systems requires an expert hand and knowledge of both the industry and the software. Jeff Ware has exactly this skill set. Jeff’s technological expertise is unsurpassed in the consulting for caterers universe.