A Little Bit of Everything/Owner – molly@FIGcatering.com
Molly grew up in a restaurant and is still remembered for sneaking chunks of blue cheese before it was made into dressing. She went to DePaul University to study marketing, but eventually abandoned her career in advertising to work like her parents before her, putting good food in front of people. She worked as personal chef and crewmember aboard two private yachts, then resettled in Chicago where she met Justin while slinging burgers and beers. Molly’s love of food, baking skills and knowledge of marketing served her well as FIG grew, but she definitely still enjoys the busyness of working behind a bar or on the floor to make an event perfect.
Sustainability & Marketing Director – holly@FIGcatering.com
While studying Economics at UIC, Holly discovered she was a micro-econ girl in a macro world, drawn more to the details of farmers’ markets over stocks, social rather than financial capital. Holly’s first four years at FIG were spent working directly with corporate and non-profit clients on their events, but in 2018 we created a new position that we feel she exemplifies. Combining an element of sales with a focus on what makes FIG different – our sustainability – and how to communicate that to the world. We hope she can make us even better at creating impactful events that are create less of an impact on the environment and convince you why we’re worth more.
Stephanie Lu Jokich
Senior Corporate & Non-profit Event Manager – stephanie@FIGcatering.com
Stephanie has over ten years experience in hospitality from her first job at a local doughnut shop, to organizing basement punk shows, to running farmers’ markets, to harvesting olives in Pistoa, Italy. Her creative side loves to paint, take photos, and write, but her business side is all about making sure you’re spending your event dollars on things that matter most to you. She lives in Bridgeport with her two cats, and insists Mitch Mitchell from Ultimate Experience is the best drummer in the world.
Social & Wedding Event Manager – kati@FIGcatering.com
Kati is a Hoosier at heart, originally from Elkhart, IN. She developed a passion for local, sustainable food while studying food politics at Indiana University Bloomington. After college she served with City Year Americorps in New Orleans, where she tutored 9th graders, and ate way too many broiled crawfish. Despite the amazing food and festivities down South, she missed the Midwest and moved to Chicago, serving a second year in City Year planning large-scale community service events. She brought her love of events and food to FIG, working with clients to plan weddings and social events.
Social & Wedding Event Manager – ivy@FIGcatering.com
Ivy comes to FIG with a twenty-year background in hospitality, most recently as the Events Director with another Chicago caterer. What drew her to FIG was their commitment to providing food that is not only delicious, but also locally, seasonally and sustainably sourced. She looks forward to building on that great foundation of amazing food by providing personalized, impeccable service. As an event manager, Ivy is dedicated to her clients from the initial inquiry, through menu creation and event design, all the way to on-site coordination the day of the event. When she is not working, Ivy enjoys going to see shows, trying new restaurants, cheering for the Michigan State Spartans and entertaining at home with her husband. Whether it’s for work or play, she is most satisfied when the people around her are having a great time!
Owner – justin@FIGcatering.com Justin has been cooking since he was 15, including formal training in high school and at the Culinary & Hospitality Institute of Chicago. You may have read that he recently “retired” from FIG which is true, but he still inspires us on a daily basis (and we call him if we need a good laugh).