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Meet Team Thomas

Owner Kelly Early, CSEP, daughter of Susann Thomas, takes pride in the company's achievements. "We pride ourselves not only for being the leader in our industry but remaining the leader in our industry. Our toughest competition is ourselves. Continuous growth and creativity is important." In April 2012, Kelly received the ISES Indiana Lifetime Achievement award at the early age of 42, stating, "This is only the beginning; I have many more years left in front of me." Kelly's vision and dedication contribute to Thomas Caterers' ongoing success and commitment to innovation in the hospitality industry.

Vince Early CSEP, General Manager at Thomas Caterers of Distinction, brings extensive expertise and a passion for hospitality. With a business management background, he excels in overseeing operations, emphasizing excellence and customer satisfaction. Known for his hands-on approach, Vincent ensures flawless event execution, leveraging years of leadership experience in team management and strategic planning. From logistics coordination to client relations, he upholds the company's reputation for excellence, fostering strong partnerships and exceeding expectations.

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Executive Chef

Nick Klopp

At Thomas Caterers, we take immense pride in our commitment to delivering exceptional cuisine that surpasses expectations. Led by our esteemed Executive Chef Nick Klopp, our experienced team is dedicated to crafting custom menus and providing a culinary experience that delights the senses.

We understand that food plays a pivotal role in the success of any event, which is why we collaborate closely with our clients to bring their vision to life. From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, we tailor our offerings to suit the unique preferences and dietary requirements of each client, ensuring a memorable dining experience for all.

The Willow Chapel at Black Iris Estate, a Thomas Caterers of Distinction Venue is a truly unique space for your Wedding Ceremony.

Director of Sales

Lauren Loya

As the Director of Sales, Lauren Loya brings a wealth of experience and a passion for creating exceptional events to her role. With a background in hospitality and event management, Lauren has spent years honing her skills in curating memorable experiences for clients across a diverse range of occasions. Driven by a dedication to excellence and a keen eye for detail, Lauren leads the sales team with enthusiasm and expertise. Her commitment to understanding the unique needs and visions of each client ensures that every event is tailored to perfection, from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations.

Black Iris Estate is a Wedding and Event Venue in Carmel Indiana servicing nearby Indianapolis, Zionsville, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield.

Event Designer

Christina Yost

As an Event Designer, Christina Yost brings a dynamic blend of creativity, expertise, and passion to the world of event design. With a keen eye for aesthetics and a flair for innovation, Christina transforms visions into reality, crafting stunning environments that captivate the senses and leave a lasting impression.

With years of experience in the event industry, Christina has honed her skills in curating unforgettable experiences for clients across a spectrum of occasions. From weddings and corporate events to social gatherings and galas, Christina's portfolio is a testament to her versatility and artistry.

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Staffing Coordinator

Courtney Marston

Courtney serves as the Staffing Coordinator at Thomas Caterers of Distinction, bringing a blend of organization, enthusiasm, and dedication to her role. With a passion for hospitality and a talent for team coordination, Courtney ensures that every event is supported by a skilled and attentive staff.

Known for her attention to detail and her ability to multitask with ease, Courtney ensures that every event at Thomas Caterers is staffed with professionals who are committed to providing exceptional service. From managing schedules to fostering a positive work environment, Courtney plays a crucial role in maintaining the high standards of excellence that define Thomas Caterers of Distinction.

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Jose Rivera

As the Operations Manager at Thomas Caterers of Distinction, Jose Rivera brings a wealth of experience and a passion for excellence to his role. With a background in hospitality management and event coordination, Jose oversees the day-to-day operations of our events with precision and efficiency.

 With years of hands-on experience in event logistics and operations, Jose has honed his skills in managing teams, coordinating logistics, and ensuring seamless execution.

Known for his attention to detail and proactive approach, Jose is dedicated to delivering impeccable service and exceeding the expectations of our clients. From coordinating event setups to managing vendor relationships, Jose plays a pivotal role in ensuring that every event at Thomas Caterers is executed flawlessly.

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