Meet Our Staff

 Our event and catering team members work around the clock to make every event a smashing success. Dedicated to making your culinary vision a reality or inspiring you with our own unique creations, each team member is eager to exceed your expectations. Our team of caterers pays attention to the details – from securing a venue to selecting the perfect menu, to coordinating waitstaff, bartenders, DJs and even transportation services.  We would be honored to put our experience and expertise to work so you can relax and enjoy your event!

When you contact Artistic Catering, you can be confident that you will be in the hands of industry professionals.

 

 

Catering Team Members

 

Tommy Lemasters – Operator/Chef.  Chef Tommy is a two-time Best Chef in Destin award winner with a unique twist on coastal southern foods.  In the local fishing community Chef Tommy is one of the most requested chefs for what the locals call a Hook n’ Cook due to his vast experience of cooking a variety of different fish. In his career Chef Tommy has been honored to run some of the most popular restaurants in Destin. Last year he took on a new project on Okaloosa Island with the opening of Dock on The Island, a 140+  seat bayside waterfront view restaurant. Dock on the Island might serve as his home base but Chef Tommy is more than happy to bring the kitchen to you for offsite catering. He and his dishes are frequently featured on popular channels such as Fox Sports South and HGTV.



Rose Bangan – GM. Rose is the General Manager of the Dock on the Island Property. Rose has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Over the past 25 years Rose has managed and operated a hand full of high volume and popular Restaurants and Bars. Our property at Dock on the Island has a lot of moving parts and Rose has her hands in all of it. Being the GM at Dock on the Island she runs an Arcade, Pizzeria, Catering Program, and our High Volume Restaurant. Rose was born and raised in New Orleans; Southern hospitality is in her blood. Rose will also greet you like family and party like a Saints Fan.  She is the glue that keeps this big work family together and in line!



Kylie Cox Lemasters  – Beverage Director/ Restaurant Manager.  From Beale Street to a beach view, Kylie cut her teeth in the bar business 17 years ago in high volume bars in Memphis, TN. She traded in the neon lights and city life for the beach 8 years ago and has not looked back since. Kylie like everyone else on this list wears many hats. Kylie serves as our beverage director but also operates our Dueling Piano bar (Captain Jacks) and books all of our fleet of pontoon boats during the summer. Kylie is one of the Gulf Coast’s Favorite Bartenders with her stunning blue eyes and beautiful smile. Make sure you swing down to The Dock and have her crack you a cold brew or well executed cocktail.



Mallory Tank – Catering Service Director.  While all of our staff take pride in giving our guests a top-notch experience Mallory goes above and beyond because its family. Mallory is the younger sister of Chef Tommy and really takes pride in ensures our presentation matches the fantastic food created by her brother. You can catch Mallory most of the time at our restaurant running the dining room floor, making sure everyone is having a great time.  Where she shines the most is catering any type of party- high profile or low. Mallory will ensure your event is full of detail,and imperfection . Mallory is a key element in our vision of Impeccable Service and Flawless Food!



Stephan Shorts – Chef De Cuisine .  Chef Stephan  “Steph The Chef” is a young up in coming Chef of the Emerald Coast.  His experience includes servicing multiple high volume seafood restaurants along the Gulf Coast. We are very lucky to have stumbled across this young man We knew Stephan’s first event that he was going to fit in with our team.  Chef Stephan is always playing with fire, and if you decide to have an action station at any of your catering events know that the “Grill Master” is always waiting to make your special event one to remember with – Unmatched Favor and Flawless Food.

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