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Chef Steve McKenney

Chef Steve McKenney moved from his home in New Hampshire to Aspen in 1989, taking with him only what would fit in his car and a passion for adventure and learning. Just over 22 years ago he met Robert Suter the founder of European Caterers of Aspen.  Robert arrived in Aspen from Switzerland in 1968 and was a chef at the famed Red Onion. He went on to open the Delice pastry shop, then the Timberline Restaurant in Snowmass. In 1988 Robert opened European Caterers. Then in 1994 Robert and Anna were married forming an amazing working team until their retirement in 2008. Taking many lessons from Robert and Anna, Steve and his culinary team of professionals strive to provide the absolute best in catering and event planning services in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Stevens background is varied and unique which is part of what makes him such an ideal fit to own and operate European Caterers. Starting out in restaurants at the impressionable age of 12 Steve worked his way through Stonehill College cooking and managing restaurants while earning a degree in psychology and business. He left the "business" of cooking for a bit to follow other interests, ultimately, coming back to follow his passion of cooking.  Taking classes along the way and working alongside talented chefs from the valley and beyond to hone his culinary skills. In his many years as a culinary professional he has learned that there is no substitute for hard work, attention to detail and the use of the finest ingredients to make every event a success.