Denise Turner | Sales Consultant
Joined the Mintahoe Team: 2013
What made you go into the catering industry?
My first job was front register operator at Wendy's in Tiffin, Ohio. It took some skill to call out those orders correctly over the microphone. Since then, I have waited tables, tended bar and managed many full service, fine dining restaurants. Catering was a natural progression, as it brings great food, drinks and fun to the masses.
Fun Fact: I love to play radio contests. I have won concert tickets, a digital camera, a trip to Puerta Vallarta, and a car!
What's on your bucket list?
I would love to go to Africa. I speak Swahili, so I will be ready!
What do you do away from the office?
I love to cook. I enjoy having people over for dinner and my favorite part is planning the party. Sometimes I hash and re-hash the menu. No food pun intended.
32 East in Del Ray Beach, Florida. The Chef is fantastic and the menu is always changing. If you are ever in South Florida, give it a try!
Wine. I have family in Northern California, and have been lucky to spend time in the Wine Country. Sonoma Valley is my favorite. They make excellent wines, and there is no judgment if you are caught in a tasting room at 10:30 in the morning.
What is your favorite part about the Twin Cities?
I think of the Twin Cities as a hidden gem, rich in great restaurants, theater and music.
Favorite Mintahoe menu item:
Beef Short Ribs with Sangria Barbecue Sauce