Genevra Sullivan, Founder and CEO
Genevra is the visionary and force behind Culinary Special Events. A 22-year veteran of the hospitality, resort, restaurant and special event industries. Genevra’s expertise in designing culinary experiences and “Iron Chef” team building events was crafted while working with top chefs in Scottsdale, AZ through a Culinary Special Events Studio and Viking Kitchen Showroom.
Her extensive experience includes working with culinary inspired events, renowned chefs, corporate group team building and national convention clientele. Genevra’s professionalism and tenacity are indicative of her commitment to provide excellent service for her clients.
Her career accomplishments are noteworthy. She has held catering, convention and destination management positions with The Phoenician – Starwood, Hilton, Hyatt, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort ∓ Spa. With Blue Star Resort & Golf, Genevra sat on the executive committee responsible for the grand opening of the Shea Homes-Trilogy resort and country and launched the resort as Director of Catering and Lifestyle Events at Encanterra.
Genevra has extensive experience working in the automotive and high-performance kart racing hospitality arena. From venue vision to grand opening, she has been responsible for developing and growing Corporate Group Sales and special events with The Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving-Phoenix, creating the Destination Management & Corporate Sales division of Octane Raceway-Scottsdale and worked as Director of Sales & Business Development for Speedsportz Racing Park North Houston at Grand Texas. Fueling her passion for culinary team building events and performance kart and auto racing, you can be sure she will be planning your next culinary Grand Prix event!
Career highlights include planning culinary events with the Super Bowl Committee and team owners of the Atlanta Falcons, planning a 4 Day-Motorsports Racing Themed Surprise 50th birthday party for comedian Tim Allen, coordinating events for the Arizona State Wildcats basketball team and serviced many Hollywood celebrities Naomi and Wynona Judd, Joan Rivers, Alan Alda and Tom Selleck.