Co-Owner & Director of Sales & Operations
Growing up in Jackson Hole, Kate has spent over 20 years in the Hospitality Industry: she lives it, she breathes it, she loves it! Surrounded by the outdoor scene, the culture of a seasonal town, and a passion for cultivating a fun and exciting life, Kate spent her younger years sneaking around the commercial kitchens, hanging out with the hostesses and being fascinated by the ins and outs of restaurant operations. When asked how this influenced her lifelong choice to work in hospitality she says, “It was instrumental. I’m grateful for those early years hiding behind the scenes as a little girl. It lit a spark of love for customer service and the hospitality industry.”
Kate spent several years in the Pacific Northwest where she graduated from an accredited Le Cordon Bleu’s Western Culinary Institute, majoring in Hospitality and Restaurant Management. For the next 12 years she traveled, living all over the west managing and working as a chef in the Food & Wine industry. Working as a GM & Operations Consultant, her journey brought her back to Salt Lake City. Kate found herself at a tasting with Han’s Kombucha while deciding a menu for the opening of a new restaurant. This is where Hannah and Kate met, where Kate fell in love with all things Han’s Kombucha and where their journey began.