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Applause Catering + Events Team

Stephanie A. McIntyre

Sales + Event Designer

Stephanie has twenty-eight years experience in the restaurant, catering and customer service industries, sixteen of those in event design and sales. She has designed and executed complete events for two to twelve hundred guests, including corporate holiday parties, milestone events, wedding receptions, benefits for non-profit organizations, food service for major sporting events, and elaborate theme parties. Stephanie has an interdisciplinary degree in communication (Bachelor of Arts) from Aquinas College. Her event planning skills have given her the opportunity to participate in a volunteer capacity for many community events. She was the co-race director for two years and a volunteer committee member for three years for Pietro’s “Run Fasta Eat Pasta” 5K. Stephanie’s vision and impeccable attention to detail have earned the acclaim of many respected institutions in West Michigan.

Kyle Balkema

Sales + Event Designer

A Rockford Michigan native, Kyle brings a unique talent to the Applause Catering + Events Sales Team, combining his passion for excellence in customer service, a genuine concern for clients’ needs, and a commitment to making every event a success. Kyle has management experience in many areas of the catering/restaurant business; from leading the front-of-the-house of an exclusive French bistro to overseeing a banquet center which hosts many large upscale events. He has catered numerous weddings, ranging in size from fewer than fifty guests to over five hundred guests. He has the ability and organizational skills to plan and execute corporate events of all sizes, private in-home celebrations, wine and beer tastings, and coordinate any meeting, golf outing or conference. His creative touch will make your event a memorable success. Kyle loves all aspects of food and beverage current trends and promises that your event will exceed your expectations.

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