What once began as our family-owned gourmet meat market, has transformed into Culinary Infusion — the catering and events company we are known as today. With three successful wedding and events venues (Circa on Seventh, The Covenant at Murray Mansion, and our newest space Upper East) we are excited to offer our couples and clients unique space options in Kenosha and Racine, WI, allowing you to select the venue that perfectly fits your style and event vision.
As a team, we will be by your side through every step of the planning! On the day of your event we’ll be there playing the role of your Day-Of Coordinator —- making sure every detail is perfect and stress-free, so you can enjoy your event alongside your guests. Need your dress bustled? We are here! A surprise guest shows up? We’ve got it covered! Once you choose a Culinary Infusion venue, you’re part of the family! We are creatives, dreamers, and do-ers, and we cannot wait to work with you!
Chief Operations Officer
Hi, my name is Hanni and I am the Chief Operations Officer for our parent company, Culinary Infusion. After living in Seattle and Tampa, I relocated back to Wisconsin when my family was transitioning from a catering company into venue owners. I have been a part of the planning and design for every detail of our three venues —- Circa on Seventh, The Covenant at Murray Mansion, and Upper East.
I’m an entrepreneur at heart —– both of my parents and grandparents were self-employed, so that’s all that I knew growing up. I’ve been working in the wedding industry on and off for over 20 years (my first job was working waitstaff at a golf course venue), and absolutely love everything about it. This industry is ever changing, so our creative muscles are always being flexed, and the relationships that are made last well beyond wedding day.
When I’m not working, my four kiddos (Adelaide, Carson, and our identical twins Molly and Gwen) keep me very busy! If there’s any free time left in there, you can definitely find me listening to a podcast, playing in the garden, or hanging out on the pier at our family’s lakehouse.
On behalf of our entire team, welcome to the Culinary Infusion family!
Hi there, I’m Kelsey, the Venue Director here at Upper East. I’ve always had a passion for working with others, which made the transition from recruiting into event planning so seamless. I have the opportunity to work with amazing couples, understand their vision for their wedding day, and have a hand in making that vision become a reality. It really is as fun (and rewarding) as it sounds!
Outside of being a Venue Director, I’m also a dog-mom to a four-year-old Poochon named Mickey. On any given Saturday morning, you can find us exploring the lakefront, enjoying a coffee at a local café, or taking advantage of the many photo-ops downtown Kenosha has to offer!
Sophia anthony | Event specialist
Welcome to Upper East! I’m Sophia and I’m one of our Event Specialists that focuses on events at Upper East and our other Kenosha venue, Circa on Seventh. Fun fact about me? I was recently a bride myself, and got married at one of our exclusive venues, The Covenant at Murray Mansion. After being a bride myself, I knew event planning was the career path for me! Every weekend we get to celebrate with a different couple and make their wedding vision come to life. We’re excited to plan with you!
Katie Franz | Event specialist
Hello! I’m Katie, and after being a bride at Circa on Seventh, I joined the team in spring 2022. I loved planning my own wedding —- watching all the small details come together that you’ve been focusing on for months is the best feeling. In this role, I am able to ensure that our couples’ perfect day goes off without a hitch! There is no better feeling!
madison ringdahl | Event supervisor
Hi, I’m Madison! I’m one of the Event Supervisors for Culinary Infusion. On event day, you can find me leading the staff behind the scenes, and being the main point person as you dance the night away at your reception! I love ending the night with couples to ensure every minute of the day is truly the “Best Day Ever” from start to finish!
When I’m not helping with dinner service, serving drinks at the bar, or cleaning decor, you can find me spending time with my family in Iowa and chasing around my dogs – Brody & Stormi.
maddie bailey | associate planner/Event supervisor
Hi! My name is Maddie Bailey, and I am an Event Supervisor at The Covenant at Murray Mansion as well as our sister venues, Upper East and Circa on Seventh in Kenosha. I have been a part of the Culinary Infusion family since 2019, when I started as a waitstaff team member and quickly fell in love with being a part of people’s big days! I am so happy that I have the opportunity to plan with our couples, and make sure that every part of their “best day ever” is truly everything they envisioned, and more!
When I am not working events or studying for my Early Childhood Education degree at Wisconsin Lutheran College, you can find me plant shopping, singing, or spending time with my family!
steve mack | Executive Chef
My name is Steve and I am an Executive Chef with Culinary Infusion, overseeing our Kenosha venues —- Upper East and Circa on Seventh. After years of working with the team on my weekends off from my job in IT, I decided to make this my full-time gig! I’m able to utilize my degree in accounting by crunching numbers and handling all accounting-related job duties for Culinary Infusion during the day, and by night you can find me prepping food and carving tenderloin as the chef. After the food has been served and the kitchen is clean, I love to take a minute and soak in the celebration. We are just one small part of one of the most important days of a couple’s lives, and that’s a feeling I enjoy embracing every weekend.
Kaycee Galitz | banquet and pastry chef
Hi, I’m Kaycee — the official Pastry Chef (IE. Sweet Treat Extraordinaire) of Culinary Infusion! My love for baking began when I joined the Culinary Infusion team back in 2009; since then, I have successfully completed a degree in Baking & Pastry Productions from Le Cordon Bleu College in Chicago. Not only am I the mastermind behind all of the delicious desserts Culinary Infusion has to offer, I also assist with preparing and coordinating all things food-related behind the scenes.
I like to consider my role on the team one of the “most important”, because what’s a celebration without food and DESSERT?! But don’t let my sweet side fool you, I am also a competitive powerlifter!