Lori Valenti, Owner & Event Coordinator
Lori began working in the event industry in 2006. She along with the Perfect Catering Team have become a leader in the Catering & Event industry in the East Texas area. In July of 2016, Lori and her husband, Phillip, purchased Perfect Catering.
“We are excited to serve East Texas with such a great team of professional chefs and service staff. Our desire is to help our client’s celebrate life’s events with joy, knowing that we’ve got the details covered”.
Murray Bennett, Chef & Kitchen Manager
Chef Murray has been with Perfect Catering since 2008. He and his wife Diane moved to Texas from Illinois to work in the family business. Murray enjoys preparing meals that want you to say “wow” with flavor. His commitment to the operations of the kitchen, so that we produce the freshest and tastiest product, is unsurpassed.
Chef Rick Lippitz has 35 years in the Food Industry. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park in 1981. He has gained much of his experience by working in the hotel food industry and fine dining restaurants. Soups, sauces and stir-fry are his favorite foods to prepare, however his ultimate goal is for everything he cooks to look and taste great. Rick’s hobbies include exercising and riding motorcycles.
Adam & Melissa, Founders & Previous Owners
Chef Adam and Melissa started the business in 2004 with the opening of The Perfect Blend in the Longview Hospital. The catering business grew out of this venture. Adam has worked in the food business since the age of 12 and is also an accomplished pilot. He and Melissa are both graduates of LeTourneau University and have two beautiful children.