As Crave Culinaire’s resident half-Canadian, Kari brings more than 20 years of hospitality, food and beverage expertise from across North America to her role as Catering Manager.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Kari has lived throughout the Pacific Northwest including Seattle, Vancouver Island and Whistler, B.C., Canada, but has called Naples home now for 13 years.
After completing the Hospitality Management program at Vancouver Island University — Kari began a career that took her from the opulent drawing room of the world famous Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C., to the breathtaking views from the Relais & Châteaux Aerie Resort where Kari earned her premier concierge "keys" as a member of the prestigious international Les Clef d'Or organization. Kari completed her Canadian hospitality tour on the glistening ski slopes and pristine golf courses of Whistler, B.C. where she was an invaluable member of the Delta Whistler Village Hotel family.
Leaving the Canadian winter behind, Kari came to Naples in 2004 and quickly fell in love with the people and the vibrancy of the Gulf Shore. Her skills and determination quickly landed her at the Noble House Hotels' LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort where she was recognized as a Top Event Manager throughout the USA by Successful Meetings. She also played an important role with Collier Enterprises as a member of the opening team when they built Naples’ stunning Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club. Now, Crave Culinaire is incredibly blessed to benefit from her expertise and can-do attitude.
A mum to two amazing children, Kari’s organizational skills and good humour keep us running efficiently, but her favorite part of the job is the relationships she builds with Crave’s fantastic clients and staff.
“For me, that’s the best part. Meeting the amazing people who call Naples home and who share Crave’s commitment to style.”
13240 Tamiami Trail North
Naples Fl 34110