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Our Team

An exceptional team of energetic, professional and smiling people.

Management Team

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Jessi is a dynamic professional who loves combining her passions for kids, food, business and start-ups at TBK.

Jessi Walter Brelsford

Founder & Chief Bud
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Jeff is an experienced operator who's always improving our operational recipe for success.

Jeff Brelsford

Chief Operating Bud
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Melinda’s bubbly personality paired with her management experience makes her the perfect fit for TBK.

Melinda Swahn

Managing Bud
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Jae is an experienced administrator who keeps us wonderfully on top of all of the details.

Jae Byun

Booking Bud
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Nicole’s culinary experience and excitement for new flavors keep our events delicious and kitchen smelling great.

Nicole Bassis

Experience Bud & Executive Chef
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Laura Spies

Director of Franchise Support
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Sarah Sander

Director of School Development
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David Brelsford

Comptroller

Kitchen Owners

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Jessi Brelsford

New York, NY
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Alex & Christine Fregerio

Missoula, MT
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Eden Bullock

Southlake, TX
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Laurel Holmes

North Andover, MA
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Beatriz & Laura Zaldivar

Miami, FL
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Lisa Roche

Apex, NC
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Amanda Marijanovic

Bannockburn, IL
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Susan McWhirter & Lucy Alvarez

State College, PA
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Jenny & Matt Robinson

Leawood, KS

Culinary Instructors

Our instructors are the heart of our cooking events, all trained and experienced in the art of culinary entertainment. In addition to being kitchen savvy cooking pros, our instructors are extremely creative, nurturing and fun!

Advisory Board

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Michael Park

McKinsey & Company
New York, NY
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Lovisa Gustafsson

Marwood Group
New York, NY
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Lauren Park

Achievement First Charter Schools
New York, NY
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Anna Fraser

GoogleSan Francisco, CA

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