At the age of 10 years old, Chef Michael's family moved from Camden, New Jersey to Murray, Kentucky, where Michael graduated from high school. After graduation, Michael's interest led him to the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, New York. In 1987, upon graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Michael interned at Innisbrook, followed by the Mandolay Marriott/Four Seasons. Over the course of the following nine years in Lexington, Kentucky, Michael held the positions of Executive Chef, Caterer and Manager at various venues.

Experienced in all aspects of culinary management and production; Michael has become an articulate, award winning, culinary professional. He has been recognized in the Lexington community as the "Ice Man" for his many talented ice sculptures.

Michael and Kellie always dreamed of having their own catering company. After years of working for other caterers, an opportunity presented itself in 1998 to purchase an existing company named, "The Kitchen at Chevy Chase". The business grew quickly under the new ownership of Michael and Kellie and within a year the business was so successful that they were forced to find an additional location for their catering company. After relocating to their present location, 333 North Ashland Avenue in November 2000, they renamed the business "Seasons Catering & Special Occasions" and expanded their services with an events division, on site bridal consultant, all occasion invitations and floral design.

Seasons Catering and Special Occasions offers a variety of services, including those listed below:

Rentals: Whether you need tables, linens, chairs, china or glassware for your upcoming occasion, Seasons works with the area's finest rental contractors and will be happy to assist with any rental details that your event may require. View photo...

Ice Scuplture: Chef Stoddart has invested over 15 years of his culinary profession into mastering the art of hand crafted ice sculptures. Seasons will be happy to transform your company logo into ice, create a swan or Waterford vase for your buffet table, or a fun ice luge for your next Open House. Click here for more details.

Cakes: We use the freshest ingredients when we prepare our specialty desserts and cakes. Call us to inquire about customized orders! Click here for photos of some of our cakes.

Corporate and Box Lunches: Click here for details.
Event Management: Whether you are planning an elegant wedding, corporate function, company picnic or social event, we can turn your vision into a one-of-a kind event. Click here for more details.

Invitations: We offer from "save the date" to customized cocktail napkins, party favors and more! View photo...

Floral: From simple to elegant to extravagant. View photos...

Decor: Simple or elegant, Seasons takes pride in our quality presentations. View photos...

Venue Referrals: Seasons has years of experience working with the area's finest venue locations. As an approved caterer for most venues, we have the knowledge to you need to create the affair of a lifetime! Click here for details.

Our Team

Paulette Winton
Accounting Manager

Mark Morgan
Senior Bartender

Linda Russell
Client Relations Specialist

Lynne Tondreau

William Jackson
Sous Chef

Sena Hajdarevic
Sr. Production Engineer

Aida Azcorra
Production Engineer

Lidia Ramirez
Production Engineer

Senada Sulejmanagic
Kitchen Supervisor

Patrick Thompson

Martha Brown

Caroline Caudill

Liesl Grause

Nihad Hajdarevic

Brenda Harris

Linda Huff

Linda Maxwell

Lori May

Keith Pinkston

Tyler Sanslow

Susan Sanslow

Avivah Shaw

Marlie Stoddart

Matthew Stoddart

Contact Information

Seasons Catering & Special Occasions
333 North Ashland Avenue
Lexington, KY 40502
phone: 859-266-6661
fax: 859-268-6934

Click here for directions and a map to our facilities.

Amazing Food. Creative Vision. Variety of Venues. Unforgettable Ice Sculptures.