Justin Thompson Catering is the catering arm of the Justin Thompson Restaurant group and works seamlessly with Chef Justin's other award-winning concepts and their talented chefs. Combined with our own state of the art kitchen and expertly trained staff, we can provide unrivaled cuisine and service for your next event.
Let our specialists help guide you through the process of designing your menu, and trust that our staff will adhere to the highest standards in both service and cuisine.
Justin Thompson Catering is the perfect caterer for everything from an intimate dinner with wine pairings to a large-scale corporate event.
Throughout his career, Justin has been named best chef in Tulsa by Oklahoma Magazine, Tulsa Voice, Tulsa People Magazine, & Urban Tulsa Magazine. He has received numerous awards and recognition from the Chaine des Rotisseurs, has been featured in Saveur Magazine and served as guest chef at the James Beard House in New York City. Justin is also involved in numerous charities in Tulsa, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Child Abuse Network, and as Co-Chair of their Donor Relations Committee. Justin and his restaurant group have contributed to over one hundred different charities in Tulsa since 2011.
Director of Catering
Cory Kester has worked in the restaurant & hospitality industry for over 20 years. With experience ranging from high end steakhouses to family restaurants and everything in between, Cory has always focused on improving guest satisfaction and creative problem solving. Most recently Cory has worked with his wife, Chelsea, at her event planning company, Take Heart Events. He has worked for Justin Thompson Restaurants as a catering manager for the last 3+ years and now brings his extensive experience to the table as JTR Group's Director of Catering. In his free time, Cory enjoys game nights with friends, sailing, and wine tasting.
CHEF DE CUISINE
Dave Helmick has been working with Justin Thompson for over 13 years. He has honorably followed him from Brasserie, Sonoma, Dukes, Prhyme and currently serves as the Chef de Cuisine for Justin Thompson Catering. Dave is married to his lovely wife, Nona. They have 4 children and many grand children. When he has time off you will find him fishing or camping with his grandchildren.
Makayla Hess was born and raised in the Tulsa area and began working for the Justin Thompson Restaurant Group in 2014. She began her journey as a host and quickly moved up the ranks to serving and eventually moving into the kitchen as a prep cook and kitchen hand. This is when she found her true passion in cooking. Her favorite part of the job is plating and executing artful catering. In her off time she enjoys being in the outdoors surrounded by family and friends.