MEET THE TEAM
Kristi Blessing - Catering Director
Kristi Blessing is a 20+ year resident of Chicago’s Western Suburb, Elmhurst, Il. After raising her three children and spending nearly two decades in the financial services industry with a focus in hospitality, Kristi decided to follow her passion for culinary + beverage. The journey began in 2010 with the opening of Pints, a casual sports bar concept in Elmhurst, Il. In 2016 and 2017, 151 Kitchen | Bar, a seasonally focused modern American restaurant, in Elmhurst, IL and Barrel House Social , a socially hip bar scene, in La Grange, IL joined the Cloud Nine Restaurant Group, respectively. Kristi’s attention to details played a significant role in the design and style of these restaurants. In 2019, 151 Catering was launched to support the local event market. Kristi has spearheaded the launch of the group’s off premise event program and oversees the operational success of 151 Catering. She takes great pride in making every guest request a reality and creating unforgettable moments.
John Benline - Event Manager
John Benline's nimble abilities to recognize, innovate and deploy on-trend offerings bring favorable impact to your event experience. Holding a Five-Star Award of Excellence by Forbes in hospitality, Johns keen ability to understand guests needs and lead a flawless event are among his many talents.