Stephanie Demaline - Toledo, Ohio
When I was 11 years old I began spending an immense amount of time in the kitchen of my childhood home. While friends were staying up-to-date on the latest drama of "The Real World" on MTV, I was busy creating a 30-minute meal created by my biggest inspiration, Rachel Ray. On my 14th birthday I asked for, and received, a brand new knife block set, that which still sits on my kitchen counter. I spent my summers making homemade salsa, baking dozens of cookies, and serving dinner for my family. This passion followed me into adulthood and continued to grow with every project that came my way.
When I was 14-years-old, a family friend took the biggest chance and hired me to assist her with a catering event for over 250 people. When I was 16-years-old, I was hired to oversee an expansion at a local restaurant and took my first job working in a professional kitchen. I eventually became manager of the kitchen. After graduating from The University of Toledo in 2017 with my Bachelor's degree in Political Science, working in political campaigns, and dabbling in the legal field, I realized that none of that fulfilled me as much as being in a kitchen and doing what I love.
I am now 27-years-old and can finally say I have over a decade of experience working in the food service industry. Catering, baking, event planning, and everything in between, are my passions. Simplified by Steph has been a dream of mine for quite some time and I am beyond thrilled to be able to share it with you. This company has been designed to simplify your event needs by creating a one-stop-shop for a variety of party essentials including baked goods, catering, event planning and coordination. You tell me what you need and I make it happen. It's that simple.