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Our partnerships allow us to excel in reliable and efficient
service while promising amazing food quality & variety,
a combination unprecedented in the catering world.

It’s event catering in a whole new way

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How Cohost Works

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Step one Fill Us In

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Step two Follow Up

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Step three Hone In

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Step four Book & Pay

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Step five Relax

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The CoHosts

Here is the team that will be planning & managing your events.
In addition to planning & managing, you will also see us waiting tables,
bussing, bartending, plating menu selections, and washing dishes.

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Jewel BriggsOwner, Operator, Fearless Leader

Jewel is and has been many things - a successful business owner, a wife, a mother, a server, a line cook, a hostess, and (unrelated to her long-standing career in hospitality), a radio personality. But she was always drawn to the fast paced craziness that thrives in the restaurant business. Being the daughter of an entrepreneur, she knew it was in her blood to forge her own path in an industry she so admired. While working at Cuba Libre Cafe, she seized the opportunity to develop their catering program. Jewel quickly realized her vision of meeting her client’s catering needs: lots of restaurants and lots of wonderful food. She loved her first event even more than the restaurant life and the rest is history! Outside of work, Jewel loves spending time with her husband, Marcus, and their 4 beautiful children. As a family they attend Watermark Community Church. Jewel loves Jesus, puzzles, escape rooms and movies… lots of movies.

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Marcus BriggsFleet and Equipment Director, Schmoozer

Marcus built and operated Cuba Libre's catering division from the very beginning with Jewel, and was instrumental in all points of growth with Cohost. He is currently responsible for all office/building/fleet projects. He fancies himself an amateur mechanic and handy man and is good at fixing just about anything that needs a little attention in the warehouse. As the official Schmoozer, he makes sure that our hosts and guests are care free, well fed, armed with a drink, and enjoying the event. He doesn’t spend a ton of time outside of work, but while he's here he sure likes to sing..... loudly. Marcus & Jewel are also married with four awesome young kids. It is all an adventure!

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Chelsea MacLennanEvent Specialist, Human Vision Board

Chelsea has spent the last 10 years in different aspects of the Service Industry - beginning as a hair stylist and then taking a sharp, but welcome, turn to event planning. She graduated from WMU (Go Broncos!) with a BBA in Business Management and a BA in Organizational Communications. She landed her first event planning job for Alamo Drafthouse before returning to her Alma Mater as the Event Planner for the Office of Admissions. Chelsea went on to work for the largest food management company in Michigan, where she had her hand in the comeback of Detroit. Eventually she followed her heart to DFW and joined our team at Cohost - the perfect place for the next chapter of her career. She wants you to know that if she weren't here, she'd be taking classes at Hogwarts.

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Barnabas KipapaEvent Specialist, Cyber Guru

Barnabas began working in restaurants at 15 where he got a real taste for the industry. He went on to work for some amazing restaurants in Nashville where his love for food and drink continued to grow. Barnabas was one of Cohost’s first employees (in a time before Cohost was born). He worked the first wedding Jewel ever booked. They were reunited 7 years later when Barney came to work in the office, planning wildly successful events. Outside of work, Barnabas likes to unwind with some online gaming. His latest passion is Path of Exile, where he kills more monsters than the Winchesters.

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Rebecca ChildersCulinary Manager, Marketing Manager, Creative Genius

Rebecca’s love for all things culinary began at a young age. As a child she grew up eating at restaurants and ordering items like sautéed frog legs (to her mother’s horror), throwing all kinds of uncalled for ingredients into instant cake mixes, and screaming “BAM!” along with Emeril Lagasse. She began her career by baking pastries in a small coffee shop, then went on to cook for Country Clubs, Restaurants and Catering Kitchens before settling into her current role at Cohost. Here, Rebecca develops and maintains relationships with restaurants, their food, and their chefs. And occasionally she gets to build beautiful cheeseboards and decorate events. Outside of work she loves cats, baseball and true crime documentaries… In that order.

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Brittany CorralOffice Manager, Doer of all The Things

Brittany gained her Food and Beverage experience working in chain restaurants while pursuing higher education. Brittany had dreams of landing a career in the medical field, but quickly realized that wasn’t the path for her. With a passion for serving others, she eventually found a like-minded group here at Cohost. Here she takes charge of logistics and connecting each event with the perfect staff for the occasion and clientele. She also handles invoicing, Human Resources, online inquiries, and about one hundred other things. Thanks, Brittany. We salute you. Her Philosophy: “Lead by example - anything you would expect your team to do, be willing to do yourself. If your team can’t see that you’re willing to do whatever it takes, they won’t either.”

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Victor RobertsonOperations Manager, IT Wizard

Victor began his hospitality career bartending at country clubs and moved on to fine dining establishments where he eventually met Jewel and Marcus - the owners of Cohost. He loves working with delicious food, great people and our wonderful clients. Victor is a problem solver, a go-getter and a “do as I do leader.” He enjoys playing a few rounds of golf on the weekends and traveling as far and as often as he can. His Philosophy: “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Gabriel BenavidesWarehouse Manager, Muscle

In 2002 Gabriel dived in to the Service Industry with high hopes of becoming a bartender. He succeeded in just 4 months which is no easy feat for a new comer. He bounced around between a few different bars and restaurants, where eventually he encountered Cohost. Seeing the success of the business as well as the environment that the owners had created, he knew he wanted in. Over the last four years Gabe has expanded both his career with Cohost and his family - welcoming his newest addition last year. If Gabriel won the lottery, he would buy a piece of land with a pond on it so he could fish any and every day.

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Breeana EspinozaReceptionist, Songbird of Her Generation

Breeana has been working closely with food from the time she was 15 years old picking, sorting and selling fruit from her Grandpa’s orchard. She moved to Eastern New Mexico for college and went on to work several different restaurant jobs while going to school. Breeana found Cohost shortly after she and her husband moved to Dallas and was determined to join the team. She may be shy, but she brings love and kindness to all that she does and she is the perfect first impression of Cohost. Outside of work Breeana loves going on adventures with her husband, singing and performing, serving in her church, working out, and the occasional Netflix binge.