Our Staff

Paul Bosch, Executive Chef

bosch Executive Chef Paul Bosch is accessible, humble, direct and authentic. His approach parallels Food In Bloom’s simple, fresh and authentic style. Originally from the Midwest, he completed his degree in Hotel Restaurant Administration at Southern Illinois University. Growing up he would help his parents in their garden, utilizing every fruit and vegetable in every dish he created. Paul continued his path into  culinary territory and received his A.O.S. Degree in Culinary Arts in New York at the Culinary Institute of America before heading westward to Colorado, Washington and finally Oregon. He has left his creative footprint at Skamania Lodge, Resort at the Mountain, and most recently the Oregon Zoo. Chef Paul joined Food in Bloom in November 2014. Paul is a proud member of the James Beard Foundation, Alpha Zeta, National Sommelier Society, Epicures of Wine, Chefs Collaborative and Portland’s always growing and influential food scene. Paul’s inspirations are his wife, children and parent’s continued support, as well Portland’s culinary community. “The sense of comradery among the chefs and their passion for supporting farm to table and sustainability in Portland while still having the ability to tie in their culture and doing it successfully is amazing.”

Kristen Jorizzo, Event Coordinator

k-73 Kristen’s strong work ethic and organizational skills were apparent from an early age.  Born in Medford, OR, she attended St. Mary’s High School, where she ran a fundraiser for a Children’s Heart Surgery Program, organized volunteers for the city’s Art In Bloom Festival Children’s Activities Tent and traveled to Peru to assist in a program that provided eye surgery to cure blindness.  She subsequently attended Lewis and Clark College, where she majored in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography.  Upon graduation, she spent 5 months working at Komen Race for the Cure in Portland.  In 2013 she joined Soirée where she was involved in the planning and execution of fundraisers, museum opening and weddings. Kristen is inspired by healthy living, creative cuisine and working closely with her clients.  She looks forward to being part of the Food in Bloom team.

Justin Saylor, Marketing Manager

justin headshot final Justin has been involved in the Portland restaurant community since he relocated to Oregon in 2002. Originally from Northern Idaho and growing up on a dairy farm, Justin has been drawn to institutions that understand and utilize fresh, local, and ‘from-scratch’ concepts. Taking his foodie passion and combining his sales, marketing, and administrative skills, he’s had the opportunity to work for several of Portland’s most revered and unique restaurants. An avid long distance runner and yoga instructor, Justin brings high energy to the Food in Bloom office.

Stephanie Crawford, Director of Events

Stephanie Head Shot Stephanie is a stickler for detail and the fine points of hospitality. She brings to bear her twenty years of hospitality experience and degree in Art Appreciation to address and overcome all of the logistical and aesthetic challenges every event faces. She led the service staff at A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa Bay, Florida’s premier catering company. She managed the events facility and helped contribute to record sales and revenue during her tenure. She managed a variety of events and they were as diverse as: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl ring ceremony, the Patel families’ 800 hundred person two-day traditional Indian wedding celebration, the retirement party for CentCom commander General Tommy Franks retirement party to the Debartolo Family Foundations 1200 person five-course plated fundraising dinner.She and her husband moved to Portland and pursue their passion for local and organic food and sustainable practices. She has spent the last six years honing her hospitality skills and developing her knowledge of local and sustainable practices, as the Catering Director of Artemis Foods. Always looking to take on new and greater challenges, we’re excited to have Stephanie on our team.

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