Maxine Turner

President, Cuisine Unlimited
Chair, U.S. Chamber Council on Small Business

Maxine Turner founded Cuisine Unlimited Catering Service in 1980. In 1985 she opened her first deli operation and expanded to four sites over eight years. Marv Turner, her husband, joined her a number of years later and sons, Aaron and Jeff Turner in 2003. They expanded their services to include a design design, rental, and florals division and recently added DMC services. They have operated concessions at Red Butte Gardens for 13 years. Under the Cuisine Café division, they offer in-house corporate feeding for major corporations. The corporate name was expanded to Cuisine Unlimited Catering & Special Events with nationally and internationally recognition receiving the 2014 U.S. Chamber Top Seven Small Businesses in the country representing the Western Region, the 2014 OWIT International Business of the Year, Fortune 5000 Small Business in 2012-2013 and 2014, Salt Lake Chamber Giant Small Business of the Year Award and 2002 National Caterer of the Year.

The US Welcome Foundation is a project of the Turners. This is an open the public hospitality center is sponsored by U.S. corporations and participating states taking place at Olympic Games, World Cup and World Expo. The U.S. Chamber is a partner in this effort.

Maxine serves on the board of U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and is the chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Council on Small Business, Economic Development Corporation of Utah, Salt Lake City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, Park City Chamber Bureau, Jr. Achievement, and the Salt Lake Community College Culinary Board.  She is an instructor at the Park City Culinary Institute teaching the principals of catering. In 2013, she co-authored a catering text book distributed to culinary schools through out the United States and featured in the book Women Who Mean Business

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