Meet The Team

Ashley Shepherd

Founder & CEO

Ashley wears many hats at Sheps. She manages all day to day operations and meets with each client during catering consults. You can also find her in the kitchen testing new recipes and keeping the staff laughing with her unconventional ways of doing things.

From sun up to sun down, Ashley is always thinking of ways to improve Sheps whether it be food or service. She loves making beautiful food that tastes good and is displayed beautifully. Ashley loves the small details that make any event EXTRA special.

Ashley received a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Family Home and Consumer Science. She is passionate about creating delicious food that brings people together for any occasion. She is the author of Blissful Bites, a cookbook that has many of her favorite recipes.


Executive Chef

JC’s passion for cooking was inspired when he saw that people’s moods could be changed by simply eating great food. His culinary career began in Texas while attending San Angelo University.
A local restaurant, Cork and Pig, is where he found his first kitchen prep job. JC fell in love with the restaurant lifestyle and worked his way up the ranks to Lead Sauté. It became a goal to be educated in all styles and stages of cooking. The following few years he cooked between a food truck and country club. Fast finger food with tight working spaces on the truck to large catering events with eloquent dishes at the country club, JC found himself comfortable in any cooking environment.
In 2018, JC’s career moved to Colorado Springs where he began working for the former mayor of Woodland Park Colorado, Neil Levy. Neil owned two of the top restaurants in the area and hired JC on in both of them. The Peppertree was known for their tuxedo table side cooking. JC suited up, prepared food and entertained the guests with his cooking and witty banter. The Swiss Chalet was the second restaurant where JC became the Sous Chef. His responsibilities included creating new menu items and running the kitchen which he enjoyed.
A few years later, JC wanted to be nearer to family. Upon returning to Utah, he became a butcher as he wanted to learn more about the preparation of an animal. JC has truly excelled and loved his journey as a chef and is bringing new knowledge and zest to Sheps!
You will LOVE his cookin!


Sous Chef

The first job Jake ever had was as a dishwasher, slowly he worked his way up through the ranks. Jake has been cooking professionally for 4 years now. Cooking has become his way of self expression. Jake loves being able to create unique and creative dishes that surprise and satisfy. Jake is loving our team here at Sheps.

Michelle Hardman

Pastry Chef

Michelle Hardman was born and raised in Payson, Utah. Michelle graduated from the Culinary Arts Institute at Utah Valley University! Her favorite things are her husband Zac, baking sweets and trying new foods! Michelle loves working for Sheps and is so excited to be a part of the Sheps family!!

Camille Brown

Office Manager

Camille Brown was raised on a farm here in Utah County with her 5 siblings. She has been taught the importance of hard work. Camille graduated from high school with high honors as well as graduating with a cosmetology license. Camille had recently been working at The Oaks Event Center where her passion for this industry grew. She love working as a manager for Sheps Culinary Creations. Camille has always had ambitions to work hard and improve myself and others around her. Her goal is to help build Sheps and work with the amazing clients to create a food experience perfectly fitted to their event.