Beth Shully has been designing events for more than 30 years. Beth is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University with a degree in Fine Arts and UW Milwaukee in Graphic Arts /Printmaking. Beth got her start by working for her relatives, Chef Kurt and Darlene Weber (Nantucket in Mequon and the Nantucket Shores at the Astor Hotel). She then worked for a local nightclub and created promotional events. For her next endeavor, Beth worked for Gimbel’s Catering. This is where she learned the art of “off premise catering”. Beth has artistic tendencies that greatly influence her life and the spaces within it. Beth has altered and redesigned everything within her reach (probably much to her husband’s chagrin at times!)
Scott Shully is a Milwaukee native, Culinary Arts graduate of Milwaukee Area Technical College, and former apprentice of the Pfister Hotel English Room. His culinary background includes two years of work in Switzerland at the Hotel Bellevue, Braunwald and Hotel Glarnerhof, Glarus. Upon his return to Milwaukee, Scott worked the first two years of the famed Grenadiers restaurants. His next position was with Northwestern Mutual Life in the Officer’s Dining Room.
Some of Scott’s personal career highlights:
1973 - MATC Escoffier Scholarship
1995 - Awarded “Special Events” magazine Gala Award “Best Food Presentation”
1999 - Catered on a private train for Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and ten guests
Featured Article in Nations Restaurant News for Scott’s Tasting Room
Jacob Shully has been with Shully's since 2015 in the role of General Manager. As part of the Shully family, Jacob has grown up in the food industry, starting his career scrubbing pots and pans, but wasn't sure of where he wanted his career to go! After receiving his Business Marketing Degree from the University of Minnesota, he moved to New York City to begin his career working for Major League Baseball in their Licensing and Retail Marketing Departments. Jacob spent five years working for MLB, building his knowledge of marketing and management and eating at as many NYC restaurants as possible! After those five great years on the East Coast, he was ready to bring his business knowledge back to the family business and help oversee daily operations, with the occasional pot and pan washing too!
Nina is one of the three Shully children working in the business today. She joined the company in the Fall of 2015 as an Associate Event Coordinator, and quickly made the leap to Event Coordinator. Nina was previously a teacher at Wilson Elementary, and University School of Milwaukee so it's no wonder she is a great communicator! Nina too has grown up in the food industry, and loves everything about putting together fantastic events for our clients. Nina's attention to detail, amazing communication skills, and love of all things food are just a small sliver of all the great things she brings to the Shully's family. When she isn't on-site for events, or in the office putting together the next over-the-top soiree she is spending time with her sweet beautiful baby, Victory!
Hadley is the third of the Shully children, and the most gifted in the kitchen. Hadley trained at the International Culinary Center in New York, NY. Part of her training included living and working in Parma and the Two Michelin Star restaurant Principe Cerami in Sicily, Italy. After her wonderful experiences abroad, she returned to Chicago to work at the esteemed restaurant Girl and the Goat of Boca Group, as well as the Michelin Star Restaurant Roister, of Alinea Group. After her time in Chicago, she realized that she could bring her culinary knowledge to the family business and help establish Shully's kitchen as the industry standard in catering.
Jerel has been studying the enchanting powers of wine, spirits, and beer since 2006 when he started working as a beer clerk in Bloomington, Indiana. His quest has benefitted from working in several restaurants, wine shops, and wholesale distribution, and included a brief pause from the industry to attain a Masters in Library Science from Indiana University. In 2015, he became certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Sandi Fedele-Jacoby has had a passion for food and wine since she was a young child, watching her grandparents and father making wine, fresh pasta, and homemade sausage. After helping at her family’s restaurant on Milwaukee’s East Side, she worked in several private clubs during her high school and college years, including Bluemound Golf and Country Club. Sandi studied communications before returning to the food industry. She was the dining room manager for a small club in Milwaukee where she met her husband, Ken. She worked for D&S Food Service for 8 years in many of their divisions, becoming a location manager. She left the company to stay at home with her sons. She was fortunate to meet Beth Shully, who was looking for a nanny at the time. When Beth found out Sandi’s background, she asked her to join the Shully team. Sandi has been with Shully’s Cuisine & Events since 1992.
Scott "Steven" Jones
Scott "Steven" Jones has been with Shully's Cuisine & Events since early 2012, bringing with him 35 years of experience in the restaurant, hotel, and catering industry. Steven attended the Columbus College of Art and Design, where he studied Illustration and Advertising Design. While he was in college, he worked for the Hyatt Hotel Corporation. He continued his hotel career at the Marquesa Hotel in Key West, followed by The Cincinnatian Hotel. Before joining the Shully's team, Steven was working in catering for Harpo Studios and the Oprah Winfrey Show.
In addition to his work in the food and beverage industry, Steven is also a Visual Artist. He is an accomplished painter with work currently shown in a variety of galleries in Chicago and Milwaukee.