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Scott Rubin

Director of Catering
214-768-4676

A native of Fort Worth, TX Scott Rubin has many ties to the restaurant community in this area. After spending several years on the west coast, Scott came back to the Dallas/Fort Worth area when he was hired as a Catering Manager for SMU Catering and 3 years later he was moved into the position of Director of Catering for SMU. During his tenure his department has seen extraordinary growth and has been called upon by many distinguished celebrities, dignitaries and personalities.attention necessary to exceed expectations.

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Denise Lentz

Catering Manager
214-768-2846

Denise Lentz is a twelve year DFW area veteran in planning, coordinating and implementing hundreds of special events. Her great sense of style and ability to work closely and comfortably with her clients has resulted in successful weddings and events. Her love of fine cuisine and her background in interior design led her to the perfect career: special event planning. She has built close relationships with Dallas area vendors to make sure each event has all the perfect pieces. With her talent and creative spirit, you can trust that she will create the most memorable event. When she is not planning events, she enjoys spending time with her 3 beautiful children & husband. It's also not unusual to spot her out shopping or simply enjoying quiet time in her garden.

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Juanita Ovalle

Catering Manager
214-768-2179

Juanita Ovalle has worked as a Catering Manager at SMU for ten years. She has been in the catering business for more than twenty years and specializes in outstanding customer service. Her guest list has included Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Congressman Joe Barton, Dallas Mayors Tom Leppert and Mike Rawlings, Texas Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg and Fox Business Network host and commentator John Stossel. Juanita has attended several catering conferences and tradeshows such as Catersource and is a member of The National Association of Catering & Events. When not working, Juanita loves to spend time with her family.

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