Chris McKee – From Air to Table
Chris is one of the newest team members at Kessenich’s. A long-time Madisonian, he joined the sales team with a huge background in the foodservice industry and we couldn’t be happier to welcome him.
Chris has a very unique and interesting history, starting as a Navy military pilot for 10 years followed by 10 years at the Pentagon.
It appears he didn’t really have a chance of not becoming a true ‘foodie’, with his mom being a certified master chef and a father famous for his grilling prowess! Chris trained at one of the nation’s top culinary schools, graduating with distinction from L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD. His culinary career has included training under many recognized master chefs, assisting such notables as Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert, and Bobby Flay with their productions. Not stopping there, Chris developed a culinary curriculum for adults with disabilities in Phoenix, and took a tour teaching French culinary techniques at his alma mater.
In his spare time, Chris is an avid golfer and he and his wife Emily and daughter Ivy, love to be on the water with their kayak’s & jet ski.
Chris’s enthusiasm for helping his clients shows every day – “There is nothing I love more than to see one of my customer’s new visions come to life!”
Teena Faber – Dedicated to Showroom Success
If you have visited our showroom no doubt you have been greeted by Teena’s smiling face and friendly welcome! It seems impossible that she has only been with us for 5 years.
As Showroom Manager, Teena knows Kessenich’s inside and out and not only runs our Customer Service department but also works on special projects for customers, finds those hard-to-get items that might need some extra digging, and helps our residential customers find the right tool for their home kitchen. She supports our sales staff, fields requests from our website, and is a huge part of the welcoming atmosphere you feel when you walk in our doors.
Teena is a long-time Madisonian, moving here when she was just a freshman in high school. Now she is married with 2 children and as she will tell you, “a bunch of critters”! Teena and her family love to have family get-togethers at the lake and eat out at all the wonderful local restaurants Madison has to offer – especially Indian food.
What makes it all worth it to Teena? “The absolute best customers anywhere and a really fun hardworking team!”