Get to know the Pepper Moon team, dedicated professionals who work closely with you and each other to create exceptional culinary experiences for the Triad. We look forward to meeting you.
Meredith is Greensboro born and bred, which is one reason she’s so respected in the Triad. This is home, and she loves preparing delicious food for her community. She is an original owner of Pepper Moon, created in 1996. With a Hospitality Management degree from Appalachian State University, she handles large client business, donation and philanthropy clients, and marketing and advertising for Pepper Moon. She is also a co-owner of Spring Garden Bakery and Coffeehouse.
Favorite Pepper Moon Menu Item: White Chocolate Cheesecake Pops!
Take it from Meredith: “Share your budget with us. We have the established relationships and know the ‘tricks of the trade’ to help you achieve what you want. We may not be able to meet every budget, but we believe that part of our job is to share our expertise with you in a way that will help you make the best decisions for a successful event.”
Born into the family restaurant business in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Bill handles all of Pepper Moon’s operational needs of, including financial matters. To fit the ever-changing needs of our clients, he redesigned Pepper Moon’s current commissary to make it more efficient and flexible. One of Pepper Moon’s original owners, Bill also is a co-owner of Spring Garden Bakery and Coffeehouse.
Favorite Pepper Moon Menu Item: Panseared Scallops with Garlic Aioli and Hoisen Duck Mushroom Caps
Take it from Bill: “For large events, involve our team in the logistical aspects of the planning. By letting us manage details of the physical set up, such as where guests will enter, what equipment should be used, where the trash will be taken, you can focus your time and energy on more important things: enjoying your guests and the outcomes of a fantastic event.”
In 2009, Pepper Moon co-owners Meredith and Bill along with long-time restauranteur Danny Mauney of the Red Onion Café in Boone, NC, started Red Moon Hospitality which continues to provide full service catering to all Home football games for ASU Athletics as well as other corporate and social catering in The High Country. The trio has also opened The TApp Room, a Boone-local college sports bar featuring the Best Tacos in Boone for the past two years, and 20 rotating craft beer taps.
Bethann was born in Korea and raised in Pittsburgh. With many years in the event industry she began her employment at Pepper Moon in 2008. Bethann is an expert working with brides and assisting them with their special details. Bethann’s extraordinary organizational skills also make her an excellent choice to hire and book Pepper Moon’s service team of servers and bartenders.
Favorite Pepper Moon Menu Item: Sautéed Orzo Action Station
Take it from Bethann: “We want to ensure your happiness on this very special day (or weekend). Having an idea of the atmosphere, style of food and overall look and being able to share this with us is a great way for both of us to start visualizing all of the details that will make your day truly yours.”
Corporate Sales Manager
“Emily is a native of Northport, New York. You might be able to tell from the photo, but she’s got a flair for the unexpected and loves presenting new ideas to clients. Since early 2007, she’s been helping many of our corporate clients bring flair to their events. She especially loves helping Furniture Market clients, and our ITMA Showtime partners ways to highlight their colorful goods twice yearly.
Emily’s Advice: “Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb and try something different — your guests will thank you for doing something other than the traditional party fare!”
Favorite Pepper Moon Menu Item: A toss up between the Fresh Herb and Tomato Salsa (so simple, yet so tasty and pretty) and our Polenta (so flavorful, and a less-typical side).
Corporate Sales Manager and Human Resources Manager
A native of Franklin, North Carolina, Leslie has been a part of the Pepper Moon team since 1998, bringing many years hospitality industry experience with her. She has helped define the Pepper Moon approach that our clients love and the procedures that ensure a successful event every time. Leslie co-coordinates Furniture Market and takes care of our most established clients while managing human resources for Pepper Moon.
Leslie’s Advice: “When you are in the planning phase of your event, pick a theme and follow it through all the details of your event. The florist, your menu, the linen colors, choosing china or plastic, etc. all work together to make the overall feel of your event cohesive.”
Favorite Pepper Moon Menu Item: Proscuitto Garlic Basil Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast with Chardonnay Cream Sauce
Event Administrative Assistant
Camie was born and raised in the Charlotte, NC area. She came to Greensboro in 2010 to attend UNCG, where she earned a degree in Hospitality Management. During her senior year, Camie interned at Walt Disney World and was fortunate to experience leadership and hospitality training from their world-renowned program. Camie joined the Pepper Moon team in 2014. In addition to helping manage our social media, she also handles a variety of events including birthday parties, graduations, and corporate events.
Camie’s Advice: “We handle events of all sizes, from small home parties to large corporate events. Don’t ever think your event is too small! Share with us your vision, and our team will help make it possible.”
Favorite Pepper Moon Food: Sundried Tomato Biscuits filled with homemade Pimento Cheese
Jaime has successfully held a variety of positions in the wedding and event industry since 2006. She joined the Pepper Moon Catering team in 2015 to oversee sales and operations at Revolution Mill Events Center. Jaime grew up in West Virginia, and after graduating from Elon University with a degree in Business Administration she decided to make North Carolina her home. Jaime brings her knowledge of event planning and passion for excellent customer service to each of the events she manages. Her attention to detail and calm demeanor help clients to feel at ease and know their event is in good hands.
Jaime’s Advice: “With the stunning back drop of Revolution Mill setting the scene, let us help you tell your story through your event. We can recommend room layouts, food and beverage to create a memorable experience for your guests. The upper deck in the Courtyard is a great spot to snap an Instagram worthy photo!”
Favorite Pepper Moon Menu Item: Braised Beef Short Rib with Wild Mushroom Risotto action station
Born in Durham and raised in Stokes County, Ashley knows all about Southern hospitality! Since 2014, Ashley has been answering our customers’ calls with her sweet Southern drawl. She keeps the Pepper Moon office running smoothly and is an expert at helping make sure we stay on track and on time so your event is everything you hoped it would be.
Ashley’s Advice:“Making sure all of your deliveries arrive as expected is my number one priority. Because we have numerous deliveries a day, scheduling and routing drivers is a key aspect to insure that your meal makes it to you on time. Call us as soon as you know about your event to plan your order, and I will help make it happen.”
Favorite Pepper Moon Menu Item: Grilled Vegetable Display
Lynda Smith is our Executive Chef and maintains very high standards for our Culinary Team. She boasts at least a 99.5 health sanitation grade from the Guilford County Health Department each month. Her staff, maintains the integrity of each of every item on our current menus while continually working to create new and exciting food selections and presentations for our clients.
Marty Cranford has been our Driving Supervisor for more than 10 years and is a valuable asset to Pepper Moon. Delivery orders will be dropped off and set up promptly and professionally by Marty and his crew. When your event is over, they will return to pick up equipment with the same efficiency and care.
Raised near Asheville, in the North Carolina mountains, Phil has been with Pepper Moon since 2014. Phil is responsible for ensuring that every event has all the items necessary to create a wonderful dining experience for you and your guests; from the dishes your food is served in, to the color of the linens and napkins, to the set-up of the beverage station Phil makes sure it is all there.
Phil’s Advice: “Be sure to discuss with your Pepper Moon Sales Manager all the available options for linen colors, Chef Action Stations, and displays to make your event one your guest will remember.”
Favorite Pepper Moon Menu Item: Everything.
Culinary Team, driving crew and Service FOrce
These members of the Pepper Moon team are instrumental in the creation of your menu items and in providing exceptional food delivery and service. Pepper Moon and our customers value the tenacity and attention to detail our drivers, kitchen staff and servers provide.
The supervisors, servers and bartenders come from all over our community. Whether they are students, retirees, or employed by Pepper Moon full or part time, all are dedicated to taking care of your needs and the needs of your guests, executing a seamless event and making you look good!