Meet Our Team

Dedicated Professionals

Our satisfaction comes from knowing our clients, friends and family well enough to successfully create beautiful, tasteful and memorable events.

Greg Neville

Executive Chef, Partner & Sommelier
Allora Catering & Events

Gregory Neville is the Executive Chef, Partner and Certified Sommelier for Allora.

Originally from Newport Beach, Greg traveled, lived and attended school in Europe, with a special focus on World History and Italian Cuisine. After returning to California, graduating from UCLA and then receiving his Masters from Thunderbird, he held multiple Chef/Partner positions in the San Francisco and Los Angeles markets, with groups such as Spectrum Foods, Prego, Tutto Mare, and MacArthur Park. He was Executive Chef and Partner at Il Fornaio and Hotel Donatello in San Francisco, where he received the AAA Five Diamond Award. He later came to Utah as the Executive Chef for Gastronomy Restaurant Group and later Solitude Mountain Resort.

In 2000, Greg opened the beloved Lugano Restaurant in Salt Lake City – serving delicious Northern Italian fare. During his 13 successful years with Lugano, Chef Greg received numerous accolades and awards for his local, sustainable and seasonal menu.

He has been awarded Best Chef, Best Italian Restaurant, Best of State and was Zagat rated for more than 10 years. Greg was also invited to cook at the James Beard House for the March 2007 “Italian Lovers Dinner” and the 2007 “America’s Thanksgiving Dinner”.

In 2012, Greg received his Level II Certified Sommelier Certificate from the Court of Master Sommeliers in Northern California. In 2013, he was nominated by his peers to the ‘Best Chefs America’ annual publication.

Julie Paine

Chef, Partner, Sales & Marketing
Allora Catering & Events

Julie Paine is the President and Owner of Allora Catering & Events. She is a member of the Park City Women’s Business Network, and proud to be
one of the many women owned and operated businesses in the Park City area. Allora is an official Green Business, a member of the Park City Chamber of Commerce, and an Official In- Kind Partner of The Sundance Institute.

Growing up Greek on a farm in Providence, Utah, Julie learned the importance of food at a very young age. She spent as much time as possible with her parents and other family members, learning the basic principles and techniques of farming, gardening, harvesting, canning, cooking and living off the land. Upon turning 18, she moved to the East Coast to pursue her education and professional life.

Julie’s first career was in the corporate worlds of American Express and eBay where she managed global incentive programs and corporate engagement for over 20 years. Her travels took her all over the United States and Europe where she worked with international sales & marketing teams, managed corporate communications, and organized and directed high level executive programs.

Julie’s second career is much more interesting. She abandoned her corporate life and earned a degree in Culinary Arts. She attended post graduate studies in Verona, Italy, focusing on Italian language, culture and cuisine. Upon returning to Utah, she worked diligently in the hospitality and concierge markets, leading educational culinary programs, and ultimately creating, managing and opening the new concept restaurant Mollie & Ollie in downtown Salt Lake City.

Julie and her husband Greg continue to spend significant time in Italy. They both share a passion for all things Italian and plan to expand their private event business into Italy where they will live for part of the year.

Amy Knight

Sous Chef, Catering & Event Manager
Allora Catering & Events

Amy Knight was raised on a farm in Idaho with a big family where food was always a central part of their life. From this upbringing, she learned to love cooking from a young age, and food continued to be a central passion of her life and perhaps… a bit of an obsession.

Today, Amy and her husband Ryan, are parents to 5 incredible sons, and live in Park City where she spends significant time in her self-designed kitchen preparing and creating healthy and delicious meals for the men in her life. Amy also enjoys hosting large dinner parties for friends, family and neighbors. Her love of food has also been a central element of her travels and led her to finding unique culinary experiences across the globe.

In 2016, once all of her boys where in school, she finally had the time to pursue this passion of cooking, and attended Park City Culinary Institute. Since graduation, she has been working as a private chef in the Park City area and is another valued member of Team Allora.

Jamie Resch

Catering & Event Manager
Allora Catering & Events

Profile photo for Jamie Resch, an employee and event manager for Allora

Jamie Resch grew up with her sister, Julie, on that special little Greek farm in Providence, Utah. She learned all of the same lessons about farming, gardening, cooking for a big family, and living off the land. She truly enjoyed the kind of childhood a small town offers and is now raising her own 4 children in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Prior to marrying her one and only true love, John, Jamie worked as a Fraud Analyst for American Express for 7 years and helped chase down all the bad guys…just like her father, the quintessential Detective, Jim Williamson! In 2016, her husband John was transferred to the East Coast for a position with a hospital in North Carolina. They relocated their family and fell in love with the charm of Greenville, NC. Years later, John was recruited back to Intermountain Health and their family returned to Utah. Once her kids were all in school, Jamie started working for a company called Star Kids in American Fork doing pediatric home health. She managed all aspects of billing and payment operations, creating complex financial systems and procedures.

Today, Jamie spends her time managing the busy schedules of her kids and home life. She officially joined the Allora Team in 2021 and has contributed significantly to the business in several capacities. She brings a great energy, excitement and commitment to our business. Learning and succeeding in the crazy world of catering has been a tremendous new skill set for Jamie and one that she very much enjoys and excels in!

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Just a few of our
Satisfied Clients

Read what they have to say about their beautiful, tasteful and memorable events.

“Thanks so much for last night. I … grabbed some of that red bicycle bread everyone is talking about and made the most amazing steak sandwiches with the leftover steak and onions and mushrooms. They were a big hit with everyone…!”

Shelby Nielsen

“WOW What a weekend! You guys are unbelievable and we are so appreciative of all your help! We got SOO many compliments with people saying it is the absolute best wedding food they have ever had!”

Kate & Bryan

“I want to thank you again for a lovely evening. We can’t stop talking about how good everything was, from the food, the service and of course the hosts. You were so dear to think of me and fix my own delicious vegetarian dishes.”

Laura Marks