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Outstanding Local Business Award Recipients for November & December 2023

Outstanding local businesses for November and December are being recognized for their contribution to their clients and the local community.

By: Sylvia Slezak | Dec 2023

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2 Chefs Catering, LLC - Topeka, KS

Owned and operated by husband and wife, Ryan and Tricia Peterson, 2 Chefs Catering is a small company that has been providing catering in Topeka, Kansas and surrounding areas since 2009. The 2 Chefs Catering menus are custom-created to fit the specific needs of each client and special event.

Born and raised in Hoyt and Mayetta, Kansas, Ryan and Tricia feel like they know what people in their area expect when it comes to a good catering experience, and want to go above and beyond that. Not only do they cater any size party, they personalize it so that it is special and not routine.

One of their client's comments most certainly attests to their action of custom-creating a menu for the occasion.

"When my dad passed away, we wanted to have his gumbo served after the service. We contacted 2 Chefs Catering and they did an absolute amazing job...and even used my dad's own recipe!  The gumbo was absolutely delicious and everyone kept asking if it was my dad's. They really made the celebration of life for my dad extra special."

Ryan and Tricia are focused on locally-sourced, organic ingredients that include hormone-free, oat- or grass-fed beef and thus have partnered with Arkenberg Farms and Good Ground Gardens, both local farms, for fresh produce in their catering and restaurant. With this they hope to offer a unique farm-to-table-catering experience.

Both Ryan and Tricia attended LeCordon Bleu in Scottsdale, Arizona, received their culinary degrees in 2009, and currently run a restaurant in Ozawkie, Lake Ridge Bar and Grill, and 2 Chefs Catering hand-in-hand.

Ryan worked at various restaurants in Topeka, Kansas and Phoenix, Arizona. He was kitchen manager at Blind Tiger for a year, kitchen manager at Top of the Tower for two years and worked for Aboud's Catering for over five years. In Arizona Ryan worked at Michael's Catering and Olives and Ivy. He loves cooking for friends and family and recently took over operations at Lake Ridge Bar and Grill in Ozawkie, working full time in addition to running the catering business.

Tricia Peterson, Baker and Front of the House Manager, finds front of the house to be more appealing. She also enjoys baking cakes and other confections for special occasions. She also runs the website, social media accounts and other various office work for both the restaurant and the catering business. Tricia is a Washburn University graduate and enjoys writing and blogging in her free time, in addition to running her own food critic blog called Tasting Topeka.

Proformance Roofing Systems - Oklahoma City, OK

Serving Greater Oklahoma City, Proformance Roofing Systems focuses on quality and customer service. They provide free roof inspections from HAAG-trained Inspectors who will evaluate the roof using the same standards as an Insurance Adjuster. They are insurance specialists, helping customers with hail and wind claims, and performing all construction trades with the same level of quality as their roofs. Proformance Roofing Systems' residential roofs offer a 10-year-no-leak guarantee, and an 8-hour response time in case of emergencies.

Services include, but are not limited to, commercial roofing (TRITOflex, flat roofs, TPO roofing, metal roofing, modified Bitumen, other waterproofing), residential roofing, construction (general contractor), church roofing and construction contractor, and expert insurance claim assistance. They are a GAF Authorized TPO Roofing Contractor, Tritoflex Certified Contractor, Malarkey Certified Contractor, and Owens Corning Certified Contractor.

The company is certified in residential roofing with Malarkey, Owens Corning and CertainTeed, and are one of the few roofing companies in the State of Oklahoma who has a Commercial Endorsement in Commercial Roofing. They are the exclusive installer in the State of Oklahoma for TritoFlex and TritoTherm a superior waterproofing membrane system with outstanding waterproofing features including a Class A fire rating, hail warranties up to baseball-size hail, and the highest wind uplift ratings in the industry. They also install TPO, Metal and Modified Bitumen roofs.

Proformance Roofing Systems believes in the work of the church and desires to advance the gospel by giving back to the ministry of the local church. Harlan Buettner, owner, was a pastor for over twenty-five years and understands first hand the operations of a church and the ministry. Churches are unique in their mission and in their insurance coverage.

Proformance offers expert insurance claim assistance. Their professionals are well versed in the insurance claims process. They will meet with the adjuster, review the claim to insure that the customer received a fair and complete assessment of any damage to the property, and will be there to assist and answer any questions throughout this process. Proformance's team consists of licensed insurance adjusters as well as Haag Certified Inspectors. The company is licensed, insured and provides lien waivers on every job.

CityOf.com showcases thousands of incredible businesses in more than 300 industry categories that are located in over 100 major U.S. cities. The Outstanding Local Business Award (OLBA) is given to locally-owned and operated businesses in recognition of their services to the local community and have met all of the Criteria listed on https://www.cityof.com/outstanding-local-business-award-badge

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