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Shelly Sabatka

Catering Director
Shelly joined Absolute Catering in August 2014. With 10+ years in catering and food distribution, Shelly looks forward to create a more one-stop shop for clients. Shelly has a passion in helping clients one-on-one create the event unique to each customer from small business meetings, parties, to extravagant weddings.

Chris Person

Owner
Chris Person started his career working Saturday mornings at his mother's restaurant Adrian's. He worked at the restaurant until 1984 when he left Adrian's and went to manage the Corner Malt Shop in downtown Mankato. In 1988 Chris and brother, Patrick, remodeled the old Stone Toad on Madison Avenue and opened the legendary Tav on the Ave. In addition to Tav on the Ave, Chris also runs Absolute Custom Catering with his brother Patrick Person and partner Tasha O’Hara.

Patrick Person

Owner
Patrick Person started his career working Saturday mornings at his mother's restaurant Adrian's. He worked in the restaurant business until he left for the Army in 1982. When he returned he came back to Adrian's to manage the restaurant until 1988 when Patrick and brother Chris remodeled the old Stone Toad and opened the legendary Tav on the Ave. Then in 2001 that Adrian's closed their doors and Patrick opened The Neighbor's Italian Bistro. In addition to The Neighbor’s Italian Bistro, Patrick also runs Absolute Custom Catering with his brother Chris Person and partner Tasha O’Hara.

Tasha O'Hara

Owner
Tasha O’Hara has been a part of the Mankato Independent Originals family since 1995 when she worked as a waitress at the Tav on the Ave and eventually became the general manager. In 2001 she moved back to her hometown, Chicago, with hopes to one day open a pizzeria with family and friends. In 2003 Tasha and her husband moved back to the Mankato area and in 2006 she opened DINO’S Pizzeria with partners Chris and Patrick Person. In addition to DINO’S Pizzeria, Tasha also runs Absolute Custom Catering with Chris and Patrick.

Dino's Pizzeria

239 Belgrade Avenue,
North Mankato, MN 56003
Phone. 507-385-3466
Email. info@dinospizzeria.com
Open Daily 11am - Midnight

3rd Street Tavern

408 S Third Street
St. Peter, MN 56082
Phone 507-934-3314
Email 3rdstreettavern@gmail.com

Neighbor's Italian Bistro (Temporarily Closed)

1812 S. Riverfront Drive,
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone. 507-344-1444
Email: info@neighborsitalianbistro.com
Open Daily 11am - Midnight

Absolute Catering

239 Belgrade Ave
North Mankato, MN 56003
Phone 507-382-2133
Email catering4mio@gmail.com 

Number 4 American Bar & Kitchen

124 East Walnut Street,
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone. 507-344-1444
Email: info@number4mankato.com


Konsbruck Hotel

408 S. Third Street 
St. Peter, MN 5608
2Phone 507-381-1089
Email konsbruckhotel@gmail.com

Tav On The Ave

1120 E. Madison Avenue,
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone. 507-345-3308
Email: info@thetavontheave.com