Event Staff


Jose J. Valenzuela - Executive Chef and Operations Manager

Chef Valenzuela has been with Millcreek Inn since May 2003, as Millcreek Inn's Executive Chef.  Since then his skills and reputation as a premiere chef have grown, and has commanded the attention of the culinary community.  His passion for his craft transforms every function into a beautiful celebration that is as unique as the setting in Millcreek Canyon.  Executive Chef Valenzuela always commits himself to make ​every event something special.  In 2015, in addition to being the Executive Chef, he has also expanded his scope to include operational management of Millcreek Inn.


Kristal Blessett - ​Event and Service Manager

She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management from Indiana University. She has worked in the event planning industry since 2003 and has executed over 1500 events. Her experience includes planning and managing corporate functions, fundraisers, and non-profit events, with her primary focus on weddings. Her passion for details, especially the small ones, make your special day one to truly remember.


​Kate Jones - Event and Office Coordinator

​Kate has an eye for detail and loves spending time discussing design elements, style and creating the perfect event. Kate graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Hospitality Management from Utah Valley University. Kate's experiences include working with nationally recognized hotels and event planning companies. She spends her free time working on her blog, shellacking her nails, or baking anything with chocolate!