Debbie Dietmeyer is a visionary with the ability to make her dreams come to life. Her bubbly personality coupled with her determination and follow-through lends to her magic. Debbie wears many hats— she is a trained artist, former public-school teacher, and top-selling REALTOR, but hospitality and creating beautiful spaces is at her core. She envisioned and designed The Glorious Fig through each iteration of the renovation with this dream in mind—to teach and gather. For as long as her friends and family members can remember, she has wanted an intimate place where she could teach cooking classes to kids and adults alike and gather with friends and family outside of her home.
The Glorious Fig is a tribute to the heart of home and the intimacy and sense of belonging it brings through gathering.
Ellise Basch West
When most kids go on vacation, they come back with a T-shirt, a set of Mickey Mouse ears, and a sunburn. Ellise came home with a cookbook. These days, her taste in mementos hasn’t changed much, but she now has a terrific set of bookcases. The relationship between food and people continues to fascinate Ellise, and she explores that connection in as many disciplines as possible.
More than wanting to enjoy a delicious experience, she’s sought to understand why it happens – what is it about any libation, food, or meal that dazzles everyone? To better understand the mechanics of flavor, Ellise earned a Masters of Gastronomy from Boston University and she is currently fortunate to keep learning every semester as a professor in the Viticulture and Enology degree program for Colorado Mesa University.
Ultimately, Ellise strives to inspire delight and connection, no matter the setting of the curated adventure. Each of us has a unique taste experience; our palates are as remarkable as we are!
Over the years, Celeste Ditwiler found herself drawn to hospitality centered around the laughter and joy found around the dinner table. More often than not, she was by our head chef’s side assisting with personal catering events and adding her contagious laughter to each celebration.
Celeste’s love of creativity in food preparation compelled her to pursue and earn a Culinary Arts Degree. Before becoming a chef for The Glorious Fig, she worked as a chef’s assistant at Western Colorado Community College’s campus restaurant Chez Lena.
MIXOLOGIST & BARTENDER
Catey Hoffer was born and raised in Billings, Montana, and has been bartending and crafting cocktails for 15 years. Like so many, she was first introduced and trained in bartending while living in Missoula, Montana during her college years. Since then, she has crafted cocktails for large corporate gatherings, private companies, and boutique events. Catey benefits from the flexible schedule it offers her—she is also a REALTOR® and has two young boys who require much of her love and attention during the day. She truly enjoys the hospitality industry and the relationships that come naturally in this line of work. Her favorite cocktail is a dirty martini, but her tastes are always changing depending on the season and delicious drinks she’s asked to create for The Glorious Fig’s curated dinners and private parties.
When she needs to relax and unwind, you’ll find her gardening, spending quality time with her family and friends, or enjoying the great outdoors.