Pinnacle Catering
A distinct brand of Powers Ventures


Pinnacle Catering is the newest business under the growing portfolio of Powers Ventures. For nearly 30 years the stability and reputation of the brands of Powers Ventures has been recognized as a national leader in food service excellence with its restaurant, catering and event facilities.

Our Team

Our unmatched team brings more than 60 years of collective culinary experience in four star signature hotels, resorts, private clubs and signature restaurants across the country. All of our executive chefs are certified graduates of prestigious culinary arts schools including the Culinary Institute of America, the world's premier culinary institution.


  • Dawn Hodapp
    Pastry Chef / Top Tier Delights
  • Joe Powers
    President / Powers Ventures
  • Susan Johnson
    Director of Catering Sales
  • Michael Mulcahey
    Corporate Chef
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  • Dawn Hodapp

    Top Tier Delights is under the leadership of Pastry Chef Dawn Hodapp. Prior to joining the Powers Ventures family, Hodapp was the lead baker with Sun Valley Resorts in Sun Valley Idaho. Hodapp received a bachelor's degree in baking and pastry from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island. From there she continued to hone her craft with various restaurants and resorts throughout the upper Midwest. Her love of all things culinary runs deep and is truly a family affair as her husband Christopher Hodapp is the new Executive Chef for the Rochester Event Center.

  • Joe Powers

    Born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota, owner Joe Powers began working as a dishwasher with the Holiday Inn South while still in high school. Upon graduation he began work first as a Sous Chef and then was promoted to Executive Chef for Lebristro's French Café. At age of 21, Joe opened the Canadian Honker Restaurant, located across from St. Marys Hospital, that in 26 years has served over 3 million customers. For nearly 30 years the stability and reputation of the brands of Powers Ventures has been recognized as a national leader in food service excellence, catering and event facilities. As one of Minnesota's largest catering organizations, annually Powers Ventures produces more than 250 weddings per year and an estimated 1,500 corporate and social events. Joe enthusiastically serves the greater Rochester community and is an active board member of; Rochester Area Foundation, Shjon Podien Children's Fund, First Homes, Poverello Foundation, Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau and Destination Medical Community's steering committee.

  • Susan Johnson

    As Director of Catering Sales, Susan Johnson oversees the sales development for the organization. Johnson is an industry veteran with over two decades of hospitality leadership experience in hotel and catering environments. Susan is known for her exceptional customer service and attention to detail.

  • Chris Hesby

    For more than 12 years, Mr. Hesby has applied his organizational skills and his deep knowledge of the food service industry to his position as General Manager for Pinnacle Catering. Through exceptional customer service, Chris is noted for his patience, knowledge and level of detail when addressing clients needs. Mr. Hesby has a degree in Education from Winona State University.

  • Michael Mulcahey

    Michael is the corporate chef for Powers Ventures and is a distinguished master chef who serves to inspire and transform the dining experience. With a keen eye on the changing seasons, Mike always uses fresh local and regional ingredients to create exceptional offerings. Spanning a culinary career of more than 20 years, Mike has worked in some of the finest four star-four diamond hotels and private clubs across America. Mike is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, the world's premier culinary college.

Good Stewards

We make a conscious effort to minimize our carbon footprint and are continually searching for more ways to be environmentally friendly and sustainable. To promote a more sustainable environment we also offer eco-friendly and biodegradable trays, plates and cutlery. In addition, all extra meals and consumable food from events are donated to those in need within our community including Community Food Response, Dorothy Day House and the Women's Shelter of Rochester.

Farm to Fork SustainabilityThrough Greener Fields Together,
Pinnacle Catering cultivates using local and seasonal foods for the freshest, superior tasting and most in season creations available.

Greener Fields Together is a collaboration of environmentally responsible parties, including farmers, distributors, retail locations and foodservice operators, who have come together to make steady, measurable improvements in sustainability and food safety practices. We are proud to take a leading role and bringing this to our clients.


About Powers Ventures

Building a strong reputation on respect, honesty, trust and integrity the organization has more than 150 employees and is known in the community for it's exceptional customer service, innovative cuisine, philanthropic efforts and community goodwill. As one of Minnesota's largest catering organizations, annually Powers Ventures produces more than 250 weddings per year and an estimated 1,500 corporate and social events.