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The Faces Behind Your Special Event

"The Paddock" team is made up of passionate individuals that love hosting and hospitality. We’re passionate about receptions; passionate about event planning; passionate about bringing your vision to life. We’ll come together to create a day you and your guests will remember forever. Get in touch with us today to schedule a tour of our venue and menu options.

Tripp Guinn - Owner & Executive Chef

Tripp Guinn

Owner & Executive Chef

Tripp established The Catery on Broad in 2011 after owning and operating Carolina Café in the Dusty Bend area of Camden. He trained and worked with Mr. Jack Brantley for years. His love for hospitality, hosting parties and creating delicious food made catering the perfect industry for him! He enjoys meeting each client and creating a perfect, one of a kind menu for them. He is renowned for creating a wide variety of flavors and dishes. He is always experimenting in the Kitchen!


When he's not in the kitchen he loves to be doing anything in or on the water. 

Tripp's famous line:

"I'll be right back, I have to run to the grocery store"

Deb Gibart - Events Manager

Deb Gibart

Events Manager

Deb joined the team in 2020 and brings years of event planning andevent execution to The Paddock. Deb assists each client through the event planning process with patience, grace, and inspiration. Deb is truly the glue of the entire team. 

When Deb is not running The Paddock, she enjoys sewing, crafting and traveling to see her grandchildren.

Frank Thompson - eats Shop Manager

Frank Thompson

eats Shop Manager

Frank manages our take home cuisine shop "eats" which is located on the back side of The Paddock.  

Frank's customer service is unmatched and his flare for words serves the company well on social media. Frank is the life of the team and always keeps us laughing!

Frank is active in the midlands theater scene, acting in many leading roles as well as directing many productions.

Frank's famous line:

"Good Morning Sunbeams!"

Our Faboulous Event Staff - Servers and Bartenders

Our Fabulous Event Staff

Servers and Bartenders

Our experienced and outgoing service staff masterly apply their years of experience to tend to your guests every need from the moment they arrive!

Event staff work part time and most often have other full time jobs. We love having a professional team that enjoys working hard and has fun while doing it!

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