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The Team

Who We Are

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Deven Moreno


Deven Moreno - Is a noted Restaurant Business Creator and Systems Guru. Over the past 30 years as an owner and C-level executive, Deven has co-created and helped expand several multi-million dollar restaurant brands to national-level recognition. Deven’s reputation as a system guru for fast-paced restaurant roll-outs and financial operating systems has been recognized in various articles in Forbes, Restaurant Business Magazine, and several national TV networks including Food Network. Deven has helped open several hundred restaurants, managing teams as large as 300.  Deven is a co-founder of which creates impact investing opportunities, worldwide. As a side note that illustrates his branding creativity, Deven was credited with creating the official slogan for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics: “Light the Fire Within"

Matt Bourgeois


As an accomplished entrepreneur and veteran of the restaurant industry, Matt Bourgeois has spent over 30 years honing his craft and establishing himself as a true business and industry leader. From humble beginnings, he rose through the ranks to co-found some of Utah's most respected brands, including Canyon Culinary, Inc. (Porcupine Pub & Grille, The Dodo, Rio Grande Cafe, and Bohemian Brewery), as well as Publik Coffee Roasters, cementing his reputation as a respected figure in the world of hospitality. He has a well-earned reputation for innovation, quality, and excellence.

Throughout his career, Matt has founded, owned, and operated multiple successful restaurant concepts, each one a testament to his passion, creativity, and business acumen. With a keen eye for emerging trends and a deep understanding of what makes a great experience, he has consistently pushed the boundaries of what is possible in the food and beverage industry. His destinations have captured the hearts and palates of locals and diners from around the world.

Whether overseeing the development of a new concept, working tirelessly to improve the performance of an existing restaurant, or sharing his insights and expertise with other industry professionals, Matt is always striving to push the envelope and raise the bar for what is possible in the restaurant industry. With his extensive knowledge, a wealth of experience, and unwavering dedication to excellence, he is a true leader in his field and a trusted source of advice, inspiration, and guidance for aspiring restaurateurs and industry veterans alike.

Today, Matt continues to innovate and inspire, working tirelessly to elevate experiences and create unforgettable moments for guests as well as operators. Whether you are a seasoned industry professional or a passionate entrepreneur looking to create the next big thing, his expertise, insight, and experience are sure to leave you inspired.


Kay Hermasen



Kay Hermasen is a restaurant industry veteran.

Born on the East Coast, and an avid lover of food, travel, and epic outdoors and art experiences. Kay has recently been featured on Channel 4 ABC cooking show. Kay has 15 years of working alongside incredible brands, and her creative ideas have flourished. She is known for her belief in working together and building teams with innovative systems with incredible outcomes.

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