Our Team

Ashley Gutmann, Chef, Owner

Ashley believes in bringing people together through food. Ashley holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Hospitality Administration from Boston University, and a Master’s in Fine Cuisine from Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Her background as a food product development consultant for PepsiCo and McDonald’s speaks to her innovative nature and informs her continuous search for new ways her clients can enjoy food. Ashley embodies hospitality in the warmest, most welcoming sense, and her passion for sharing fantastic, diverse, and delicious fare with her clients shines through as a core value of Cinnamon and Sage.

Kayla Barnhart, Chef de Cuisine

Kyle is a classically-trained, passionate chef whose quiver of culinary experience ranges from French to Caribbean, Latin to German. His first foray into a professional kitchen was at age 16. Since then he has been sous chef to such visionaries as James Dumas and Ryan Burnham, lent his talents to the creation of an award-winning distillery, and works each year as a private chef at Sundance to celebrities like Dave Grohl, Elijah Wood, and Common.

“I love when people are excited and curious about food – I strive to create dishes they’ll truly enjoy.”

SiLane Closson, General Manager

SiLaine brings over two decades of industry experience to the Cinnamon and Sage team. Driven by the joy of meeting new people, hearing their ideas, and then organizing the perfect event, she ensures every detail is addressed in a way that people truly love. SiLaine listens to her clients’ needs and wishes with excitement as she determines how to get them from point A – the conversation – to point B – their ideal catered celebration.

SiLaine shares what she loves about her work with genuine pride and pleasure:
“We’re in the business of saying yes. If a client dreams about a particular detail, I make it happen – and I love finding creative, practical ways to do so.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What price range could I expect per plate? Does your catering include rentals?

$35-60 per plate covers a wide range of menu options and service styles, and includes food, service, and rentals. Our rentals options include plates, silverware, pint glasses, wine glasses, mason jars, water goblets, and a variety of service dishes and table décor. Service ware, such as chafing dishes, service utensils, salad bowls, etc., for the buffet is included in the cost per plate. Cinnamon and Sage’s rental prices are competitive. For rentals of linens or other items, we recommend our partner vendor, Montana Party Rentals.

Where do you get your local food?

We partner with Montana Beef Co-Op, Montana Meat Co., Amaltheia Farms, Poor Orphan Creamery, Grains of Montana, Ghost Town Coffee, Treeline Coffee, Daily Bacon, and Headwater’s Hops Duck Eggs & Honey for fresh, local ingredients.

Do you serve beer and wine?

We serve local craft beer and a variety of wine, and are happy to walk clients through our large catalog of wines. Cinnamon and Sage loves supporting local breweries, and we offer cans as well as draft pours of all Montana beers. Other domestic or craft beers are available upon request. We cater on-site or off-site for beer and wine, with the option to supply bartender(s) if clients wish to serve their own beer, wine, or liquor offsite. For onsite catering – catered events in which we travel to your location and prepare the food in the event’s kitchen – Montana law does not permit us to allow outside alcohol.

Does Cinnamon and Sage do wedding cakes, cupcakes, or other desserts?

We are happy to create desserts for your wedding or event, including miniature cupcakes, miniature pies, tiramisu, tres leches cakes, puddings, fruit tarts, and cookie platters. We bake delicious cakes, but we are not wedding cake decorators. For traditional, custom-decorated wedding cakes, we recommend our Bozeman vendor partner, Whipped.

What is the cost per day / per hour for event space rental?

Cinnamon and Sage’s event space rental rates are $95 per hour for the dining room space, and $150 per hour for the dining room + kitchen. For nonprofits, we offer a discounted rate of $75 per hour for the dining room space, and $450 for a full day’s rental.

What are the rental rates for the kitchen?

For kitchen rental, rates are $22 per hour.

What are the rental rates for the full Cinnamon and Sage event + kitchen space?

We rent the full Cinnamon and Sage space, which includes the dining room, bar, and full kitchen, at $150 per hour or $650 per day (8-hour rental). The rental price includes one hour before and after the event for self-service setup and breakdown. We also offer setup and breakdown services for a fee. There is a three-hour minimum rental period.

What is the Cinnamon and Sage space’s seating capacity?

An event held in the Cinnamon and Sage space can be configured countless ways, with our variety of tables and chairs. Our space can host 150 people standing, 120 in theatre seating, 100 in banquet seating, 36 in classroom-style seating, and 20 people at the bar. Couches and oversized chairs are also available to rent for a coffeehouse feel.