Get to Know Crossroads Catering
Our team is ready to make your event amazing!
We strive to provide exceptional service for your event and the best experience for your stomach!
Crossroads Catering is a locally owned, specialty, boutique, catering company, focusing on farm and local market partnerships. We promise that our detailed and attentive service will ensure your event experience is unforgettable.
Meet the team
Chef Seiji Bryant
Partner - Executive Chef
Chef Seiji Bryant (“Sage” as he is often called) resides in Fishers, Indiana but was born and raised in Okinawa, Japan, and moved to the United States at the age of 21. Seiji is married having met his “better half” in August of 2000. They have two daughters, currently 15 and 11 years old, in Hamilton Southeastern Schools. Coming from a family of restaurant owners in Japan, he understands the aspect of service with Japanese hospitality, working with precision, and never giving less than 100%. After Seiji moved to Indiana in 2000, he worked for a Japanese company providing full concierge service and coordinating the travel and relocation of business executives, government delegations, other employees, and their families to and from Indiana and around the world.
When Seiji’s children came into his life, he was determined to feed them healthy foods and expose them to all the foods and culture the world had to offer and made even baby food from scratch. After 13 years, in corporate event planning and travel needs, Seiji followed his passions and attended the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Indianapolis, quickly excelling and winning food competitions.
During his schooling, he went to cook for Platt 99 at The Alexander. He followed a chef from Platt 99 to another upstart restaurant, Nourish, in downtown Indianapolis. He also went to work for Plow and Anchor. In an effort to learn from many area chefs and be closer to home, Seiji worked at Peterson’s in Fishers on 96th Street, earning a position of junior sous chef.
At Peterson’s, in addition to Platt 99, Seiji developed skills in catering events inside the restaurants as well as on location. Seiji later went back to serve as the sous chef at Plow and Anchor before being offered his own Chef position at Leaf Spring. At Leaf Spring, for nearly two years Seiji developed and made scratch food focused on nutrition, carefully maneuvering and crafting dishes for those with allergies and food sensitivities.
As consumers expressed their love for some of his signature foods, Seiji opened Higasa Foods LLC in July 2018 as a way to get his most desired foods to the public anytime consumers wanted them. Currently, several products and packaging designs are underway and awaiting distribution to local food markets. When Seiji is not catering, you can find the team at local Farmer’s Markets selling Seiji’s most loved salsas, sauces, and salad dressings.
Seiji has a passion to please his clients and works to go over and beyond what is necessary to make sure they are happy. His travels have taken him through all of Japan, China, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Bali, Australia, and even parts of the middle-east, where he experienced flavors from all over the world. His food passions move him to create hearty American foods with Asian influences and attention to detail.
Director of Catering and Event Planning
Shannon Foster moved to the Fishers, Indiana in 2015 after relocating her family from Richmond, Virginia. As a mother of 2 young children, it was important for her to live close to family. Moving back to the mid-west provided that opportunity. Shannon and her husband, Dustin, met in Carbondale, Illinois in 2002 when they both attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale. After Shannon earned her bachelor’s degree in Biological Science, she decided to work in education for more than 15 years. She served as a director and assistant director of Rainbow Station and LeafSpring Schools.
In an executive style position, she organized school events, managed day-to-day operations, assisted parents with their daily needs, and successfully facilitated public events for the schools as well as successfully arranged events and training for the children and teachers. Additionally, in her position, Shannon underwent training and was certified as a trainer of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People program developed by Dr. Stephen Covey. In her role, she trained and coached staff the 7 Habits as a systematic approach to education. Shannon accomplished the coordination and planning of Summer programs for students and educators for more than 15 years with venues such as the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Children’s Museum, several State Parks. This was done through the development of partnerships with other businesses and community leaders.
Shannon fully immerses herself into each event and program and through her years of experience, makes it her mission to ensure the success and full implementation of her client’s vision.