Cathy Alfandre
Facilities Assistant

Cathy’s 20 years in the food service industry began when she realized she had a knack for feeding large groups of people volunteering at her daughter’s school art show. This led her to open Durango’s first catering food truck, RoadRunner Catering, which she operated from 1997 to 2007. She then went on to become the Chef/Innkeeper at the former Lightner Creek Inn. Then, as Durango’s first fromager, she helped established the gourmet cheese department at City Market. In the Manna kitchen, Cathy gains satisfaction from serving those who are serving others, which happens when she is able to facilitate the enthusiasm of volunteer cooks of all levels so that their experience is positive and they feel invested in Manna’s mission.