Shully’s Cuisine & Events 

Face of Event Catering

(Left to right) Nina Shully-Darling, Event Planner; Beth Shully, Owner; Scott Shully, Owner; Jacob Shully, General Manager; Hadley Shully, Head Chef – Creative at Shully’s Cuisine & Events; Photo by Linda Smallpage, Boutique Photographer

When Scott and Beth Shully first met, they were both working in restaurants, Beth as an event planner and artist, and European-trained Scott as a chef for Northwestern Mutual’s executive dining room. They hit it off and were soon engaged. And while they were planning their marriage, they started planning something else as well – their own business.

In 1983, they founded Shully’s Cuisine and Events, combining their culinary and artistic event experiences into the new catering business. “It really just took off,” Beth says.  

The couple married and had three children, who’ve all now found their way to the family business. Their son, Jacob Shully, is the general manager. Their daughter Nina Shully-Darling is an event planner. And their youngest daughter, Hadley Shully, who trained at the International Culinary Center in New York among many other restaurants, is now Shully’s head chef.

Shully’s is a featured catering and event planning company for galas, weddings, corporate events and fundraisers at venues across the Milwaukee area. The company also owns and operates event spaces in Thiensville. Shully’s catered the Rolex team at the 2021 Ryder Cup in Sheboygan, cooked for several U.S. presidents, and last year, the company was chosen by the Milwaukee Art Museum to cater the 20th anniversary celebration of Santiago Calatrava’s Quadracci Pavilion in addition to many special galas for museums and nonprofit organizations.

“Having 40 years of experience behind us, we excel at meeting the expectations of the customer,” Scott says. “We’ve always been fine dining food-centered. We also have event planning services to coordinate the entire event with all vendors. Everything else we provide – the tents, the floral, linens, the lighting, the bands, etc. – is important, but people walk away from our events talking about the food. Our passion has always been to provide the best cuisine and service for every single event. We have been so fortunate to be part of so many special events over these last 40 years and can’t wait to carry that tradition forward for the next 40 years with the second generation of Shully’s.”

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