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About Chz Plz

Marissa Hartley

Founder + Ceo

Fueled by a passion for food, cooking and the arts, Marissa Hartley, Founder + CEO of Chz Plz, pours her creativity into every single culinary offering as Niagara’s most trusted cheese and catering source.

Marissa’s formal training began over a decade ago, when she received her diploma in Culinary Management from Niagara College. Upon graduation, Marissa honed her culinary skills, working at some of Niagara’s best restaurants. After gaining valuable knowledge, Marissa carved out her own clear culinary vision: to become the go-to shareable catering company for Niagara.

Since starting Chz Plz in 2018, Marissa has solidified her position as a community leader, becoming a recipient of the 40 under 40 Business Link Awards, a Women in Business Finalist and the CAA Community Partner of the year, to name a few.

The biggest milestone in Marissa’s career came in the summer of 2022 when she welcomed the birth of her first child, where she learned the delicate balance of managing a growing business and working with a newborn.

Since having her little girl, Marissa’s dreams for her company have amplified and she has grown to hosting her own memorable events, including Fondue night and Charcuterie Workshops, and introducing an expansive catering menu to accommodate groups big and small. If you stop into her beautiful store, you may see her sweet daughter greeting customers with a smile!

Kaelen Corby

Co-owner and Operations Manager

Kaelen Corby initially started her career gaining a degree in photography as well as business management from Niagara College.
She grew her professional career managing franchises such as Skyzone, and Booster Juice for 5 years, learning how to build a team, manage a store and all of the behind the scenes tasks.
In the midst of looking for something more creative and fufilling, she stumbled upon Marissa and Chz Plz in early 2022. Her love of cheese, passion for creativity and management experience made Chz Plz an obvious choice.
Joining forces with Marissa, Kaelen brought her skills into Chz Plz and helped the business grow into their new Chz Cafe on Lake Street. Kaelen has not only managed Chz Plz for the last two years, but has recently become a Co – Owner and business partner.
Together they strive for success. 
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