Newman Restoration Presents ‘Chaos to Pristine’ at REVEL 2020
February 1, 2020
On April 3 and 4, Billings Depot is bringing the ultimate experiential event back to Billings, where REVELers will have ALL of their senses dazzled. REVEL at the Taste of Billings is back for its second year with 11 Sponsor Teams creating unique dining experiences within each of their respective spaces.
Introducing Team Newman Restoration:
Team Newman Restoration is comprised of Andrew Newman, Laura Hopkins is acting as REVEL Butler for the team, Chef Jason Marble is bringing the REVEL Flavor, and Judd Thompson completes the team as the REVEL Artist.
- Sponsor: Andrew Newman, Owner
- Butler: Laura Hopkins, MT Women’s Prison
- Chef: Jason Marble
- Artist: Judd Thompson
- Theme+Direction: Chaos to Pristine
About the Sponsor:
Andrew is the sole owner of Newman Restoration & Cleaning, which recently celebrated its 3rd year in business. Newman Restoration specializes in Disaster Restoration and Cleaning, and prides themselves on community involvement. Andrew is an avid skier (in his spare time) and lives in Billings with his wife, Becca. His children span in age from 8 months to 15 years old.
Behind the Theme: CHAOS TO PRISTINE
A calamitous situation, often traumatic and overwhelming, except for at REVEL – where the gut-wrenching is turned into the gut-pleasing.
Meet the REVEL Artist
Born in 1983, Judd Thompson spent his formative years growing up on the Crow Indian Reservation. Initially, it was the art surrounding him in his parents’ business, The Custer Battlefield Trading Post, that sparked inspiration; in the years since, various Western artists have informed his work. In addition to canvas, Judd’s artwork can now be found on Pendleton blankets – cheers to diversity!
- Check out Judd’s work at the Stapleton Gallery
- Image via Facebook from the pages of Mountain Living Magazine
Meet the REVEL Butler
Originally from Minnesota, Laura Hopkins ultimately made Billings home with her husband, Robert. They have two grown children: Leigha, in Arizona with her husband, and Katelyn, here in Billings. Laura helps to run the Prison Industries program at the Montana Women’s Prison. That, and her previous work in Food Service Marketing make Laura a perfect match for being a REVEL Butler.
Inside the Cove
In creating the Chaos to Pristine Cove, the Newman Restoration team was inspired by the many facets of specialization areas their sponsor business offers. Their Cove will be an EVOLVING dining experience, transporting the diners from a world of chaos to clean!
In incorporating the 5 senses, SMELL and TASTE will be exemplified by the delicious food. SIGHTS of the artwork visible to the diners while having a hands-on (TOUCH) dining experience. The SOUNDS are still being ironed out, but imagine things happening to represent much-needed restoration following a disaster: water dripping, smoke billowing, fire crackling.
When asked what most excites the team about REVEL 2020, they point to the overall concept as being an interesting out-of-the-box way to showcase a business. Rather than simply throwing money towards a sponsorship, community involvement is a key player, where cultivating new relationships brings everything together. Plus, “We’re actually able to incorporate disaster restoration into the dining area!”
When all is said and done, the Newman Restoration team hopes their diners will remember their Cove for having taken an interesting approach in melding what Newman Restoration is all about with the careful selection of creative and delicious food. “It’s our belief that we’ll stand out as unique as well as interesting.”