Ukrop's Homestyle Foods


Mary Ruth Coleman

Catering Manager

A graduate of VCU in Richmond, VA with an undergraduate degree in Marketing, Mary Ruth brings more than 12 years of extensive work experience in the food industry to Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods. Mary Ruth’s career began during her childhood years growing up in a large family of 9 (Thanksgiving for 30 – now that’s a catering job!). Her passion for food and food service developed with Ukrop’s Super Markets as she wrote recipes for busy cooks, helped develop a line of gourmet private label items and sourced local products for a small market, all while running a private catering and wedding cake business on the side.  Her catering and hospitality experience includes event planning and management for major corporate events, non-profit and private gatherings. 

In addition to her work in food service, Mary Ruth has a wealth of research and project management experience. She is passionate about great customer service and enjoys nourishing families through her role as Catering Manager. Mary Ruth also serves on the Advisory Board of Needle’s Eye Ministries.