Meet Chef Alexa 

Named "One of the Top 10 Farm to Table Chefs" by Chefs Taste Challenge 2016. ​​Executive Chef Alexa Lemley grew up in the family catering business. All recipes are her original creations. We specialize in farm to table fare.​​​​​​

Who we are

Artisan Foodworks is owned and operated by Executive Chef Alexa Lemley and Samantha Aulick. They both grew up in the catering business, working under Max Lemley at Lemleys' Catering.  

With our innovative designs and wide arrange of available styles, we can help you plan the event of your dreams and offer you a memorable experience.

We specialize in creative and hand-crafted foods and bar service as an added option. Whatever your event, we can make it the most special - small or large, casual or elegant. Whatever your dreams, we will make your occasion unforgettable.

We provide the highest level of service, freshly made cuisine, and delicious desserts. 

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our affiliations

Gourmet Catering

Chef alexa's accolades

  • Winner “Best Sweet Dish” at the New York City Bacon and Beer Classic 2016.

  • Overall Champion Denver Bacon and Beer Classic 2016.

  • 240sweet LLC certified as LGBTBE in March 2016.

  • Artisan Foodworks named #3 of Top 5 Dinner Party Caterers by Indianapolis Monthly in December 2015.

  • Grand Champion in the American Dairy Association Indiana Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese Cook-Off 2015.

  • Winner of “Most Creative” and “Best Gluten Free” for Popcorn and Lobster Soup at Indiana Soupfest 2015.

  • Recognized by “Go Magazine” in 2011 and 2014 for being “hot” and outstanding woman entrepreneur.

  • “Local Food Hero” Best Chef 2013 and Best Food Artisan 2012 and 2013 by Edible Indy Magazine.

  • Received the Hoosier Hospitality Award 2013 by Indiana’s Lt Governor.

  • Awarded the designation of “20 under 40” by Columbus Young Professionals in 2011.

  • Inducted into Indiana Artisan in 2008 in recognition of the superior craftsmanship of our 240sweet marshmallows.