KC Cool Crew
I am Jeff Addison, born in Michigan, native of the Midwest, including St. Louis, Springfield, Minneapolis, and Lincoln. Yes, I like the cold. I’ve always enjoyed the cold as a kid and as an adult to play in it and work in it. Weird, I know! But I do love to vacation in Florida.
I married my college sweetheart and began my career as a chef after graduating from the culinary apprenticeship program at Johnson County Community College in 1996. I specialized in catering, and sculpted ice for weekend brunches and special events. My carving skills were honed over the years, one job led to another, and I found my niche in the hospitality industry. I began Cool Carvings from the ground up, continually making improvements to processes and displays. I have designed some of my own carving tools, as well as the display equipment which is custom made for my ice presentations. I’m continually striving to raise the standards for a spectacular product. Artistry and creativity, as well as professionalism and faith, are what I believe to be our keys to success.
I am blessed to be able to work with so many great people at the best events in Kansas City. I love the challenge of designing and sculpting each hand crafted piece. It’s what I was meant to do.
Col 3:17 “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him”.
- Ice Artist 100%
- Artistry & Creativity 100%
Brooke Addison, a graduate of Missouri State University, is an accountant and keeps us all legal, insured, bills paid, taxes paid, and in check! She is a constant support and a prayer warrior. To know her is to know Proverbs 31. She is also my Stihl chainsaw poster girl.
- Accountant 100%
- Support 100%
The sculpture was amazing, you are amazing, thanks for everything! Appreciate you!Erica Ostroski
Social Media Guru & Journalist
Of three generations, Kaylee Addison is our upcoming social media guru and journalist because Dad is too busy carving and she’s better at it.
- Social Media Guru 100%
- Tech Support 100%
I always recommend Jeff as the perfect person to contact for ice sculptures.
Chef Mark Webster, CEC, CCE, AAC
A little bit of everything…
Steve Horn, the legend of the Northeast Missouri hills, my father-in-law, and original Cool Crew member, who I am forever indebted to. Thank you for all your support from my college days to the present. This man has built things, laid tile, painted, catered, cleaned, finished ice sculptures, has had to drive behind me, drive for me, lift, push, pull, sweat, freeze, and bleed to help me out. THANK YOU!! I am forever blessed to be a part of your family. I will pass it on!
- Builder 100%
- Support 100%
Master Mechanic & Product Support
Kevin Cocks, the man who takes a lickin and keeps on tickin. Kevin is the master mechanic and product support of Cool Carvings. His ingenious inventions to meet design challenges, his fix-it or build it know how, and his unwavering support of this business has earned him working partner. With the horsepower and torque of a monster truck, this native of Texas is built tough to take on the physical and mental demands of this business. Kevin is an expert ice display installer, and has his hands in ice block production, product packaging and safety, crew supervisor, ice block preparation carving, finishing carving, shop maintenance, tool making, and tool repair. Thanks Kev for being the man!
- Master Mechanic 100%
- Product Support 100%