A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Maxine attended the University of Utah where she majored in business administration. She is married to Marvin Turner and they have three grown children and four grandchildren.
Maxine founded Cuisine Unlimited Catering Service in 1980. Marv joined the business a number of years later and sons, Aaron and Jeff in 2003. They formed a management team with each heading various departments within the company. Thy expanded their services to include a design division with rentals, florals and recently added a DMC service. Under the Cuisine Café division, they offer in-house corporate feeding for major corporations. The name was then expanded to Cuisine Unlimited Catering & Special Events has been recognized nationally and internationally receiving the 2014 US Chamber Top Seven Small Businesses in the country representing the Western Region, the 2014 OWIT International Business of the Year, Fortune 5000 Small Business in 2013 and 2011, Salt Lake Chamber Giant Small Business of the Year Award and 2002 National Caterer of the Year.
The US Welcome Pavilion is a project of the Turners that will debut during the Olympic Games set in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and will continue on to World Cup and World Expo. This is a open the public hospitality center where corporations and each participating state can have a presence for economic development and tourism promotion. This is a private endeavor not affiliated with the USOC, IOC or any organizing committee.
In addition to Jr. Achievement, Maxine serves on the board of US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council, Economic Development Corporation of Utah, Salt Lake City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Park City Chamber Bureau and the Salt Lake Community College Culinary Board.