Carlos began his culinary journey as a boy watching his Caribbean mother create delicious food from fresh ingredients. As a CIA graduate, he began his formal training in French cuisine. Carlos uses this training and mixes it with his rich Puerto Rican culture that he proudly embraces. Known for his creative and positive work ethic, Carlos is well respected among local leaders in the industry.
I hope to make memories with the food I create by using the best ingredients and culinary techniques.
Catering Sales Manager
Kathryn is an experienced leader in the hospitality industry recognized for her abilities for managing multiple departments at a Fortune 500 company, restaurants, and local country clubs. Her commitment to her team and clients alike makes her relatable and reliable in the event business. Kathryn takes immense pride in ensuring her clients expectations not only met, but superseded, taking it next level.
Taking pride in my work allows me to supersede the expectations of our clients, creating exceptional events.
With a keen eye for detail and tremendous creative expertise, Michele brings any vision to life. Her background in visual merchandising, photography, and graphic design brings innovative elements together to deliver a unique client and guest experience. Her passion for excellence will always exceed the client expectation.
My passion for design allows me to custom tailor an event for every occasion.
Senior Operations Manager
Coming to The Starting Gate with excellent front and back of the house experience, Paige developed her skills working in her family’s hospitality business. Her ability to successfully multitask allows her to oversee numerous projects as she executes events from start to finish. Paige creates a work environment where the success of the staff directly correlates to the success of the guest experience.
I try to find ways to create a positive work setting where employees are happy and productive.
Catering Sales Manager
Rebecca is an experienced catering professional with over 20 years spent in the hospitality arena. Her focus has been on both catering sales and operations across a myriad of hotel brands and private schools. Rebecca defines herself as being detail oriented, client focused, and a good listener.
I love developing a personal connection with my client, while bringing the vision for their event to life, all while exceeding their expectations.