The People Who Make Us Extraordinary

From your first phone call, Park Avenue Catering is at your service. The depth of experience of the Park Avenue staff is beyond measure. Every member of our team brings their passion for service and years of experience to the table each and every event they produce.

Service is one of the most important factors in creating a memorable occasion. It inspires and nurtures your guests, and creates a day you won’t soon forget. It is this high level of personal service that distinguishes Park Avenue Catering from the rest.

All of our in-house trained personnel provide a gracious experience full of warmth and hospitality for you and your guests. We have standards that cannot be met by outside staffing agencies, so we don’t use them.

Every Park Avenue Catering employee expresses a personal investment in themselves, our company, and you.

This is our definition of service.

Dianne Martin Business Development and Corporate Accounts

Dianne Martin

Business Development and Corporate Accounts

Since 2001

Dianne grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and started her career in the hotel industry planning corporate & social events. She found the perfect home for combining her passion for food, wine and event planning with Park Avenue Catering. Dianne currently manages corporate accounts, winery events, business development and leads an outstanding team of event specialists.

dianne@parkavecater.com

Fran Piotrkowski Corporate Accounts and Kosher Expert

Fran Piotrkowski

Corporate Accounts and Kosher Expert

Since 1996

Fran and Bruce met in 1986 when Fran owned and operated Piotrkowski Smoked Poultry. According to Bruce, it was the best smoked duck and chicken on the market! Fran has an affinity for gardening, which ties in beautifully with her ability to create amazing farm-to-table menus.

fran@parkavecater.com

Sharon Misaka-Van Giesen Wedding Designer and Fundraiser Expert

Sharon Misaka-Van Giesen

Wedding Designer and Fundraiser Expert

Since 1998

Sharon launched her event-planning career in 1995 at Current Affairs in Hawaii as the Special Events Coordinator for an event of 10,000 (featured in Special Events Magazine). Her other experiences, including retail, hotel and restaurant management enable Sharon to offer her wealth of knowledge for clients and colleagues alike.

sharon@parkavecater.com

Janine Baines Wedding Designer and Corporate Accounts

Janine Baines

Wedding Designer and Corporate Accounts

Since 2003

Janine was a catering manager in her native South Africa. After making the move stateside, Janine joined Park Avenue Catering, bringing with her a fantastic combination of commitment, charisma and comprehensive attention to detail.

janine@parkavecater.com

Justine De Alba Wedding Specialist

Justine De Alba

Wedding Specialist

Since 2011

Justine was born and raised in San Francisco where she spent more than 20 years in the restaurant industry- largely focused on special events and management. In 2008, she and her family made the move to the wine country where she became a part of the Park Avenue team. Justine dedicates herself to providing her clients with positivity and professionalism.

justine@parkavecater.com

Anthony Levy Wedding Specialist

Anthony Levy

Wedding Specialist

Since 2013

Anthony brings more than 20 years of experience in special events. A founding member of the Napa-Sonoma Int’l. Special Events Society and currently serves on the board of directors. Born and raised in England, Anthony has never taken for granted the bounty of fresh, local ingredients we are so lucky to enjoy in Sonoma County and relishes sharing this influence with his clients.

anthony@parkavecater.com

JD Driscoll Lead Event Captain & Corporate Accounts

JD Driscoll

Lead Event Captain & Corporate Accounts

Since 2011

JD began his catering career at a very young age. Upon his graduation from the University of Oregon, he joined the Park Avenue team. In addition to working with our corporate and winery clients, JD also specializes in executing Park Avenue’s big events!

jd@parkavecater.com

Sheila Illingworth Corporate Accounts & Marketing

Sheila Illingworth

Corporate Accounts & Marketing

Since 2014

Sheila grew up in Napa and began working in the wine country event industry in 2002. This gave her exactly the right experience to take on the task of planning social and corporate events for Park Avenue Catering. Being one of the millennials on our sales team she also has the task of running our social media accounts and keeping this wonderful website up to date and running smoothly.

sheila@parkavecater.com

Kelly Jo Sanchez Rental Administrator

Kelly Jo Sanchez

Rental Administrator

Since 2013

Kelly Jo joined the Park Avenue Catering team in 2013 and quickly became one of our most valued on-site captains. Managing weddings, social and corporate events on site gave her insight & experience to take on the huge task of coordinating our team’s rental needs. She is the master of logistics in and out of the office.

Sydney Bradley Staffing Manager

Sydney Bradley

Staffing Manager

Since 2015

One of the youngest and brightest members of the team, Sydney started working with Park Avenue Catering as a server during her college days at Sonoma State. She quickly moved through the ranks and became a valuable part of our team as an event captain and office assistant. Her understanding of knowing what it takes, “ can do attitude” along with her empathy and good nature makes her the perfect person to take on the task of managing and training our on site staff.

Victor Roldan Head Chef

Victor Roldan

Head Chef

Since 1994

Victor is another member of our team who learned the catering business from ground level. He has been groomed by Bruce to set the example in our kitchen and balances the job of keeping the many menu details organized with keeping our kitchen staff focused on producing flawless events.

Josue Villalobos Operations Manager and Lead Event Chef for Large Events

Josue Villalobos

Operations Manager and Lead Event Chef for Large Events

Since 1998

Josue was born and raised in San Salvador, El Salvador. Josue learned the catering business from the ground up, beginning his career with us as a dishwasher and working through several positions before taking the helm as our Operations Manager. As a result, Josue is a most valuable resource when orchestrating the many moving parts of each event and brings a calm focus as lead chef for our largest events.

Steven Taub Kitchen Manager

Steven Taub

Kitchen Manager

Since 2002

Steven has been cooking ever since his pastry apprenticeship in 1967. Steven has cooked at the James Beard House four times and has been featured for his cuisine in many publications. He was the chef and owner of several restaurants in New England.

Phil McGauley Pastry Chef

Phil McGauley

Pastry Chef

Since 2013

Phil is a Sonoma County native who started his food education at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Napa. He has known and worked with Bruce since the early 90’s, but joined the Park Avenue team in 2013 where he quickly became one of our top on-site chefs. In addition to being a lead chef on site, he is also our head Pastry Chef, creating all the incredible sweet treats we love so much.

Kelly Barnett Sous Chef

Kelly Barnett

Sous Chef

Since 2017

The newest member of our chef team graduated from the Culinary Institute of America Greystone in 2014. Originally from Cincinnati Ohio, she was drawn to California by her love of great food and our fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. She loves to give traditional comfort food an infusion of style to create upscale approachable menu items.