Meet our Team

Our team of experts are the best in the industry and bring a wealth of culinary experience. Our hands-on approach to event planning and catering ensures clear communication with our clients and seamless day-to-day operations. We maintain close working relationships with our clients and offer support and direction to our on-site event teams. Our staff maintains current knowledge about local food trends and are up-to-date with industry happenings in Toronto.

Sales

Catering Toronto

DIANE CARRASCO

Catering Consultant
dcarrasco@danieletdaniel.ca

P: 416-968-9275 ext: 26


Bio

Diane plays a vital role at Daniel et Daniel, managing all of our daily catering and corporate events. Her attention to detail and commitment to excellence ensures we consistently exceed our customer’s expectations. Diane has extensive experience in Toronto’s top hospitality organizations including: the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Fairmont Royal York, Westin Harbour Castle and Toronto Marriott Eaton Center.

Catering Toronto

JAKE CURL

Senior Event Planner
jcurl@danieletdaniel.ca

P: 416-968-9275 ext: 31


Bio

Jake started his career with Daniel et Daniel in the food shop at the early age of 17.  Harnessing his natural talent and desire to learn, he began working events in the evenings, and then quickly moved on to develop his skills in the culinary arts and event design. His tireless work ethic and passion for food allow Jake to incorporate unique trends and design elements. His clients regularly recognize Jake as one of Toronto’s top event planners.

Catering Toronto

LAURA LONG

Senior Event Planner
llong@danieletdaniel.ca

P: 416-968-9275 ext: 20


Bio

Laura has spent over 25 years in the event planning, restaurant and hospitality industry. Educated at George Brown College (Culinary) and Ryerson University (Hospitality), Laura’s incredible food knowledge and creative thinking allows her to implement new ideas that advance current trends. Laura’s incredible & seemingly limitless expertise allows her to plan large scale corporate events and the most elegant of weddings simultaneously

Catering Toronto

LAURA MATTIUSSI

Event Planner
lmattiussi@danieletdaniel.ca
P: 416-968-9275 ext: 11


Bio

Laura’s dedication to her clients and commitment to bringing their vision to light has allowed her to develop a very loyal clientele. She takes pride in her ability to collaborate with local, individual & international clients from charities to PR companies. Drawing on her marketing experience, Laura turns events into an extension of the client’s brand and values.  Laura graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a double major in Philosophy and Psychology, and a minor in Biotechnology.

Catering Toronto

MEGAN O’QUINN

Event Planner
megan@danieletdaniel.ca
P: 416-968-9275 ext: 14


Bio

Megan has valuable work experience in both corporate and social events of all sizes. Well-versed in all aspects of event planning, she not only plans and coordinates events but also manages marketing and communication initiatives for her clients. A certified International Event and Wedding Planning, Megan’s professional experience is rooted in boutique and luxury hotels.

MEREDITH VAUX

Senior Event Planner
mvaux@danieletdaniel.ca

P: 416-968-9275 ext: 46


Bio

With twelve years catering and event planning experience, Meredith has established herself as a leader in Toronto’s high profile events scene, executing lavish and technically challenging events of all sizes. Her client loyalty is a result of consistently exceeding expectations, Meredith’s top priority is to deliver on this promise.  She continues to educate herself on current trends, styles and innovations to make each event unforgettable.

Toronto Event Planner Pierre Valcarcel

PIERRE VALCARCEL

Senior Event Planner
pvalcarcel@danieletdaniel.ca

P: 416-968-9275 ext: 43


Bio

With over 20 years of experience in catering and events, Pierre has worked across the globe as a freelance event planner in countries such as Austria, Russia, Sweden and the US. His vast knowledge of hospitality, operations and logistics combined with his ability to plan and execute events ensures his clients are always 100% satisfied.

Catering Toronto

RUSSELL DAY

SEP | VP of Sales
rday@danieletdaniel.ca

P: 416-968-9275 ext: XXX


Bio

23 years with Daniel et Daniel, a university education and a professional background in food operations has made Russell one of the premier event professionals in the industry. His passion and expertise allow him to fuse food, décor and entertainment seamlessly, providing clients with a truly exceptional event experience. Russell helps lead our team of high-spirited event professionals, and has been integral in promoting Daniel et Daniel’s customer driven culture.

Catering Toronto

SUSAN DORFMAN

Senior Event Planner
sdorfman@danieletdaniel.ca

P: 416-968-9275 ext: 29


Bio

A graduate of George Brown Hospitality, Susan brings more than 18 years’ experience in food and beverage to the event team at Daniel et Daniel.  Leveraging her passion for fine foods, Susan strives to create ‘one of a kind’ menus at every event. Embracing thefast-paced and exciting world of event planning Susan has flawlessly executed thousands of successful events

TOM FLAHERTY

Director of Sales
tflaherty@danieletdaniel.ca

P: 416-968-9275 ext: 48


Bio

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yourname@danieletdaniel.ca

P: 416-968-9275 ext: 00


Bio

Culinary

Catering Toronto

BONNIE KRAVITZ

Pastry Chef
kitchen@danieletdaniel.ca

P: 416-968-9275 ext: 12


Bio

Joining the Daniel et Daniel team in 2010, Bonnie’s creativity and innovation, combined with her exceptional talent quickly elevated her to lead the Pastry Department.  Bonnie has participated in professional development programs across North America as both teacher & student, and won the 2015 Quick Fire Recipe Challenge at “Catersource” in Las Vegas

Toronto Catering Chef

HILLARY BROWN

Sous Chef
kitchen@danieletdaniel.ca

P: 416-968-9275 ext: 22


Bio

Past experience in various types of events across the country, coupled with a passion for the culinary arts led Hillary to Toronto’s George Brown College where she graduated with honours.  Hillary takes a fresh approach to classic cuisine, and has worked alongside some of the top chefs in the world.  Hillary helps lead the culinary team at Daniel et Daniel, adding her own unique creativity and flare.

Catering Toronto

KAREN O’CONNOR

Executive Chef
kitchen@danieletdaniel.ca

P: 416-968-9275 ext: 22


Bio

Karen leads Daniel et Daniel’s culinary team, overseeing menu development and facilitating the ongoing creative process that consistently delivers unique dining experiences for our clients. A recipient of the CATIE Chef of the Year Award, Karen O’Connor is one of the top Catering Chefs in North America, and is currently co-chair of the Culinary Council at the International Caterers Association.

Catering Toronto

VEL SIVAPRAGASAM

Chef Manager
kitchen@danieletdaniel.ca

P: 416-968-9275 ext: 16


Bio

With his 27 years of experience with Daniel et Daniel, Vel is a master of event logistics, and one of the best off-premise catering chef managers in the industry, seamlessly executing large scale events with over a thousand guests by ensuring that each dish is prepared with the highest level of precision, detail and quality.

Management

Catering Toronto

DANIEL CLAIRET

Co-Owner
dc@danieletdaniel.ca

P: 416-968-9275 ext: 28


Bio

Catering Toronto

DANIEL MEGLY

Co-Owner
dmegly@danieletdaniel.ca

P: 416-968-9275 ext: 17


Bio

Toronto Catering

GUILLAUME CLAIRET

General Manager
gclairet@danieletdaniel.ca

P: 416-968-9275 ext: 25


Bio

Catering Toronto

KEN MARSHALL

Project & Design Manager
kmarshall@danieletdaniel.ca

P: 416-968-9275 ext: 40


Bio

Ken joined the team at Daniel et Daniel in 2001, and plays an integral role in supporting creative concepts related to food, décor, production and overall event logistics. Utilizing his extensive skills acquired while growing up in hotels and establishments run or owned by his parents in Newfoundland, Ken oversees procurement at Daniel et Daniel, sourcing new suppliers, specialty foods and unique products.