Meet our
Toronto Catering 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.

Our Toronto Catering Team

Sales, Planners and Catering Consultants

DIANE CARRASCO Event Planner

Diane plays a vital role at Daniel et Daniel, managing all of our daily catering and corporate events.

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JAKE CURL Senior Event Planner

Jake started his career with Daniel et Daniel in the food shop at the early age of 17.

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LAURA LONG Catering & Events Specialist

Laura has spent over 25 years in the event planning, restaurant and hospitality industry.

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LAURA MATTIUSSI Senior Event Planner

Laura’s dedication to her clients and commitment to bringing their vision to light has allowed her to develop a very loyal clientele.

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MEGAN O’QUINN Event Planner

Megan has valuable work experience in both corporate and social events of all sizes.

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MEREDITH VAUX Senior Event Planner

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.

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RUSSELL DAY SEP | VP of Sales

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.

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SUSAN DORFMAN Senior Event Planner

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.

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VICTOR BASTIDAS Event Planner

With over two decades of event planning experience and stellar culinary education from Le Cordon Bleu, Victor has been able to marry both, his interest and passion, by working at Daniel et Daniel.

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WIMELA SHIVPARSAD Sales Coordinator

Sales Coordinator

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NILUSHA THIAGARAJA Event Planner

With 10 years of experience in food service and catering, Nilusha brings with her a young and exciting perspective to the catering industry.

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Culinary

BONNIE KRAVITZ Pastry Chef

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.

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KAREN O’CONNOR Executive Chef

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.

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VEL SIVAPRAGASAM Chef Manager

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.

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Management

DANIEL MEGLY Business Consultant

Business Consultant Former Co-Owner and Co-Founder.

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DAVE STRATTON Managing Partner

Managing Partner

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GUILLAUME CLAIRET Managing Partner

Managing Partner

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KEN MARSHALL Project & Design Manager

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.

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PIERRE VALCARCEL Sales Manager

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.

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