Born in Brooklyn, New York, Andrew began his culinary career as a restaurant owner & operator, as well as a restaurant consultant. Finding a passion in catering, Andrew began Queen City Catering Company in 2010 and credits the company's solid foundation and growth to the inspired, passionate team that surrounds him. When he is not leading his team, Andrew enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, rock climbing, and traveling the world.
Not many people know that I… was planning to be an electrical engineer, just like my dad
My dream meal would be… a wood fired pizza from Grimaldi's and Spumoni from L&B Spumoni Garden in Brooklyn, NY
My favorite quote is… “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right.” - Henry Ford
Liz Vetter, Chief Operating Officer
Liz came to Queen City in February 2016 from an Event Agency in Chicago, Illinois but was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio! In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, friends, and one eyed Pomeranian.
Not many people know that I... ran a marathon at 23 and hated every minute!
It would be impossible for me to give up... sushi and Rosé
I want to be remembered for... loving people and life
Oscar La Fuente, Executive Chef
James Gorzynski, Controller
James is originally from Erie, PA. He has extensive experience as an accounting consultant but found his home with the QCC team in October 2016. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, watching movies, and exploring the delicious world of food!
Not many people know that I... interned as a dog trainer
My dream meal would include... Blackened Chilean Sea Bass with Asian Slaw, a Mean 4 Cheese Calzone, and Cheesecake
My favorite quote is... "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky
Emily Buiwe, Staffing & Office Manager
Emily was born and raised in Thomasville, North Carolina. She was previously the General Manager of a local restaurant and has been a part of Queen City since the very beginning! In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her loved ones and her two sweet dogs!
My dream vacation would include… a month in French Polynesia
My favorite Quote… "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C.S. Lee
The soundtrack to my life would be… "Bold as Love" - Jimi Hendrix
Jake Poole, Operations Manager
Jake came to Queen City in November 2016 and was born and raised in Hamilton, NY. He's had experience managing various events from weddings at the Bitmore to catering in Charleston. In his spare time, he loves hiking, hanging out by the campfire with family, and refinishing antique furniture.
I am truly passionate about... building an amazing team of people that can conquer the world and do anything they set their minds to
My favorite quote is... "You must do the things you think you cannot do" - Eleanor Roosevelt
My dream vacation would include... two months eating my way across France and Italy
Matthew Kern, Executive Sous Chef
Justin Goodall, Sales & Marketing Manager
Benjamin Clayton, Account Executive
Ginny Reed, Account Executive
Chere' Velazquez, Account Executive
Taylor Deveaux, Account Executive
Taylor Clark, Sales Assistant
Jennifer Simmons, Account Executive
Molly Heffernan, QC Direct Client Specialist
Molly was born and raised in Baltimore, MD and joined the QC team in October 2015. She was previously in sales for a local software service company and enjoys taking hot yoga classes in her spare time.
Not many people know that I... was a competitive gymnast when I was younger
My dream vacation would include... a glass bottom bungalow in Tahiti
It would be impossible for me to give up... chocolate
Cameron Gilbreath, Assistant Operations Manager
Cam was born and raised in Marianna, Florida, and he joined the Queen City team in April 2014. In his spare time, he enjoys eating and growing his beard. However, as he puts it, "it's still a work in progress".
It would be impossible for me to give up… carbs
Without limitations, my dream vacation would include... being pushed around on a frozen lake on the top one of those employee ladders from Home Depot by the cast of Cool Runnings, while holding the Titanic position at the top. You said without limitations.
The soundtrack to my life would be… It's Not Easy Being Green - Kermit
Maggie Hernandez, Event Supervisor
Matthew Balfrey, Sous Chef
Tobin McAfee, Sous Chef
Chelsea Ecdao, Pastry Chef
Deborah Worrell, Assistant QC Direct Kitchen Manager