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, Director of Sales & Events
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
Joseph Buiwe, Senior Logistics Manager
Joey is from Albemarle, North Carolina and has been with Queen City Catering since its foundation back in 2010! In his spare time he enjoys reading, playing guitar, and relaxing with his two boxers, Achilles and Lenore.
I am truly passionate about… my family, work, and music
My dream vacation includes… sunny skies, clear blue water, and plenty of sand
My favorite quote is… "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will" – Vince Lombardi
Emily Buiwe, HR 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
Madison Baker, Account Executive / Corporate & Non-Profit
Madison was born in West Texas and has been with QCC since April 2016. She joined the team as an Account Exec from another Charlotte caterer and in her spare time enjoys eating great food paired with a local Charlotte beer or great bottle of Sauvignon Blanc.
My dream vacation would include... eating & drinking my way through Europe
I am truly passionate about... entrepreneurship, continuous learning, and growth
The soundtrack to my life would be... "Take It Easy" - The Eagles
John Locklear, Account Executive / QC Direct
John "Big Daddy" Locklear was born and raised in North Carolina and has been with Queen City since February 2017. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, and despite his larger-than-life personality, he considers himself an introvert.
My dream meal would include... steak on the Serengeti
My favorite quote is... "Don't start anything you can't continue" - Unknown
The soundtrack to my life would be... "My Way" - Frank Sinatra
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
James Gorzynski, Accountant
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
Jake Poole, Events 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
Margaret Ingmire, Office Administrator
Margaret was born in St. Charles, Illinois. She was previously the Director of Sales & Ops at a catering company in Savannah, GA and has been with QCC since May 2017. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, and cooking.
My favorite quote is… "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." - A. A. Mine
It would be impossible for me to give up… chocolate
Not many people know that I… play piano and sing
Cameron Gilbreath, Assistant Logistics 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
Russell Jones, QC Direct Kitchen Manager
Russ was born in Hackensack, NJ, but raised in Concord, NC. He joined the QCC crew in June 2017 with years of experience as a corporate chef. In his spare time, Russ likes to test out new recipes, play video games, stay active, and spend time with his family, friends, and wife.
Not many people know that I… have a twin sister, Cecilia
I want to be remembered for… always being kind, honest, dependable, and thoughtful
A little more about me… My father is a chef, and he taught me how to cook from a young age. He is my biggest role model, and the reason I am so passionate about what I do. My mother is also a fantastic home cook, and a huge inspiration as well. My wife, Heather, is my personal motivator, and the reason I get up every day.
Caroline Travieso, Sales Assistant
Amanda D'orsi, Sous Chef
Born and raised in Hope, RI, Amanda was a full time student at Johnson & Wales before joining the team in July 2015. She enjoys running, hot yoga, and spending time with friends and family in her spare time.
I am truly passionate about… food, organization, creativity & balance
Not many people know that I… have been cooking since I was 5 years old
My favorite quote is… "Though she be but little, she is fierce" – Shakespear
Matthew Balfrey, Sous Chef
Deborah Worrell, Assistant QC Direct Kitchen Manager