Our Catering & Events Team

Kevin Siegrist Director of Catering Sales

A true food, beverage and event aficionado, Kevin Siegrist leads our Catering Sales team with over 17 years' experience and countless weddings, galas and special events under his belt. An Icon Award Winner and Sommelier, Kevin's breadth of knowledge spans North America. He attributes the success of all his events to his love of food and beverage and making each event unique, fun and tailored to his clients.

 

Ayisha Hendrix Catering Sales Manager

Ayisha is our in-house expert on celebrations. From birthdays, anniversaries to holiday parties & weddings she is FareStart’s social maven. Using her 10 plus years’ experience in the food & beverage industry, Ayisha brings her dynamic personality, love of people and attention to detail to ensure your event goes off without a hitch. 

 

 

Wayne Johnson FareStart Corporate Executive Chef

Chef Wayne Johnson officially joined FareStart in 2016 after a long history as a volunteer with the organization. He oversees the food philosophies, concepts and menus across all of our restaurants, catering and foodservice businesses. Prior to FareStart, he was executive chef at Ray’s Boathouse, Andaluca and the prestigious Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco. During his 30+ years in the restaurant industry, Chef Wayne has earned many accolades. He was selected as an Iron Chef Season 9 challenger and had the honor of cooking for the James Beard House in New York in 2002. He also serves as vice president of Culinary Wonders USA and is proud to have coordinated their first Minority Chefs Summit.

Meg Viera Catering Sales Manager

Meg is a dedicated hospitality professional who excels at managing logistics and tailoring guest experiences. She has over 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry and has worked in top restaurants in Seattle. Her constant commitment to organization, communication and client satisfaction keeps all her clients' events running smoothly.

 

 

Jacob Cafferty General Manager, Catering and 700 Virginia

Jacob oversees all our catering operations: the transportation, the staffing, the wares and the service (to name just a few). He has a long history in hospitality and we are so fortunate to have him leading our service team. Jacob's priority is making sure that everything goes as flawlessly as planned.