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.

Kristy DeNunzio Catering Sales Associate, Groups & Leisure

Kristy will work with you during the initial stages of planning and preparation to gain an understanding of your catering needs and event details. Her expert knowledge of the Panoramic Room and our flagship restaurant makes her a great resource as you are figuring out the right place and ambiance for your event. 

Jeremey Bromberg  Catering Sales Coordinator

Jeremy can answer any questions you have…on just about anything!  He is our expert in logistics and is here to help you pull all your food, beverage, and event details together.  From floor plans to floral to proposals – Jeremy can assist with it all.

Jacob Cafferty Food & Beverage Manager

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 is going as flawlessly as planned.

Wayne Johnson FareStart Executive Chef

Chef Wayne Johnson officially joined FareStart as Executive Chef in 2016 after a long history as a volunteer at Guest Chef Nights. 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.

Nina Valles Catering Sales Associate, Weddings

Nina is our resident wedding expert. She can answer questions about our two stunning venues or our full-service catering. Nina's amazing attention to detail, thoughtfulness and great sense of style make her an excellent person on your team. She also appreciates the priceless value that good food & good conversation can bring to the celebration; they really make an evening special.

Michele Okamura Catering Sales Coordinator

If you want to know what colors match with chartreuse or what to feed a group of hungry vegans, look no further. Michele loves a challenge. Her love of planning and organization, paired with her experience and smile puts our clients at ease. Orginally from sunny California, Michele has come to love rainy Seattle and looks forward to coordinating your next event.

Amanda Pitsch Catering Assistant

Amanda keeps our office and our clients happy. She'll answer the phone when you call, assist with taking any event payments you'd like to make, and she'll help route any questions you have to the right resource. Amanda is thoughtfully detailed and stunningly polite. We know you'll enjoy working with her as much as we do!