Meet Our Culinary Team

We are pleased to introduce you to the Great Performances Catering culinary team. We are incredibly lucky to have such a diverse and talented group of men and women working with us to make each catered event we touch an event to remember. Each member of our culinary team is organized, proactive, detail-oriented, and has a passion for quality food and service, but they are so much more than that.  Each member of our team brings their own personal flair to each catering event in order to provide your guests (be they friends, clients, or colleagues) with the finest food and service possible while creating an atmosphere that is both enjoyable and stress-free. 

Get to know them a little better here. 

LEADERSHIP

CHRIS HARKNESS
Vice President of Food & Beverage

Experienced Director Of Operations with a demonstrated history of working in the Food & Beverage industry. Strong operations, professionally skilled in Large Event Catering, Sporting Events, Cooking, Food Preparation, People Management

GET TO KNOW OUR CULINARY & CATERING TEAM

JOE BACHMAN
Venue Chef

ALBERT BELLO
Pastry Chef

RICHARD BROWN
Executive Chef – CPS Events at the Plaza

MIKE DEUEL
Executive Chef of Catering Operations

GEORGETTE FARKAS
Culinary Ambassador

STRATOS GEORGEDAKIS
Executive Production Chef

TATIANA IGLESIAS
Venue Chef

PATRICE MARRETT
Venue Chef

ROBERT SCHWARZ
Culinary Operations Manager

ANDREW SMITH
Culinary Director

RACHEL TAFFET
Coordinator of Culinary Experience

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