Meet Our Team
All Occasions Catering is owned and operated by Mark Andersen, who has been passionate about food since he can remember. His family was in the food business, so he grew up with an appreciation for good food provided by people with a passion for quality service.
My mission was simple, really. I wanted to offer a superior product and great service, but I also wanted to give people an experience. And I think the way you accomplish that is with great people who work hard, who care about the food and want to deliver a memorable product and service.
Dan started out in the All Occasions Catering kitchen but was promoted to General Manager after being discovered as an obvious “people person”. He excels at building relationships and managing large scale events. Dan dives into everything he does head first and has a positive attitude about everything. To prove the point, he loves the quote “Pain is inevitable, Misery is a choice” and even has it tattooed on his arm as a reminder. Dan is a die hard Wisconsin sports fan, and even played college level golf. When he’s not cooking or golfing, Dan loves to spend time with his dog, Nelly.
Ed loves the creativity of his job, and loves to find fun elements to enhance the AOC kitchen’s services such as decor, china options, linen options, interesting table configurations and unusual service styles. His motto: “Make the ordinary EXTRAordinary!” When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with friends and colleagues, and watching and cheering on his favorite Wisconsin football and basketball teams. “Go Bucky!”
Ashley thrives on the fast paced environment of the catering industry and has been planning picture perfect events for the past eight years. She loves every aspect of event planning, from meeting new people to helping them plan their dream event.
And since she never stops moving, Ashley’s time away from work is spent going on hikes with her dog Nitro, and attending local comedy shows and concerts.
Rebecca has been part of the AOC team for many years, first as waitstaff and now part of the dynamic sales team. She has always enjoyed watching everything come together for a wedding and helping to reduce stress for the couple on their special day. She is a self-proclaimed nerd, and in her free time likes to play a variety of video games. Her passion though is crocheting, and she has made everything from stuffed animals to blankets and hats and scarves. Rebecca and her mom spend the year crocheting and collecting items to donate to Hope House in Waukesha.
Her infectious smile and positive attitude are the first things you’ll notice about Paula when you walk through the doors of AOC. She loves her job and looks forward to her daily interactions with potential clients and fellow employees. She thrives on encouraging others and making each person she encounters feel special. Even when she’s not at work, she loves to find ways to motivate or help others in some way. She also enjoys reading, writing and watching movies.
Executive Chef, Phillip Carrion, is a valuable addition to the All Occasions Catering team with his creativity and talent for creating custom menus. He is guided by the saying “everything you can imagine is real,” and does so by bringing new ideas and concepts to life through food. Phillip loves working with his hands in the kitchen finding new ways to make things from scratch, and also through woodworking in his woodshop at home.
It’s obvious to all of us in the All Occasions Catering kitchen that Sous Chef Hector Miranda has been cooking for most of his life. His talent for bringing culinary visions to life is as natural to him as breathing and is truly an art form. Hector admits that although cooking and being in the kitchen can be exhausting at times, it’s worth it when he sees people enjoy the food he prepares.When Hector is not cooking, he loves spending time with his family and friends. His inspiration and drive both in and out of the kitchen comes from being a dad and spending time with his daughters.
Scott D. Oravec
Scott enjoys the opportunity to be creative at work. He seeks the thrill of the hunt – treasure hunt that is. Scott enjoys any type of treasure hunting activity and loves living life to the fullest. His motto: “Is playing it safe keeping you alive or keeping you from living?”