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.
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!”
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.
We are thrilled to have Chef Dean join our kitchen staff. His passion for culinary arts, not just creating food that tastes good, but food that delights ALL the senses, is an exciting addition to the team.
A man of many talents, Dean not only has a love for anything food related, but is also into classic cars, Bourbon of all kinds, and teaching. He loves the kitchen but also looks forward to time outdoors exploring nature. Dean loves to dream up new and innovative ideas in the kitchen, and lives by the philosophy, “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe”. – Anatole France.
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?”