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Our team of event and catering professionals are at your service 24/7 to handle every last detail of your event … so you don’t have to!

 

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Danielle Casselman

Director of Events & Catering
416-964-1162 x-260 | dcasselman@eatertainment.com

After successfully completing the event management course at George Brown, Danielle gained further experience at a top hotel and then further propelled her career at one of Toronto’s leading cultural institutions. With a passion for excellent cuisine and genuine hospitality, Danielle started with Eatertainment in the office catering division building long lasting client relationships with her professionalism and drive to succeed. Promoted to Senior Event Manager of The One Eighty venue, Danielle executed countless weddings as well as corporate parties for companies such as Maybelline, Kitchen Aid, Sephora, Air Canada and an athlete-packed Stance event during the NBA All-Star Week.

Danielle is currently our Director of Events & Catering overseeing and executing offsite events across multiple venues.

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Michel Dauda

Senior Event Manager
416-964-1162 x-370 | mdauda@eatertainment.com

Michel has over a decade of experience leading event logistics and administrative functions for corporate, cultural, political, sporting & culinary events.  Most recently, Michel managed the day to day operations of a 2-week product launch for a luxury automotive brand. Multi-faceted events with a strong focus on the service experience are Michel’s strength and passion to execute. A people person through and through, Michel’s infectious personality has built long lasting relationships in the hospitality industry. In addition to managing events for Eatertainment clients, Michel manages catering contracts for the Design Exchange and Toronto Reference Library.

 

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Nicola Samuels

Event Manager – The One Eighty
416-964-1162 x-340 | nsamuels@eatertainment.com

Having spent over 15 years in the corporate world, 2017 marked a change in career direction for Nicola.  A change dedicated to using her experience and skills as a Project &​ Process Manager in an industry she is passionate about – Event Management & Catering.   Joining the Eatertainment family initially as a Catering Coordinator (now promoted to Event Manager of The One Eighty venue) is like coming home for her since the process of​ curating a magical event for clients is paramount, her background provides a perfect match. Let’s not mention the smell of great tasting food wafting daily from our test kitchen, which she says is an added bonus.
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Alyssa Seli

Event Manager
416-964-1162  | aseli@eatertainment.com

Alyssa Seli grew up in the small town of Grimsby, Ontario with a larger than life personality. After working in the Marketing and Communications field for three years and a background in customer service, Alyssa is passionate about helping others while showcasing her creative side as an Events and Catering Manager with the Eatertainment family.  In her spare time Alyssa loves to perform improv and write short skits.

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Jessica Forstner

Senior Event Manager
416-964-1162 x-330 | jforstner@eatertainment.com

Graduating from Fashion Arts & Wedding Planning at Humber College in addition to Event Marketing at Seneca College, Jessica brings a diversified knowledge base to her new role at Eatertainment.

With a love of design and over two years experience in event management, Jessica is able to multitask with a high attention to detail & strong organizational skills. Given her experience, she will be focusing predominately on bridal clients and creating talked about EAT weddings!

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Jessica Folkard

Manager Corporate Catering
416-964-1162 x-240 | jfolkard@eatertainment.com

Jessica graduated from the Event Management program at George Brown in 2014. She completed a two-month internship with Eatertainment during her studies, learning under the guidance of then Corporate Catering Manager, Danielle Casselman. Jessica’s resiliency and ability to multi-task transitioned her into being offered a full-time position as a Corporate Catering Coordinator post-college, recently developing into a managerial role.

Jessica has a love of baking & scrapbooking, counting Golda’s Kitchen and Michael’s among her favourite stores to splurge.

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Lais Oliveira

Event Manager
416-964-1162 x.230  | loliveira@eatertainment.com

Lais has been working in the service industry since 2015 beginning as a server & bartender although her professionalism quickly garnered her a role as event supervisor of her service staff executing small and intimate parties to large corporate functions with thousands of guests. She has learned the hospitality industry from inside out and this ‘ground up’ approach provides Lais a thorough understanding of the industry. Originally from São Paulo and has studied Social Media Marketing at George Brown College.

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Sydney Koshowski

Event Manager
416-964-1162  | sydney@eatertainment.com

Sydney has always been driven by the need to make others feel special! Her boundless positivity and enthusiasm are the hallmarks of her character – not surprising for someone who grew up in ‘Friendly Manitoba’. From makeup school, to early days in retail, to learning the hospitality industry from the ground-up as a hostess and server, she has been loyal to her family at Eatertainment and we are delighted to have her make the leap from the restaurant industry to managing events out of our head office.

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Nicholas Taylor

Catering Operations Coordinator
416-964-1162  | ntaylor@eatertainment.com

While Nick grew up out West in Victoria, BC, he moved to Ontario in 2015 to pursue an English Literature degree and learn the city in which he was born at an older age. With parents passionate about local food and finding new ways to approach different cuisines, Nick grew a love for cooking and entertaining. Working with Eatertainment has allowed Nick to watch some of Toronto’s premiere chefs work with a leading event staff everyday, which is a dream! After working as a Delivery Driver for Eatertainment in the Summer of 2017, Nick was asked if he’d like to come back as the Catering Operations Coordinator, overseeing delivery schedules and logistical operations. Nick has also moved his studies to U of T in film & play writing courses this year, hoping to sell some scripts eventually down the line!

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Mee Lee Ryu

Event & Catering Operations Manager
416-964-1162 x-290 | mryu@eatertainment.com

A determination to succeed in the industry – not to mention a love of food and cooking – brought Mee Lee to the fast-paced world of Events & Catering with Eatertainment. An impeccable ability to follow-through on every detail of an event agenda, schedule multiple events simultaneously, and oversee various facets of the operations of Eatertainment, lead Sebastien to create a tailored role for Mee Lee as Events & Catering Operations Manager.