Get to know each of our talented team members!
Alison is one of elle‘s head chefs and kitchen managers. She has been with us for a couple of years and has grown tremendously since her start. She had worked FOH for many years, but had always had an underlying passion for cooking. She had zero kitchen experience when she came to elle, but has quickly raised in rank amongst her peers. She has the passion, the skills, the patience, and the heart to be a talented chef and leader in the kitchen!
The younger sister of executive chef and owner Lauren Mozer, Gabi grew up with the same passion (obsession) with food as her sister.
After completing George Brown’s Chef School and Baking & Pastry Arts programs, she helped lead the elle cuisine team to culinary excellence as Head Chef.
Now serving as Event Coordinator, Gabi has taken her vital experience from the kitchen to the office, ensuring great experiences for all of elle’s clients. Gabi’s bright personality and work ethic make her an integral part of the elle team.
Becca has always been passionate about food and has turned her obsession into a profession. Having worked in restaurants, on a food truck, and for other catering companies, she’s done a lot in her short life (she’s only 25!).
Not only is Becca one of our most talented senior chefs, she has recently started planning and coordinating events with the company as well. She truly is a jack of all trades.
Driven by her love of high-end cuisine Lauren created elle cuisine in 2010. While pursuing an undergraduate degree in anthropology at McGill, Lauren realized that her passion for food went beyond being just a hobby. Disenchanted by her experiences working in restaurant kitchens, Lauren realized that her talents would be best utilized in the world of private catering. In discovering her calling, Chef Lauren Mozer can do what she does best, and share it with others – Eat. Love. Live. Enjoy.
One of the things that Lauren prides herself on most is the intimate atmosphere that an elle cuisine experience can provide, as well as the bevy of return clients who have become a part of the elle family in their own way.
Lauren’s favourite elle creation is ever changing!
Lisa Zhong is one of our Senior Creative Chefs. She has a mature palate, makes delicious food, and always makes sure her plates look pretty. She’s incredibly polite and hard working, and you can taste her love for life in her food.
Crystal has been with elle cuisine for over 4 years. She’s had the unique experience of having gone through some of the most monumental growth spurts in elle‘s history.
Crystal is one of our head chefs and has helped plan and orchestrate the build of our new kitchen space.
She grew up in the kitchen and started working professionally as a cook when she was 16. She truly loves to spend time creating in the kitchen, and clients enjoy her company and her delicious cooking.
Her favourite elle dish is our Crispy Chicken Sammy hors d’oeuvres.
Tom’s specialty is meats. Any and all meat cookery. He loves using our smokers and grills, and braising and searing anything from chicken to duck to beef, to lamb, to pork.
Hannah has just recently joined our team, but has already had a tremendous impact on both our menus and culture. Hannah’s specialty is desserts, and she loves to innovate and constantly add new sweet menu items to our repertoire.
Her favourite elle cuisine dish is our chocolate peanut butter dessert.
Natalie has been with elle cuisine since the fall of 2014, starting as our Administrative Manager. She eventually moved up to coordinating events as a Senior Event Coordinator, planning several weddings and large corporate parties (her favourite was a Space Themed summer party on a boat). Now, as our Operations Manager, she handles our day to day operations with the unique outlook from planning events.
Vanessa’s love of food was evident from an early age and has continued through her life. What she later learned was how she could turn her passion into a career that inspired her.
After enrolling in George Brown’s Special Events Planning program, she knew event planning and coordination was the career for her.
Vanessa loves to be able to help other people turn their vision into realities and is thrilled to be able to do that at elle. Vanessa has been working with elle since March 2016 and has loved every minute of it! When she’s not at her desk, you can find Vanessa taste testing in the kitchen–especially anything chocolate!
Before joining elle cuisine, Anna Hovis worked in the advertising and fashion industries. She has a creative eye and is inspired by clients who appreciate her flare and obsession with presentation.
Marina has been both chef and event planner, which makes her the perfect menu planner and rental specialist!
Sara is the first member to join our team in the role of talent acquisition. She manages our entire list of contract staff (service staff, bartenders, chefs). She is also responsible for recruiting new talent!
Viviane has worked in the industry for many years, but never from the perspective of the caterer. She has worked as a planner and decor specialist for years, and her experience brought tremendous value to our team.
She adores building relationships with her clients and tasting all the tasty food coming out of the elle kitchen. She is incredibly reliable and responsive, making her relationship management skills stop notch!
Sara Beth joined our team this year and has already had such a positive impact on our business and team. She is organized, reliable, hard working, generous, and always thinks of others.
We feel lucky to have her on our team!
For as long as Carolee can remember, she has taken great joy in entertaining and hosting parties and events. After attending George brown for Catering Management, Carolee focused on her event planning training, receiving her Wedding Planning Certificate from the WPIC.
She’s was enthused to combine her love for food and event planning in her role as Director of Events. As the company grew, she made a big impact with her management style and leadership skills, truly embracing the brand. Her go getter attitude and attention to detail make her the perfect point of contract ay client that comes her way and a great example for anyone she mentors.
Caitlin comes from a gala background. With tons of experience managing large sit down dinners of over 600 guests, she’s your gal if your event needs a leader who is uber organized and in charge. She is not afraid of any challenge, and is excited by anything that’s new and different!
Cassandra doesn’t stop smiling. She loves to serve elle‘s delicious food because clients are always grateful and enthused to receive it!
It ain’t hard to work a room when you’re serving menu items that everyone loves 🙂
Cassandra has been with our team for just over a year, and we are very grateful to have her with us!
Elena is one of our most seasoned service staff members. She’s been working with elle cuisine for over 5 years and has worked in the industry for many more.
She is passionate about delivering the best quality service and truly enjoys being a part of each and every moment shared amongst clients and guests alike. Smiling is her secret – and a beautiful smile like hers goes a long way!
Jennifer is elle‘s wedding master. She has managed countless weddings with the elle cuisine team with gusto and success.
Jennifer loves being a part of a couple’s special day – there isn’t anything quite like it. The emotion, the love, the joy…she feels lucky to be a part of these extra special moments and works incredibly hard to ensure the couple, the family, and the guests, feel nothing but love all day and all night.
Laura loves interacting with the chefs, coordinators, planners, and clients. She is an incredible event manager because knows when to take charge and when to have fun. She will be your rock – solving any issue that pops up unexpectedly and managing small and large teams for any size or style of event.
Sandy is one of elle‘s charming and experience bartenders. She is especially enthused when working smaller, more intimate private parties in our clients’ homes.
Signature cocktails are her jam, so don’t hesitate to ask our team to come up with new and exciting options to fit your theme!