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ICA is always looking for members who are willing to serve on one of our committees. Limited not just to company owners, any member of the association; be it a operations manager, sales manager, marketing manager or chef; if you have an interest, special skill that makes you an ideal candidate, or if you know someone who should be on one of our committees, we want you!

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Recruitment of new members and retention of existing members as well as identifying and reviewing member services.

Committee Members:
Membership Committee Chair: Fausto Pifferrer, Blue Elephant Events & Catering
Geoff Barker, Simply Fresh Events
Laura Fabian, 24 Carrots
Jonathan Jennings, CT Wedding Group
April Lambatos, Footers Catering
Lee Ann Kelly, American Metalcraft
Bryan Neuschaefer, Saz's Catering
Blake Richards, Picnic People (Solace Catering Group)
Tony Santos, Tony Caters
Meryl Snow, Feastivities Events
Melissa Tibben, Total Party Planner
Lisa Ware, Catering by Michaels


Develops marketing strategies for ICA branding, membership outreach, industry outreach including member communications and industry articles.

Committee Members:
Marketing Committee Chair: Rajan Mistry, District Events & Catering
Steve Sanchez, The JDK Group
Jeffrey Selden, Marcia Selden Catering & Events
Chase Mayer, CBK Catering
Jamie Peterson, Saz's Catering
Syd Sexton, Catering by Design
Jamie Pritscher Tomaino, Nuphoriq
Frank Christian, Taylored Hospitality Solutions

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Develops and organizes diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts tied to the mission of ICA, which includes trainings and a robust scholarship program to an annual industry event.

Committee Members:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Chair: Suzi Shands, Mintahoe Catering & Events
Jolie Oree-Bailey, Low Country Quisine
Dean Mistretta, Decadent Catering
KT McCalla, Dutzel's Catering & Events
Fausto Pifferrer, Blue Elephant Catering
Syd Sexton, Catering by Design
Chris Villard, Bold Catering & Design

Education Committee

Develop educational opportunities for members that include but are not limited to: webinars, workshops, ICA Roundtable outreach, and the development of content for the resource library.

Committee Members:
Education Committee Chair: Chris Sanchez, LUX Catering & Events
Margaret Brower, Rainmaker Marketing & Sales
Jeremy Brown, Nameless Catering
Betty Kalin, Dish Food & Events
Dean Mistretta, Johnson & Wales University
Tim Mitchell, Mangia Catering
Lexi Opdenaker, Simply Fresh Events
Borja Rosales, Catering by Design

Culinary Council

Develop culinary educational opportunities for members that include, but are not limited to: chef driven ICA webinars and culinary curriculum building for several industry events.

Committee Members:
Culinary Council Chair: Jay Varga, The JDK Group
Jenny Bast, Catering Creations
Conner Black, Footers Catering
Mary Davidson, Kopper Kitchen
Sean Dent, Local LA Catering
Thach Danny Tran, Footers Catering
Clint Elkins, SB Value
Keyon Hammond, Get Plated Catering
Joshua House, The JDK Group
Bill Kaliff, Alchemy Celebrations
Jeremy Langemann, Bingemans
Matt Logan, Mangia Catering
Jackson Locklear, District Events & Catering
Dan Mann, Rocky Mountain Catering
Jason Sutton, Footers Catering
Chris Towne, Partyman Catering
Phuoc Vo, CBK Catering & Events
Ryan Whitten, Bold Catering & Design

Board Development

Strengthens the board processes and procedures and keeps the pipeline of new potential board members.

Committee Members:
Jonathan Jennings, CT Wedding Group
Steve Sanchez, The JDK Group
Jeffrey Selden, Marcia Selden Catering