The Feast Your Eyes Catering Team
Paula D’Uva, President
In partnership with her husband Ivan, Paula as President of Feast Your Eyes is at the helm of our event and catering organization. Paula started in the early days of Feast Your Eyes working in the kitchen and rapidly progressed through the ranks from kitchen manager, into the office, to sales and event management. Finally there was no place further to go except to buy the business! She has over 20 years’ experience in catering and events and understands the business from every aspect.
For the past fifteen years, Paula has been designing and executing corporate and social events of all magnitudes. Her attention to design and detail is flawless. The winning combination of both Paula’s event experience and Ivan’s fantastic cuisine, plus their concern and interest in their business ensures that every aspect of your event will get top quality, attention and care!
Chef Ivan Karlovcec
Chef Ivan is the dynamic other half of the Feast Your Eyes Ownership and Executive Team! He exudes pure passion and heart for his craft in every element!
With Ivan everything has to be the freshest, best quality, tastiest, most aesthetically pleasing – nothing less than superlative will do! Ivan is larger than life and gives two hundred percent to everything he does from growing produce in his own greenhouses, producing hydroponic herbs and heirloom vegetables, canning and preserving the bounty.
A master butcher by trade, he is an expert at all aspects of meat including in house smoking, curing, marinating, seasoning, barbecuing, spit roasting and cooking. Put a piece of any kind of meat in his hands and it will be pure heaven! For the most amazing culinary experience be sure to have Chef Ivan cater your event!
Founder and Event Consultant:
Former president and founder of Feast Your Eyes! Inc., Lin has had extensive experience in retail, restaurant, cafeteria and food concession business. She has owned and operated several retail stores including gift shops, plant shops, décor store, and gourmet food shop with café, tea house, ice cream parlour and diner before and during operation of a full scale catering and special event company.
Lin is responsible for marketing and sales and is the original creative force behind Feast Your Eyes! Event Design.
Catherine Searle, Sales and Catering Manager
Catherine comes to us with many years of experience in the hotel and event industry. She started in the Hospitality Industry in 1985 as Asst. Manager in the Harvest Room Restaurant at Four Seasons Inn On The Park Hotel. Shortly thereafter she was promoted to Restaurant Manager. After a couple of years she joined the catering team as Catering Manager where she planned bar mitzvah’s, weddings, conventions, and corporate events. She later moved on and became part of the Opening Team for the new Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel where she worked as a Catering Manager. A couple years later she rejoined the Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville, where she dealt with high end events, including the Toronto Film Festival. After taking a break from the Hospitality Industry to raise two boys, she has returned to face the challenge of special events. She is currently handling our corporate meeting catering accounts.
If you are planning meetings, training sessions or trade shows Catherine will suggest appropriate menus and follow through to make sure that you have everything you need at the right time.
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