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- Frank

Frank Mamola

Vice President and IT Manager

Beginning at just age 17 as a member of Jacques Catering’s delivery staff, it’s fair to say that Frank has worked his way from just about every department within the company to become vice president and IT manager today. As a result, Frank brings over 25 years of special event and food/beverage experience.

Originally hailing from Staten Island, Frank moved to Middletown, NJ as a teen. He graduated from Seton Hall with a bachelor’s in economics, which he used (and still does!) to expand and improve on our company’s goal: “elegance and class on every budget.”

As a citizen of NJ, Frank has been actively volunteering since 2011 with numerous charities focused around providing children with the necessary school supplies to both attend and contribute to the fine arts, among several other charities about which he is very passionate. Next time you see him, ask what he’s been up to lately!

Coming soon

- Anthony

Anthony Mamola

Executive Chef

Bio coming soon

Catering is a passion that comes from the soul. It runs in the family and never dies.

- Steve

Steve Mamola

Property Manager – Reception Center

Steven began his career in hospitality immediately upon graduating from Johnson & Whales University in 1994. While at school, he pursued a bachelor’s in hospitality sales and meeting management and entered the workforce as a team member for the Scottsdale Hilton Resort and Spa in Arizona.

After pursuing a career in hotel management, Steven decided to return to his childhood roots, packing up and moving back to New Jersey in 2000 to rejoin the family business!

Steven is a very focused individual, and his focus helps our Reception Center maintain the legacy of elegant, high-quality food and experiences that his family started decades before him.

Steven is a family person who values both his personal family and his Jacques family (many of whom fall under both categories!). “I am glad to be able to offer our customers the same passion for catering as the rest of my family and to carry that passion on for another generation.”

Clients today are not just looking for fabulous food and décor, but also quality, value and a company dedicated to their dreams.

- Lisa

Lisa Tevis

Director of Catering Sales – Jacques Exclusive Catering

Lisa has been a valued member of Jacques Exclusive Catering since May of 2011, and since then, she has on so many occasions demonstrated her superior knowledge of and devotion to the food industry. Both are truly unparalleled.

As a child of the food industry, Lisa was peeling carrots before she could even talk, and she uses that upbringing—and the years of professional experience since—to help all clients achieve their event visions on a daily basis.

Such organizations as the Drumthwacket Foundation, E-Trade and Ernst & Young all consistently rely on Lisa specifically to manage their events and produce a successful experience—oftentimes with complicated challenges!

Before joining the Jacques family, Lisa worked for such distinguished New York City venues as the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Natural History and Goldman Sacks. Lisa also opened The Oakland House Restaurant & Caterers in Red Bank, NJ.

Once she sold her business, Lisa found her place with another family-run business (ours!) and has been passionately working with our clients ever since.

I make it my priority to be able to give you the day you have always dreamed about.

- Aimee

Aimee Newby

Catering Sales Manager – Reception Center

In her over 15 years with Jacques Exclusive Catering, Aimee has helped plan and execute hundreds of events—many of which have been our most high-end, such as tented farm weddings and corporate galas. In her time with us, she has become one of our most dedicated consultants!

Today, Aimee brings her infectious personality, enthusiasm and high-end experience to our Reception Center, where guests and hosts alike get a taste of extreme professionalism, friendly manner and loads of planning expertise.

Aimee’s goal is to create an atmosphere that makes everyone feel comfortable and confident in the choices they’ve made. From weddings to special occasions, Aimee is always there to walk you through every decision in the planning process to ensure it ends with the happiest of memories.

The best part of my job is seeing the smile on a client’s face when I’ve helped them achieve their dream event.

- Ryan

Ryan Van Duyne

Sales and Catering Manager – Jacques Exclusive Catering

Ryan’s hospitality career began in New York City, where she assisted in event planning for high-profile corporate events. Ryan’s specialization, while working in NYC, was in design research and presentation—which always kept her on her toes!

After some time, Ryan moved her talents to the hotel industry, first in Asbury Park and then in Atlantic City as a manager of both sales and banquets, where she was able to put her skills and attention to detail to work. Among the events Ryan enjoyed planning, some of her favorites included weddings, sweet 16 parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, family and school reunions, non-profit events, dancing balls, birthday parties and boxing shows.

In April of 2016, Ryan joined our family-run business and has brought with her years of diverse knowledge, experience and expertise. She and her bubbly, adventurous personality currently focus on connecting with clients planning both large and small events, always ending with something truly inspiring.

My hope is to create your vision and exceed your expectations. It’s all in the details!

- Cathy

Cathy Groben

Catering Sales Manager – Jacques Exclusive Catering
Cathy has over 25 years of finely honed client service experience in the hospitality and food service industries, having worked in several restaurants from Princeton to the New Jersey shore. For the past 18 years, she has planned events for exclusive fortune 500 corporate clients, as well as for a loyal base of social clientele at an award winning catering company, Main Street Fine Catering of Princeton, NJ. Cathy has successfully planned a variety of events from intimate dinner parties with celebrities and political dignitaries to large celebrations, fundraisers and receptions with over 500 attendees. With a BFA in Fine Arts and Graphic Design from Mason Gross at Rutgers University, Cathy’s creative side assures that she sees every artful detail, with latest catering trend in mind, in the most demanding events. Her focus on custom menu and event development ensures that all of her clients have a personal and memorable experience.

In April of 2018, Cathy joined Jacques Exclusive Caterers and is ready to bring her experience, creativity and passion for catering, event planning and event design to Monmouth County.

All you need is great company, great music and great food. I can’t wait to help you put it all together!

- Maria

Maria Cappasso

Catering Consultant – Jacques Exclusive Catering

When we say family-run business, we truly mean it! Maria is one of our beloved cousins here at Jacques Exclusive Catering, making it a very well-rounded family endeavor.

Maria joined our team in 1998 and has consistently been one of our greatest assets. With a focus on building numerous relationships while balancing all the intricate details (and managing everyone’s stress!) involved in planning an event, Maria has delivered success time and time again.

Truly experienced in every event detail, there is no element that escapes her keen insight into what makes for the perfect event.

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403 State Route 36
Hazlet, NJ 07730
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Middletown, NJ 07748
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