Hailing from Austria, celebrated chef and award-winning culinary artist, Thomas Vertl joins the Anoush team bringing his incomparable culinary creations that are sure to please the palate and tantalize the taste buds. Feast fabulously.
"Happy Wife, Happy Life"
With over 15 years of entertainment and corporate planning experience, Vrej is one of Southern California's banquet events pioneers. Vrej has been involved is all aspects of the banqueting business and is able to apply his experience to suit a client's needs perfectly. His combination of entertainment experience, education and entrepreneurial qualities grant him the opportunity to effectively lead Anoush Catering and efficiently plan an event. Vrej's passion for perfection allows his banquet operations to be flawless and memorable.
Vrej holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School and a BA from USC.
"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor... It's to enjoy each step along the way."
As the Director of Human Resources at Anoush Catering, Annie has assembled a close-knit team that keeps the business operating smoothly. In addition to the business' success, she places high value on each employee and has established an environment that fosters personal growth.
Annie embraces her personal motto, "the best attitude is gratitude", in several charities and actively participates in the SAK Foundation, a charity established by her family to better the lives of impoverished children in Armenia. She has recently bridged her charity work with her professional career by founding the Charity Outreach Division at Anoush Catering which focuses on the local community's wellness.
Annie earned a BA in Psychology from USC and an MBA from Woodbury University.
"The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."
With over 25 years of experience, Hagop serves with integrity providing great value to Anoush. With his passion for excellence and hospitality he overseas day to day operations to ensure great quality in all areas of a clients experience with us at Anoush Catering.
"No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care."
Sevada has a professional and friendly demeanor with a broad background in event planning, management, and sales. Sevada's experience in social, corporate and nonprofit event planning has allowed him to manage events with various complexities. He has developed a fun yet hard working environment for all of our event managers to excel and develop to the leaders of our industry. With an optimistic attitude and a relentless pursuit to perfection you can rest assured that your event will be flawless and exceed all your expectations.
"In a world full of problems: be the solution."
As the Marketing Manager at Anoush Catering, Meline thrives for excellence, works great under pressure, implements new ideas, and creates new marketing strategies for Anoush Catering. Meline is honest, transparent, and committed to doing what's best for our customers and our company. She constantly push herself to be her best. She focus on solutions, and arrives every day inspired to make an impact through her talents, passion, and hard work.
Meline's personal motto in life is "true happiness come from giving" and she has embraced that throughout her life. She prides herself on giving back to the community by working and volunteering for non profit organizations and visiting Third World countries to help provide essential necessities to the underprivileged children.
Meline earned a BA in Psychology from CSUN.
"Timing is everything!"
Living and working in 4 continents has helped Damon grow and prosper, both personally and professionally. A career spanning almost 4 decades within the Hospitality Industry enables him to formalize sound business strategies, and teach and train every level of our team. Damon's passion for excellence, gained through employment in 5-Star Hotel corporations like The Ritz-Carlton, MGM, Hilton, and Intercontinental, is infectious and exhilarating. He has found his home in Anoush Catering, and with the rest of the team, continue to strive towards Excellence... every day!
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."
Haik has over 5 years of experience in the hospitality and event planning industry. He treats each event as if he is planning his own. Haik pays close attention to detail, is organized, and goes above and beyond the call of duty to take your idea and make it a reality. Haik is one of our senior event managers.
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."
With over 10 years of experience in the Hospitality segment, Sarine is no stranger to event planning. No matter what type of event you are planning, she will ensure that your event is one of a kind, with your guests raving about it for months to come! Sarine will work through every detail of your event with you, and guide you through the journey of event planning to ensure every detail is captured and implemented in style. Don't let her soft spoken voice and graceful personality fool you. Sarine will ensure that all the details of your event are handled personally, and her team is on top of their responsibilities to go above and beyond their call of duty. Sarine is one of our seasoned event managers and is always willing to guide all her teammates to excellence.
"You only live once, make it a happy one."
With over 10 years of customer service experience in Egypt, United Arab Emirates and the United States working for airlines, hotels, restaurants and theme parks interacting with so many different nationalities around the world, Ehab's gotta say that "you don't need to speak someone's language to make them smile.
"It always seems impossible until its done."
Following his father's footsteps, Arthur has received a degree in Culinary and Operational studies. As an event manager he works to sell, plan, and execute events. He focuses on each event as if it is his own. He is always happy to provide insight on how to produce your ideal event and lend a helping hand to make your vision come to life.
"Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets."
With over 20 years of experience in customer service and sales, Yervand utilizes his organizational skills and professionalism to ensure all events are exceptional. Being solution focused and hard working is a benefit to all his clients.
"How you do one thing is how you do everything."
Konstanten understands that planning an event can be a very stressful experience. With 18 years of experience as a wedding videographer he knows all the aspects of event planning and knows how to make sure an event goes smoothly. He has brought that experience here to Anoush Catering and is excited to start his new career. He always makes sure our clients and guests have a great and fun experience from beginning to the end.
"Everything happens for a reason!"
With seventeen years of hospitality experience, Linet has gained the knowledge of excellent customer service practices, maintaining relationships with team members as well as guests all while having the love for coordinating and planning events. Throughout the years, having planned events for 5-1500 guests in attendance, ranging from board meetings to weddings to fundraisers the most important aspect of the process has been treating each event as if it is the first one ever being planned. Paying close attention to details and delivering from idea to execution, not losing site of what the objective of the event being hosted is. Biggest joy of the job is realizing a conceptual idea for her clients from all walks of life.
Linet holds a BA in Criminology, Law and Society from University of CA, Irvine.
With 8 years of customer service experience, working in the event and banking industry, Hovik continues to excel in providing the best experience for guests and clients. His goal is to work with you and the staff in all departments as a team to execute a unique and memorable occasion. He trains to be a great leader for his team pursuing a masters degree from Pepperdine University in Business management and leadership.
"Don't limit your challenges. Challenge you limits."
With over eight years of experience in the Entertainment industry within the celebrity talent & event space, Sevan is very familiar with planning and executing large events. Her work ranges from planning premiere screenings and parties for hit TV shows, to awards shows with A list celebrity talent. Over the years, she has gained the ability to identify what clients are looking for and helping their visions come to life. Her upbeat personality and positive attitude puts our clients at ease while planning their special events.
Sevan holds a MBA in Marketing and a BA in Business Management.
"Life is constantly under construction. There is always something to improve!"
Nareh supports the Sales Team with production and on-site execution of events. With her fun and positive personality she is always ready to lend a helping hand to all client that walk in through our doors.
When she's not working she is pursuing her passion in music.
"Act as if what you do makes a difference; It does!"
Driven by her passion, Kayla comes prepared to plan and coordinate. Her experience in the wedding industry allows her to organize and communicate efficiently, ensuring that each event receives exceptional service.