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Chiara has traveled from Italy to join our team. Chiara has been passionate about hospitality since she was in high school and studied hospitality in Italy, she has always worked in the industry in different positions, from restaurants to luxury hotels.
While she is passionate about traveling and discovering new cultures, she equally enjoys working with and getting to know our clients and the people she works with. Chiara brings her positive attitude and great energy to every event.
Alice hales, originally, from upstate NY where an early love of food and events blossomed through great home cooking and large family functions. She achieved her degree in Sports, Entertainment and Event Management from Johnston & Wales University in 2011 and went on to utilize her degree in New York where she worked with a well-respected décor and entertainment company, Fine Affairs. From there, she made her way to Phoenix, Arizona where her catering career really took off. Alice, her husband Jonathan and two beautiful kids, Evie and Jonah, moved back to the Northeast to be closer to family.
Alice loves how events bring people together, no matter the occasion, and truly enjoys being a part of making someone’s day (from a graduation, or corporate luncheon to a wedding celebration) the best it can be. She has a passion for food and for people – what better way to blend those two loves, than through catering! Alice is excited to be a part of The White Apron Family and looks forward to working with you on the details of your next event.
Chef Mandie has been working in the food industry since she moved to the US from Indonesia in 2010. Mandie realized how much she loves working with food, especially pastry and decided to pursue a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts at Southern New Hampshire University. Mandie accepted an internship in 2015 with The White Apron and discovered her passion for working in the catering industry.
After graduating, she took a position for the renowned Abigail Kirsch at Pier Sixty. There she was able to experience high end catering and learn baking and pastry techniques for high volume. Mandie moved back to New Hampshire in 2017 to take a position as the Pastry Chef & Sous Chef at The White Apron, bringing great experience, creativity and incredible work ethic to the company.
Victoria is a New England native who lives with her husband, Nate, and rescue dog, Zoe. She has always had a passion for food and hospitality. She had influences from her Greek family who always offered food at least once every hour, and from her Nana who only ever wants to cook your favorite meal when you visit her.
She truly thrives in the hospitality industry as it is very detail driven, and she’s obsessed with information. She wants to know every little detail about your event and how catering will work around those important pieces. The most gratifying part of her job is seeing an event come to completion. There is nothing better than seeing how happy and blown away not only the hosts of the event are, but their guests, as well. It’s what makes her job so fulfilling.
Andee loves all things New England, summer’s sun, spring’s flowers, fall’s colors, and winter’s snow. She grew up in New Hampshire, currently lives in southern Maine, has a BS in Nutritional Sciences, a MBA, and a passion for people.
Working in the event industry truly brings her joy and what she finds most rewarding is helping to positively impact people’s lives. You’ll find her diving deep into all aspects of your day, ensuring every detail is set just so. There are few times in life where large groups of people come together to celebrate and Andee can’t express how fortunate she feels to be surrounded by that energy every single weekend. She can’t wait to work with you!
Chef Darren arrived at The White Apron in 2015 and has been fundamental to its success since his first day. He is a master of detail and consistency, creating dishes that are beautifully precise, elegant and delicious every time he steps into the kitchen. Darren earned his degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University.
He traveled around the U.S. with his wife, Stacie, cooking in restaurants and learning different cuisines. Finding the perfect mix of mountains and seashore in New Hampshire, Darren brings his love of charcuterie, fried chicken, and Old Bay to the seacoast, and enjoys hanging out with his twin boys, Cameron and Finnegan, in his free time.
Chef Stacie brings a breadth of knowledge and wide range of experience in the culinary field to The White Apron family. She has been on the opening team at restaurants and taught culinary skills classes while living in multiple places from the Rocky Mountains eastward across the country.
Returning to the Northeast in 2015 and catering at The White Apron continues to be incredibly rewarding for her, her husband Chef Darren, and twin sons. She draws on her familiarity with ingredients to create innovative dishes for the menu and perfect the experience for clients at every event
With a passion for great food and great service, Liz followed her dream to attend the Culinary Institute of America in NY and continued on with a degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University. It was important to Liz to experience every realm of the industry. Her experience includes working the line at fine dining restaurants in NYC to managing the food and beverage outlets for different hotels.
Liz traveled to over 30 countries while working as a hotel consultant experiencing different cultures, food and styles of service. Liz has found that working directly with clients is what truly brings her joy. She comes to The White Apron offering great experience in Fine Dining food service and Catering Sales. As a native New Yorker, Liz has been exposed to great restaurants and creative food trends. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with the clients of The White Apron by assisting in creating menus and planning memorable events.
Chef Jay Curcio has been actively involved in the culinary world for most of his adult life, having had the pleasure of sharing food knowledge and impeccable catering services with the Seacoast area for more than 18 years now.
Jay graduated at the top of his class from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. He has worked for many fine dining restaurants in Chicago and Boston, and also had the opportunity to lead cook with James Beard Award winning chef Frank McClelland at L’Espalier.
He continued on as executive chef at several restaurants, gaining invaluable experience and improving his leadership qualities. The variety of experiences Jay gained during his early career in the food industry all led him to open The White Apron in 2004. Jay, along with his wife and business partner, Liz, currently own and operate The White Apron.
With his many work experiences and his varied background, Jay has a strong foundation in food and beverage preparation, wine pairing, and proper table service. He loves the fact that The White Apron allows him to oversee a team of incredible talents who help bring together the wonderful experiences we give our clients.