24 Carrots is proud to have the most talented and hardest working team in Southern California. While we all have unique skills and come from different backgrounds, there is one thing we share: A genuine passion for helping people make unforgettable memories together. You’ll love how we treat you like family and make you feel right at home!
Founder - firstname.lastname@example.org
This Swiss born, American raised chef-owner traveled all over Europe and the United States working in some of the finest hotels and restaurants after earning his credentials from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. In 2004, Norm channeled his passion for culinary excellence into 24 Carrots catering and events, where his elevated standards made the perfect foundation for success. His background is heavily infused into event menus, where fresh ingredients and memorable cuisine is top priority, and many of his secret recipes are long standing client favorites. Norm is known to be a strong believer in excellent wine, deep sea fishing with his crew, and football season. When he’s not testing out the newest fad dessert or adding to his 180 gallon salt water fish tank, Norm loves spending time with his three grandsons, who he and his wife Sherri refer to as their little soccer team.
Favorite food? I
like love it all!
We must always remain our biggest competitor.
Chief Executive Officer - email@example.com
For the past 10 years, Laura has had the opportunity to create and execute an extensive list of events that range from small intimate gatherings, to large public grand openings and unveilings. This hands on experience, combined with a keen eye for detail and a perfectionist’s palette, has helped her guide the 24 Carrots team to success year after year. Earning a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from Chapman University, Laura is affectionately referred to as the glue of 24 Carrots – the perfect balance of creativity and purpose. Laura and her husband Dave had the company’s first “baby carrots,” with her sons Hudson and Grayson being a favorite topic of conversation in the office. Often teased for being the most particular eater at 24 Carrots, Laura has a soft spot for butterscotch, Hangar 24 beer, and vanilla-vanilla Sprinkles cupcakes.
Favorite food? Pizza and Ice Cream
Success is not the key to happiness; happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful!
Chief Operating Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jimmy's love for cooking was established early on, as he grew up playing "sous chef" to his mother and grandmother during the holiday season. His curiosity was sparked by the Persian food he was around as a child, and this interest turned into a true passion for the kitchen. After graduating with honors from Le Cordon Bleu, Jimmy had his first real taste of chef life, and he knew immediately that it was for him. Jimmy has worked for many prestigious culinary groups, and cooked for the Dave Matthews Band, Paul Okenfold, John Mayer, and Danny DeVito to name a few, but his most invigorating cooking experience was working at Hawkeye Ranch in Wyoming as a personal chef. Jimmy's high standards for excellent cuisine translate seamlessly to the 24 Carrots kitchen, and the best way we know how to thank him is with fresh sashimi!
Favorite food? Sushi and head to tail pig.
It's the small things in life.
Chief Financial Officer - email@example.com
Dave’s extensive experience in finance and accounting stems from the launch of several successful businesses over the last fifteen years. A graduate of Pepperdine University, he loves the daily challenges and team atmosphere at 24 Carrots that fosters a true family atmosphere. His nose for numbers allows him to work alongside Norm and Laura to effectively guide key business decisions and raise accountability across all departments. Dave never passes on sampling desserts in the office and loves to spend time with his family on days off. His perfect day probably involves the beach, a beer, and a good book.
Favorite food? Filet Mignon and a bold cabernet
Executive Chef - firstname.lastname@example.org
Favorite food? Bean and cheese burrito
If I'm not back in five minutes.....just wait longer!
Director of Operations - email@example.com
Originally from North Carolina, Jonas has an invaluable work ethic and an infectious positive attitude. As he oversees the daily operations of the production side of 24 Carrots, he is always one step ahead of the team. This enthusiastic Duke fan motivates his team by empowering them to do well, and is always working right alongside them, leading by example. Every salad fork and every packed truck that goes out to events is meticulously cared for due to his diligence and thoughtful precision. Jonas enjoys the company of his faithful dog, Bosco, and though he passes on most desserts in the office, he can never turn down a pie (a la mode of course).
Favorite food? Southern BBQ pulled pork
Live life at a Southern pace.
Director of Sales - firstname.lastname@example.org
During her many years of professional experience in the event industry, Elise has cultivated her passion for creating events into a fine-tuned expertise and breadth of knowledge that is invaluable to her clients. She began her career in Event Marketing at Nordstrom, managing all aspects of the planning and execution for countless events. Now at 24 Carrots Special Events, Elise has applied her knowledge of planning large-scale, high-end events to creating unforgettable event experiences and providing flawless execution of every event she manages, small and large. Elise is known for her colorful nail art, her love for pumpkin flavored anything, and you may recognize her from her appearances on the Real Housewives of Orange County as Vicki’s 24 carrots Event Designer.
Favorite food? Pumpkin everything
It’s kind of fun to do the impossible!
Director of Business Development - email@example.com
Lynn’s passion for parties was lit long ago when she first discovered the joy in executing a well-planned event. It may have just been her high school Homecoming, but it spawned a lifelong love affair. Lynn graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a double major in Psychology and Art and promptly joined Victoria King Public Relations, traveling the world representing luxury hotels and resorts. Her love for planning pulled her away from island hopping and she began her career in the events industry in 2006. Lynn joined the 24 Carrots team in 2009 as an Event Designer, transitioning to Director of Venues and now our Director of Business Development. When Lynn is not busy procuring new relationships, you can find her on adventures with her husband, Kris, and kids Elle and Bodhi. They love to spend time outdoors – be it camping or a Sunday morning champagne brunch. She is also slightly obsessed with her pup, Archimedes Ulysses Wagoner – Archie for short!
Favorite food? Pickles!
We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.
Creative + Marketing Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
As a former client, Carizza was a fan of 24 Carrots long before joining the team. After working for a wedding and event planning company, she found her sweet spot at 24 Carrots. Carizza oversees the overall image of the company, and is proud to represent 24 Carrots at industry functions, social events, and fundraisers. She’s rarely spotted without a flower headband or bow in her hair, and is known for her unashamed love of brunch and Star Wars.
Favorite food? Brunch!
Food is my love language.
Director of Human Resources - email@example.com
When you find out that Taryn is originally from Monterey, you’re not surprised to find out that some of her favorite things include reading, hiking in Big Sur, and moonstones. Though a free spirit at heart, Taryn is known at the office for her commitment to ensuring that all events are appropriately matched with the best staff. Managing over 200 servers and 400 employees is not an easy feat, but she doesn’t let that faze her team approach and open door policy.
Favorite food? Anything with cheese.
If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right!
Director of Staff Development - firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa is our stickler for all things service. With a history of 19 years in the hospitality industry, Melissa is continually perfecting our service standards and developing our staff the 24 Carrots “way.” No event is too challenging for her, and she leads by example for our staff, with a positive attitude and proactive approach. Melissa is originally from Massachusetts, and therefore, a die-hard New England Patriots fan. She’s also been unanimously voted the best story teller in the office, so good laughs are guaranteed when Melissa is around!
Favorite food? Ketchup or anything I can put ketchup on!
You’re never fully dressed without a smile.
Senior Venue + Event Manager - email@example.com
Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.
Director of Special Events - firstname.lastname@example.org
Favorite food? Poutine
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world - Tolkien
Venue + Event Manager - email@example.com
Favorite food? Cheese.
Be happy, and a reason will come along.
Venue + Event Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Favorite food? Smoothies
Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire
Venue + Event Manager - email@example.com
Favorite food? There is no better feeling than biting into a perfectly-cooked hamburger that’s loaded with delicious fresh ingredients!
Good eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures.
Venue + Event Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Favorite food? Coffee, tacos, and sweets.
Life’s too short to drink bad coffee.
Venue Manager - email@example.com
Favorite food? Meatballs and sauce
Take care of all of your memories. You cannot relive them.- Bob Dylan
Senior Catering + Event Specialist - firstname.lastname@example.org
Favorite food? Lobster, lobster, and lobster!!
If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you are doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.
Catering + Event Specialist - email@example.com
Favorite food? Tied between artichokes and filet mignon
People who love to eat are always the best people.
Catering + Event Specialist - firstname.lastname@example.org
Favorite food? Fruit & cheesecake
A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything
Catering + Event Producer - email@example.com
Favorite food? Wine and cheese (goat cheese in particular)
You have to laugh — especially at yourself.
Catering + Event Producer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Favorite food? Ice Cream
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
Venue + Event Producer - email@example.com
Favorite food? Sushi and Ice Cream
All you need is love. But a little dessert now and then doesn’t hurt!
Catering + Event Assistant - firstname.lastname@example.org
Favorite food? Mom’s chicken soup
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
Catering + Event Assistant - email@example.com
Favorite food? Tacos and Maragritas
Mind your own buiscuits and life will be gravy
Design Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Favorite food? Pasta
Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow - Vincent van Gogh