Melissa Sweet

event manager, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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No one knows their way around the Seattle catering scene like our Event Manager Melissa, who started in this industry at age 15 as a server with Classic Catering then worked her way up to a Lead Event Manager, overseeing large events like Seafair, Family 4th at Lake Union, and large galas. One of her fondest memories on the job was the 4th of July in 2018 when she catered Husky Stadium for 5,000 athletes competing in the Special Olympics! Melissa’s wealth of experience from four PNW catering companies ensures that our clients can rest easy knowing that she is “making sure that all the details are perfect and that they don’t have to do anything but enjoy their event day of and not have to lift a finger!”

A Ballard native, Melissa enjoys spending time with family and,true to her name, indulging her sweet-tooth with cupcakes and doughnuts!

Meet the DSquared Team

Meg Haggerty

Co-Owner
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Maureen "Mo" Shaw

Chief Operating Officer
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Reed Haggerty

associate chief operating officer
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Darren Nicholas

General Manager, Benaroya Hall
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Kristin Beman

Director of Sales, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Chris Johnston

Executive Chef
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Carol Madaio

Office Manager
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Karna Leinbach

Staffing Coordinator, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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RYAN SCHILLER

operations manager, benaroya hall
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Kevin Ledbetter

House Manager
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Jack Hilton

Beverage Logistics Coordinator, ACT Theatre concessions manager
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Ethan Miller

executive sous chef at benaroya hall
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Emily Shiller

business development and Event Manager, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Kimball Gainor

Lead Event & Venue Manager, The Hall at Fauntleroy & melrose market studios
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Stephanie Lau

Event Manager, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Melissa Sweet

event manager, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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IVY GILLETTE

assistant operations manager, benaroya hall
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TAYLOR HUTSELL

event producer, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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Sara Boop

event producer, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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Julia Severance

event producer
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Desiree Jones

marketing communications specialist
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Nick Weber

Sous Chef
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Angel Alfonso

sous chef, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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Kevin Kirsch

Sous Chef at Muse and David & Co
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Brideen Baker

Pastry Chef
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Michael Chase

Production Chef, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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MARIANNE KREMPL

event & administrative assistant
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Renee Sinclair

bookkeeper assistant
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