Melissa Sweet

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

Meg Haggerty

Co-Owner
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Reed Haggerty

Reed Haggerty

chief operating officer
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Darren Nicholas

Darren Nicholas

General Manager of Special Projects
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Kristin Beman

Kristin Beman

Director of Sales, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston

Corporate Executive Chef
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Carol Madaio

Carol Madaio

Office Manager
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Karna Leinbach

Karna Leinbach

Staffing Coordinator, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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RYAN SCHILLER

RYAN SCHILLER

general manager, benaroya hall
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Kevin Ledbetter

Kevin Ledbetter

House Manager
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Jack Hilton

Jack Hilton

Beverage Manager & Playhouse Operations
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Ethan Miller

Ethan Miller

executive sous chef at benaroya hall
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Emily Shiller

Emily Shiller

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

Kimball Gainor

lead event & venue manager, the hall at fauntleroy & melrose market studios
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Stephanie Lau

Stephanie Lau

Senior Event Manager, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet

event manager, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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IVY GILLETTE

IVY GILLETTE

operations manager, benaroya hall
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Sara Boop

Sara Boop

event producer, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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Julia Severance

Julia Severance

event producer, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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Desiree Jones

Desiree Jones

marketing communications specialist
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Nick Weber

Nick Weber

Sous Chef
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Angel Alfonso

Angel Alfonso

sous chef, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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Kevin Kirsch

Kevin Kirsch

Sous Chef at Muse and David & Co
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Brideen Baker

Brideen Baker

Pastry Chef
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Michael Chase

Michael Chase

Production Chef, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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MARIANNE KREMPL

MARIANNE KREMPL

event & administrative assistant
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Renee Sinclair

Renee Sinclair

bookkeeper assistant
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