Michael Chase

Production Chef, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Michael has worked in the hospitality industry since 1990 and has been the production master in the Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes kitchen since 1997. 

His previous experience includes Oceana in New York City and the Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida—not to mention an eye-opening job with an oil company, which took him all over Africa. “I love the camaraderie of the kitchen,” says Michael. “I also believe in the DSquared ‘guest-first’ philosophy,’ and I instill that in our team. I love working on the floor of an event and interacting with guests.” 

When he’s not imagining the next delicious creation for our menus, Michael enjoys working out at the gym and exploring new restaurants both at home and in his travels.

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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Kristen 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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Adam Reece

Executive Sous Chef
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ERIC REMINGTON

chef at muse and davids & co
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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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IVY GILLETTE

assistant operations manager, benaroya hall
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Natalie Soules

Catering and Events Manager, Benaroya Hall
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Stephanie Lau

Event Manager, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Courtney Edwards

Event Manager, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Emily Shiller

Event Manager, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Hanna Dillard

Catering and Events Manager, Melrose Market Studios
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Kimball Gainor

Catering and Events Manager, The Hall at Fauntleroy
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Michael Chase

Production Chef, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Brideen Baker

Pastry Chef
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Nick Weber

Sous Chef
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Kevin Kirsch

Sous Chef at Muse and David & Co
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Desiree Jones

Assistant Office Manager
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Sammi Yuen

Event Assistant, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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TAYLOR HUTSELL

event assistant, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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JENNIFER AMEZCUA

bookkeeper & HR assistant
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MARIANNE KREMPL

event & administrative assistant
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