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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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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