Michael Chase

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 Rest of Our Team

Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston

Executive Chef, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Emily Schiller

Emily Schiller

director of sales, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
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Nick Webber

Nick Webber

Executive Sous Chef, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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Brideen Baker

Brideen Baker

Pastry Chef, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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Angel Alfonso

Angel Alfonso

sous chef, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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Kevin Ledbetter

Kevin Ledbetter

B.O.H. operations Manager, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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Stephanie Lau

Stephanie Lau

FOH Operations 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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Sara Boop

Sara Boop

event & venue manager, the hall at fauntleroy & melrose market studios
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Cheryl Webster

Cheryl Webster

Event Manager, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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Cassie Hummel

Cassie Hummel

Event Producer, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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Lara Haggerty

Lara Haggerty

Event Concierge, tuxedos and tennis shoes
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