The ladies and gentleman of Quality Kosher Catering
are the most integral part of everything we do.
We understand that more important than venue, food, or lighting, is providing an uncompromising level of food and service to our clients. Each team member brings a unique mix of talent, passion, and innovation to provide every client and co-worker with the highest levels of excellence.
Our team’s personal touch and professional commitment allows us to build strong relationships with our clients, and create memories of a lifetime.
Our Catering Dream Team
Daniel kohn - ceo
As the third generation following Etta (who started the company) and Paul who built Quality Kosher Catering into what it is today, Daniel was fortunate to grow up in an environment that was filled with culinary passion and creativity.
After working with the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company in Colorado and New York, Daniel moved back to Michigan in 2011 to continue the tradition of excellence that Etta and Paul started.
leah kohn - president
Leah, Paul's (of blessed memory) wife has been President of Quality Kosher Catering since 1998. The backbone and dedication that Leah brings has paved the way for countless successes in the company's history. She has built relationships with many of our team members and clients that continues to improve everything we do and create on a daily basis.
sanford (sandy) singal - Kravings gm
Sandy Singal has been with Quality Kosher Catering long enough that there isn't anything he can't do, and since day one with the company, there isn't anything he won't do to improve something for the sake of the product or the client experience. He treats every client as if they are the only client and greatly impacts and improves everything we strive for.
Sandy started with our company at La Difference in 2000 and is now the GM of our sister restaurant Kravings
Lisa devriendt - office & sales coordinator
Lisa graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Hospitality and Event Management in 2012. Lisa joined Quality Kosher Catering in the beginning of 2013 and was immediately a powerful force in recreating and innovating so much of what we do. It is thanks to people like Lisa that our company has the honor of being around so long and still pushing and innovating in our industry!
Lisa’s care and talent shows in everything she does including the wonderful relationships she builds with her co-workers & clients.
amber mauney - event Coordinator
Amber graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Recreation and Event Management and a minor in Hospitality. She joined Quality Kosher Catering in 2016 and has added a flair to everything she touches in a way that only she can. Her clients always feel truly cared for and her creativity always takes any event to the next level of "wow"!
In addition to creating lifetime memories for her clients, Amber enjoys crafting, going outside, and playing with dogs!
jenny farkas - event Coordinator
Our newest member of our Quality Kosher Catering family is Jenny who joined our event coordinating team in July 2019! Jenny attended Xavier University in Cincinnati where she earned an undergraduate degree in Advertising and Public Relations and continued at Kent State for graduate school completing a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Her education prepared her to work at the Detroit Renaissance Center until she joined our team. Jenny enjoys doing crafts and is a lover of animals, especially her dog and two cats. When talking about events, her passion comes through because event planning is a great mixture of her desire to be organized and have the ability to be creative!
Christian Roberts-johnson - sous chef
Christian joined our team in the beginning of 2019. Christian is a wonderful individual that adds a flair to everything he helps create. He is a new Dad and a phenomenal addition to our team. We love the style that Christian brings to our team both with his fashion and culinary sense.
Christian has a beautiful balance of talent and interpersonal skills and we are excited to see the great potential he has in all our upcoming adventures together!
Albert Koua - Junior Sous chef
Albert joined our team in the beginning of 2014. Albert started with us at our Kravings location as part of our opening team there! He quickly moved through many positions at Kravings and contributed excellence in every position and department. After gaining experience in other culinary focused kitchens, Albert rejoined our team at Quality Kosher Catering as our Junior Sous Chef in 2019 and we are thrilled to have him on our team.
Albert is passionate and talented and adds comfort and sunshine to everyone around him! He has built many relationships with our team and customers that we value greatly and can’t wait to continue to watch him grow and reach even greater heights!
david carris - executive pastry chef
David has 27 years of culinary experience in the metro Detroit area, 18 of which have been spent with Quality Kosher Catering. David was a Michigan Chefs De Cuisine Pastry Chef of the Year Nominee in 2016 and serves as our team captain helping to raise over $60,000 for the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure. Outside of Pastry Arts David enjoys time with his wife and four kids, cycling and traveling.
Favorite Quote - "A friend is someone who keeps your secrets and never divulges them, even if tortured - or worse, tempted with chocolate."
Sarah Hakimzadeh - sous pastry chef
Sarah joined our team in the middle of 2018. Sarah is a wonderful and talented pastry chef. She has an accomplished and unique history in the industry including owning her own successful and popular bakery!
We are always happy to have Sarah on our team and eat the delicious desserts she creates. Sometimes we even share them with our clients and they love her for it too :)
sheldon goldner - kosher supervisor/purchaser
In 2001 Sheldon Goldner found a new career as the Star-K Mashgiach (Kosher Supervisor) at Quality allowing him to use his knowledge of Kosher to insure the highest standard of kosher practices and supervision.
Sheldon is married for over 30 years to his lovely wife Susan. They are parents to 5 children and the Zayde and Bubby to the 7 most wonderful grandchildren on the planet.
elyse cohen - baker
don smith - logistics team leader
Passionate and friendly are two great ways to describe Donell Smith. He started working at Quality Kosher Catering in June 1986 as a Steward and has grown into his current position as Chief Steward and Logistics Team Leader. In his 33 years of work and commitment at QKC, Don has positively contributed to everything that happens here. Don was born and raised in Alabama but moved to Michigan in 1964. Don has three young adults, Siade Smith, Donell Smith Jr. and Dangelo Smith. The enthusiasm Don shows about his family has undoubtedly been carried throughout his work for over three decades at QKC.
andy cichy - logistics team leader
There is not a day where you won’t see Andy on-the-go or driving around the town for Quality Kosher Catering. We were thrilled when Andy joined the team ten years ago (2009) as a steward and dish washer. Andy works with Don as a Steward and Logistics Team Leader. When Andy is not working, he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Andy is a dynamic teammate who enjoys that QKC is a dynamic place to work where he participates in different events and venues. Do not hesitate to stop Andy and say “hello”, as he will be sure to respond with a big smile!