Our Team


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.


andrew Alcid - director of culinary operations

Andrew Alcid joined our team in May 2019.  As Director of Culinary Operations, he has an extensive history in the food industry including graduating from the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago in 2004 and most recently, leading the team at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant in the MGM Grand Casino as Executive Chef. Andrew has three children, Adam, Mila, and Brody and lives in Detroit.  Andrew is passionate about innovating menus, building teams, and developing culinary excellence for Quality Kosher Catering and its restaurant affiliates.


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

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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 - events 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!


Rachel Eaton - associate events Coordinator

Rachel graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Biomedical Sciences/ Business in addition to being captain of the school swim team.

Rachel joined our team in 2018 and is already a valuable and integral asset to the experience and service we provide.


daniel beecherl - executive sous chef

Daniel started his career in the hospitality industry at Opryland Hotel Culinary Institute in Nashville Tennessee. After graduating culinary school he moved to London England and worked at some of London's finest 4 star hotels. Daniel enjoys cooking many cuisines and has cooked in Virginia, North, Carolina, London, and Australia among other places. After returning to America Daniel joined The Quality Kosher Catering team in March of 2017 and enjoys producing menus with his extensive culinary talent and vision using fresh local produce.


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."


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 5 most wonderful grandchildren on the planet.

elyse cohen - baker

don smith - logistics team leader


andy cichy - logistics team leader