Staff of McHales Catering
Chuck began his career with the family business when he was 13 years old as a bagger and clean-up person. He continued to work in many different areas and departments throughout high school and college. Chuck assumed management responsibilities after his father’s passing. Over the years, Chuck changed the focus of the family business from a retail food market to off premise catering and ultimately to on and off premise catering/banquet hall management.
Jenny McHale Schneider has been a lifetime employee of McHale's Events and Catering. Jenny worked part-time in the family business throughout high school and college in many different positions. In 1999, the year The Marquise opened, Jenny began working in the office as a Sales Rep/Event Planner and eventually became the Sales Manager. Jenny has now assumed the role of Vice President. Jenny received a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1993 and a Master of Social Work in 1996 both from the University of Kentucky.
General Manager/Corporate Event Planner
With 17 years of experience in the catering industry, Jeff is the newest member of the McHale's team. He has experienced all aspects of the hospitality industry; working his way up from a dishwasher, to chef, to sales manager and finally to general manager. Jeff brings with him experience in operations, sales and fiscal responsibilities. He is a team player in the truest sense of the word as he was a pitcher for our very own Cincinnati Reds for two years.
Phone: 859-442-7776 x. 0
Chef Chris, a native of Cincinnati, cut his culinary teeth at age 16, learning to cook steaks to temperature at a local restaurant. He then went on to graduate from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York, worked under talented chefs from New York to California, and spent time in Aspen and The Big Island of Hawaii. Chris has a great working knowledge of many types of cuisine and varied cooking techniques. Among his many accomplishments is cooking along side Emeril Lagasse in Seymour Indiana for his Food Network program “Kick your School Lunch up a Notch.” Chris lived in Hawaii for 2 years, allowing him to get in touch with exotic ingredients that found their way to the back door on a daily basis, including fresh fruits and vegetables and, of course, the finest seafood, which he caught and cooked. For the last 10 years, Chris has been honing his skills on the road and delivering restaurant quality food at varied locations, including catering in some of the finest homes for future presidents, and many off site events of various sizes. In 2012 Chris was voted Best Chef of Northern Kentucky by NKY Magazine beating out not only catering chefs, but all chefs of northern Kentucky!
Millie has worked in the hospitality industry for a total of nine years serving in all aspects of customer service. Before coming to McHale's in 2008, Millie worked for the Marriott Corporation in the hotel division where she was taught very strong customer service standards. Her experience as a Banquet Manager shined at McHale's which led to her not only running events, but overseeing The Grand as Hall Manager. Millie quickly fell in love with that facility but when asked to step up to help out in the office she accepted the challenge. She has moved forward into not only training all incoming banquet staff but now staffing all our events with our strong staff and the results are evident in our glowing customer comments. Millie still serves on many events as Banquet Manager and loves taking the burden off of the shoulders of the host as they enjoy the luxury of their special day. Millie is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and uses her computer background to assist her husband in their Time Recording business.
Gary took over management for all of the McHale's properties in August 2010. He brings over 20 years of experience in property management, as well as purchasing and rehabbing 17 properties over the last 15 years. He owned and operated a roofing and remodeling company for 12 years. In addition to his position at McHale's, Gary manages a commercial five-story building in downtown Cincinnati. Gary's expertise and knowledge of remodeling and construction has been more than instrumental in the building of the new commercial kitchen and offices located at The Gardens of Park Hills.
Sales Manager/Event Planner
Megan joined McHale's as an Event Planner in 2008 and took on the role of Sales Manager in January 2013. She graduated from the University of Kentucky where she studied Marketing and Management. Megan is an expert coordinator of details and has an amazing rapport with people which allows her clients to relax and enjoy the process of planning their event.
Cassie joined McHale's team in 2010. She brings a wealth of experience to McHale's; having owned her own catering business in Montana before moving back to her native Cincinnati. Cassie has a great knowledge of the behind the scenes workings of an event which is a vital asset to anticipating the needs of her clients.
Kaitlyn is another lifetime employee of McHale's, having started with the grand opening of the Marquise Banquet and Conference Center as a coat check. She worked through grade school as a coat check and dishwasher, then started banquet serving during high school. While attending college, Kaitlyn started full-time event set-up and Banquet Manager. In the summer of 2009 she became Co-Hall Manager at The Florentine Event Center. In October 2010 she took on the role of Hall Manager at The Grand. In March 2011, having experienced every aspect of the background of an event, Kaitlyn made the natural transition into event planner. She graduated from SHI School of Medical massage in April 2011 and passed her State Boards in June 2011. A dedicated employee of McHale's, Kaitlyn loves working with the clients and making each and every event a success!
Chef Kevin joined McHale's in January 2009 and has 35 years in the food industry. He holds a degree in Culinary Arts, having attended Cincinnati Culinary Arts Academy affiliated with the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. Kevin has an amazing sense of style in his food preparation and his flavors are superb. Additionally, he creates the most amazing fruit and ice sculptures.
Brittany came to McHale's in July of 2009 after three years as Chef at the banquet hall which is now The Florentine Event Center. She attended Westmoreland County Community College and apprenticed at Red Star Brewery and Grill during her college years.
Doug has a wealth of experience working all over the United States with Specialty Restaurant Group, Buckhead Restaurant Group, The Heritage, Elegant Fare, and College of Mt. St. Joseph to name a few. Most recently he worked with Compass Group at Procter and Gamble. Doug and Executive Chef Chris have worked together on and off since the 80's and McHale's is excited to have Doug as a member of the team!
Mark started his culinary journey as a bus boy at age 15. From there he worked his way up from dishwasher to grill cook. Working along side of Chef Chris at many local restaurants, he was able to help his parents pay for art school. After 16 years in the food industry, he turned his spatula in for a computer mouse. Working at several agencies and a newspaper before starting his own freelance graphic design company. This allowed him to be a stay at home dad for his two boys, Adam and Jacob. Now that his boys are grown, he has come full circle and has been cooking again for the past 3 years. Mark started at McHales as a part-time employee in the fall of 2011 and a year later became a full-time employee.
Phone: 859-442-7776 x 8200
Annie joined the McHale's team in May 2009. She has extensive experience in office management as well as accounts payables and receivables, database management, and computer technology. She spent seven years in the fundraising department of a private university and previously spent 16 years typesetting and graphic designing.
John joined McHale's in 2004, an American Airlines retiree after 27 years of service as a Reservations Sales Agent and Instructor. He oversees the training of all banquet staff as Training Manager, as well as bartending at events. John's personality and experience as a long time trainer at American Airlines truly makes him successful at training and guiding all new banquet staff throughout their training process. He works with each new employee and cross training current employees on each task to make it as easy as possible to learn with his many training tools!
Hall Manager - The Grand and The Pinnacle
Brent served as Hall Manager of The Grand from 2008-2009 and in 2012 with the anticipated opening of The Pinnacle Ballroom she came back on board to take the reigns as hall Manager of both The Pinnacle and The Grand Ballroom! She fills many roles in her experience in the hospitality field, from hall manager to banquet manager to server and set-up staff. Her goal for every event is to make sure that every customer and their family, friends and co-workers receive top notch service for a memorable and successful event. Previously she worked professionally with animals for 10 years and continues to fit them into her busy schedule and life whenever possible.
Hall Manager - Drees Pavilion
Phyllis has been catering to brides for over 30 years! As an original employee of the Town and Country Banquet Center, she was excited to join the McHale's team in May 2002 when it became the Gardens of Park Hills. Phyllis has worn many hats throughout her career, filling many roles from Banquet Manager to Personnel Manager to Hall Manager. Her current role as Hall Manager has proven to be a great asset to McHale's, facilitating the smooth operation of a flawless event.
Hall Manager - The Marquise
Katie started with McHale's in March 2011 and quickly transitioned from banquet server to Hall Manager at The Marquise Event Center. She loves the catering business and plans to make a career of it. Currently she is working on her Associate's Degree in business Management at Maysville Community and Technical College with an anticipated graduation date of May 2012 while concurrently enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at MCTCS with an anticipated graduation date of December 2012.
Hall Manager - The Florentine
Hall Manager - The Gardens of Park Hills
Bobby has been with McHale's since June 2008 in numerous positions from set-up staff to banquet server to bartender and currently holds the position of Hall Manager at The Gardens or Park Hills. He came to McHale's experienced in running events at a venue that served on dinner plates once used in the White House by President Reagan. No matter how formal or laid back you want your event to be, Bobby can take on the task of handling your entire event from the room set-up to banquet managing.