The Chefs:
Creative, Flavorful Reno Catering

WE’RE CHEFS. WE’RE ALSO MARRIED.

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JoshHeadshotJosh fell in love with Israeli style food at a young age, enjoying it with his family, and learning to cook from his mother. Through his classical training and experience, he has deepened his interest in culturally specific cuisine and seeks out opportunities to elevate a traditional dish with a fresh approach.

  • Graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park
  • At events, he loves to chat with the guests, hear what they loved about the meal and crack a few jokes, if he gets a hold of the microphone.
  • His favorite kitchen utensil is a tamis, a type of drum sieve that acts as a strainer, food mill and grater

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WhitneyHeadshotWhen Whitney gets in the kitchen, she is in the zone. Her vision comes to life as she fingers through recipe books, piecing together elements both classic and creative. A wiz with intricate details, she believes the most important ingredients are the herbs, the spices and the garnishes that pull it all together.

  • Her favorite kitchen utensil is the Japanese mandolin.
  • Graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with Josh. Her IQ was higher and she’ll never let him forget it.
  • The details of putting together a memorable experience brings her sincere joy. If she wasn’t a chef, she’d love to be an event coordinator.

Our Snapshot Background

 

We started Blend as a dream … and we dreamed pretty dang BIG. In order to fully execute our dreams for Blend, we knew we needed top-tier education and training. So, first we both enrolled in the military-like Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, New York. Upon graduation, we worked tireless hours under envelope-pushing chefs in Napa Valley and San Francisco. Next, we caught a glimpse of our entrepreneurial dream/nightmare by running our own food truck—it was fun, it was hot, it was a food truck. Then, finally, we were seasoned and ready to open the doors for Blend (a company we initially launched as Dough Catering).

Now that Blend is here, we’re dreaming BOLDER, working fresher and pushing harder.

 

  • I’ll never think of using another caterer.

    —Said by a mother whose son is a caterer
  • Along with Josh and Whitney being phenomenal, their entire staff is extremely respectful and wonderful as well.

    —Callie B., repeat customer
  • Whitney is a delight to work with—always responsive, never a hitch or difficulty. We have used many caterers for both corporate (150-300 guests) and private (25-100 guests) parties over the years, but Blend surpasses all others. When it comes to menu and service, look no further; I wholeheartedly recommend Blend.

    —Rob D.
  • Thanks for the spectacular food and service at the Derby yesterday! I’ve worked with caterers most of my career—and as one myself back in college—and your team and quality is definitely the best of the best. Sara and the crew were helpful, responsive, thorough, pleasant to be around and made my job easier all day. The guests and clients loved the food! So in short, THANK YOU!! You guys rock and I love working with you.

    —Amy Riley, Red Carpet Events & Designs
  • Wow! I don’t even know what to say. I am so beyond impressed. You really listened to (and understood) our vision and delivered. I have received nothing but compliments from our guests about the food, the portion sizes, the super friendly staff (I head this one a lot!), how clean the kitchen was left, and more. Cheers to a wonderful company! Thank you guys from the bottom of our heart.

    —THE FACCINETTIS
  • After moving to Reno recently, we wanted to find a caterer as superb as the ones we worked with in San Francisco. To our delight, we found Blend! The unique combinations of ingredients, spices, and seasonings in each selection was incredibly tasty. Each item was so light and fresh and that our guests kept asking each other "have you tried this?" again and again … even several days after our event!

    —Rob D.
  • Thank you so much for everything. Honestly it was SO perfect! The food and all the people that work with you two were so professional and kind. I cannot say enough good about you all! Thank you for all of it.

    – Kristin R.

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