Jim Wharton joined the NYFC team more than 30 years ago. Throughout his career, he has learned every aspect of the catering and event production industry. While Jim professes there are always new things to learn, the tried and true elements – excellent planning and great food – never change. Jim takes pride in the quality and production of every NYFC event. He oversees the multiple departments under the NYFC umbrella including Drop Off Catering, Off Premise Events (Celebrations by NYFC), the exclusive venues – La Venta Inn and Verandas Beach House, and Private Jet Catering (Chefs with Altitude). Jim’s goal each day is to ensure the NYFC team produces the very best food and events so that the customers are happy. Jim shares, “I am grateful to the South Bay, Orange County and Los Angeles communities who support our local business and continue to help us grow and become better each day.”
Chef de Cuisine
Kitchen & Production Manager
Customer Service Manager
Steven’s easy going personality coupled with his ability to think fast and expedite orders make him a valuable asset to our Customer Service team. Steven enjoys helping our clients make the best menu choices for every event’s style and budget. “The best part of my day is interacting with our clients -- they’re great to talk to and they often make me laugh!” says Steven. Special requests? No problem. He is happy to help and you can rest assured that your orders and deliveries will get his undivided attention.
CHEFS WITH ALTITUDE
Andrea has always had an affinity for entertaining and event planning. Before joining CWA, Andrea managed a catering service whose clients included celebrities, their fan clubs, and several prominent Hollywood night clubs. Now with CWA, Andrea is able to merge her event planning skills with her passion for offering clients a level of service that she would expect for herself. Andrea understands the importance of being detail oriented and thorough, and more importantly she recognizes that the best service is given with a smile!
Director of Sales & Venue Operations
Sergio joined the NYFC team in 2014. During his tenure he earned his degree from Cal State Long Beach, 2016. He loves coordinating events and especially weddings. Sergio says, "I love this industry. Being a part of our clients' most memorable life events is my favorite part of the job." He also enjoys collaborating with all of NYFC's Creative Partners including wedding planners, photographers, florists, stylists, and entertainers. Sergio has an intuitive creative sense that he adds to every event. His clients enjoy his capable, cool, calm and collected style.
Venue Coordinator & Event Designer
Event planning and design is a natural part of Brenda’s DNA. Her calm demeanor, excellent people skills, attention to detail and unique creative style are the perfect combination for a professional event planner. Brenda has been an essential member of the NYFC team for almost two decades and brings her vast knowledge of service, décor, and menu creation to the Venue Coordinator team. “Do what you love and love what you do, I am so fortunate to be able to say that’s what I get to do every day”, says Brenda with a smile.