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TEAM

John LaBrake

Owner & Chef

Stacy LaBrake

Owner & Event Specialist

Donnie Bruyn

Service Captain & Action Chef
After 45 years as a private restaurateur and service provider for such clients as The Cannery and Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, Donnie joined the LAFB team to provide excellent service and training. He's been featured in Orange Coast Magazine, OC Business Journal, American Express Newsletter, and Taste of America. He was trained in wines by food critic Robert Balzer of the LA Times, and received a medal and prestigious position on Ronald Reagan's Inaugural Ball. His experience as a chef, service trainer and staff motivator ensures that our service staff is beyond the level of excellence for our clients.

Mindy Beck

Catering Operations Manager
Mindy joined the LAFB family and is the first point-of-contact for any client beginning their journey with us. It's her thorough query into the details of each, individual event, then translation of these details to the proper department, that ensures the highest level of customer service.

Vanessa Gerrie

Event Manager
Vanessa's attention to client needs and vision ensure they're total satisfaction.