The Team

  Cathy Rowe Desroches-(The Maestro)

Cathy has always been a foodie. Her early years in Northern New Jersey surrounded by Italian, Polish, Irish, and English neighbors ignited her passion for new and exciting cuisine. Throughout high school and college, Cathy worked in restaurants and in the early 80’s, started selling cheese cakes, tea breads and muffins to local restaurants. Studying Art Education at Kutztown State University gave her a great sense of design and color that would eventually be the foundation for her talent for catering & event presentation.

While managing a Deli/Bagel Shop in Florida, Cathy got the urge to break out on her own and in 1985 moved to Atlanta, Georgia. It was there that she started her own catering company called Culinary Expressions which grew to 33 employees with revenues of $2 million, over 2 decades in business.

Cathy has also been heavily involved in her industry at the national level. Since 1996 she has been an active member of Catersource, the leading source of information, education and training for the industry. As a member, Cathy has attended Catersource events interacting with other catering business leaders and leading training classes. With 25 years of kitchen management, menu creation, inventory management, purchasing, sales, event management, hiring, and training behind her, Cathy is ready to bring her experience, innovation and passion for catering to the Boston market.

Dave Desroches-(The Event Genie) 

Director of Creativity and Trends; David found his true calling in the catering business in 1996. After marrying Cathy, David began almost immediately to apply his unique talents to the catering business.

Utilizing his great interpersonal skills and passion for making a customers event something special, David began to drive sales, demonstrating an ability to sell not only the event but also the décor and equipment, providing a full and unique experience for the customer. Drawing on his construction background, and a natural talent for design, David began to create functional and unique catering equipment. David’s display pieces have been sought after by caterers nationwide. He has sold his display pieces to the White House, Disney World and many catering operations across the country. David has also shared his talents with his peers, leading sessions at Catersource events on designing and building unique displays for events. David is a Boston native who loves the city and all that it represents! His hands on operational, managerial and design skills will be invaluable to Wicked’s impact in Boston.

 MVH website headshot Michael Van Horn -Rainmaker-Sales & Marketing Manager

With over 20 years of Food & Beverage experience, something Wicked this way has come to our catering company. An accomplished sales, marketing, restaurant, hospitality, event, and catering professional, Michael has brought a refreshing acumen to our industry, and most importantly, to the city of Boston. He values service, resolve, feedback, and teamwork most of all and considers Massachusetts his culinary playground for which to build his base on. His client-centered care is infectious to our company and stems from his notorious attitude and energy, fueled by his vast professional experience.

“The strength of the wolf is in the pack, and the strength of the pack is the wolf.”

Betty Venegas-(Culinary Specialist)

Betty hales from Morelia Mexico

Rich in authentic Mexican cuisine and culture, Betty’s passion is to create authentic cultural Mexican cuisine with a slightly milder scoville rating . (for us Gringos! LOL :),)

Burritos, Salsa’s and her amazing Mole sauce everything is authentic made from scratch!

“The clients culinary experience is the most important thing… it’s what we live for!”