Event Planners

They’re experienced. They’re creative. They’re reliable and organized. And when you have your event or party with Executive Caterers, they’re yours. (Well, one of them, anyway.) Here’s a little bit about each


Moya Donnelly

Moya has worked in the hospitality industry since 1990 and will bring a wealth of knowledge to your event. A lot of families report that within five or ten minutes of meeting Moya, they feel like they’re simply talking to an old friend. But her delightfully easy-going manner belies a sharp, detail-oriented logistics wizard who can take the most complicated and multi-faceted events and make them no more challenging than going out to dinner. This is crucial, given all the services Executive Caterers can offer, from skilled bakers to the in-house florists and, of course, the best chefs anyone can offer.

Moya knows that your event is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Nobody turns seventy-five twice or has a second Bar Mitzvah. So if you need a planner who gets it right the first time, click here to get in contact with Moya.


Madeline Repidonis

She’s the product of a Greek-Italian family, yet she’s planned some of the most successful and interesting Bar and Bat Mitzvahs Executive Caterers has ever had. Madeline lived abroad in the Mediterranean for eleven years. She’s a formal graduate of both culinary arts and business management. If Madeline sounds too good to be true, well, that’s just the way her clients think of her—clients who host all manner of social events, from special anniversaries, milestone birthdays, family reunions and everything in between.

When asked to describe herself, she says, “Being that I am Greek-Italian, I have that old fashioned traditional side of me. Coming from a warm and hospitable nationality and culture has helped me in bonding with the families and making them feel comfortable and exited about planning such a special day…” Her traditional values notwithstanding, Madeline makes it a point to keep up with the latest developments in fashion, design and cuisine to make sure each event she plans is unique. If someone this capable and interesting sounds like someone you’d like to get involved with your party, click here to contact Madeline.


Michael Ferrara

A lot of people associate Executive Caterers with elaborate, gorgeous events that are superbly imagined and executed. The chances are very good that they are thinking of events for which Michael was the Planner. To put it simply, Michael is nothing less than a local legend. He has been with the company since the 80’s and has been on top of—or, actually, ahead of—every major trend in décor and cuisine. Yet for all his creativity, one of Michael’s key strengths is his down-to-earth manner with clients.

A born listener, Michael is able to take any idea that the clients may have and make it even more glorious than they ever imagined. His extensive training in the visual arts are evident in every party he plans. So whether it’s a milestone birthday, anniversary dinner or a Bar or Bat Mitzvah that combines the traditional with the cutting-edge, click here to get in contact with Michael.


Sam Umina

With 23 years of experience at Executive Caterers, Sam’s innate ability to plan and organize some of Northeast Ohio’s largest events is of no surprise. With a passion for food and an eye for design, Sam’s approach to event planning has been compared to a general going to war, where his art is in logistics and strategy. At each of his events, he can be found working closely with the Executive Caterers Chefs, Pastry Chefs, Design Department and Wait Staff to ensure no aspect is overlooked and even the finest details are flawless.

Truly endearing about Sam is his understanding of people. Due to his background in Human Resources, Sam’s remarkable grasp on diversity, culture, leadership and training has played to his advantage in communicating with Brides and Corporate CEOs alike. Just a few minutes with Sam and his personable attitude, honesty and invigorating humor can relieve the tension for any challenging event. Continually immersed in the latest in culinary arts and room design, Sam’s expertise aids in elevating a glint of an idea into the grand celebration it was always meant to be. See for yourself, and get in contact with Sam here to start planning your next show stopping and unforgettable event.

MaryMary E. Kline

Mary has over 25 years of catering experience in the Cleveland area. Her passion, creativity, vast food knowledge and unparalleled customer service ensures 100% success for each event. Mary’s exceptional event planning skills allow her to connect a customer’s vision with Executive Caterers. Her personable approach, creativity and attention to detail highlight her extensive experience in sales and event planning.

In her spare time, Mary “caters” to her 2 beautiful daughters and husband. She enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as traveling and reading. Mary’s long record of successful events makes her Northeast Ohio’s Event Specialist. Contact Mary here to start planning your next special event.

Nicole finalNicole Sidoti

Nicole began her professional career in the catering industry directly after graduating from Baldwin Wallace University with a Public Relations and Communications degree. In the catering industry, Nicole has taken many roles including planning and executing events, creating proposals, conducting sales calls and managing social media.

Born and raised in the Cleveland, Nicole is naturally a huge Cleveland sports fan. She has a great passion for event planning and sharing her creative ideas. Her fresh perspective on event planning combined with her detailed organization is a benefit for any type of event. Click here to contact Nicole.