David D’Aprile (Owner) He’s the boss! The food industry is part of his DNA and despite a short stint in the tech business in the early nineties hospitality has always been his home away from home. His passion for listening to and understanding clients is the backbone of 10tation’s great customer service. He loves it when a client is serviced to the point of no return - nothing else matters. When he’s not calling the shots around the office he can be found with his wife and three daughters or enjoying a nice bottle of old world wine.
David Hill (Executive Chef) He makes all of our culinary dreams come true. David has been in the industry for 25 years working in a variety of neighbourhood restaurants in Toronto. A graduate from the Culinary Arts program at George Brown College, he has trained with some of Toronto’s finest chefs. He loves the complexity of a catering event large or small and has been on the catering scene since the early nineties. When David isn’t calling the shots in the kitchen you’ll find him relaxing at his cottage and listening to his fabulous vinyl collection.
Mohamed Sosse (Executive Sous Chef) Born in Morocco, Mohamed grew up surrounded by an exhilarating and wonderful world of cooking where Arab, Berber, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Classical French cuisines blend to tease your senses and make you feel like royalty. After graduating from the French Culinary Institute at the age of 18, Mohamed worked at the Sheraton and Hilton hotels in Fes and Marrakesh and he later joined the culinary team at the iconic Ontario Club in Toronto as Sous Chef. In his free time, Mohamed enjoys tennis, squash, listening to music, and travelling.
Alanna Pizzoferrato (Event Consultant) With a strong background in the hospitality industry, Alanna's passion is to produce fabulous events, tailored to every guest's individual needs. With an honors diploma in Special Event Planning from George Brown College and being a WPIC certified wedding planner, it's no wonder her goal to allow her client's ideas come to life with ease and grace is easy to succeed. Alanna excels at going above and beyond her client's expectations - and looks forward to seeing the finished result! It would be hard to say where you would find her when she's not at work, since she does have a bad case of the travel bug and is constantly meeting up with friends and family around the globe. If she's not planning her next event, she is most likely planning her escape to a new destination. Her motto: "Plan Hard, Play Hard!"
Daniel Goncalves (Event Consultant) He lives life to the fullest and can throw a damn good party. He would never give up what he does for an office job because he loves being onsite at an event in the buzz of it all. He’s passionate about taking care of his clients and he can always be counted on to get the job done. No curve ball or last minute request can challenge Daniel. When he’s not organizing events he’s probably doing laundry or at the cottage talking about his latest event creation.
Frank Cugliari (Event Consultant) He’s the go-to guy for organizing parties and finishing people’s sentences! He takes the time to understand each of his clients’ needs and gets them excited about their events. His roster includes an extensive amount of weddings, but he’s also got a knack for planning spectaculr cocktail events. Nothing makes him happier than seeing the look on a bride and groom’s face when they see how the event space has been transformed for their special day. When he’s not event planning, he can be found working out and travelling the world (bouncing back and forth to Bahamas-his second home!).
Jennie Taylor (Event Consultant) She knows exactly what you want and can turn your event vision into something unexpected. Creating memorable events is her biggest passion. She can make the most important day of your life unforgettable. Her knack for making things work on the spot is an enviable talent. Her clients are always happy. When’s Jennie’s off the clock she can be found walking her dog, Gerry or trying the latest gastro hot spot.
Juli Williams (Event Consultant) Juli earned her event stripes working as an events assistant for the flagship of a department store helping to plan fashion shows, seminars and store galas. Following her tenure in retail, she found herself the GM of a busy Yorkville lounge, which gave her the opportunity to learn more about corporate events and weddings. After completing her certification in wedding planning with the WPIC, she obtained a position planning weddings and events for a busy Toronto catering company. With over 15 years of experience in hospitality, Juli's keen sense of style, creative imagination as well as her gift of client relations give her unparalleled experience as an event planner. Juli will execute your event concepts flawlessly while maintaining a pleasant, calm and helpful demeanor to ensure an amazing experience for you and your guests. If you have a theme in mind for your event, that's where Juli's creativity shines, not only in the event design, but in the menus she will put together to tantalize your taste buds!
Leigh Bonthron (Office Manager) Multi-tasking is Leigh’s forte and that comes in handy as the head of the administrative team. In addition to her many tasks she handles daily catering needs for corporate clients and works closely with the event team. When she’s not in the office Leigh can be found spending time with her loved ones (especially her baby nephew!) and going out for her favourite meal – brunch!
Vanessa Gomes (Event Consultant) Vanessa's passion for planning and executing events will truly shine through in every stage of your event. With a diploma in event planning and a bachelors degree in hospitality and tourism, attention to detail, strong communication and the urge to "wow" every client are only some of the traits she posses to acheive the goal of making your event a success! In her spare time, this ambitious world traveler enjoys living an active lifestyle. Hiking, camping, paddle boarding and figure skating are what you'll find her doing in her spare time, along with her beloved, adopted greyhound by her side.