Meet the team of talented individuals who are at the center of the CulinArt Group Catering Collection and the three distinctive lifestyle catering brands that fall within it, Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs, Philip Stone Caterers, and Regal Caterers. If you are interested in joining our team, please fill out the form at right and upload your resume, and we will get back to you regarding available positions.

Tom Cataldo

Tom Cataldo

Senior Director of Catering

Tom Cataldo joined CulinArt in 2012 after many years working in the private catering sector. Tom’s personal style and flair for sexy, spectacular events has elevated CulinArt’s Catering Collection brands and venues alike.

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Tom Cataldo

Senior Director of Catering

Tom Cataldo joined CulinArt in 2012 after many years in the private catering sector. He came to CulinArt with a plethora of knowledge from New York Technical College, where he majored in Hotel and Restaurant Management, as well as years of work in top tier hotels as Food and Beverage Director, and as an owner and operator of a leading catering company.

Initially charged with enhancing the catering operations at the Village Club at Lake Success, Tom exceeded every expectation and took the Village Club to all new heights. He was instrumental in the redesign and renovation project, and reestablished the Village Club as “the Wow factor Long Island has been waiting for!” And, with this, Tom began the journey of transforming and refreshing the Philip Stone Caterers brand.

Tom’s personal style and flair for sexy, spectacular events quickly extended beyond the Village Club, as he was elevated to Senior Director of Catering for CulinArt Group Catering Collection. He took over the helm of Regal Caterers, the company’s Glatt Kosher catering brand, and imparted his standards and ethos as Regal stepped in as the exclusive caterer at Woodbury Jewish Center. Here, again, Tom led the design and renovation project, transforming the venue and its reputation, and he remains the driving force behind all events at WJC.

Each and every day, Tom is on the go, a whirlwind, travelling between CulinArt venues, seeing long-time clients, meeting new clients, giving guided tours, introducing them to the CulinArt Group Catering Collection brands and our venue portfolio. Tom works hand-in- hand with our executive chefs on menu creation and presentation. He leads teams of servers, event managers and staff with his unique approach, and always by example. He, of little sleep and infinite energy, expects and commands the same from his elite team of event and sales professionals, and just about everyone else along his perfectly coiffed and expertly tailored path.

Ken Wolfe

Ken Wolfe

President of Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs

Ken Wolfe, President of Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs, boasts a prestigious list of social, corporate and not-for-profit clients in New York City and the Hamptons, including the Juilliard School, the American Academy of Arts & Letters, Southampton Hospital and Hampton Classic Horseshow.

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Ken Wolfe

President of Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs

Ken Wolfe, President of Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs, boasts a prestigious list of social, corporate and not-for-profit clients in New York City and the Hamptons, including the Juilliard School, the American Academy of Arts & Letters, Southampton Hospital and Hampton Classic Horseshow. A veteran of the hospitality business, Ken made his earliest marks, along with his wife Paula, when they owned the House on Toilsome Restaurant in East Hampton, which was considered, at the time, to be one of the best restaurants on Long Island. The duo also created a gourmet all-natural peanut butter brand, long before today’s artisan organic peanut butter trend, which was showcased at Bloomingdale’s and FAO Schwartz in NYC, and appeared in gourmet shops nationwide. Enter Christopher Robbins, a friend and patron of the Wolfe’s Hamptons restaurant and the rest is history. Robbins Wolfe was launched and the term “eventeur” was born (and trademarked). Their whimsical logo was drawn and the kitschy characters of the Robbins Wolfe brand were spotted in and around NYC and traveling out east to the Hamptons. In 2005, Robbins Wolfe joined the CulinArt Group Catering Collection, and today, Ken remains at the helm, always conscious of the brand, its clientele and its industry stature.

Christopher Robbins

Christopher Robbins

VP of Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs

As the vice president and the “Robbins” of Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs, Christopher Robbins has boasted a significant high profile celebrity, social and corporate clientele from NYC to the Hamptons for decades.

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Christopher Robbins

VP of Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs

As the Vice President and the “Robbins” of Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs, Christopher Robbins has boasted a significant high profile celebrity, social and corporate clientele from NYC to the Hamptons for decades. His winning personality and zealousness not only helped launch Robbins Wolfe back in 1987, but they remain at the center of the RWE brand today. A special events icon, Christopher has planned parties and soirees for a roster of clients that TMZ can only dream of. He and his polished team of servers also strut their stuff in the fashion circle, at regular events for Giorgio Armani, Polo-Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, and many other Miracle Mile international fashion labels and luxury goods companies. A celebrity in his own right, Christopher has appeared on the Today Show, ABC Eyewitness News, CBS Prime Time, the Food Network, News 12 and many Bravo and other network reality shows. He particularly enjoys his casual chats on live radio (NYC’s WOR and Long Island’s WLIU), and has contributed to countless print publications, from InStyle to the NY Times to Martha Stewart. Christopher and Robbins Wolfe have collaborated with many notable celebrity chefs, including Ted Allen, Tom Colicchio, Colin Cowie, Harold Dieterle, Katie Lee Joel, David Lieberman, Vikas Khanna and Geoffrey Zakarian. In addition to “loving the camera” and taking the term “eventeurs” to new heights, Christopher works closely with the teams at Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club and Peconic Bay Yacht Club. With all this, he still gets down and dirty planning the menus and intricate details of every single one of his parties. On any given day, you will find him straightening the signature striped necktie on a Robbins Wolfe waiter, popping the bubbly for the mother of the bride, or enjoying the last dance of the evening with that client who has called Christopher Robbins a friend for years!

Moe Rajraji

Moe Rajraji

Director of Catering

Mostafa “Moe” Rajraji is a 20-year veteran of the catering and hospitality business. He joined CulinArt Group with the acquisition of Philip Stone Caterers in 2002 and has played a key role in the growth and evolution of the social catering division of the company.

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Moe Rajraji

Director of Catering

Mostafa “Moe” Rajraji is a 20-year veteran of the catering and hospitality business. He joined CulinArt Group with the acquisition of Philip Stone Caterers in 2002 and has played a key role in the growth and evolution of the social catering division of the company. Today, as the Sales and Catering Director for Sands Point Preserve and several off-premise clients/locations, Moe not only imparts his significant experience and industry relationships but also his knowledge of style, pop culture and the culinary arts. With a blend of passion and persistence, sprinkled with a heavy dose of his perfectionist nature, he has planned events all over New York, from Manhattan throughout Long Island and straight out to the Hamptons, and has taken the Moe-show on the road to perform at exclusive weddings in Vermont and West Palm Beach. Several of his events have been featured in magazines such as Martha Stewart Living, The Knot and Woodbury Magazine. Moe’s attention to detail and honest approach have made him the go-to guy not only for CulinArt Group Catering Collection, but for many, many of his long-term clients as well.

Philip Sinisi

Philip Sinisi

Regional Executive Chef

Philip Sinisi, Regional Executive Chef, is the culinary leader of the Events and Entertainment division of CulinArt Group. He runs a team of on- and off-premises chefs, sous chefs and culinarians throughout the tri-state.

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Philip Sinisi

Regional Executive Chef

Philip Sinisi, Regional Executive Chef, is the culinary leader of the Events and Entertainment division of CulinArt Group. He runs a team of on- and off-premises chefs, sous chefs and culinarians throughout the tri-state area. Philip came to CulinArt with the acquisition of Philip Stone Caterers in 2002 and quickly took the company by storm. He believes in nurturing talent and is dedicated to mentoring the up-and-coming generation of culinary artists. On a daily basis, Philip manages all logistical aspects of the catering division and works with his team on menu development and evolution. His success comes from his decades of experience “in the trenches” followed by many successful years as a restaurant entrepreneur on Long Island. Even today, Philip is always eager to learn. He takes pride in his relationships with young chefs and shares his experiences just as they share their talent and creativity with him. Philip’s greatest joy comes from encouraging his chefs to take the lead and knowing he had a part in their journey. Always smiling and maintaining the utmost composure, Philip can take the heat of any kitchen. No challenge is too big and no job is too small. He is dedicated to the success of every event, from the first morsel to the last sip of espresso.

Chris Tonti

Chris Tonti, Executive Chef of Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs, joined the company in 2015, bringing with him an impressive background of experience from restaurants in the D.C. area and Florida. He initially joined Robbins Wolfe as Executive Chef at the Ocean Resort at Bath and Tennis in Westhampton. Chris quickly climbed the ranks and within a year rose to his current position and became the culinary mastermind for the Robbins Wolfe brand.

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Chris Tonti

Chris Tonti, Executive Chef of Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs, joined the company in 2015, bringing with him an impressive background of experience from restaurants in the D.C. area and Florida. He initially joined Robbins Wolfe as Executive Chef at the Ocean Resort at Bath and Tennis in Westhampton. Chris quickly climbed the ranks and within a year rose to his current position and became the culinary mastermind for the Robbins Wolfe brand. During his prospering career with Robbins Wolfe, alongside Ken Wolfe and Christopher Robbins, Chris has had the honor of cooking for some of today’s most prominent institutions, politicians, luxury goods designers, actors and music artists. Expanding on the already refined food and expertise of the Robbins Wolfe brand, Chris puts heavy emphasis on food not only being local and fresh but also prepared and served flawlessly. Most summer weekends you can find him meticulously inspecting and hand-picking produce at the local farm stands of the Hamptons or North Fork. And it doesn’t stop at the produce – almost all the ingredients in his dishes is locally sourced. Beyond flavor, Chris heightens the dining experience with imaginative plate designs and wild pops of color to create dishes that are as equally beautiful as they are delicious. Propelled by passion and attention to detail, Chris is most at home when he is working long hours in his kitchen making sure every aspect of the culinary program is performing at its peak. For Chris, his staff is his family, and the kitchen is his home.

Lou Vogt

Lou Vogt

VP of Leisure & Logistics

Lou Vogt, Vice President of Leisure and Logistics for CulinArt Group, is the mastermind behind the company’s nationwide grand scale events and social/corporate catering division.

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Lou Vogt

VP of Leisure & Logistics

Lou Vogt, Vice President of Leisure and Logistics for CulinArt Group, is the mastermind behind the company’s nationwide grand scale events and social/corporate catering division. As his title asserts, logistics are his thing. Always making-it-happen, with a can-do attitude and the utmost professionalism, Lou leads the team of chefs, managers, and operations teams that are the CulinArt Group Catering Collection. Each and every event is important to Lou, and he demands the same commitment from his team. His dedication to his clients and the unwavering support he gives his team have propelled the Events and Entertainment division of CulinArt Group to new heights. He has hand-selected the best of the best in the catering industry and continues to grow and evolve the trio of brands that comprise the Catering Collection. Sleeping very little, and working virtually round-the-clock, Lou is constantly challenging his team to “take it up a notch.” He is a true leader and the backbone of the company’s catering division.

Peter Rocco

Peter Rocco

District Manager of Events & Entertainment

Peter Rocco joined CulinArt Group in 1999 at one of the company’s first recreational venues, Playland Park in Rye, NY.

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Peter Rocco

District Manager of Events & Entertainment

Peter Rocco joined CulinArt Group in 1999 at one of the company’s first recreational venues, Playland Park in Rye, NY. He worked hand-in-hand with Lou Vogt, Vice President of Leisure & Logistics, to elevate the comprehensive dining program at this county-owned amusement park, giving special attention to corporate outings and events. As CulinArt Group expanded its footprint the corporate and social catering arenas with the purchase of Philip Stone Caterers, Regal Caterers and Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs, Peter’s role also grew. He opened several event venues for the company, including The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Westchester County Center, and Discovery TSX, to name just a few. Peter and his team catered to the models, designers and celebrities at New York Fashion Week at Bryant Park for several seasons and produced the 15,000-person Q25 anniversary event for Qualcomm in San Diego. Today, Peter oversees and directs the Robbins Wolfe brand, their venues and events from NYC to the Hamptons, as well as manages the team of catering specialists and event managers at the comprehensive CulinArt Group Catering Collection’s 10+ venues. As District Manager for the Events and Entertainment division of the company, Peter has partied with and planned parties for icons and celebrities such as Prince, the Clintons, Billy Joel, Kelly Ripa, Michael Bloomberg, Hoda Kotb, Howard Stern, Leo DiCaprio, Rob Thomas, and countless others. His all time favorite, however, was Robert De Niro, of course.

Ali Bernardi

Ali Bernardi

VP of Marketing & Brand Strategy

As Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy for CulinArt Group, Ali Bernardi directs and oversees marketing campaigns for the company’s portfolio of exclusive catering venues as well as the growth and evolution of the company’s “three distinct lifestyle catering brands.”

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Ali Bernardi

VP of Marketing & Brand Strategy

As Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy for CulinArt Group, Ali Bernardi directs and oversees marketing campaigns for the company’s portfolio of exclusive catering venues as well as the growth and evolution of the company’s “three distinct lifestyle catering brands.” Ali began her career with CulinArt Group in 1999 in the New Business Development department at a time when the company was first entering into the leisure and entertainment market. She quickly took hold the responsibility of marketing the company’s earliest event venues, Playland Park, The Maritime Aquarium and the Cradle of Aviation Museum, and thus a dedicated Venue Marketing department was born. Her experience in large scale special events including the USTA and US Open Golf Classic, combined with her background in catering at the New York Botanical Garden, Guggenheim Museum and Morgan Stanley, and a passion for all things creative and dynamic, were the foundation for the grass-roots marketing campaigns she developed and executed for CulinArt. Today, Ali and her team work with CulinArt’s venue clients on dedicated marketing and advertising campaigns that align with each individual client’s mission and objectives. Ali was the creative force behind the CulinArt Group rebrand in 2013 as well as the launch of the CulinArt Group Catering Collection brand in 2015. She oversees all creative development, and artfully designs many of the company’s ad campaigns herself. She keeps friends of CulinArt informed of company happenings via social media platforms (@culinartgroup) and also handles all public relations and web development.