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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Barry Rosenthal

Barry Rosenthal

General Manager

Barry Rosenthal joined CulinArt Catering in 2018 bringing with him over 25 years of rich industry experience in both Sales and Operations. He has worked in top-tier prestige locations in New York City including Tavern on the Green and Gotham Hall and as well as on Long Island at Temple Israel of Lawrence and Woodbury Jewish Center. Most recently Barry was the General Manager at Melrose Ballroom and prior to that he spent 7 years at Espace a New York…

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Barry Rosenthal

General Manager

Barry Rosenthal joined CulinArt Catering in 2018 bringing with him over 25 years of rich industry experience in both Sales and Operations. He has worked in top-tier prestige locations in New York City including Tavern on the Green and Gotham Hall and as well as on Long Island at Temple Israel of Lawrence and Woodbury Jewish Center. Most recently Barry was the General Manager at Melrose Ballroom and prior to that he spent 7 years at Espace a New York City venue producing top-notch social and corporate events including Mitzvah’s, Weddings and not-or-profit events. Barry is currently the General Manager at Village Club at Lake Success.

In addition to Barry’s level of professionalism he brings with him a hands- on approach and attention to detail that is bar none. Whether coordinating with party planners, decorators and entertainers or working with the new and repeat clients directly, his intimate knowledge of the industry, pop culture and culinary trends, his gift of reliability, allows him to produce events for each and every one of his clients creating memories that will last a lifetime.

William Cataldo

William Cataldo

Director of Sales and Catering

William Cataldo joined the CulinArt team in 2012 after having worked in the private sector for most of his life. With a degree in Hotel Restaurant Management and many years of experience under his belt, William brings a level of warmth and friendship to his clients. His cool, calm and collected attitude makes clients fall in love with him, and many stay in touch well after their events. You won’t find William in a typical black suit at Oceanbléu. Instead,…

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William Cataldo

Director of Sales and Catering

William Cataldo joined the CulinArt team in 2012 after having worked in the private sector for most of his life. With a degree in Hotel Restaurant Management and many years of experience under his belt, William brings a level of warmth and friendship to his clients. His cool, calm and collected attitude makes clients fall in love with him, and many stay in touch well after their events. You won’t find William in a typical black suit at Oceanbléu. Instead, you’ll see him in a classic Hampton aesthetic, with a slight nod to his creative style. With his undeniably charismatic attitude and strong work ethic, he is the driving force behind making Oceanbléu the top oceanfront wedding venue in The Hamptons.

Nicole Price

Nicole Price

Director of Operations and Catering

After honing her skills at several premier Long Island event spaces, Nicole Price joined the CulinArt Group Catering Collection in 2008. Over the years, Nicole has leveraged her diverse background and social catering experience and has developed into an extremely versatile and vital member of the Regal Caterers’ team. Extremely focused, and paying fine attention to every last detail, Nicole has been charged with many key positions within the company’s portfolio, including restaurant and event management. Nicole finds a great…

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Nicole Price

Director of Operations and Catering

After honing her skills at several premier Long Island event spaces, Nicole Price joined the CulinArt Group Catering Collection in 2008. Over the years, Nicole has leveraged her diverse background and social catering experience and has developed into an extremely versatile and vital member of the Regal Caterers’ team. Extremely focused, and paying fine attention to every last detail, Nicole has been charged with many key positions within the company’s portfolio, including restaurant and event management. Nicole finds a great thrill in seeing events through to completion. Her days are long and her commitment is unwavering. She plays a pivotal role in the expansion and growth of the company’s social catering division. Her dedication to the Regal Caterers’ brand and its vision are one and the same, as she continues to elevate both personally and professionally. Currently she is the Director of Operations and Catering for both Regal Caterers and Lyndhurst Mansion.

Sara White

Sara White

Sales Manager

Sara White chose to begin her journey in the Hospitality Industry by attending Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel and Lodging Management with a concentration in Catering, Sales and Event Management.  During her undergraduate studies Sara worked in top hotels throughout the New England Area such as Marriott Hotels and Resorts and MGM Grand Hotel at Foxwoods Resort and Casino.  During this time, while both working in the…

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Sara White

Sales Manager

Sara White chose to begin her journey in the Hospitality Industry by attending Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel and Lodging Management with a concentration in Catering, Sales and Event Management.  During her undergraduate studies Sara worked in top hotels throughout the New England Area such as Marriott Hotels and Resorts and MGM Grand Hotel at Foxwoods Resort and Casino.  During this time, while both working in the field and taking the necessary courses towards her degree, she gained hands on knowledge and experience in all aspects of the hospitality field from front office operations to VIP client services to Housekeeping to Banquet and Events and the list goes on and on.  After graduating from Johnson and Wales in 2013, Sara started her career at the Garden City Hotel, a legendary and world class property which is known to be one of Long Island’s biggest landmarks.  Her climbing interest in Catering and Events led her to join CulinArt in 2014 where she became the Catering Administrator of CulinArt’s Glatt Kosher Catering Brand, Regal Caterers.  Regal Caterers at this time was currently in its early steps of opening its doors at Woodbury Jewish Center, which now has the reputable name of being one of the top Kosher Catering Venues across Long Island.  She worked her way up to became the Sales Manager at Woodbury Jewish Center, followed by the Sales Manager at Village Club at Lake Success and is currently the Catering and Sales Manager at the Cradle of Aviation. In addition to growing the business at the Cradle, she supports sales and logistics for Sands Point and is the Sales Manager for Chelsea Mansion.

John Ovanessian

John Ovanessian

Catering Manager

John Ovanessian is a 15 year veteran in the catering and hospitality business. He joined CulinArt Group in October 2015 as the General Manager for Peconic Bay Yacht Club located in Southold on the North Fork of Long Island. John’s attention to detail and honest approach exceeds his client’s expectations and fully represents CulinArt Catering Collection’s mission as an elite caterer.

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John Ovanessian

Catering Manager