Since 1998, Alexander Event Catering has provided luxurious full-service catering to some of the most exclusive venues throughout South Florida. We’re passionate about food and beverage. We use the freshest ingredients to deliver high-quality meals for you and your guests. Customize your event’s menu to meet your dietary needs, budget, and event theme. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales associates have the experience to ensure your next wedding, birthday, or corporate event is successful!
In December 2021, Miami Living announced the partnership between Bill Hansen Catering and Alexander Event Catering. Our founder and co-owner, Monica Festinger, is excited to work alongside one of the industry’s leaders. “Bill Hansen has always been a great inspiration to me throughout my whole career,” said Festinger. As the preferred event caterer for many of the top wedding venues throughout South Florida, this partnership creates new infrastructure, processes, and training opportunities to accelerate growth.
Bill Hansen, a 55-year catering veteran, is widely recognized as a giant in the catering industry. Creative thinking, innovation, and good old-fashioned hard work have made Bill a leader in every facet of the profession. He caters, coordinates, trains, teaches, mentors, motivates, manages, and writes.
Bill began his catering career in the mid-1960s while attending the renowned School of Hotel Management at Cornell University. The young entrepreneur sold sandwiches, snacks, soda, and beer to pay for his tuition and board. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration in 1967. Bill’s military service as an officer included managing high-end Officers’ Clubs and Quarters at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Bill moved to South Florida in 1975 and started his own catering business (Bill’s Catering) in 1980 while he was also managing The Miami Club, Miami’s most prestigious luncheon club. Bill Hansen Catering, a luxury catering company, quickly became the standard by which all upscale South Florida caterers are measured.
Dorina has been working in the hospitality industry for 10+ years working her way up from serving to managing events. She is also a Sales Executive and our Staffing Coordinator. She enjoys thriving in the catering industry and puts passion into all of her work. She loves being a part of the celebratory events in her clients' lives.
Corporate Executive Chef
Kevin Walker serves as Executive Chef at Alexander Events, bringing his techniques and culinary talents to the national catering company. Born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Chef Walker began his professional career studying at Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina. He embarked on the finest classical training working for French Master Chef Serge Claire at Marianne, French restaurant. Chef Walker was food editor for “ Women’s Fitness International Magazine”, writing monthly columns consisting of healthy meal planning and step by step recipes for the fitness industry. He also owned a favored Seafood Restaurant in Hollywood, Florida: Harpoon Harry’s. With over 20 year’s experience of international food and cooking techniques Chef Walker has experience with every aspect of dining.
Chef Walker began catering in 2000 and has been delivering his masterful work ever since. His passion for creativity and flavor is conveyed through each dish with an elevated artistic presentation. From creating custom menus, continuous training and collaboration with the Alexander Event Team, Chef Walker is passionate about presenting an epic culinary experience to remember.
In Chef Walker’s free time he enjoys quality time with his family, cookouts, fishing, and traveling.
Executive Sous Chef
Danny Kleid is a United States Coast Guard veteran having served on the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton for 4 years. After being honorably discharged he went to Western Culinary School in Portland, Oregon. Graduated in 1996 and worked between Seattle, WA and San Diego, CA.
Danny has 27 years of culinary experience, in which 15 of those are in the catering field. He has worked for Alexander Events since 2020. His hobbies are all sports, anything that has to do with boating or the water. If he is not working, you can find him at the dog park with his Weimaraner, Hunter.
Tandina’s journey in the world of hospitality began during her high school years, where her passion for providing exceptional service and creating memorable experiences for guests ignited her career path. She earned an Associate's degree in Travel and Hospitality, which equipped her with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the field. Tandina's dedication to the industry and her unwavering commitment to guest satisfaction quickly became evident as she advanced in her career. With a thirst for further knowledge and a desire to enhance her professional profile, Tandina pursued a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources. This strategic choice enabled her to not only excel in the day-to-day operations of the hospitality business but also to become a resourceful and people-oriented leader.
In 2017, she embarked on an exciting chapter in her career when she joined Alexander Event Catering as a server and moved herself up as the Staffing Coordinator. As she continues to build upon this foundation of experience and expertise, she looks forward to the exciting opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in the ever-evolving world of event catering. Her time with Alexander Event Catering has been instrumental in shaping her career, and she is very grateful for the knowledge and memories she has gained along the way.