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!
We’ve partnered with Bill Hansen, the leading full-service and event design company operating throughout Southern Florida. You can expect their expert team to create a truly inspiring and unique experience specifically for your event. With over 41 years in the event planning industry, Bill Hansen’s team ensures no detail is overlooked. They can make your next private or corporate event special by assisting with venue selection, vendor coordination, rehearsal, and much more.
Transformative Collaboration Between Leaders
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.
Meet our Sister Company, Different Look
At Alexander Catering, our main priority is to bring excellence and fine dining directly to you. Our goal is not only to provide the best catering service, but to fulfill your every need for your event. This is why we have partnered with our sister company, Different Look, to provide the perfect dining experience. Through the combination of Alexander Catering’s cutting-edge culinary skills and Different Look’s collection of thousands of luxurious tableware, we hope to bring everything you need for your next event.
Craig Edelman has a well-developed track record of financial management and operational expertise which will help scale the company’s growth and fine-tune its trajectory. Prior to partnering with the successful and well-known event and catering industry veterans, Bill Hansen and Monica Festinger, Craig served as CFO for a late-stage software company in the hospitality industry. Prior to that role, he held senior positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox, and Jarden. He received his Bachelor of Science in economics at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and he also holds an MBA from Cornell University where he received the Jonas Weil Fellowship in Entrepreneurship. Craig is fluent in English and Spanish.
Monica opened Alexander Event Catering Company in 2008. She followed her multi generational calling, much like her grandfather, father, and uncle, who were Executive Chefs, professionally trained in Europe. It was that calling that had her working in her father’s restaurant at the early age of 15, on the gold coast of Long Island, NY. She graduated from the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in NYC, where she studied business, sales, fashion, and marketing prior to her officially starting a career in catering and social events in New York City. With a love for food and bold flavors, rooted in her European background, she oversees all catering sales, ensuring that all events are carried out with the highest level of guest service while being a motivating mentor to all her staff at Alexander Event Catering. Working with her clients and employees, collaborating with all South Florida venues, wedding planners and vendors in the hospitality industry is her most rewarding passion. Monica speaks fluent Hungarian and Romanian. She resides in Wellington, FL with her two sons.
Valentina is a UCF Rosen College of Hospitality graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Event Management and is thrilled to be working with one of the top caterers in South Florida as a Catering Sales Associate. She brings 5+ years of industry experience in restaurants and events, which allowed her to self finance her education and cultivate her passion for food, service, and hospitality. As a growth-oriented professional, Valentina looks forward to learning from her peers and mentors at Alexander Event to become the best version of herself.
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.
Kylie is our Executive Assistant and Social Media Coordinator. With her diverse skills, she quickly became an asset to our team. She enjoys assisting Monica throughout the sales process and is excited to continue growing with the company.
She graduated from Umass Lowell with a B.A. in Political Science and A.S. in Criminal Justice. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Keiser University where she studies Criminal Justice and Criminology.
HR / Payroll Manager
Originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica, Debra Smith Gordon brings over 10 years experience in her role as Human Resources and Payroll Manager. In addition to her HR experience, Debra also brings 20 years knowledge in the areas of the planning and execution of weddings, celebrations, and corporate events. Debra's professional background spans three countries, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and the United States and has held positions in recruitment, benefits management, and employee relations. Outside of work, Debra enjoys music, movies, and especially spending time with her family.