Meet Our Team

Chef Mike Donnerstag

As a Premier Private Chef in the beautiful Sarasota Bay Area,

Chef Mike Donnerstag has been the go-to for high end custom catering and events.

Chef Mike is known for his culinary expertise, experience with many types of events,

and strong community relationships. 

Chef Mike and his team have many services to offer

including personal chef dinners, catering and events, and in-home meal prep.

All of the team members have been specially trained by

Chef Mike's high standards to work privately in your home.

Team Members

Chef Mike can get pretty busy in Sarasota and the surrounding areas.

He has a trained team of fantastic Private Chefs and Catering Specialists!

Team Members are chosen based on culinary and restaurant experience,

shared values and standards, and passion for service.

Each of our team members have special skills

and can offer a unique style of cooking in your home.

Julissa Koelble: Executive Assistant and Lead Creative Catering Director


Julissas's Current role with Chef Mike is writing creative menus, planning unique events, and keeping Chef Mike in line. Her strong customer service background gives her the experience necessary to work directly with our clients and Chef Mike to provide them with 1 on 1, customized service.

Chef Gabriel Hawk


Chef Gabe honed his skills under some of the best chefs in Philadelphia and was an executive chef in a high profile dining district. Chef Gabe has extensive training with event and staff management that he learned while working as a general manager in Sarasota at other reputable catering companies. Chef Gabe specializes in multi course dinners and cocktail parties.

Click Here to see an example of Chef Gabe's favorite menus >

Milena Castro

Kid's Chef Camp Counselor

Yeinny Yanira Castro-Rodriguez: Chef Mama @ Home

We shop, come to your home, cook a week of meals, and clean up. This has been an invaluable in home meal prep service for many busy moms and professionals alike. 

Click Here to see an example of a menu >