Kathy E. Merideth

Kathy E. Merideth

Gaston D. Merideth
President/Executive Chef

 Emily Burgos
  Event Manager

I am the first friendly voice you will hear when you call our office.  I graduated from USF with a B.S., magna cum laude,  in Business Administration.  I have over twenty nine years of HR experience and have acquired strong communication skills and customer service.  I am a former employee of Sears, Tropicana Products, Inc./PepsiCo, Inc. and Gerdau.  I am delighted to be a team player with Gaston's Culinary Services, Inc.

My 25+ years of culinary includes the U.S. Coast Guard, Port Huron State College, and continuing education with the Culinary Institute of America. Former chef at Universal Studios Orlando, Eurest and Marriott International. My business endeavors included prior ownership of a fine dining and casual restaurant,  a gourmet hors d'oeuvres company, and a culinary consulting firm.  I am a former instructor of Culinary Arts at Manatee Technical College, a Florida Food Safety Manager Instructor & Test Administrator, and certified HACCP. Media includes ABC, CTN 22, The List, The Good Life Tampa Bay, Restaurant Magazine, Sam’s Club Food Service Magazine, the Chicago Times, and reality TV show The Keynote mansion chef.  Our team and I will WoW you and your guests!

We are here to make your event a success. Timley event execution and paying attention to details are what matters to our clients. I love being a part of Gaston's Culinary Services team.  Yo hablo español.

Joi Chambliss
Sous Chef

Fabiola Lamboy
Event Captain

Sous Chef