Passionately professional

Our family of catering professionals brings all of our culinary and event experience to you. Every elegant idea, every cost-reduction secret, and all of our passion, is yours. Please follow us on social media to see the latest trends and get look-book ideas for your next event.

With love,
Roe and Bill

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A SHARED PASSION FOR FOOD & DESIGN

Rosinne Chlala, Cofounder

Creative Director, Executive Event Consultant

A gracious host and seasoned event planner Roe’s experience began as she was studying international relations overseas. She became known for her keen eye for detail and lively, international parties. When Festivities opened its doors in 1984, Roe intertwined her gift for creative entertaining with Bill’s talent for sumptuous food. A Consultant level member and guest speaker with the Association of Bridal Consultants, Roe is our Executive Event Consultant and Wedding Designer. Known for her warmth and expertise, roe is the designer of the “Considered Chic” ™ wedding planning system and the founder of the Festivities Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support safe and healthy homes by funding programs that provide services to victims of domestic violence.

William Kaliff, Cofounder

Executive Chef

The art of food has always been Bill’s passion. Bill has a special talent in creating extraordinary menus and incredible culinary presentations. He leads Festivities’ culinary team through emerging trends both in ingredients and presentation. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute and Georgetown University with graduate studies at Fordham University at Lincoln Center, Bill has been recognized by Bon Appetit Magazine as one of the “Leading Chefs of the Nation”. He has worked under the award winning chef, Jaques Pepin and has been honored by the James Beard Foundation.

Michael Baudo

General Manager

Michael’s deep understanding of event logistical design creates the infrastructure that allows the magic to happen seamlessly. With a degree in hotel management, Mike joined the Festivities team in 2001 as an event chef and today manages all daily operations. An important part of Mike’s work is staff selection. Every event staff is hand selected by Mike and his team with thoughtfulness and professionalism to ensure that each client has the staff style that they require. Mike is also our beverage manger, making sure that cocktails and beverages contribute to an exceptional event.

“The passionate manner that you and your group planned and executed this event was something very special.”

“The passionate manner that you and your group planned and executed this event was something very special.”
“From the moment we met I new we would be great working together and develop a friendship where we ‘got each other’.

Kath D.
Bedford, NY

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