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The Ingredients of a Great Catering Company


Fresh Food, Made into Delicious
Dishes, and Served Perfectly.

When you choose Donovan’s Dish, rest assured that nothing is left to chance. The menus have been tested and tested again, the set-up is prompt, service is buttoned-up, and clean-up is thorough — the Signature Service provided by our full time wait staff is nothing less than top notch.

Of course it’s all about the food. But it’s also about the service.

The smart, clean look of our staff, and their professional approach, are of utmost importance to us. You’ll always recognize the women’s bright red lipstick and hair in a bun, the men’s crisp white shirts and red bow ties.

Our customers have often remarked on the friendliness and professionalism of our servers… and have noticed that today’s server is someone that has served them before!

We believe that a delicious dish is one that is well served.

Let’s peak behind the scenes and

Meet The Team

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<h2>Melissa Shahady</h2>
<p>Catering Sales Director

Melissa Shahady

Catering Sales Director

Born in New York City, Melissa attended the University of Vermont and shortly after graduating opened a wine shop and tasting room. That business flourished into a bar and beverage catering business which she still owns today. In 2007, Melissa and her family moved to the Raleigh area, and joined Donovan’s Dish in 2014. Melissa says, “I love working at Donovan’s Dish because of the fast pace and unique new challenge that each event brings. And because we also laugh a lot!”
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<h2>Kim Sikkel</h2>
<p>Catering Sales Manager

Kim Sikkel

Catering Sales Manager

Kim spent 14 years abroad until her family relocated to the Triangle area where she attended UNC Chapel Hill. She got her start in hospitality with a group based in Durham 5 years ago. She has a vast knowledge of events, from menu planning to those finishing touches that make it something unforgettable. Kim loves creating magical and lasting memories and is excited to be part of a team that brings laughter to the office and to every event.
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<h2>Colin Bowles</h2>
<p>Chef de Cuisine

Colin Bowles

Chef de Cuisine

Colin and TJ worked along side each other for over a decade in restaurants and catering.”When TJ and Jill started Donovan’s Dish, I knew I had to be a part of it” says Colin.  Born and raised in Raleigh, NC, Colin ran a family restaurant for 8 years. TJ always said, “Colin hustles — non stop. And not only does he work like a beast, he creates an amazing environment of teamwork and fun camaraderie.” Colin now heads up the Donovan’s Dish culinary team continuing on TJ’s passion for memorable events and delicious, beautiful food.
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