Harlan Diamond started Executive Caterers in Cleveland in 1960. His vision to serve the finest cuisine and hospitality continues to guide all team members of Landerhaven and Executive Caterers today. Harlan Diamond has spent over half a century creating memorable events for the social, corporate and civic communities of Greater Cleveland and nationally. Professionally, Harlan Diamond and Landerhaven/Executive Caterers has become Cleveland’s premier caterer. As a mentor to thousands of employees and a supporter of numerous community organizations and charities, Harlan has earned several lifetime achievement awards and has had many honors bestowed on him. You can reach Harlan here.
Executive Vice PresidentBio
Charles grew up in the hotel business in South Africa and graduated with a degree in marketing from the University of Cape Town. He has been part of Northeast Ohio’s hospitality and social scene and an executive at Landerhaven and Executive Caterers for over 25 years. Charles oversees all areas of Executive Caterers’ daily operation and off-site catering venues. He is leading the charge to welcome new trends in catering while maintaining the Executive Caterers tradition of excellence. With his charming South African accent and warm demeanor, he is a consummate professional in customer service. You can reach Charles here.
Award–winning chef Brad Gambrell came to Executive Caterers in November 2015 after over 20 years working in establishments that include some of the finest and most exclusive private clubs in Northeast Ohio. Gambrell is a progressive culinary professional with a unique creative flair and a passion for food. He strives to always bring the “wow” factor in his cuisine and presentations. Chef Brad Gambrell is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and earned his American Culinary Federation, C.E.C. accreditation in 1996 and his Associate of Specialized Technology in 1991 from the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts. He also attended the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone in 1998. You can contact Brad here.
Floral & Event DesignerBio
If you have ever seen the spectacular and innovative décor at an event at Landerhaven, it was designed by Michael. His attention to creative trends and his ability to transform your vision beyond expectations make him nothing less than a local legend. Michael’s extensive training in the visual arts is evident in every party he plans and designs. His unique style always adds new dimensions to our company. He works closely with all of our event planners to create unique and impressive designs for every event. Contact Michael for your next event here.
Madeline is unmistakably the product of a Greek-Italian family and lived in the Mediterranean area for eleven years, celebrating and hosting parties. This background (along with her degrees in culinary arts and business management) make Madeline uniquely qualified to plan any type of event. From weddings and bar and bat mitzvahs to corporate meetings and non-profit galas, Madeline can confidently execute every event. Coming from a warm and hospitable culture has helped her bond with clients and make them excited and comfortable about planning their important event. Contact Madeline here to begin planning.
Moya is known for making you feel like an old friend within minutes of meeting her. Her easygoing manner and larger than life smile put you at ease as she manages all of your logistics with sharp detail and excellent personal service. With over 20 years in the hospitality industry, she capitalizes on her experience to bring your vision to reality worry-free. Connect with Moya for your special event here.
Ginny is dedicated to creating superb, memorable events. Her extensive experience in event planning dates back over thirty years and includes coordinating highly-successful corporate functions, company parties, fundraising galas, elegant social events, family celebrations, and of course wonderful weddings. Ginny takes pride in establishing on-going relationships with people and businesses by listening to their needs and crafting the best experience for the occasion. Her planning style offers both wildly-creative ideas along with a meticulous attention to detail, resulting in an engaging, stress-free experience for her clients. Connect with Ginny here.
Event Planner/HR ManagerBio
With decades of experience at Executive Caterers, Sam’s innate ability to plan and organize some of Northeast Ohio’s largest events is of no surprise. With a passion for food and an eye for design, Sam’s approach to event planning has been compared to a general going to war, where his art is in logistics and strategy. At each of his events, he can be found working closely with the Executive Caterers chefs, pastry chefs, design department, and waitstaff to ensure no aspect is overlooked and even the finest details are flawless. Truly endearing about Sam is his understanding of people. Due to his background in human resources, Sam’s remarkable grasp on diversity, culture, leadership, and training has played to his advantage in communicating with brides and corporate CEOs alike. Just a few minutes with Sam and his personable attitude, honesty and invigorating humor can relieve the tension for any challenging event. Continually immersed in the latest in culinary arts and room design, Sam’s expertise aids in elevating a glint of an idea into the grand celebration it was always meant to be. See for yourself—get in contact with Sam here to start planning your next show-stopping and unforgettable event.
Director of Hospitality and EventsBio
Emily is the Director of Hospitality and Events for Executive Caterers, where she provides logistical support for events at Landerhaven and off-premise locations. She holds a B.A. in Promotional Communications and over 15 years of experience in hospitality and event management. In addition to her responsibilities with event operations, Emily is the primary organizer of phil•an•thro•pi•a, Executive Caterers’ annual fundraising luncheon at Landerhaven designed to benefit non-profits throughout Northeast Ohio. Emily is a proud native of Cleveland, and when she is not planning or executing an event, she is usually found immersed in her own culinary adventures in her home kitchen.