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Our Team

Darren Diaz | Owner

Darren is a third-generation owner of Olympia Catering. While growing up in the bakery, he learned the ins and outs of the business and his passion began to grow for the industry, employees, and customers. Darren briefly left the business to attend school at Cornell University and to gain more experience by working in the food service division at Continental Airlines. In 1993 Darren took over the majority ownership from his father, Joseph Diaz, and began to build the events business of Olympia. Darren has an incredible depth of food knowledge and design, and draws inspiration from his other passion – traveling around the world.


Sherri Salsbury | Catering Sales Manager

Sherri has been working for Olympia Catering for more than 10 years and manages our event staff and off-premise catering. Sherri has a passion for creating dazzling events and loves working with each client to achieve their vision. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, her animals, and crafting.


Nancy Cotto | Catering Sales Manager, Museum of Fine Arts

Joining the Olympia team more than 17 years ago, Nancy has worked in various catering sales positions with the company. Currently, Nancy manages all of the corporate and social events at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. Nancy is very customer service oriented and holds her team to the highest quality standards. With each event, she leads the team to exemplify the premier event venue in the bay area with unparalleled service and quality.


 

Taryn Marquez | Managing Partner, Executive Chef

Taryn is From Puerto Rico, grew up in Tampa, received her Bachelors Degree from Texas A&M, her Culinary Arts Degree from The Art Institute of Dallas, and is currently working on a Women in Leadership Certificate from Cornell. She has worked as Executive Chef, Director of Operations, and Consultant for Restaurant Groups and Catering giants in Manhattan, Boston, and Nantucket Island.

She started with Olympia in 2011, and partnered in in 2019.


 

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