Margot Jones, Owner
Margot Jones established Purple Onion Catering Co. in 1990, from a true love of cooking and a commitment toward making the special events in people’s lives unforgettable. Infusing her own standards of quality, imagination and commitment to perfection, Margot’s leadership has allowed the Purple Onion Catering Co. to flourish through the years. Also realizing the importance of professional development, Margot is an active member of the International Caterers Association.
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David Jones, Owner
Dave’s experience managing projects and implementing systems has been key to the growth of Purple Onion Catering Co. Since the formation of the company, he has structured the necessary procedures and programs to allow Margot to drive the company toward culinary excellence. He has implemented an infrastructure that provides enough control, but allows flexibility during difficult economic times. During this period the company has grown 1,110%. Through implementing new technology, he has been able improve the effectiveness of the sales team and operations department. To prepare for the future growth of the company, he oversaw the purchase and buildout of the company’s current facility located in the metropolitan D.C., area.
He graduated from George Mason University in 1988, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Dave is currently a member of Stratford University’s Department of Culinary Arts Advisory Board.
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Kyle Gragasin, Executive Chef
Kyle Gragasin joined Purple Onion Catering Co. as our Sous Chef in 2011, after studying at the Culinary Institute of America. There, he held many internships including positions working under certified Master Chef Fritz Gitschner and celebrity chef Roberto Donna. After graduating and returning home to the D.C., area, this young talent spent three years practicing his craft and cultivating his culinary prowess. When Kyle joined Purple Onion Catering Co., it was clear that the combination of his broad pallet and creative approach would make for innovative and fresh culinary concepts. As executive chef, he brings an endless supply of passion to his daily work and has become an integral part of our operations and success.
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Joanie Rylander, Senior Event Designer & Creative Director
Joanie Rylander joined Purple Onion Catering Co. in October of 2009. Earning her Business Marketing degree in 2002, she began her career as a meeting planner in Washington, D.C. After six years as a meeting planner she realized her true passion for special events and made the transition to off-premise catering. She has a flair for creating personalized menus and an atmosphere for in which people can savor their experiences without worries or distractions. Joanie’s passion, enthusiasm, creativity and dedication to detail will ensure that your events have a lasting impression on your guests.
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Katy Almond, Event Designer
Katy joined Purple Onion Catering Co. in the beginning of 2012. She came to Purple Onion Catering Co. from New York where she worked as an event coordinator for an off-premise caterer. Being from Manhattan, she enjoys the fast paced speed of the catering industry. When it comes to events, Katy offers each client the perfect balance of passion and professionalism. She exceeds your expectations when coordinating all aspects of your private and corporate event; from a one-time meeting to an all day corporate occasion. With an outgoing nature and attention to detail, she works with her clients to create memorable events that leave a lasting memorable impression.
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Margaret Zagrodniczek, Event Designer
Margaret Zagrodniczek joined Purple Onion Catering Co. in August of 2013. She is a local to the area earning both her Bachelor of Arts and masters at George Mason University. She began her career in birthday parties, events and design over 15 years ago. She specializes in creating the style and flair that her clients envision for their event. Margaret will bring to life the vision of her client whether it’s her corporate clients or a small intimate social event or large party/wedding.
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Paige Bryan, Event Designer
Paige Bryan joined Purple Onion Catering Co. in June of 2013. After growing up locally, she stayed loyal to Virginia and attended Radford University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design with a minor in Marketing in 2011. For the next three years, she developed her passion for the industry working for Syzygy Events, which specializes in high-end events. Her bubbly personality and persistent drive make her an asset to our team. One of her main goals is ensuring her client experiences total satisfaction with their event, feeling as though everything they envisioned was brought to life! Her dynamic personality allows her to execute planning smoothly and to be a joy to work with.
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Monica Dean, Operations Director
Monica Dean joined Purple Onion Catering Co. in 1993. Equipped with over 28 years in the food service industry, Monica has been a tremendous asset to the team as well as to the client. Taking an active role in the planning process, Monica guarantees the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. Her strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills and patience will be sure to make your event unforgettable.
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