2 Dine 4

ENLIGHTENED HOSPITALITY

OUR CHEFS



Chef Claudia Vital


2 Dine 4 Fine Catering Chef Claudia Vital is a native of Nievez Zac, Mexico where she learned her love of baking from her grandmother. Years ago, Claudia traveled through her native Mexico to hone her craft. She backpacked for two years through nine states of Mexico- learning the history, food and culture of this diverse country. In Chiapas, she learned about bread. In Puebla, tamales, moles, bunuelos, tortillas, and pazol.
Claudia has been with 2 Dine 4 Fine Catering for 18 years, where she has made her tamales for congress members and cooked for countless VIP's & celebrities. She continues to refine her craft, creating loyal customers addicted to her tamales, desserts, breads, and authentic Mexican cuisine. 


OUR COORDINATORS


Ricky Olmedo
General Manager

General Manager and former Executive Chef of 2 Dine 4 Fine Catering, Ricky Olmedo is a graduate of The University of Houston, Hilton College with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

After graduating from college, Ricky moved to Austin where he has worked in several restaurants, then got into the Austin catering scene working for the top caterers, landing at 2 Dine 4 as the Executive Chef 2001. He has gone away and come back, having spent nine out of 15 years at 2 Dine 4, now working as the General Manager to ensure each catering event is seamless and special.



Abby Ogan
Catering Coordinator

Abby has been working in the hospitality industry for over 10 years, spending the last two as a catering & event sales manager in Illinois. There she had the pleasure of planning all types of events, ranging from New Year's Eve celebrations for hundreds of people to intimate dinners for two, and everything in between. As a recent Austin transplant Abby is excited to join the team at 2 Dine 4 and can't wait to help you with your catering needs.


OUR FOUNDER


 photo by Casey Woods

photo by Casey Woods

Stephen Shallcross

Stephen moved to Austin in 1990 and lays claim as to official Austinite status as he has lived here longer than he's lived anywhere else.  After graduating from UT with a double major in Government & Sociology he was eminently qualified to tend bar with the best of them. And while he contemplated grad school, he figured what's the point once you've figured out how to make the perfect Tom Collins.
He began 2 Dine 4 fine catering with two friends from Baton Rouge in 1994 and the adventure that is catering has captured his attention ever since, taking him to many an exotic local. Under Stephen's leadership the 2 Dine 4 team has traveled to many colorful locations, catered hundreds of parties and events, and delivered its signature "Enlightened Hospitality" to a host of satisfied clients.