Excellent Food, Superior Service, Fresh Thinking

Steve Coulighan

President & Founder

Steve’s passion to create memorable experiences for people all started when he was a teenager working in the restaurant industry. From there his passion kept growing and he took the catering industry by storm. His down to earth personality, ambition and professionalism helped him build and create Scarlett House Food Group to become what it is today; a recognizable catering company within the Greater Toronto Area.

Paul Andersen

Director of Operations

With over 20 years of industry experience, Paul began his journey with Scarlett House Food Group in 2006. His creativity and skill set brought him to Scarlett House as our visionary chef helping to create flawless catered events. Paul’s performance, leadership capacity, and desire to grow has proven him to be a natural in his current role as Scarlett House’s Director of Operations. Paul Andersen holds the Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) designation by NACE.

Ben Contella

Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

A mature and experienced businessman with sound conceptual, analytical and communication skills. Over 35 years experience within the business and institutional industry with emphasis on customer satisfaction, marketing, general management, strategic planning and problem definition. Successfully owned and operated two franchise locations and an independent business.

Maher Ahmed

Director of Restaurants and Venue Operations

Maher brings in over 20 years of experience within the Hospitality industry. He has held many accomplished roles at well-known brands throughout industry and across the globe. He consistently ensures the satisfaction elite clientele such as former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and former and current Ontario Premiers including Bob Rae, Mike Harris, and Dalton McGuinty. Maher is decorated with a number of course certifications making him an exceptional asset to our team.

Grethel Rodrigues

HR Manager

Grethel’s extensive hands-on experience in functional areas of the Human Resources Department helps to foster positive change in Scarlett House Food Group’s corporate culture while maintaining key aspects of Performance Management, Policy Design, Legal Compliance, Compensation, Health and Safety, Benefits, Training and Talent Acquisition. Grethel comes to Scarlett House Food Group with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management (BHRM) Hons. And a certification as a Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP).

Melanie Sawickyj

Event Coordinator

Melanie, an Honours graduate of Event Management from Humber College, has always taken a great interest in the world of special events and catering. Melanie leads the Scarlett House Food Group Events Team, ensuring superior service is never a second thought. With her strong interest in event design, décor, and a general love for the hospitality industry, Melanie takes pride in incorporating new and exciting ideas and trends into every event. She has made it her personal objective to always provide the freshest and most unique guest experience, ingredients, and menus.

Alexandre Herber

Manager Of Business Development

Alexandre Herber is Scarlett House Food Group’s Manager of Business Development. His diverse education spans from Food and Nutrition to Industrial Design, combined with the inspiration of his family form a solid foundation on which Alex has developed scores of products that have been served to hundreds of thousands of guests across the continent. His artistic vision, love for classical and regional cuisine combined with his strategic and analytical mind and large scale vision contribute to his great success as Scarlett House Food Group’s Manager of Business Development.

Roseanne D’Silva

Product Developer

Roseanne recently graduated from Western University, receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree with an Honours Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics. Her role in the Scarlett House product development team is primarily in the maintenance of product and nutritional documentation. Her strong technical skills and creative flair make her a key asset in helping Scarlett House Food Group stay on the leading edge of the foodservice industry.

Edwina Herrera

Product Developer

Edwina comes to Scarlett House with over 19 years of experience working in product development; always having a strong commitment to reach excellence while working towards corporate goal achievements, Edwina’s organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills are a valuable asset to the Product Development team. Her expertise lies in food chemistry and engineering, with a strong emphasis in nutrition, dietary requirements and food safety controls. Edwina’s experience with developing and leading project launches from beginning ideas to successful commercialization makes her a valuable asset to the Scarlett House Food Group team.

Ryan Hay

Product Development Chef

Ryan, a graduate of the Culinary Management program at Humber College comes with a vast background of experience and knowledge. Ryan has spent time studying abroad in Italy to further his knowledge by hands-on learning the cuisine. Ryan comes to us with an extensive background working in various fine dining establishments and food trucks, as well as his experience directly developing recipe’s that have been used across the country including private branded retail products. His exceptional knowledge of fine cuisine as well as mass production of food is a key asset to the Scarlett House Product Development Team.

Samantha Hallig

Product Development Assistant

Samantha has been with our team for several years and has since gained experience within the company’s numerous divisions. Her years here have given her the ability to build her knowledge within the food service industry. Taking on the “whatever it takes” attitude, Samantha’s expertise is in menu development, proposal writing, and various administrative roles. Samantha has experience in leading and executing catered events for companies with guest counts up to 10,000 people. She is one to never shy away from challenges and ensures that the guest experience remains a top priority.

See-Ling Liew

Senior Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager

See-Ling serves as the Senior FSQA Manager at Scarlett House and is responsible for leading the company’s quality and food safety initiatives. Prior to joining Scarlett House, Ms. Liew served as QA Manager in various food companies ranging from home meal replacement to seafood and meat processing. She has over 10+ years of QA experience with active roles in leading, implementing and managing Food Safety and Quality Systems, as well as performing food safety, and brand audits in food service, retail, inflight catering and/or supply chain platforms. Ms. Liew holds a Masters degree in FSQA from University of Guelph, and is a certified HACCP and SQF practitioner.

Sukhman Kaur

QA Lead / Trainer

Sukhman, is an extremely dedicated and enthusiastic part of the FSQA team who is dedicated to continuous learning. Sukhman comes to us with extensive knowledge earned from her post-graduate program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. More so recently, Sukhman, has studied at Conestoga College to earn degrees specializing in Biotechnology, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, and Operational Leadership in Food Manufacturing. Certified in HACCP, she has a strong understanding about the fundamentals of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Food Safety Standards and Lean Six Sigma. Some of areas of expertise involves approaching food safety issues with Root Cause Analysis, Audits and precise documentation. Passionately committed to the delivery of service excellence and maintaining a high standard of work practice.

Conrad Nowak

General Plant Manager – K2

Conrad, the dynamic and ambitious General Plant Manager of Scarlett House Food Group’s largest production facility, developed his passion for great food at a young age. Possessing over 15 years of industry experience, Conrad has dedicated nearly half of his life to ensuring his guests enjoy high quality culinary experiences; both on and off the plate. His intrinsic ability to lead and stimulate allows him to motivate and inspire his team to exceed our guests’ expectations with each and every meal they create.

Patricia Andoh

 General Plant Manager- K2

Patricia’s seven-plus years of hospitality experience have made her a valuable key member of our Kimbel Production Management Team. Joining Scarlett House Food Group in 2016, her direct, persuasive management style has earned her a reputation as a formidable leader and consistent performer. Always putting her team’s safety and wellbeing first, her organizational skills, and creative passion continue to make Scarlett House Food Group an industry leader.

Juan Carlos Rojas

Production Manager- K2

JC, a dedicated and long-standing member of the Scarlett House Food Group team; has been excelling with us since 2012. Always focusing on improving quality and efficiency within our production units, JC plays an integral role in the daily operation of our Kimbel facility. Always pulling his from his artistic background, he uses his creative passions to ensure that client satisfaction is always a top priority. JC’s long-term service with us does not go unnoticed boasting almost 10 years of food manufacturing experience he plays an integral role within the Scarlett House Food Group team.

Rob Canning

General Plant Manager – Signet

Rob, graduating at the top of his class studying culinary, has honed his cooking and baking skills his timein some of the largest volume kitchens in Southern Ontario. His knack for running high volume attraction and venue kitchens has allowed him to transition into his current role, assisting and managing the production at our frozen foods facility. As a Red Seal certified Chef, Rob watches over the manufacturing process from raw ingredients, through the cooking process, packaging and beyond with a keen eye for both exceptional food quality and efficiency of production.

Onofre Arias

Production Chef – Millcreek

Onofre joins the Scarlett House Food Group team with over 20 years of hands-on industry experience. A graduate from the Humber College Culinary Management Program is what set him off on his journey to create excellence through food. Onofre’s love for traveling is what keeps him inspired by experiencing culture, and flavours from around the world. Onofre’s positive attitude and determination is what drives him to lead the kitchen with a fine eye for detail.