Chef Genevieve and Chef Jackie met in culinary school and both had the same drive and passion for making others happy with food. It was an easy decision for the two to pair up and create Finesse Catering and Events. We at Finesse Catering & Events believe that we are unique in a way that we can provide you and your family, business, and/or guests with a culinary experience that is second to none. If you are looking for an experience with quality ingredients, beautiful presentation, impeccable customer service and a professional atmosphere, look no further. Contact us now for your next event and let’s get planning!
Meet the Chefs
Chef Genevieve LaMonaca
Owner/Operations & Marketing
Born in Canada, Genevieve discovered her passion for cooking at a very young age. She dedicated her life to food, fitness and health by continually seeking healthier alternatives for everyday meals while maintaining bold flavors. Her love of food and health utimately led her to become certified as a personal trainer and later as a Nutrition and Wellness Specialist through Canadian Fitness Professionals. In 2011, Genevieve Moved to Las Vegas and enrolled in culinary school. She graduated with high honors with a Culinary Degree from the Art Institute of Las Vegas. With her professional culinary training coupled with her background in fitness and nutrition, she decided to focus her career on special diets. She has a deep knowledge of specialty foods and diets including Paleo, Whole 30, ketogenic, LCHF, Dukan, and gluten–free. After working as a high profile private chef for three years she eventually shifted her career to the catering industry. Genevieve has a wide range of experience in the culinary industry ranging from working as a cook in a Four Diamond Michelin Star restaurant, working as a high profile private chef, and most importantly as an event caterer serving all of Las Vegas.
Chef Jackie McMahan
Owner/Event Coordinator & Customer Relations
Chef Jackie McMahan is a culinary professional. At the age of seven years old she first discovered her love for food and entertaining. By organizing holiday parties every year, it gave her an early opportunity to harness her creative edge. This tradition of managing dinner parties and events was something she would continue to perfect. Wanting to learn all she could about food, techniques, and the business, Chef Jackie graduated with highest honors at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute. Right out of Culinary school Chef Jackie met ex NFL player Gerome Sapp and was Executive Chef for a healthy meal prep company called Health Binge. There she created 74 healthy meals that incorporated the GBOMBS diet. Knowing that entertaining and catering were her true passion she started her own catering company called LA VIE Catering and Events and served clients such as Lil Jon, Andrew Drummond, DJ Carnage, Dior, and Dolce and Gabbana.
Chef Chrissy Bautista
Chef de Cuisine
Chrissy is from Southern California where she discovered her passion for cooking through 'Farm to Table' concepts. An International Culinary School Alumni from the Art Institute of Las Vegas, she specializes in utilizing fresh, seasonal and local ingredients to create rustic Artisinal dishes. Her passion for cooking this way has always been to bring people together while sharing appreciation for food on an agricultural level that also supports our community.
Chef Adonis Tsang
Executive Sous Chef
Adonis graduated from Gros Bonet Culinary Institute in Hawaii mastering in French Arts. At the age of 16 he began working for Elite Catering and in 2012 moved to Las Vegas to pursue his culinary dream. As Finesse's sous chef, he spends his afternoons in our kitchen ensuring perfect quality and finesse and his evenings as a cook at Wynn's Costa Di Mare. He Specializes in Italian cuisine, fish, butchery and production work.