who we are

Uptown Chefs is comprised of highly skilled chefs, great locally sourced products and an amazing service team. We are based inside the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Center, where we provide exclusive catering services to all events held at the Hotel. Our Event Coordinators will work closely with you to develop a customized catering package and will keep in close contact until the day of your event. Our service staff will provide basic linens, glassware, plates, cutlery, catering equipment and our chefs will prepare a menu to impress and excite you and your guests.

meet the team

Romeo Oloresisimo

Executive Chef

Since arriving in Kamloops from Vancouver, Romeo has received a number of impressive accolades including wins at various Master Chef and Iron Chef competitions. His kitchen is one of the hardest working kitchens in the city and along with this team, he continues to carve out a name for himself delighting guests with his exquisite techniques and unique culinary flare.

Sambrusly "Sam" John Devadose

Banquet Chef

After gaining all this experience, Sam moved to Canada where he joined our team in 2012. He is now our Banquet Chef overseeing all of our outside catering events. His international travel attributes to our wide array of menu selections as well as very elaborate carving of fruits and vegetables which adds to the catering experiences we create.

Jessica Johnson

Event Coordinator

Jessica has been an Event Coordinator with Uptown Chefs for nearly 10 years and brings a wealth of hospitality and catering experience to her role. She is dedicated to ensuring her clients are well taken care of and that all aspects of an event – no matter how large or small – are completely looked after. Jessica’s friendly demeanor and positive attitude have contributed to her success and have helped her gain and maintain an extensive network of happy clients. Jessica looks forward to working with you from start to finish making sure your offsite wedding, social gathering or corporate event is a smashing success!

Alix Swint

Banquet Manager

Alix is our Banquet Manager and has been with Uptown Chefs since it all started, she is the brains of the operational side of putting on your event. She takes great pride in her work and providing the best quality of service. Her role is to over see the logistics of catering your event on the day of. Alix and her team will be with you every step of the way, from arriving to departing your event. Alix over sees the implementation of catering services and offers a large variety of experience.

Monique Nowlan

Event Coordinator

Monique joined our team as an assistant before coming onboard as a full time Event Coordinator. Prior to studying events at Thompson Rivers University, she gained experience by working in the customer service and hospitality industries around the world. Her wide range of knowledge and attention to detail makes her the perfect person to assist you in planning all of your catering needs. She is the first person you’ll meet and will strive to ensure you have the best possible experience with us!

Your staff was so great! The food was SO delicious! All of our guests could not stop praising it to us throughout the night! Thank you for all of your help throughout this whole planning process! We are so pleased with how everything turned out.

- Nina and Mark Allison, Bride & Groom