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


Romeo began his career in the kitchen at the age of 17. He spent a large part of his career working in Vancouver and gaining his Red Seal at Vancouver Community College in 2008. He’s won numerous culinary competitions in Vancouver and Kamloops. He’s been at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre since 2010 and has built ROMEOs Kitchen + Spirits into a place to eat in Kamloops.

Jessica Johnson

Event Coordinator
(Maternity Leave Until July 2021)

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


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 oversee 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 oversees the implementation of catering services and offers a large variety of experience.

Robyn Twerdochlib


Robyn has over 15 years of event experience. She got her start working as a Volunteer Coordinator & Guest Experience Manager at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. She has been at this property for 14 years and specializes in Corporate Events & Conferences/Tradeshows. Robyn’s gift of organization, attention to detail, creative imagination, concept design and contagious enthusiasm have earned her a reputation for unparalleled excellence as an event planner. Robyn will ensure your concepts are executed flawlessly while maintaining a pleasant, calm, and helpful demeanor to ensure an amazing experience for you and your guests.

Nicole St. Godard

Food & Beverage

Nicole has been in the food & beverage industry for 16 years. She started out by serving and made a gradual move into management. Her enthusiasm for the food & beverage industry hasn’t waivered in all of that time. She loves what she does and continues to enjoy each and every day at work. She worked with Romeo and the team at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre to build ROMEOs Kitchen + Spirits and is extremely proud of the venture.

Kelly Mulhall

Assistant Banquet

Kelly is an assistant manager with 11 years experience in catering, she has been with Uptown Chefs since the beginning and continues to play a big role in making your event a huge success. She looks forward to working with you and making your event nothing less than AMAZING!

Cassandra Kearley

Sales & Event

Cassandra is a Sales and Event Coordinator with 10 years experience in the hospitality and customer service industry. Cassandra combines her winning personality, attention to detail, and “out of the box” style to transform clients’ visions into one of a kind masterpieces. Cassandra’s love for event planning led her to her career at Uptown Chefs Catering & Events. With her drive and true passion for planning, she creates ways to ensure her events are as unique and unforgettable as the people she plans them for.

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