Meet the Team
We pride ourselves in creating truly unique and special events that reflect your personality and style. Our expert event planners will work with you every step of the way to ensure we understand and exceed your expectations, and make the entire process hassle-free.
Director of Sales
A proud Buckeye, Alisha Mitten built her foundation at The Ohio State University and earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting. From there she knew her business acumen would be best served in the hospitality industry. Previous to J Scott Catering, Alisha’s hospitality experience ranges from food trucks and specialty markets, to wedding venue operations and sports catering. With a passion for all things food and beverage, Alisha completed her master’s degree in hospitality management with a focus in entrepreneurship from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. As Director of Sales at J Scott Catering, Alisha loves working with her team to explore new sales opportunities. She is also very passionate about helping her team develop both personally and professionally. A true believer in plants being the perfect living accessory, Alisha considers herself to be a green thumb. When not investing time in her garden, Alisha is most likely in a specialty food shop, exploring the wonders of wine & cheese.
Sales & Event Planner
Rachel started working at J. Scott Catering in 2015. After graduating with a degree in communications from West Chester University, she began her career in the event industry in Cape May, New Jersey. Rachel’s passion and attention to detail throughout the entire planning process leads to successful events time and time again. She specializes in unique events ranging from intimate house parties to large corporate galas. Rachel is always incorporating the latest trends into every J. Scott Catering event.
Sales & Event Planner
Ashley moved to Philly from a small Connecticut town to study Restaurant Management and spent years working in some of the most popular restaurants in the city. A master vacation-planner and hostess with the mostess, she naturally gravitated to a career in catering & event planning. Day to day in her role at J. Scott Catering, Ashley loves the unpredictable hustle of events, being able to tap into her creative side and seeing her clients’ vision come to life. At home, she loves to entertain and lives by two rules: every great party needs a theme and it’s all about the details. Her latest challenge? Planning her own wedding with her fiancé!
Assistant Event Planner
Charlotte is a proud graduate of Temple University where she studied tourism and hospitality management. She started her career in the hotel industry, working in a variety of departments, that eventually led her to the magical world of events where she feels most at home. Charlotte’s favorite part about her job is building meaningful relationships with her clients- She believes that the more time you invest in getting to know a person the more likely you are to exceed expectations. In her free time, Charlotte enjoys spending time with her family & friends, eating sweets and watching her favorite TV show, The Office. If Charlotte could choose a quote that she relates to most it would be: ” If I don’t have some cake soon, I might die” – Stanley Hudson (The Office).
Erin brings with him 21 years of experience in the kitchen. Having apprenticed in France and worked in some of the area’s top restaurants, Erin is familiar with how to keep menus new and exciting. In his time at J. Scott, he has created seasonal menus with a focus on “buy fresh, buy local”. We are proud to have him as part of our team and look forward to the years to come.
J. Scott Walsh
Founder and President
Since founding J. Scott Catering in 1995, Scott has worked hard to establish a reputation for exceptional Philadelphia catering and superior customer service. His efforts have not gone unnoticed. J. Scott Catering has been recognized locally and nationally for culinary talent and fine attention to detail, including being named for eight consecutive years as Best Caterer by Main Line Today.A graduate of Paul Smith’s College, where he was named Most Outstanding Culinary Arts Graduate, Scott trained at Virginia’s famous Inn at Little Washington before returning home to open J. Scott Catering.
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