Our Team is A Cut Above

Our staff is committed to excellence. From the first phone call to the post-event follow-up, our dedicated staff team is here to navigate and help you plan an event that meets your needs, tastes and budgetary guidelines. Our staff is a core group of individuals driven by perfection.

Our professional team of uniformed wait staff, bartenders, event planners, and chefs all work together to orchestrate your event to your exacting standards. Service staff members are well-trained, helpful, and friendly. Our chefs and other key staff members are talented, knowledgeable and ready to help you create a memorable event.

Plating a dish

Team Members

Amy von Eiff, Chef and Owner of A Cut Above Catering

Amy von Eiff

Chef Amy’s background is heavily infused into event menus, where local fresh ingredients and memorable cuisine is top priority and many of her secret recipes are long-standing client favorites. Chef Amy loves the daily challenges and team atmosphere at A Cut Above that fosters a true family atmosphere. For more information on Chef Amy visit her tab on the website.

Favorite Foods- Mexican – all day everyday

Dave von Eiff, Owner of A Cut Above Catering

David von Eiff

Originally from New York, Dave has an invaluable work ethic and infectious positive attitude. As he oversees the daily operations at A Cut Above Catering, he is also an owner and husband to Chef Amy. This enthusiastic Giants fan motivates the team by empowering them to do well and is always working right alongside them, leading by example. Every fork and every packed truck that goes out to events is cared for due to his diligence and thoughtful precision. Dave enjoys spending time with the family and golfing.

Favorite Food- Korean Bim Bob and Linguine and clam sauce

Derek Hurt

Derek Hurt

Derek is a perfect example of a hard worker and he has a constant need to learn and improve himself. Derek Started with A Cut Above as the dishwasher and was eager to learn all things culinary and over the years with A Cut Above earning the title as Head Chef and working alongside Chef Amy. Derek strives for perfection with every event and is a key ingredient to all our success. With Derek also being a musician the music in the kitchen is always just right for the theme and atmosphere he needs to create his dishes. Derek leads his kitchen team with respect and cares equally for every worker. Derek enjoys writing music in his spare time and spending quality time with his wife.

Favorite Foods- Anything his wife makes ?

Lauren Johnston

Lauren Johnston

Lauren has had the opportunity to create and execute and an extensive list of events that range from small intimate gatherings to large corporate events & weddings. Lauren graduated from Ohio State ( Huge Ohio State Fan) with a degree in Event Management. Her hands-on experience combined with the keen eye for detail has helped A Cut Above Catering team to success.

Favorite Food- Mangos & Grilled Chicken Thighs

Shaina Robinson

Shaina Robinson

Shaina is the driving force behind all of our spectacular weddings. Originally a native of Maine, she graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Hospitality Degree and a focus on event management. Her experience from hotels and restaurants means every detail whether it’s 50-500 guests never goes unnoticed. Combined years serving, bartending, and managing in fine dining has given Shaina culinary knowledge that can guide you in creating the perfect menu with our chefs.


Favorite Foods- Grilling outside or Italian Food!

Jessica Wilson

Jessica Wilson

When you get to know Jessica, you’re not surprised to find out that her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family and friends, boating and watching sports. With 16 years of experience in the restaurant industry, she has worked her way up from server/ bartender to management. Known around A Cut Above as the jokester, Jessica is known at the office for her commitment to ensuring that all events are appropriately staffed. Managing all of us is not an easy feat, but that doesn’t let that faze her team approach and open-door policy. She’s also been unanimously voted Best Character in the office, so good laughs are guaranteed with Jessica around.

Favorite Food- Hibachi Fried Rice

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