Kathy E. Merideth

Kathy E. Merideth

Gaston D. Merideth
President/Executive Chef

I am the first friendly voice you will hear when you call our office.  I graduated from USF with a B.S., magna cum laude,  in Business Administration.  I have over twenty nine years of HR experience and have acquired strong communication skills and customer service.  I am a former employee of Sears, Tropicana Products, Inc./PepsiCo, Inc. and Gerdau.  I am delighted to be a team player with Gaston's Culinary Services, Inc.

My 25+ years of culinary includes the U.S. Coast Guard, Port Huron State College, and continuing education with the Culinary Institute of America. Former chef at Universal Studios Orlando, Eurest and Marriott International. My business endeavors included prior ownership of a fine dining and casual restaurant,  a gourmet hors d'oeuvres company, and a culinary consulting firm.  I am a former instructor of Culinary Arts at Manatee Technical College, a Florida Food Safety Manager Instructor & Test Administrator, and certified HACCP. Media includes ABC, CTN 22, The List, The Good Life Tampa Bay, Restaurant Magazine, Sam’s Club Food Service Magazine, the Chicago Times, and reality TV show The Keynote mansion chef.  Our team and I will WoW you and your guests!

Annie Detrinidad
Event Captain

Fabiola Lamboy
Event Captain

We are here to make your event a success. I have many years of experience in event and banquet catering in hotels and restaurants. Timley event execution and paying attention to details are what matters to our clients. I love being a part of Gaston's Culinary Services team.     Yo hablo español.

I love customer service and event catering and I have served many years in the restaurant and hospitality  industry as a server as well as a supervisor. Our team will ensure your event  is to your expectiations with setup and service. See you at your next catered event!  Yo hablo español.

Marcus Alan Moore
Sous Chef

I am a graduate of the Culinary Business Academy and a certified personal chef through the USPCA. At an early age, my inspiration hales from my grandmothers Gertrude and Hattie, who owned an upscale eatery in South Carolina named Coastal Southern and Low Country Style cuisine. My cooking techniques also include fusion of  French, African American, English culture and others. As a team member of Gaston's Culinary Services, Inc., we will provide you with palate-pleasing cuisine from worldwide with service to match.


Cell: 813.685.6753