DAN STACY – CO-OWNER/EXECUTIVE CHEF
Dan Stacy is the Owner and Executive Chef of Royal Fig Catering. With well over a decade of catering and fine dining experience, Dan has worked at various restaurants and country clubs in the Austin and Houston areas. Arriving in Austin in 2008 from a 2 year stay in New York City, Dan cooked under Harold Dieterle, the winner of Top Chef, Season 1 at his restaurant, Perilla, in the West Village. He has also cooked for many celebrities at the famous Soho House members only hotel featured on the TV Show, “Sex and the City.” A well-rounded chef, he enjoys cooking with fresh seasonal ingredients in his venture, The Seedling Truck.
Contact Chef Dan at: chef (at) royalfig (dot) com or 512.484.7653
KRISTEN STACY – CO-OWNER
A food enthusiast and experienced in marketing and sales, Kristen spent 10 years using her talents expanding arts-in-education programs in Cleveland, OH, New York City, and Austin. An experienced event planner, Kristen is known for her creativity and attention to detail, having facilitated conferences, corporate events, galas, dinner parties, large scale fundraisers, workshops, and hundreds of Austin weddings.
Contact Kristen at: kristen (at) royalfig (dot) com or 512.814.9743
Jesse has spent his whole working life in the hospitality industry. After running multiple award winning restaurants and catering companies in the Nashville, Tennessee area, Jesse relocated to Austin several years ago to experience the city’s thriving food and event scene. Joining Royal Fig Catering almost 3 years ago, Jesse has really grown to love the Austin food scene and wedding industry. Having done over 100 weddings and other special events with Royal Fig, he knows what it takes to make your event uniquely yours. From Tennessee to Texas, you get will get the full southern hospitality treatment, services and attention to detail.
A native Montanan and daughter of a Swiss Chef, Mona brings 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry to Royal Fig. Growing up in her parent’s German restaurant, Mona got a taste for what would turn into a life-long passion for people and food, very early on. Five years ago, Mona turned her career focus to coordinating events in the country club setting. She has worked at several prestigious country clubs including North Ridge Country Club and Austin Country Club where she planned a wide array of events including weddings, golf tournaments, charity galas, corporate seminars and receptions and holiday gatherings. You will find Mona to be personable, attentive and enthusiastic about all events no matter how small or large. Her focus is to take the guesswork and stress out of planning an event so that you can enjoy it, yourself, worry-free. With an outgoing and warm personality, her number one priority is ensuring that all of her clients and guests leave with a lasting, memorable experience.
Alyson is a highly experienced professional in the hospitality and catering industries, bringing a well-rounded skill set and unique perspective to her position at Royal Fig. Prior to moving to Austin, Alyson worked alongside some of Rhode Island’s most notable non-profit organizations, coordinating large-scale community art festivals and events. She has orchestrated a wide range of events, including weddings, corporate and private parties, festivals, conferences, and fundraising galas. Alyson has based her career on developing strong relationships with her clients, thereby striving to truly understand their vision and needs. With an impeccable attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, a strong background in art and design, and a passion for top-notch service and food, Alyson ensures an effortless and streamlined planning process for each of her clients.
Kristin is the team leader of all on-site events taking place in The Harvest Room as well as the driving force behind Royal Fig’s limited service menu offerings. She found a love for event planning after studying International Business and Marketing in her home of Chesapeake, VA and moving to Austin. She has since gathered a great deal of experience in the Hospitality Industry while obtaining her Event Planning Certificate. With a special passion for wedding-related events, Kristin is enthusiastic and strives to ensure everything is perfect for everyone involved. Her skill set is further highlighted by a love for great food, atmosphere and decor and experience on marketing teams in the food service industry.
Laila moved to Austin from her small hometown near Corpus Christi six years ago, to start her own adventures and career in the food industry. Food has always been her passion and Austin’s colossal palate for exceptional food inspired her to attend culinary school and become part of it. Chef Laila has worked at an assortment of places throughout Austin to hone her skills, including The Hills of Lakeway Country Club, where she met Chef Dan many years ago. Laila chose to further her career in event catering by joining the team at Royal Fig has risen to become a valued leader among the culinary team.
Chris is a native Texan, who recently moved back to the Austin area. Chef Chris found a love for culinary arts early on and attended Texas Culinary Academy. Quickly after graduating, Chris found himself working in high-end hospitality restaurants. Since then, he has worked in my facets of the culinary industry including; fine dining, catering, restaurant management, and culinary staff education. Chef Chris is excited to make each event a memorable one!
Contact Laila at: chris (at) royalfig (dot) com