Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Banquets and Catering

Our Staff

Meet Our Chefs:
Our chefs have set an industry standard for cuisine that exceeds the norm.

Dan Herman

Executive Chef

Laurent Branlard

Executive Pastry Chef

Gregory J. Shimoda

Complex Chef, Garde Manger

Bogdan Sonta

Executive Sous Chef

Devin Queen

Executive Sous Chef of Banquets

Jason Rodriguez

Complex Banquet Chef

Richard West

Chef de Cusine

Meet Our Catering Services Team:
Our award-winning catering and Convention Services team is directed by Ed DiAntonio, Director of Catering and Convention Services. DiAntonio serves as the immediate past president of the Orlando chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE). He also currently serves as chair, Chapter Presidents Council on the NACE national board. The Catering Team is led by Vanessa Kells, Director of Catering.

Ed DiAntonio

Complex Director of Catering
and Event Management

Vanessa Kells

Director of Catering Sales

Tatiana Rolfson

Catering Sales Manager

Mike Palmieri

Catering Sales Manager

Todd Scott

Catering Sales Manager

Angela Landry

Catering Sales Manager

Jenna Kunster

Catering Sales Manager

Erica Yerton

Catering Sales Manager

Natalie Abrams
Sr. Catering Sales Executive

Banquet Staff:
The premier banquet staff at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is managed by Olivier Zambaux, Director of Banquets, and is comprised of a team of seasoned professionals who have impressive, long-term tenure with the Resort and have developed relationships with our clients which have lasted for years. Our banquet operation conducts an average of 4,200 covers a day and continues to gain acclaim for their impressive work.

Olivier Zambaux

Director of Banquets

Brian Exner
Assistant Director of Banquets

Jose Rosa
Banquet Manager

Matthew Garland
Banquet Manager

David Aleman
Banquet Manager