Rachael Volz

Rachael lives and breathes A Fare Extraordinaire. She landed her dream job at AFE in 2005, and quickly fell in love with the company. She worked her way up from the front desk to the head of the sales department, became co-owner with AFE’s founder Karen Lerner, and eventually sole owner in 2014. Rachael loves being a mom to her two young boys and along with her supportive husband, has gracefully established a work-life balance. She’s competitive, driven, warm, genuine, and fashionable. Rachael is a dreamer but also pragmatic and realistic. She continually drives AFE with her inspiring vision and infectious energy, encouraging a creative, supportive, and seriously fun company culture. A fourth-generation Houstonian, Rachael’s love for her hometown shines through in her service to the community. She is actively involved with Second Servings of Houston and founded the Young Associates Council (YAC) for the Houston Symphony. She has helped raise millions of dollars for local non-profit organizations by chairing the 2014 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Gala, Dress for Success’s Cuisine for a Cause in 2016, and the 11th Annual What’s Up, Doc? Dinner. Rachael continues to pave the way in catering and events, earning individual and company accolades including the Harvard Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, Fresh Faces of Fashion, The Houston Chronicle “IT” girls, the 2017 ACE Best Event award, and the honoree of Dress for Success’s 2016 Cuisine for a Cause.