who we are

We are a party of perfectionists, a coterie of creativity, and a formation of flexibility. We thrive on making genuine connections. We are absolutely obsessed with the details. Above all, we are dedicated to providing exceptional service to our clients, vendors, and collaborators.

RACHAEL VOLZ

CEO & Owner

RYAN BOUILLET

Executive Chef

RICKY CRUZ

Executive Sous Chef

LAURA TAYLOR

Executive Pastry Chef

CAROLYN BOWEN

Director of Sales

KAITLYN BARRICK

Event Producer

EMILY HANKS

Event Coordinator

LILY PALMER

Event Coordinator

NATALIE COLLINS

Event Coordinator

MELISSA CLARK

The Revaire Sr. Event Producer

MONICA COIMBRA

The Revaire Event Producer

CAILEY SOLIS

The Revaire Event Coordinator

KENNETH CREED

Staffing Manager

ART DE HOYOS

Beverage Manager

DIANE MOULTON

Accountant

PAIGE BRANAM

Director of People and Culture

STEPHANIE MCKEEVER

Director of Operations

CHRISTINA KASSI

Marketing & Communications Specialist

“Sometimes you never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

Founded in 1985, A Fare Extraordinaire has been a leading caterer in Houston and beyond for almost 4 decades. Always woman-owned and operated, our founder, Karen Lerner, grew the catering business from a tiny kitchen to a bustling office bursting with creativity. Our current owner and CEO, Rachael Volz, started as a receptionist in 2004, quickly learning the ropes and eventually becoming co-owner in 2010 and sole owner in 2015.

With Rachael at the helm, we expanded both our services and home base, moving to a 4-acre property in central Houston. Acting as designers, general contractors, the cleaning crew, and creative marketers, our team turned a 1942 munitions factory into our new home in 9 months. The vast space now houses a 25,000 sq. ft. venue, The Revaire, along with AFE’s offices, rental warehouse, and catering & tasting kitchens. We also rent office and warehouse space to creative industry tenants who add to our inspired atmosphere.

We are always innovating, striving to be the best for our clients. We appreciate all of those who have supported us through the years and look forward to many more milestones to come!