MEET THE TEAM
Kyle Pintarelli, Chef/Owner
Kyle Pintarelli opened Rockstar Catering Company in 2009, determined to change the general public’s perception of catered food by offering menus focused on local and seasonal ingredients, bold flavors, and his own take on Progressive American cuisine. Kyle's passion for the culinary arts began at a young age in his grandparents kitchen - watching, smelling, and tasting as they prepared traditional Northern Italian fare for the family every Sunday. Taking with him the influences of his grandfather's cooking, kyle went to work as the Food + Beverage Director of the Windsor Gardens Hotel where the Palm Beach Post awarded his wine tasting and food pairing series as the Best Dining Event of the Year in 2009. With the smells and flavors from his childhood as constant inspiration, Kyle continued to expand on his craft, developing the signature style and innovations he showcases today. In 2012, Kyle along with his wife Rachel, opened the Rockstar Kitchen + Tasting Room in Tequesta where Kyle can often be found at the tasting bar working up new recipes, creative plating, and inventive staging concepts, to deliver a culinary experience for his clients that is anything but ordinary.
Photo by Karla Korn.
Rachel Pintarelli, Director of Events
An eternal optimist, Rachel Pintarelli spent her college years searching for that perfect something to be passionate about. She found it almost twelve years ago when she fell into the creative, fast paced, fabulous world of event planning. As the lead planner for a Palm Beach based public relations and special events firm, Rachel executed events for high profile corporations, luxury brands, and nonprofit organizations. For the past seven years, Rachel has parlayed her background in large-scale productions, incorporated with her love for design, and all things party, to produce unforgettable special events for her clients.
Photo by Karla Korn.
Vanessa Forbes, Lead Wedding Planner
With over fourteen years of wedding planning and coordinating experience, Vanessa has produced some of the most beautiful weddings spanning from coast to coast.
Vanessa first built a name for herself in the Los Angeles event arena, best known for her unparalleled excellence as a designer, and for providing clients with concierge-style luxury planning services. Since relocating to South Florida, her talent for envisioning, organizing, designing, and executing memorable events has made her sought after by discerning couples throughout Florida, the Bahamas, Georgia, the Carolinas, and beyond.
Philip DiVirgilio, Chef de Cuisine + Director of Managed Services
As Chef de Cuisine + Director of Managed Services for Team Rockstar, Phil works collaboratively with Kyle on all culinary options when it comes to events and Rockstar's roster of private chef service clients. Practiced in the art of maximizing local and seasonal ingredients, Phil cooks with American flare that is both simple and pure - a combination that fits seamlessly with Rockstar's Progressive American-style cuisine. Drawing Inspiration from his favorite chefs and restaurants, and with the ultimate goal of making sure that every client is truly happy, Phil strives for perfection in each dish that he executes. A graduate of Johnson and Wales University with an Associates in Baking + Pastry Arts and a Bachelors in Restaurant Management, Phil began his career as the Pastry Chef for Ovens of France in Woodbury, CT. He later joined Restaurant Associates as the Assistant Cafe Manager and worked his way up through the ranks to become General Manager of the Managed Services Division. While Restaurant Associates was an incredible experience, Phil craved the excitement and sense of community he once embraced in the kitchen, which he found again with Rockstar.