San Diego &
& LA Team
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Nick Brune
Founder / Co-Owner / Executive Chef

Raised in the kitchens’ of Louisiana, Nick Brune grew out of a family’s tradition of home-cooked meals being the greatest act of love. That love of gathering friends and family around savory food, is what inspired Nick and his wife, Emily, to create Eco Caters.

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Emily Brune
Co-Owner / Senior Event & Wedding Coordinator (San Diego)

Emily manages the family of Eco Caters kitchens, located in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Washington D.C. Emily’s excitement and infectious energy fuels the entire Eco team. Whether your event is once in a lifetime, or just another time in your life, Emily and her team will make your experience an occasion to remember.

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Inga Brydson
Marketing Director

Twenty-five years in the British catering industry, Inga is a highly respected marketing leader and has worked with Michelin star restaurants, 5 star hotels, London private members’ clubs, historic royal palaces, and even railway dining cars.  San Diego is now the home for her talents.

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Janee Gutierrez
Catering Sales (San Diego)

This San Diego native loves to travel, eat, and delight her clientele. Janee Gutierrez began her creative career in visual communications. As a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), Janee explored event design, coordination, and public relations before finding her home at Eco Caters.

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Lauren Sullivan
Senior Event & Wedding Coordinator (Los Angeles)

Lauren is a fresh voice in the Los Angeles event scene. Born into a family-owned catering business, Sullivan has been an avid student, and now senior event designer. Known for working in her running shoes, she’s not afraid to use them. Her tireless creativity and resourcefulness ensure a beautifully tailored event for each of her clients.

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Rob Turner
Head Chef (Los Angeles)

Rob’s love of food has taken him, and his chef’s knife, on culinary adventures throughout Europe, the Caribbean Islands, and into the head chef position at our Los Angeles kitchen. Today, his passion to create awe-inspiring flavors, using local and seasonal foods, benefit red carpet winners’ and groom’s alike.

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Tony Ramirez
Chef (Los Angeles)

Before moving to the United States, Tony was exposed to a variety of international cuisines from an early age. With over 15 years working in the culinary world, Chef Tony has learned from the best in the industry. His love of edible artistry began with authentic Italian style pizza and rapidly blossomed into the culinary craftsman he is today.

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Christine Sheffield
Chef Manager (Los Angeles)

Christine’s love for food, and excellent event management, naturally led her to a career in kitchen management.  In June of 2017, Christine helped to open Eco Café in the commissary at The Culver Studios, which provides high quality, organic food to the production studio’s employees and it’s clients’.