Meet our Chefs

Ralph Acquaro, Executive Chef

Ralph has thirty years of culinary experience working with a few of the most popular restaurant chains in the New York, Orange County CA., and the greater Austin area. His passion for cooking started at the age of seven rolling meatballs in his Aunt Marie’s kitchen! That same passion continues today, as he plans and prepares meals as if he was still cooking for his own family. Once you meet him, you’ll be part of the family too!


Sasha Tackett, CJ’s Catering & Marketing Manager

Sasha Tackett is the CJ’s Cateirng & Marketing Manger. She has been with the company for seven years.  She will be with you from the first call to completion of your event, small or large.  Passionate about details, Sasha serves each guest with her undivided attention because she knows your event is special. Reach Sasha today to plan any events with CJ’s Catering


Tracy Waters, Food & Beverage Director

Tracy has a passion for food and catering is her first love.  Working as a teenager for independent caterers and summer jobs at restaurants to pay for college led to a career as a catering and restaurant manager. Five years in Italian, seven years in BBQ, with Cajun and bistro fare along the way, she has catered events from private dinner parties to banquets of 500. Starting CJ’s catering out of Mel’s is her pride and joy.


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  1. hi there I am an ambassador for the Leander Chamber and have had you awesome catering. I am presently in charge of getting a quote for a ladies luncheon in Hutto (Delta Kappa Gamma teachers society) It will be held at the Lutheran church in May for approx 50 people it starts at 11 and we are looking for catering for a “brunch” Something simple as it will be based around the program. Cost usually runs about 10 per person or less. What would you suggest? including beverage and utensils and plates and cups.

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