Meet our Chefs

Ralph Acquaro CJs Catering ManagerRalph Acquaro, CJ’s Catering Manager

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 Team Member

Sasha Tackett is the Events Manager for Mel’s Lone Star Lanes & a CJ’s Catering Team Member. 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.  She’s here to help you every step of the way. If you have an event from September – November 2019 she will be out on maternity leave, but Elmie O’Connor, another CJ’s Catering Team Member will be stepping in to help cover.


Tracy Waters Food and Beverage DirectorTracy Waters, Food & Beverage Director

Tracy has a passion for food and catering is her first love.  Working as a teenager for an independent caters 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. Tracy would love to help you plan your next event give her a call.





4 thoughts on “Meet our Chefs

  1. I am planning a Spring Party for Kiwanis of Sun City. We have a theme “Evening in Paris”. With that said, I would like to get a bid to caterer the event. We will be at the Cowan Creek Pavilion in Sun City on April 24th. The event is from 5 – 9 p.m. I am thinking of the following foods to be served but I am open for suggestions. Salad, Cog Au Vin, Ratatouille, Potatoes Gratin, Dauphinois, (like scolloped potatoes) baguettes, dessert, tea & water, all plates, flatware, & disposable glasses.Everything can be disposable if it is nice quality.
    Please let me know if you are available this date and you are interested in caterering this event. If so, please send a bid to my email address.
    Thank you, Judy Blakely

  2. I would like to set up a meeting with you for 3:30 this afternoon if at all possible. Thank you.


  3. Well, let me try this one more time. I am Vicki Wells, Treasurer of the Berry Creek Country Club Woman’s Association. Our President, Myrna Caldwell-Smith, and I want to set up a meeting with Ralph tomorrow afternoon to discuss our Christmas Party at the Georgetown Courthouse this December. We were given your name by the Mayor’s wife, Mickey. She said you have catered at the courthouse and recommended you. I emailed you yesterday and called and left a message to no avail. Please respond to me. My number is (512)943-0207 or (832)274-1674 to set up a meeting. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Yours truly,

    Vicki wells

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