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Mark MichaelCo-founder, CEOOccasions Caterers

Mark Michael and his brother Eric, are co-founders of Occasions Caterers, Inc. Located in Washington DC, Occasions is a high-end off-premise caterer which started doing business in 1986. Together the Michael brothers sought to bring authentic global cuisines and a personalized events Washington’s discerning clientele. With a vision for growth Mark Michael, Occasions CEO, built a team of executives, chefs, captains and service staff who were committed to their mission. Thirty years later Occasions has grown to $48 million in annual sales (over 4000 events annually) with over 350 full-time employees. In addition to Occasions, the Michael brothers established Protocol Staffing Services, a stand-alone event services company with $9 million in annual revenues. They also started Menus Catering, a corporate drop-off division with $4 million in annual revenues.

In September, 2018, Occasions, Protocol and Menus were acquired by Compass USA. Mark and Eric Michael continue to operate Occasions as a stand-alone brand and leverage opportunities for growth in the Washington DC marketplace with other Compass subsidiaries.