Chef Frank Sekyra

Chef Frank Sekyra started his career while in high school with a local pizzeria that made everything from scratch. This early foundation formed his passion for food and willingness to not compromise quality. Just after high school he took the kitchen manager position at Bottega Café in Birmingham, Alabama. Chef Sekyra then accepted a position at Hot and Hot Fish Club, and within four months was promoted to AM Sous Chef. In 2005, Chef Sekyra had an opportunity to demonstrate his culinary talents with Satterfield’s Restaurant as the executive chef. Just a few years later, Chef Sekyra was sought after to help elevate The Country Club of Birmingham’s food program as the executive chef. He then joined Jim-N-Nick’s Bar-B-Q as the General Manager of the Hwy 280 Training Store. Now, joining Five Star Event Catering allows Chef Frank to re-embrace his passion for culinary arts.

Tamara Archer

Director of Catering

After extensive exposure to different elements within the hospitality field, Tamara Archer’s true passion for event planning and management surfaced. Having worked in various local restaurants in positions ranging from head server to manager to event planner, she has a solid foundation and understanding of the hospitality industry. Before joining our team, she most recently worked as Event Coordinator with Kathy G. & Company on many large scale events, both on-site and off premise. This combined with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Communication Management with a specialization in Public Relations gives her the experience and knowledge to create special events with attention to detail and client relations.

Ross Beshear

 Catering Sales Manager

Ross’ career in hospitality and event management began in New York City as the Creative Director of Red Carpet Kids, a family entertainment company. Success led to numerous positive reviews in leading television and news sources including The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Inside Edition, and Forbes.  In 2015 he transitioned to Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs as the Director of Staffing managing a variety of events for prominent clients and venues including Michael Bloomberg, Ralph Lauren, and The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Ross holds a Master of Fine Arts from The Actors Studio where he draws upon unique perspectives in critical thinking and problem solving through a creative lens coupled with innovative approaches to making each event a memorable experience for our clients.

Nathan Phelps

Event Operations Manager

Nathan Phelps is from Athol, Massachusetts and has lived in Birmingham for about 7 years. Nathan is passionate about racing and motorcycles, and has spent the better half of his life drag racing and building and restoring of classic cars. He also enjoys racing motorcycles. What brought him to Five Star is not only being able to be part of the racing scene and culture, but his passion for cooking and the food service industry. Nathan is very proud to be part of the Five Star team and looks forward to being a part of Barber Motorsports Park event planning.

Chef Brian Bowness

 Sous Chef