THE TEAM BEHIND THE FOOD

Promoting health and wellness through the delivery of quality food and peace of mind for both camps and parents.

We’re happy to present our growing team.

We use everything within our reach to keep each other focused and motivated.

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We are Passionate. We are Inspired. We are Committed.

Larry Gebaide

President & CEO
Larry received a degree in Business and Finance from NYU. He married his wife, Rachel, and joined her in business and pioneered Tastebuds Catering in 1995. He took on his first summer camp in 1996 and was the chef. Slowly he built the business to provide the current full culinary services it currently provides. In 2006 he formed a sister company, Tastebuds Food Service. Larry takes great pride in providing quality non-institutional foods to camps, schools, and medical institutes.
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Rachel Gebaide

Co-Founder & Vice President
Rachel is the Queen Bee of Tastebuds Catering. She has been in the Foodservice industry since the 1980’s when she lived in Maui, Hawaii with her two young sons. Today Rachel focuses on developing quality menus and training foodservice staff to ensure that each camp has the tools necessary to run a successful kitchen during the summer. In her spare time, she loves walking her dogs and is Chairwoman to the non-profit group Kids in Distress which focuses on helping abused and neglected children in the South Florida area.
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Michael Mack

Regional Food Service Director – East Coast
Mike dove into the family business fresh out of high school. He serves as a Lead Food Service Director for Tastebuds Food Service and is the Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Tastebuds Catering. He prides himself in providing excellent service to his clients during the camp season.
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Chris Gebaide

Regional Food Service Director – Central
Chris received training and worked as an Advanced Life Support Paramedic before joining the Tastebuds Food Service team. He attended camp as a kid and always enjoyed his summers. He is one of the Lead Food Service Directors and serves as Chief Operations Officer during the year for Tastebuds Catering.
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Diana Rodriguez

Executive Chef & Lead Food Service Director
Diana wears two hats during the camp season. She is both a Head Chef in the kitchen and also serves as a Lead Food Service Director. She received formal training and a degree from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Florida. She always brings fresh ideas to the camp menu and truly enjoys giving the kids her best each year.
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Dr. Marla Gebaide

Certified Kid's Food Specialist & Chiropractic Physician
Dr. Marla Gebaide serves as the company food consultant. She received her degree in chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic and is a certified Kids Nutrition Specialist. Her responsibilities are to review all menus for camps to ensure that the dietary needs of the children are met. She also consults with camps for those children that have special dietary needs and restrictions. She practices family chiropractic in Centreville, VA.
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David Mack

FSD & Culinary Consultant
David is the ultimate foodie. He is always pushing the bar when it comes to providing a culinary experience. He has served as a Food Service Director and now consults to provide new recipes to help keep the menu fresh, new and exciting. David's creative edge helps the company think outside of the box.
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Alex Lagios

Regional Food Service Director – West Coast
Alex joined the Tastebuds team in 2010. He helps to organize operations for all camps utilizing technology to create efficiencies. He bring years of operational experience to the table. During the off season, he lives in Poland with his wife and daughter. He his passion for servicing summer camps keeps him returning to the United States each year to service camps in beautiful locations.
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Tastebud’s dedication to quality ensures that each camp’s food service is not only exciting and abundant, but also cost-effective, nutritionally balanced and delicious. By remaining steadfast to the core values established in 1991, Tastebuds continues to meet, surpass and re-establish higher standards for what Summer Camp food should taste like.

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