- Innovative menu planing and proven culinary expertise
- Catering & unique menu planning
- Kitchen management of events from 50 to 5,000
- Executive chefs with worldwide tour experience
- Hotel & restaurant coordination
Chef Antonia Lofaso
Her food elicits a curiosity that developed from stepping outside the suburbs of Long Island, and into the culturally diverse landscape of Los Angeles.
Inspired by her Italian-American heritage, Lofaso opened Scopa Italian Roots, which is hailed as one of the most compelling restaurants for Italian cooking in Los Angeles. Two years prior, Lofaso debuted Black Market Liquor Bar whose bold menu paired with craft cocktails spearheaded a culinary movement in Studio City.
Her memorable performance on Top Chef: Chicago and Top Chef: All-Stars celebrated her individuality, and her talents continue to shine in front of the camera as a judge on The Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen, Man vs. Child, and ABC’s Real O’neals.
Lofaso is the author of The Busy Mom’s Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Quick, Delicious, Home-Cooked Meals and she is currently revolutionizing her industry’s aesthetic by redesigning chef wear for style and functionality, through her brand Chefletics.
What matters to Lofaso is staying true to your vision¾with this intention she is launching Antonia Lofaso Catering, which will convey a more tailored approach to providing clients with a distinctly personal experience.
Chef Tomas Rivera
POKO’s head chef and director of catering, has had a lifelong passion for food, art, and parties. He has traveled and worked throughout the U.S. and South America in his pursuits of life and style. Tomas’ tastes twist concepts 180 degrees from the familiar to the exotic, from American Regional to All World…. He has been producing high-end events while nurturing an artistic eye, keen sense of style, and command of excellence, keeping POKO on the A-List of Catering Culinary Cuisine.