MEET our KREWE
Alicia Maenza | President
Alicia brings more than 20 years of catering and hospitality experience to Mr. Mudbug & 12 Seasons Catering. A graduate of the University of New Orleans with a degree in Business Administration, Alicia’s insight and business savvy comes from her past roles in sales, concierge relations and management for notable New Orleans brands like Freeman Decorating, The Lafayette Hotel and Royal Sonesta Hotel. Her catering experience includes five years as Exhibitor Catering Sales Manager for Aramark and twelve years of experience as Director of Catering for Mr. Mudbug, Inc. and King Creole Sales. She takes great pride in delivering events of exceptional quality, with a special emphasis on customer service and customization. In Alicia's spare time she is passionate in her activism for the safety of all animals, frequently rescueing anything from gieco's to cats and dogs.
Vincent Maenza | C.O.O.
Vincent is a hardworking, dedicated New Orleanian who studied Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism at both the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of New Orleans. His knowledge gained was essential to his success in the specialized industry of catering and events; his skillset spans finance, marketing and management. Before joining Mr. Mudbug & 12 Seasons Catering Vincent owned and operated a number of taverns around the city, including The Edge Bar & Grill, The Edge Sports Bar & Daiquiri’s, On the Rocks Lounge and TJ Quill’s. Dedication and passion for food quality are two of the many qualities Vincent acquired throughout his years in the hospitality industry.
Amanda Santos | Sales Manager
Amanda brings a sense of personalization to every event she is a part of. She has taken the lead on sales at our new venue, The Moore, and has more than shown her love for the industry. Born and raised in New Orleans, Amanda has always enjoyed local cuisine and entertaining. During her studies at the University of New Orleans in the Marketing Program, she bartended at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse for over 6 years. After graduation, she perfected her marketing skills while working for a credit union and mortgage company before she returned to her first passion — hospitality. When Amanda isn’t busy with weddings and events, she’s spending time with her husband going to Saints & Pelicans games, traveling, going to concerts or hosting parties along with family & friends.
Eric Cox | Event Coordinator
Eric is our Event Coordinator from Dallas TX. While he is no stranger to Louisiana, living In the state two other times , he is new to the rich and exuberant culture that is New Orleans. Prior to joining our team, Eric worked with brides from across the world as a stylist and event planner. He also spent more than a decade working in TV news and as an event specialist with several non-profit organizations. New Orleans has always held a special place in his heart, visiting family here as a child, so his move here was fitting and he was the right fit for us has we ventured into a new arena with the opening of "The Moore Venue" where he works hand and hand with our clients to ensure each and every event goes as perfectly as possible.
Dyson Roberts | Operations Manager
Dyson is our hard working, efficient and dependable operations manager. He brings over 25 plus years of restaurant management experience to our team. Born and raised in New Orleans, he truly lives and breathes the city to everyone he interacts with. He is a graduate from Delgado with a degree in business management. Dyson’s 17 years of experience as being the general manager of Messina’s on the River, and his previous 7 years as kitchen and banquet manager at The Rose Garden (our newly owned venue now called the Moore) he really brings a sense of perfection to our team and his events. He loves to make sure his team is always laughing and in good spirits and his clients are smiling and they have an event to remember. In Dyson’s spare time he is an amazing father to 8 beautiful children and enjoys hanging out with them and his fiancé almost wife.