Markeith Cole: Montero’s Kitchen Manager
Markeith has been a part of our team since we opened in November 2005. He is married to wife, Shenita, and has one son Elijah with another on the way. Markeith is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University, and with that degree brings a wealth of culinary skills and knowledge. Along with keeping Andy in line, he keeps the kitchen flowing, guests and staff happy, and always puts out beautiful food. He has a strong artistic and creative side, which enables him to always send out the most beautifully plated desserts and entrees. If you happen to walk by the kitchen doors sometime, you may even be lucky enough to hear a beautiful voice serenading you. That would be Markeith, our resident singer and entertainer.
TY Parker: Montero’s Kitchen Manager
TY (Tee-Why) has been a part of the Monteros team since October 2006 and is definitely a one of a kind for us. We call him our “Multi-Purpose Weapon.” He is the only employee trained in almost every position in the restaurant…he can cook anything on our menu, serve guests, run food, cater, train employees, and schmooze guests at the same time. TY’s laid back demeanor helps keep us, our staff, and our guests calm and cool during busy times. He is also one of those people that we can always count on doing whatever it takes to get the job done with no complaints, even those early 7:00am breakfast caterings or piles of dishes. TY is a proud father to Kimari, Tiari, Sherkwon, and expecting a fourth, and is a great asset to the Montero’s team.
Kat Silverwood: Montero’s Kitchen Manager
Kat has been part of our family for over 5 ½ years, starting off in the kitchen at Montero’s and eventually overseeing daily operations from top to bottom at our 2nd facility, The Airbase Café. In addition to that responsibility, Kat caters with us and is our “rock” on Sunday mornings, cooking eggs, biscuits, and pancakes for all of our brunch guests! The youngest of three girls, she was raised in Elizabeth City, spent two years serving our country in the Army and gained a new appreciation for food while stationed in Germany. As a child, she spent a lot of time in the kitchen with her grandmother baking cakes and pies, and that experience and tradition continues at the café! In addition to her grandmother, her inspiration for what she does today is Travis “Papi” Bonilla, a longtime employee of Montero’s who trained Kat at the café and died unexpectedly in 2013. Kat carries on Papi’s enthusiasm for food, life and laughter!
Sheila Glasscock: Montero’s Front of the House Manager
Sheila has been with us since we opened our doors in 2005, and we call her our “Resident Teacher” and by that I mean our spell checker! She taught middle school for 14 years before joining our team, and loves to catch mistakes on the Specials Board or on our menus. Our schedule allowed her more free time to spend with her two children Reilly and Holt, and husband Larry Glasscock. Sheila has been trained through all the Front of the House positions and generally spends her days here answering phones and keeping things running smoothly. You will also find her here nights and weekends taking care of guests, running the show, or catering different events. She handles scheduling, hiring, day to day operations, and the toughest job of all…keeping Andy and Karin in line! The major downside to her job is that she gets very little reprieve from the Montero’s. She is Karin’s sister, and is at times punished by having days off and still stuck spending time with the crazy Montero family!
Amanda Binette: Front of the House Manager
Mandy has also been a part of the Montero’s Family since we opened in November 2005. She has done it all…serving, catering, hosting, and bartending! She is a jack of all trades at Montero’s and brings many years of experience to our team. Mandy is passionate about guest service as well as staff training and staff bar knowledge. She is working hard along with our other managers to help our staff learn more each day and polish their skills. We are so lucky to have Mandy working as a part of our Management Team! Mandy is married to Gary Binette and they have two beautiful sons Logan, who is 5 and Lucas who is almost 1.
Angela Moxley: Front of the House Manager
Becki Mazza: Front of the House Manager
Nicole Johnson: Catering Sales Manager
Nicole has been a part of our team since 2011 after reaching out to Andy for help with a school project while attending The Culinary Institute of Virginia. She briefly left to gain catering sales experience in the Hampton Roads market and returned to us later as our Catering Sales Director. Her background in Corporate Administration as well as the knowledge gained from culinary school has given her an advantage. She creates custom menus, gathers details, schedules logistics, markets our business, as well as detects possible issues well in advance to ensure smooth events and happy clients. Nicole is a New Orleans Native and wife of Chris, mom of Carson and adoptive dog mommy of her three Chihuahuas Knox, Dexter and Bella Johnson.
Alison McPherson: Social Media Manager
Alison McPherson is the newest member of our team, joining Montero’s in 2015 in Catering Sales. While in pursuit of a Marketing degree from George Mason University, she stumbled upon a summer Banquet Server job posting at a Williamsburg resort. Her interest in the event industry was instantly sparked and she explored that interest through a minor in Event Management and Tourism in the remaining years of school. She has since had the opportunity to work in several roles in the event industry, including resort destination services, coordinating event rentals, and hotel catering sales. She loves witnessing love and is a total sap when it comes to father/daughter dances. Alison lives in Newport News, Virginia with her husband Joshua and two very energetic dogs, Tucker and Jimmy Dean.
Mel Noerr: Catering Sales Coordinator