Our Kitchen


Maya Chrestensen

Executive Chef

CP Family Since: 2003
The Job: Working for Command has been wonderful. I believe I learn something new from each event, be it a 100-person private wedding or a public event for 1300 people. Going forward I continue to develop innovative items and menus for Command Performance and I am always looking for the next challenge.
Favorite: My biggest personal accomplishment has been the privilege to prepare meals for Former First Lady Nancy Reagan and her distinguished guests while at the Reagan Library.
Superpower: Taking one ingredient request from the client and building an entire menu.


Brandon Cartier

Executive Chef, Presidential Catering

CP Family Since: 2007
The Job: My love of food, ability to learn quickly, attention to detail, excellent work ethic, and dedication to the company led me to my position at the Reagan Library.
Favorite: I attribute my success to the help and inspiration of Executive Chef Maya.
Superpower: Putting smiles on the faces of the guests who attend our events.


Jerod Whiteley

Sous Chef, Presidential Catering

CP Family Since: 2011
The Job: I started at CP part time, mainly working offsite events, and moved to Sous Chef for Presidential Catering at the Reagan Library in 2013. Lucky for me, my wife works nearby, and my sweet kiddo comes up for regular visits with the CP family.
Favorite: The people I work with!
Superpowers: Working under pressure and multitasking while maintaining high standards.