The History of CP Catering

Command Performance Catering began with humble roots. In 1986, our founder, Kirk Memoli, began cooking and setting up events singlehandedly, and brought on just a few employees in the beginning, some of whom still work with us. In 1993, Danny Margolis started working part time while attending school, but quickly realized that this is what he wanted to do full-time. He quickly moved into being more involved, ultimately buying the business in 2014. The success of Command Performance is due in large part to the partnerships that exist with some of the most beautiful, welcoming and accommodating wedding venues in the area. The first exclusive garden venue partnership was with Hartley Botanica followed by Maravilla Gardens and then Walnut Grove and Eden Gardens more recently. Indoor wedding venues in Ventura County seem to be a bit of an anomaly, but Command Performance found something magical in Serra Center at Padre Serra Church, O’Reilly Hall at St. Maximillian Kolbe Church and recently at the Westlake Yacht Club with a new, gorgeous deck expansion for a seamless indoor-outdoor event experience.

Danny Margolis

CP Family Since: 1993

The Job: I have organized and produced thousands of events of all types for businesses, celebrities, groups and individuals who have become like family to me over the years.

Favorite: I have helped develop and continue to manage the amazing group of staff and planners that make up Command Performance; all who share the same level of care and concern for our clients that I have, and who each add their own individual and unique talents and personalities to our business.

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.