CEO & Founding Partner
Evelyn Isaia had a successful career in private wealth management spanning over 30 years. She travelled extensively throughout Latin America and Europe building relationships with individuals and families.
Ever since she was a teen, Evelyn always devoted a portion of her time to volunteer for causes that resonated deeply with her. Personal experiences drove her on a mission to help empower women and to help them find a path to economic self reliance.
She had an opportunity, some years ago, to join a startup catering company in New York City. The timing just wasn't right. Fast forward to 2015, when Evelyn and Hong were fortunate to meet at the home of mutual friends. They quickly discovered they shared a passion for culinary arts and giving back to the community in ways to help bridge the opportunity gap.
Evelyn is also a Partner with Social Venture Partners Connecticut and on the Board of Directors of the Women's Business Development Council of Connecticut.
Now these two entrepreneurs bring you Ratatouille and Company – a sophisticated catering company with a social purpose.
President & Chef de Cuisine
Cathy Brower had a 30 plus year publishing career that began at The New York Times. After several years at the Times, Brower moved into magazine publishing. She was the Managing Editor of SUCCESS Magazine, an Executive Editor at Scholastic, Inc. and VP/Editorial Director at Freedom Communications. A small business expert, Cathy appeared regularly on CNBC, CBS, and NBC. One more magazine and two television pilots later she finally decided to pursue her true passion which was food.
Prior to joining our catering team, she was a pastry chef at Thaimee at the McCarren in Brooklyn. Cathy studied at the Culinary Institute in Florence and specializes in Italian and Mediterranean cooking as well as baked goods.
When she isn't in the kitchen testing and cooking she loves to spend time with her two daughters. Throughout both careers Cathy has remained dedicated and passionate about giving back to the community. She has mentored foster children, worked in various soup kitchens, and currently teaches adult literacy to immigrants at the Brooklyn Public Library.