Director & Co-Founder
Clay studied Bachelor of Culinary Management in William Blue, The Rocks.
He began his career as a chef in Porteño and worked in several renowned catering businesses in Sydney.
His entrepreneurial approach to life, had him running his first company at 19 years old. After selling his business in 2011, he accomplished his dream of travelling overseas exploring different cuisines and culture.
He returned to Australia in 2015 with the vision of bringing a new approach to catering & event management to Sydney.
Clay also brings a wealth of leadership, risk management and project management experience to any endeavour based on his background in Business Management.
Ivan Sanchez Arrieta
Executive Chef & Co-Founder
Ivan studied Gastronomy & Restaurant Management at Lasalle College in Bogota, Colombia. He honed his skills by working for awarded restaurants in Colombia.
In 2008 he moved to Sydney looking for new experiences in the culinary arts. He worked for awarded restaurant Bodega & was part of Porteño’s original team where he worked as the head chef.
His approach to food is creating beautiful dishes, balancing robust flavours with delicate precision.
General Manager & Co-Founder
Florencia’s background is in Visual Arts and interior design. She studied contemporary painting at Museo Social Argentino & Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico. She brings a strong visual eye and creative direction to the business.
She has an intuitive understanding of client needs focusing on offering outstanding customer service. In CHAPA Sydney, she oversees customer relations as well as daily operations, making sure that the service and product delivered follows the client’s vision and expectations.
Organise your next event with CHAPA Sydney, we’ll imagine, create and serve the food.