Our Team

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LeAnne Schwartz

Founder/Creative Director

Master listener, event magician, cool under pressure

LeAnne is known as a hands on trailblazer in the catering and event production world. She is a relentless innovator and creative powerhouse, accomplished pastry chef, and production genius. Her years of experience mean seamless, stress-free events from inception until your last delighted guest departs.
What was the best concert you ever attended? - Buddy Guy at the Roxy. Eric Clapton and Richie Samboura came out and played with him and John Lee Hooker was in the audience with us!

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Andrea Bessey

Event Planner

Catering genius, problem solver, customer focused

With a background in advertising and design and more than 15 years in catering and event production, Andrea’s passion for the culinary world and production expertise, allow her to approach each event with precision and attention to detail. “Connecting with clients and bringing creative visions to life is what makes me happiest!”
Random fact about you – I love animals and believe everyone should have a Chihuahua in their life.

Louis Pechan

Louis Pechan

Executive Chef

Detailed, passionate, creative

Chef Louis Pechan has a driving passion for food and for the ingredients that go into the food he cooks. He developed his signature cuisine while working in some of the finest restaurants in California along with his talent for menu design and picture perfect presentation. He was the Host Chef for the 2016 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION TASTE AMERICA and has hosted many of Los Angeles’ most prestigious events.
Favorite quote – “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemingway

Cochise Fetter

Chef de Cusine

Passionate, focused, energetic

What was the best concert you ever attended?
"Bone Thugs and Mary J. Blige"

Agustin Rodriguez

Operations Manager

Detail oriented, energetic, problem solver, and passionate about events

If you could be any animal, what would you be?

Juanita Guzman

Juanita Guzman


Compliance Wizard, meticulous, cheerful

Random fact about you
“I will be a series regular on TV in this lifetime!”

Our Story

At LA Spice, our mission is to create unforgettable events by exceeding your expectations with seamless production and event management, unique cuisine, exceptional service, and creative presentation. We have accomplished this successfully for over 30 years through constant innovation,  dedication to consistency, and emphasizing quality over convenience.  LA Spice has been voted one of the Best Caterers in Los Angeles by the Readers of the Daily News!