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Who is Gayle?

Born and raised in the Tacoma-Gig Harbor area, Gayle has always had an intense interest in beautiful and delicious food. Self taught, Gayle’s experience in the field of the culinary arts has created a solid reputation of excellence.  She began her career with a vision and untiring determination.  With a fierce passion for quality and an uncompromising view of customer service, Gayle has built her business into one of which she is extremely proud.  Gayle and David, married nearly 30 years, are the parents of two grown daugthers and doting grandparents to three beautiful granddaughters and a handsome grandson.





Who is David?

David Orth.  Where would Gayle Orth Catering be without him?  A commercial real estate broker for more than twenty years, David was always the support behind the scenes for Gayle.  Several years ago, David, after much deliberation, decided that he would join the catering company full time and retire his broker’s license.  His financial background and business experience have been invaluable to the success of Gayle Orth Catering.  David and Gayle very much enjoy working together as a team, not only professionally, but personally as well.  They love nothing more than to end their hectic days, at home in the kitchen, preparing a meal and relaxing.


Margaret Garraughty, with more than 30 years experience, is Gayle Orth Catering’s lead chef, kitchen manager and beverage manager.  Cheerful, skilled, responsible and reliable, Margaret’s contributions are without measure!
Whether in our busy kitchen, off site lead bartender, or off-site server, Margaret can handle any situation graciously and efficiently.  Margaret is also a fabulous web designer and owner of Aloha Web Productions; she is most gratefully credited for this exciting site.


Born in China and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Tong is a one-man wonder! With knives flying, he is- undeniably- the fastest prep cook in town!  When he’s not chopping, peeling, slicing or sautéing, he keeps the Gayle Orth Catering kitchen spotless. Tong is a great bartender and off-site server, and his eternally sunny demeanor and can-do attitude are much appreciated. Respectful, generous and talented, Tong is a very welcome member of our team.

Devon Fankhauser was born and raised in Tacoma, Wa. He worked in various locations around Tacoma before moving to Chicago in 2005 where he attended culinary school. After an internship in Paris, France where he worked near the Champs Elysées, he returned to Chicago and worked under Shawn McClain, winner of the 2006 James Beard award for Best Chef in the Midwest. Devon was also able to work and learn the intricacies of cheese, beer and wine while teaching culinary classes at Robert Morris University in Chicago. In the summer of 2010, Devon returned to Tacoma with much enthusiasm. In November, he happily started working at Gayle Orth Catering!


Aja Medina is an accomplished and creative makeup artist with experience in all aspects of media makeup: fashion, video, and print. Being in the industry for over 10 years her training and education has brought her to expand her work with all ages, ethnicities, gender, and skin tones. She has worked and trained as an artist for some of the most prestigious makeup lines in the industry. Also a licensed cosmetologist, she has gained experience in the industry throughout the years in all kinds of special occasion work. She is available to travel on location.

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