Alicia Maenza


Alicia brings more than 20 years of catering and hospitality experience to Mr. Mudbug & 12 Seasons Catering. A graduate of the University of New Orleans with a degree in Business Administration, Alicia’s insight and business savvy comes from her past roles in sales, concierge relations and management for notable New Orleans brands like Freeman Decorating, The Lafayette Hotel and Royal Sonesta Hotel. Her catering experience includes five years as Exhibitor Catering Sales Manager for Aramark and twelve years of experience as Director of Catering for Mr. Mudbug, Inc. and King Creole Sales. She takes great pride in delivering events of exceptional quality, with a special emphasis on customer service and customization. In Alicia's spare time she is passionate in her activism for the safety of all animals, frequently rescueing anything from gieco's to cats and dogs. 






Director of Sales & Marketing

Aaron is a true client services professional. A native of New Orleans and a graduate of the University of Houston with a B.S. in Marketing and Business Management, he has cultivated more than 21 years of customer relations and business development. Aaron spent ten years as the owner of a multi-unit apparel store specializing in high end sportswear for the family. He also served as the Director of Sales for a large, high-volume caterer, where he had the pleasure of planning several of the most high-end events in the city. Aaron brings seven years of menu development, event management and operational experience to the team and his background in the hotel industry has provided him with the necessary training and understanding required to go above and beyond for his clients and colleagues.





Melanie Bienvenu

The Moore Event Sales & Operations Manager 

Melanie our operations manager brings more than 18 years of experience to the hospitality team from learning just about every thing she could at Ruth Chris Steakhouse working her way up to daily management of operations and staffing. She would always dedicate her spare time to help assist in LRA events along with taste of the town and the Zurich classic just to name a few. Melanie graduated from UNO with a bachelor of science and a concentration in marketing . Luckily she came to us to assist running our operations and making the events run smoother. Melanie is highly organized and extremely creative. When she isn’t at work she loves hanging with her two beautiful kids or enjoying some of our New Orleans culture or being super creative and designing cute marketing ideas for the team and company. She is def always a team player bringing a smile to everyone’s faces!




Dyson Roberts

Operations Manager

Dyson is our hard working, efficient and dependable operations manager. He brings over 25 plus years of restaurant management experience to our team.  Born and raised in New Orleans, he truly lives and breathes the city to everyone he interacts with.  He is a graduate from Delgado with a degree in business management. Dyson’s 17 years of experience as being the general manager of Messina’s on the River, and his previous 7 years as kitchen and banquet manager at The Rose Garden (our newly owned venue now called the Moore) he really brings a sense of perfection to our team and his events. He loves to make sure his team is always laughing and in good spirits and his clients are smiling and they have an event to remember. In Dyson’s spare time he is an amazing father to 8 beautiful children and enjoys hanging out with them and his fiancé almost wife.




Kyle Carrere