William Kaliff, Co-founder
Executive Chef + Creative Director
The art of food has always been Bill’s passion. Bill has a special talent in creating extraordinary menus and incredible culinary presentations. He leads Festivities’ culinary team through emerging trends and top of the line cuisine. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute and Georgetown University, Bill holds an MBA from Fordham University at Lincoln Center, and has been recognized by Bon Appétit magazine as one of the “Leading Chefs of the Nation.” He has worked under the award winning chef Jacques Pepin and has been honored by the James Beard Foundation.
Rosinne Chlala, Co-founder
Managing Partner + Executive Event Consultant
A gracious host and seasoned event planner, Roe’s experience began as she was studying international relations overseas.
She became known for her keen eye for detail and lively, international parties. In 1984 when Festivities opened its doors, Roe intertwined her gift for creative entertaining with Bill’s talent for sumptuous food. A Consultant level member and guest speaker with the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), Roe is our Executive Event Consultant and Wedding Designer. Known for her warmth and expertise, Roe is the designer of the “Considered Chic” ™ wedding planning system and the winner of the 2012 and 2013 Best of the Gold Coast Wedding Planner of the Year. In 2012 Roe founded the Festivities Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support safe and healthy homes by funding programs that provide services to survivors of domestic violence.