Kathy G. MezranoFounder & President
Kathy’s passion for food and entertaining began at an early age. While at Spring Hill College, in Mobile, Kathy was always in the middle of campus social activities. After college, she moved to Atlanta to work in television where she planned events for national and international network celebrities. All of this experience ultimately led to her success as Alabama’s most popular caterer, wedding and event designer.
Jason MezranoVice President/Executive Catering Chef
Jason began his culinary career in the family business, working in the kitchens at Kathy G. & Company during high school and college. After stints at Highland’s Bar & Grill and Hot & Hot Fish Club, both James Beard award winning restaurants, Jason decided to refine his skills by attending Scottsdale Culinary School in Scottsdale, Arizona. He spent the next several years working in top restaurants in Scottsdale and then Napa, California before returning home to join the Kathy G. team. Today, Jason is the executive chef at Kathy G. & Company – Creating delicious new recipes weekly and overseeing the entire kitchen for hundreds of weddings and events each year.
Andy HopperHead Designer
A passion for design and creativity sparked at an early age for Andy Hopper when he was a young child producing tablescapes. After a childhood filled with art lessons and travel he went on to the University of Montevallo where he began working towards his interior design degree. While at college he pursued his love of design through art history classes and a thorough interior courses. From Montevallo to Milan and spent time and energy working for such international companies as Hugo Boss where he was a makeup artist for multiple style shoots. Andy came back home to Alabama in the early 2000s and quickly began working as lead designer at Bell Florist in Graysville, Alabama. Through countless hours along with an expanding clientele base, the business was renamed HotHouse Design Studio and relocated to downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Once the move was settled Andy helped grow beyond daily floral designs and interiors sales on into the world of weddings and other events. In 2006 Andy received his national certification of floral design with AIFD (American Institute of Floral Design), becoming a part of an esteemed and select few floral designers internationally. Shortly after becoming accredited with AIFD, he accepted the lead designer position with Kathy G. Company and took the reins of their event design division, KG Designs. Over the following five years the event design division grew exponentially in terms of sales growth and recognition not only city wide but regionally and nationally. Andy’s love of beautiful yet clean lines coupled with a sharp eye for color brought about an instantly recognizable style to any and all weddings and events that have been produced under his guidance. A trademark of an Andy Hopper wedding or event is attention to details and a tailored experience created to the clients expectations. Awards/Accreditations/Accomplishments2002-2003 ASFA Designer of the Year 1st Runner-up2002-2003 Knud Nielson Alabama Cup Winner2005 ASFA Designer of the Year 1st Runner-up2006 ASFA Designer of the Year2006 AIFD Certification2007-2009 Rose Bowl Parade Float(Best Float Award-President’s Award)2009-10 Best in Show, Philadelphia Flower Show with Bill Schaffer2012 Catersource/Event Solutions Tablescape contestant, Las Vegas, Nevada2012 Iron Florist Competitor and Speaker, Huntsville, Alabama2012 ASFA Designer of the Year 1st Runner-up2012 Best Tent Design- Polo on the Point2013 Best Floral Design-Allie Award