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Meet the Team

Seth Freedman
Since joining the PeachDish team in 2014 as culinary director, Seth Freedman has created hundreds of exciting and fun-to-make menus using fresh, seasonal ingredients from around the South. Freedman worked with top chefs in New York and in Atlanta, at the Four Seasons, Star Provisions and Bacchanalia before turning his full attention to the local food movement. He served as program director of one of Atlanta’s first farm-to-school programs and market chef for a collective of farmers markets. In 2016 he was named a Georgia Grown Executive Chef for his commitment to locally grown food.
Culinary Director
Judith Winfrey
The granddaughter of a Georgia farmer and daughter of a professional caterer, Judith has devoted her life and career to the advocacy of good food. She and her husband own and operate Love is Love organic farm in Atlanta.
President
Hadi Irvani
Hadi graduated from the University of Virginia. Hadi loves e-commerce, biking and entertaining. He regularly has large dinner parties where all of his guests help in the kitchen.
Founder
Katie Maxwell
After graduating with a degree in Business and IT Management from Georgia Tech, Katie worked for several years as a corporate IT Project Manager. In her free time Katie loved finding and supporting local and sustainable products, so when she discovered an opportunity at PeachDish she made the leap to align her career and personal passions. Outside of work, you can often find Katie running, reading health blogs, or (re)organizing her kitchen.
Product Manager
Andy Carson
Andy graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University. He moved to Charleston to work in the kitchens of some of the city’s most beloved restaurants before moving to Atlanta. Over the course of 11 years, he served in multiple positions at nationally renowned Star Provisions, Bacchanalia, and Quinones at Bacchanalia from James Beard Award-winning Chef Anne Quatrano. When he isn’t working, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristen, and their son, Gabriel.
Operations Director
Pengyi Wang
Pengyi is an Amazon.com and tech guru. As our resident technology expert, Pengyi goes above and beyond to maintain the backend of the PeachDish website. In addition to his coding genius, we rely on Pengyi’s knowledge of Asian cuisine.
Technology Manager
Mary Alice Shreve, RD, LD
A Gulf Coast native, Mary Alice Shreve graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in Food and Nutrition. She is a Registered Dietitian in Atlanta and enjoys sharing her love for good food and passion for eating locally. When she is not cooking, Mary Alice can be found exploring the Atlanta restaurant and music scenes.
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Jamie Patton
Born and raised in Michigan, Jamie moved to Atlanta after graduating with a degree in Religious Studies from Kalamazoo College. Her love of good food began with picking raspberries and wild strawberries each summer at her childhood home, and developed during her time in Taipei, Taiwan, where she attended KaiPing Culinary High School as an exchange student. When she's not working, Jamie likes to explore Atlanta restaurants with her fiance, and play with her three dogs, Willa, Truman, and Bear.
Inventory Manager
Kate Blohm
Kate, originally from North Carolina, graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design with a B.F.A. in photography. Since graduation she has photographed over 50 restaurants in the Savannah area, collaborated with multiple chefs and has worked within every aspect of the restaurant. When Kate isn't indulging in the test kitchen, she is exploring new restaurants, traveling to visit friends and family or laying low with her doberman, Aoewa.
Visual Storyteller & Videographer
Michael Milich
Michael is always smiling and loves people. He resides in downtown Atlanta and enjoys exploring different restaurants, golfing, and making new friends. When Michael isn't working, you can find him watching his favorite sports teams or obsessing over his fantasy football lineups.
Customer Experience Coordinator
Philip Meeker
Philip Meeker was classically trained in French cuisine at l’Ecole Superieur de Cuisine Francais Gregoire-Ferrandi in Paris. While living in France, he worked in a boulangerie, a patisserie, & the two-star Michelin restaurant Alain Senderens. He has worked at various restaurants in Atlanta specializing in a variety of cuisines. Most recently, he was the opening chef for Kimball House, which was named Southern Living’s Best New Restaurant in the South during his tenure. There, he pioneered a culinary apprenticeship program & designed the edible organic garden.
Culinary Contributor
Terence Gomes
Born in Calcutta, in the Indian state of West Bengal, Terence’s background is in sales and service. Terence loves listening to music and trying new recipes with his wife and two daughters.
Customer Service
Robert Lupo
With a degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina, Robert Lupo has worked in restaurant kitchens from his hometown of Columbia, SC, to Atlanta, GA, including Motor Supply Company, The Globe in Tech Square, Eclipse di Sol, Aria, Brick Store Pub, and Leon’s Full Service. In 2012, he founded the vegetarian Sherrywood Supper Club in Atlanta, where he lives with his wife.
Culinary Contributor
Jose Lopez
Jose originally hails from the Philippines and has lived in Georgia for over sixteen years. A recent Graduate of Georgia College and State University, he has a degree in Environmental Science and a double minor in Photography and Outdoor Education. On the weekend you may find him cooking, rock climbing, helping on his mother’s farm, or hanging out with his cat Dr. Dog.
Operations & Culinary Coordinator
Lisa Pellegrino
A self-described "zero waste junkie", Lisa's not only fascinated by what we leave behind but also by what we feed ourselves. Upon graduating with her MBA in Sustainable Systems Lisa launched PestoGrino, a line of organic craft pesto sauces to find homes for things like carrot tops & beet greens. She's a passionate champion of an inclusive, regenerative economy, and in her spare time likes to play the cornet and mandolin, bringing friends together in song.
Customer Service Assistant
Deborah Geering
Recipe Editor
Laura Fryer
Laura just returned home to the South after five years in NYC, where she worked in financial consulting and food PR. She is the founder of Blue Hominy Public Relations, a firm that spreads the word about great restaurants and other food businesses. She lives in Atlanta with her husband Gibbs and cockapoo Percy.
Publicist
Sonia Rosales - Resendiz
Sonia has been leading the PeachDish packing team from the very start! Her diligent work ethic and positive attitude make her a natural born leader among the team.
Packing Team Supervisor
Bridgette Boucha
As a CPA, Bridgette has spent the majority of her career in corporate financial leadership roles. She has always had a passion for health, fitness, and clean food. Working for PeachDish has provided a wonderful opportunity to combine her love of numbers and food!
Certified Public Accountant
Emily Clausen
Emily Clausen is a South Louisiana native and a student at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA. As a culinary major and communications minor, she loves food and spreading that love in her communities and across the web. When not focused on all things food, Emily enjoys exploring her new home base, discovering Atlanta’s best hiking spots and book shops.
Marketing & Culinary Intern
Cameron Stephens
Cameron is an Atlanta native growing up in the East Atlanta part of town. When he's not working at PeachDish, Cameron works at Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurant of 2016, Staplehouse. He got his start at East Atlanta Village Farmers Market and was even featured in the New York Times for his work there!
Lead Utility Supervisor
Danny O'Hailey
Student at SCAD studying Visual Effects, Technical Direction, and Interactive/Game Design. Endlessly passionate and always aiming to be the best he can be in both his personal life and his professional. He can often be found reading about some obscure subject or working on a personal project with friends when he's not exploring Atlanta and getting happily lost.
Visual Storyteller Intern
Katie Kriner
Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina as a new graduate of nutrition science from Appalachian State University, Katie can usually be found dabbling in her kitchen or wandering around a local farmer's market. When she's not inside researching or gabbing about obscure trivia about food and culinary traditions, Katie prefers to be outside among flowers and trees, or at least on her balcony with her cat, Montana.
Marketing & Nutrition Intern
Kieffer Hellmeister
Born in Canada, Kieffer moved to Georgia when he was five and was raised on southern values and food. He recently graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Psychology. He enjoys creating community through hosting dinner parties at his house. When not working, Kieffer enjoys reading philosophy and science, creating his next dinner party menu, or cheering on his favorite sports teams.
Customer Experience Coordinator
Sam Moore
Sam is currently enrolled at the Savannah College of Art and Design to earn a B.F.A. degree in Photography. After Graduate school, she plans to become a National Geographic photographer and travel the world. When she isn't busy shooting, you can find her exploring with her loved ones and puppy, Lana.
Visual Storyteller Intern