ALFREDO PINEDA & MARIA AGUILAR (SINCE 2003)
With over 40 years combined in the mobile catering industry, Alfredo (“Fredy”) Pineda and Maria Aguilar bought their first Hot Truck in 1994 in the hopes of starting their own fleet. With the right combination of skills for managing their routes, training their staff, and pleasing their customers, their business expanded by 12 Hot Trucks over the next five years.
Once their fleet was established, they set out to start their own commissary in 2003. Over the next 6 years, United Caterers became the largest minority-owned commissary in Texas under the direction of Maria, as President, and Fredy, as Vice President and Director of Operations.
Today, Maria serves as Vice President, overseeing many critical aspects of our daily operations for the Commissary, Sales Department, and Customer Relations. She continues to build relationships with customers, caterers, and vendors alike. Fredy also serves as Vice President, managing the Commissary, Property, and maintaining our Facilities.
RANDY & CHERYL ELLEDGE (SINCE 2009)
For over 30 years, Randy and Cheryl Elledge have played key roles in the mobile catering industry. After leasing his first Cold Truck from Industrial Catering in 1979, a year later Randy asked his wife to join him in starting their own fleet. As their business grew, they moved their operations to Jolly Chef Express where Randy began to work in 1989.
Over the next 20 years, they managed the operations of Randy’s Catering, Sunshine Catering, Jolly Chef Express, and Mobile Caterers of Texas before joining United Caterers in 2009. While managing one of the largest fleets of catering trucks (over 200), Randy was instrumental in the industry’s transition from Cold Trucks to Hot Trucks, forever changing the image of mobile catering in Texas.
This same dedication and entrepreneurial spirit has led to the introduction of gourmet food trucks to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, with the launch of Yum-Yum! Food Truck in downtown Fort Worth in late 2010.
Today, Randy serves as Vice President, overseeing many critical aspects of our daily operations for the Commissary, Sales Department, and Customer Relations. In addition to her duties in the Commissary, just as she began her career, Cheryl continues to operate a catering truck which has grown to become the single most successful business of its kind in the Metroplex.