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Kiros Catering began with Mike Mikhail’s love for food and passion for creating extraordinary events from timeless traditions. As the former Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Director at Starwood International Hotels, he went on to receive his master’s degree in hospitality from Cornell University. Soon after, the Mikhail family moved to California and opened a café in Ontario.  

Mike’s journey in food has been inspired by the namesake of Kiros, Pope Cyril the Reformer, or “Father Kyrillos” IV. Following in his historical legacy, Kiros became a place for reimagining traditions through modern and elegant expressions. And after years of successful growth, Mike built his café into his dream, transforming Kiros into a full-service catering, fine dining, and special events company in Irvine, CA. Over the years, the once humble cafe has now earned a glowing reputation through elegant events centered on excellent service and the finest in food.

Coming from a background where good food, company, and conversation are the backbone of any relationship, Mike is committed to sharing his culture and values. These values are the foundation of Kiros and the key to every successful event for our clients.

At Kiros Catering, we are:

Detail Oriented: We listen to our clients and take care of every special need and requirement with the utmost care. 

Hospitable: When you open your special event to us, we open our Kiros family to you. From our staff to our clients, we treat everyone like family. 

Passionate: Our food and events embody our love and passion for the perfect dining experience. It’s that passion that keeps our clients coming back time and time again. 

Versatile: Our experienced team utilizes their knowledge of food and cultures to execute new and exciting dishes for our clients that make each experience one-of-a-kind.


Kiros Catering specializes in full-service catering, fine dining and special events spanning Orange County, Los Angeles, and the Inland Empire. Whether it’s a corporate conference, an intimate evening soiree, or a festive celebration, Kiros Catering is ready to serve you and create an elegant experience for you and your guests.

Our Team

Kiros Catering desire is to provide clients with an attentive, personal and exhilarating dining journey. Our gourmet menus are inspired by influences connected to nature, respect for the seasons and traditions in the overall search for perfection. Our food is an art form, inspired by cultures, dreams, moments and surroundings. Let us translate your culinary concepts on our canvas to your unique event.

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Mike Mikhail

Mike wears a lot of hats within Kiros Catering & Events. Having been an integral part of creating the company, Mike is a true food enthusiast who has previously served as an Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Director for Starwood International Hotels. He decided to follow his calling to start a small family restaurant and café in New York. Soon after, the Mikhail family moved to California and opened a café in Ontario. Having crafted his own style and a true artist in the kitchen, Mike has devoted more than twenty years to the mastery of the fine art of fine cuisine. With his great success, a rich experience in the hospitality industry evolved in Irvine, Kiros Catering & Events offering innovative cuisine, refined service to the dining landscape with a singular focus: to exceed expectations whenever our guest gathers for a meal.

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Executive Chef
Chris Reischl

Chris is the Home-Town boy made good, born, and raised in Orange County. Chris has traveled the globe in his search and education to gain knowledge of food, wine, and culinary arts. In his more than 28 years in the dedication of the passion of his goal to be a chef, food entrepreneur, and wine sommelier. Chris is degreed & institutionally trained professional who brings a wealth of extensive experience, at all levels, delighting the palates of many a celebrity, dignitaries, and all his clients over the years. Chris creates and delivers unforgettable, innovative, and flawless menus for catering and event planning services. Chris brings to Kiros Catering the introduction of a fresh twist to the current world of food delivery service, corporate boxed meals, and of course, special events.


“Our Mission is to deliver exceptional service and authentic experiences that are united by culture, spark conversations, and stimulate the soul.

Our original, innovative recipes use only the finest procured ingredients, offering healthy and flavorful dishes made from scratch each day. 

The foundation for our elegant dining events is the simple acts that embody the memorable times we create for our clients, which celebrate Kiros Catering’s passion for people and the food that brings them together.”