Family Owned

Meet the Team

Our team is our family. Meet our dedicated, committed and inspired staff. As a team, we work hard, share laughs and break bread together.

Team Members

Roundabout has long believed in family values, which are rooted in our business. These values are the reason why Roundabout continues to thrive. Many of our team members have been with Roundabout for more than 8 years.

Ricky Torres

Ricky started at Roundabout as a young adult – 18 years old to be exact. We worked his way up under Chef Colin’s wings, having started as a dishwasher, then prepping food and working the brunch shift at Roundabout Bistro when it was just Colin and MaryBeth working their shifts alongside him. He would cook during the brunch hour, then wash dishes after.

Hard work and having some of the best mentors were reasons why Ricky decided that the culinary industry was for him. He has been solely with the Roundabout family for eight years, cooking up everything from small plates to school lunches to his favorite style, American Bistro cuisine.

You can see Ricky in the Roundabout Catering kitchen managing its daily responsibilities; everything from prepping food, managing schedules, being on-site at events and ordering ingredients. He loves to go fishing when he’s not preparing one.

Jose Anguiano

Jose started in the kitchen when he was 16 years old at the Peppermill, and has been in a kitchen ever since. After the Peppermill, he had longstanding gigs at Circus Circus Steakhouse (7 years), Famous Murphy’s (10 years), The Chocolate Bar (executive chef for 3 years), and Harrah’s Reno (2 years).
He met Colin 20 years ago while working at Famous Murphy’s. He always admired Colin and his cooking, and one day met up to talk about job potential. Jose followed Colin here because he wanted to learn from him. He called Colin his teacher in the kitchen.

Jose loves to cook and always wants to continue learning. He has learned different skills and techniques at all of his jobs, and he always wants to know more.

During the school year, Jose runs our school lunch programs at a few different schools in the area. When he is not working the school lunches, he is a lead chef on events.
Steve Kirch

Steve Kirch

Steve had the calling for cooking from 12 years old. He shared in the family business in San Diego, Calif. when he was the ripe age of 17. Steve’s resume is just darn impressive. With music in one side of his brain and culinary in the other, he went to school at Contra Costa Culinary under Kenneth Wolfe. Steve owned a Mediterranean coffee house in Berkeley, Calif., was also a corporate chef, and then became a partner in Willie’s American Bistro in San Diego. Reno called for him, and he made his mark as chef de cuisine at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, a position he held from 1993-2002. He taught culinary arts for the Washoe County School District, too. Then, he went on to the Grand Sierra Resort as the chef de cuisine, then to Whole Foods Market as the executive chef. Steve’s a rock star in his own right at Roundabout Grill today.

Steve DiPietro

Steve was born and raised battle born. He moved to Chicago in 2000, and worked as a paramedic for nearly ten years before deciding to go to culinary school. This journey led him to Louisiana, where he studied under Chef John Folse at Nicholls State University and with Chef Rick Tramonto at Restaurant R’evolution. Steve returned to Reno in October 2012.

Steve loves to improve his golf game when out of the kitchen.

Erin MacDonald

Erin has been in the hospitality industry as long as she has been able to work. Her first restaurant job was cooking in a pizza kitchen, and once she started, she never looked back. She attended Washington State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s in Hospitality Business Management.

Moving back to Minnesota after college, she continued to work in and manage restaurants. After three years as GM in a restaurant in Minneapolis, she realized she missed the mountains and the West Coast. She made the move to Reno in 2016 and has been with the Roundabout team ever since. Erin is passionate about food and hospitality and loves the versatility that catering allows. As one of Roundabout’s sales and events coordinators, Erin love working with a wide range of clientele on all styles of events.

Christian Flores

Christian is considered a veteran within the Roundabout team, having been with the company nine years. He started at Roundabout Bistro in Somersett in his early 20s, by washing dishes. Soon enough, Christian learned by watching the best. Chef Colin started to have him prep for the market attached to the Bistro. When he had to fill in for the head chef one night, it turned into a profession.

Today, Christian leads the kitchen at Roundabout Grill, and has diversified his technique in all types of cuisine, which is the innovative style and creativity you see in Roundabout’s kitchens. He also mentors some of the newer cooks coming into the industry. He loves spending time with his son.

Morgan Vitti

Morgan is a certified personal trainer and will graduate from UNR with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health in May 2019.

Alejandro Flores

Alejandro joined our team over 10 years ago and has been family ever since. He is the father of 2 fun loving beautiful children. When he is not working he enjoys relaxing at home.

Colin Smith

Colin attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and began his career as an apprentice in the kitchens of European chefs throughout the Bay Area. He went on to work in some notable restaurants like Lippizaner, Duck Club, Saros, Danville Hotel and Stars. Colin came to Reno in 1994 and has done catering, special events and restaurants ever since. He is trained in the classical European style of cooking which shows in his technique and approach to unforgettable cuisine.

Beth McBride

Beth McBride

Beth is a proud Reno local. She graduated from Bishop Manogue High School and then from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Graphic Communications. She moved to San Francisco for a job in print sales, working with clients such as Apple, Charles Schwab and Banana Republic. She then worked with the restaurant empire Lettuce Entertain You, working directly under Richard Melman’s sons, RJ and Jerrod. Beth currently oversees Roundabout Catering events and sales, Roundabout Grill and the Tesla Café.

Shanti Wolfe, RD

Shanti has been a Registered Dietitian since 2012 after studying at the University of Nevada, Reno on a Montgomery GI Bill scholarship.  Shanti is a competitive powerlifter and has been meal prepping for over 10 years.

MaryBeth Smith

MaryBeth Smith

MaryBeth Smith has been in the corporate business world for more than two decades. She is the perfect balance of ingenuity and inventiveness for Colin in marriage and business. Helping to grow the company through acquisitions and leadership, she is the backbone of the Roundabout organization.

Ricky Torres

Ricky started at Roundabout as a young adult – 18 years old to be exact. We worked his way up under Chef Colin’s wings, having started as a dishwasher, then prepping food and working the brunch shift at Roundabout Bistro when it was just Colin and MaryBeth working their shifts alongside him. He would cook during the brunch hour, then wash dishes after.

Hard work and having some of the best mentors were reasons why Ricky decided that the culinary industry was for him. He has been solely with the Roundabout family for eight years, cooking up everything from small plates to school lunches to his favorite style, American Bistro cuisine.

You can see Ricky in the Roundabout Catering kitchen managing its daily responsibilities; everything from prepping food, managing schedules, being on-site at events and ordering ingredients. He loves to go fishing when he’s not preparing one.

Jose Anguiano

Jose started in the kitchen when he was 16 years old at the Peppermill, and has been in a kitchen ever since. After the Peppermill, he had longstanding gigs at Circus Circus Steakhouse (7 years), Famous Murphy’s (10 years), The Chocolate Bar (executive chef for 3 years), and Harrah’s Reno (2 years).
He met Colin 20 years ago while working at Famous Murphy’s. He always admired Colin and his cooking, and one day met up to talk about job potential. Jose followed Colin here because he wanted to learn from him. He called Colin his teacher in the kitchen.

Jose loves to cook and always wants to continue learning. He has learned different skills and techniques at all of his jobs, and he always wants to know more.

During the school year, Jose runs our school lunch programs at a few different schools in the area. When he is not working the school lunches, he is a lead chef on events.

Erin MacDonald

Erin has been in the hospitality industry as long as she has been able to work. Her first restaurant job was cooking in a pizza kitchen, and once she started, she never looked back. She attended Washington State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s in Hospitality Business Management.

Moving back to Minnesota after college, she continued to work in and manage restaurants. After three years as GM in a restaurant in Minneapolis, she realized she missed the mountains and the West Coast. She made the move to Reno in 2016 and has been with the Roundabout team ever since. Erin is passionate about food and hospitality and loves the versatility that catering allows. As one of Roundabout’s sales and events coordinators, Erin love working with a wide range of clientele on all styles of events.

Alejandro Flores

Alejandro joined our team over 10 years ago and has been family ever since. He is the father of 2 fun loving beautiful children. When he is not working he enjoys relaxing at home.

Colin Smith

Colin attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and began his career as an apprentice in the kitchens of European chefs throughout the Bay Area. He went on to work in some notable restaurants like Lippizaner, Duck Club, Saros, Danville Hotel and Stars. Colin came to Reno in 1994 and has done catering, special events and restaurants ever since. He is trained in the classical European style of cooking which shows in his technique and approach to unforgettable cuisine.

Beth McBride

Beth McBride

Beth is a proud Reno local. She graduated from Bishop Manogue High School and then from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Graphic Communications. She moved to San Francisco for a job in print sales, working with clients such as Apple, Charles Schwab and Banana Republic. She then worked with the restaurant empire Lettuce Entertain You, working directly under Richard Melman’s sons, RJ and Jerrod. Beth currently oversees Roundabout Catering events and sales, Roundabout Grill and the Tesla Café.

Ricky Torres

Ricky started at Roundabout as a young adult – 18 years old to be exact. We worked his way up under Chef Colin’s wings, having started as a dishwasher, then prepping food and working the brunch shift at Roundabout Bistro when it was just Colin and MaryBeth working their shifts alongside him. He would cook during the brunch hour, then wash dishes after.

Hard work and having some of the best mentors were reasons why Ricky decided that the culinary industry was for him. He has been solely with the Roundabout family for eight years, cooking up everything from small plates to school lunches to his favorite style, American Bistro cuisine.

You can see Ricky in the Roundabout Catering kitchen managing its daily responsibilities; everything from prepping food, managing schedules, being on-site at events and ordering ingredients. He loves to go fishing when he’s not preparing one.

Jose Anguiano

Jose started in the kitchen when he was 16 years old at the Peppermill, and has been in a kitchen ever since. After the Peppermill, he had longstanding gigs at Circus Circus Steakhouse (7 years), Famous Murphy’s (10 years), The Chocolate Bar (executive chef for 3 years), and Harrah’s Reno (2 years).
He met Colin 20 years ago while working at Famous Murphy’s. He always admired Colin and his cooking, and one day met up to talk about job potential. Jose followed Colin here because he wanted to learn from him. He called Colin his teacher in the kitchen.

Jose loves to cook and always wants to continue learning. He has learned different skills and techniques at all of his jobs, and he always wants to know more.

During the school year, Jose runs our school lunch programs at a few different schools in the area. When he is not working the school lunches, he is a lead chef on events.
Steve Kirch

Steve Kirch

Steve had the calling for cooking from 12 years old. He shared in the family business in San Diego, Calif. when he was the ripe age of 17. Steve’s resume is just darn impressive. With music in one side of his brain and culinary in the other, he went to school at Contra Costa Culinary under Kenneth Wolfe. Steve owned a Mediterranean coffee house in Berkeley, Calif., was also a corporate chef, and then became a partner in Willie’s American Bistro in San Diego. Reno called for him, and he made his mark as chef de cuisine at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, a position he held from 1993-2002. He taught culinary arts for the Washoe County School District, too. Then, he went on to the Grand Sierra Resort as the chef de cuisine, then to Whole Foods Market as the executive chef. Steve’s a rock star in his own right at Roundabout Grill today.

Steve DiPietro

Steve was born and raised battle born. He moved to Chicago in 2000, and worked as a paramedic for nearly ten years before deciding to go to culinary school. This journey led him to Louisiana, where he studied under Chef John Folse at Nicholls State University and with Chef Rick Tramonto at Restaurant R’evolution. Steve returned to Reno in October 2012.

Steve loves to improve his golf game when out of the kitchen.

Christian Flores

Christian is considered a veteran within the Roundabout team, having been with the company nine years. He started at Roundabout Bistro in Somersett in his early 20s, by washing dishes. Soon enough, Christian learned by watching the best. Chef Colin started to have him prep for the market attached to the Bistro. When he had to fill in for the head chef one night, it turned into a profession.

Today, Christian leads the kitchen at Roundabout Grill, and has diversified his technique in all types of cuisine, which is the innovative style and creativity you see in Roundabout’s kitchens. He also mentors some of the newer cooks coming into the industry. He loves spending time with his son.

Alejandro Flores

Alejandro joined our team over 10 years ago and has been family ever since. He is the father of 2 fun loving beautiful children. When he is not working he enjoys relaxing at home.

Colin Smith

Colin attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and began his career as an apprentice in the kitchens of European chefs throughout the Bay Area. He went on to work in some notable restaurants like Lippizaner, Duck Club, Saros, Danville Hotel and Stars. Colin came to Reno in 1994 and has done catering, special events and restaurants ever since. He is trained in the classical European style of cooking which shows in his technique and approach to unforgettable cuisine.

Morgan Vitti

Morgan is a certified personal trainer and will graduate from UNR with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health in May 2019.

Colin Smith

Colin attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and began his career as an apprentice in the kitchens of European chefs throughout the Bay Area. He went on to work in some notable restaurants like Lippizaner, Duck Club, Saros, Danville Hotel and Stars. Colin came to Reno in 1994 and has done catering, special events and restaurants ever since. He is trained in the classical European style of cooking which shows in his technique and approach to unforgettable cuisine.

Shanti Wolfe, RD

Shanti has been a Registered Dietitian since 2012 after studying at the University of Nevada, Reno on a Montgomery GI Bill scholarship.  Shanti is a competitive powerlifter and has been meal prepping for over 10 years.

Erin MacDonald

Erin has been in the hospitality industry as long as she has been able to work. Her first restaurant job was cooking in a pizza kitchen, and once she started, she never looked back. She attended Washington State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s in Hospitality Business Management.

Moving back to Minnesota after college, she continued to work in and manage restaurants. After three years as GM in a restaurant in Minneapolis, she realized she missed the mountains and the West Coast. She made the move to Reno in 2016 and has been with the Roundabout team ever since. Erin is passionate about food and hospitality and loves the versatility that catering allows. As one of Roundabout’s sales and events coordinators, Erin love working with a wide range of clientele on all styles of events.

Beth McBride

Beth McBride

Beth is a proud Reno local. She graduated from Bishop Manogue High School and then from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Graphic Communications. She moved to San Francisco for a job in print sales, working with clients such as Apple, Charles Schwab and Banana Republic. She then worked with the restaurant empire Lettuce Entertain You, working directly under Richard Melman’s sons, RJ and Jerrod. Beth currently oversees Roundabout Catering events and sales, Roundabout Grill and the Tesla Café.