About Potomac 18

At Potomac 18, we know that successful events don’t happen by themselves – we believe that there is a true art to entertaining. Our team has come together to masterfully orchestrate each event to its fullest potential. At Potomac 18, your wishes are ours.


The Team

Rabbi Yisroel David Bacharach

President & CEO

Rabbi Bacharach has more than 18 years of experience in the industry. With an intimate knowledge of kashering procedures the Rabbi has directed and facilitated the production of kosher events at luxury event venues, cruise ships and at private homes.  He continues to advise chefs on kosher menus and educates both front and back of the house staff on kosher cuisine and execution. He has worked closely with both food service providers and equipment vendors to make each and every event a success.

Holly Mowery

Executive Director

Joining the team with 15 years culinary experience. Certified from The Culinary Institute of America as a Chef. Holly has spent the last 7 years as a Director of Dining services in Corporate Dining for a large contract food service company. Now she brings her expertise to Potomac 18.

Chef Gustavo Escalante

Executive Chef

Executive Chef, Gustavo Escalant from Los Angeles, spent 10 years at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago and Wolfgang Puck Catering. Prior to that, Escalante formed his pastry roots at Citrus with Michel Richard and L.A.’s famous La Brea Bakery.