Jodi Moore Newland opened Sweetwater Cuisine in 2004 as an off-site catering company while teaching in the secondary mathematics classroom in Virginia Beach. Her love of entertaining and food helped her build Sweetwater into what it is today – one of the top catering companies in Hampton Roads. She has a passion for serving others and in 2014, she founded Daniel’s Grace, a 501(c)(3) committed to helping cancer families survive and thrive.
Executive Chef, Alvin Hyman trained for 18 years under Chef Bobby Huber, starting work in the kitchen at Bobbywood at the young age of 14. During his tenure in the food industry he has worked at Bobbywood, Steinhilber’s, Cobalt Grille, and Alexis. He imparts creative flair in all his dishes and takes extreme pride in whatever bears his name. Alvin’s dishes are beautiful and delicious, and always leave customers wanting more. He is known by most as AJ and his favorite artist is Ingrid Michaelson, which we listen to in our kitchen some days – and yes, this is true.