“With intention and tenacity, you can accomplish anything.” – Michael Duddie – Founder, The Copper Key
Founders Guus Wickenhagen and Michael Duddie bring a well-seasoned 40 years of hospitality experience to your event. After meeting in 2009, and working together to launch Supperclub Los Angeles in Hollywood, they quickly decided to form their own company, and make special event catering the center point of their new partnership.
Chef Wickenhagen started his culinary career as a teenager, eventually working his way into the elite kitchen of the renowned De Zwarte Walvis, at his Michelin star rated restaurant in The Netherlands.
From there, Wickenhagen joined supperclub Amsterdam to pursue his interest in contemporary global cuisine, eventually rising to the position of Executive Chef and helping cement the restaurant’s reputation for innovative menus. As Executive Chef, Wickenhagen has traveled the kitchens of the globe from Amsterdam, Rome, St. Petersburg, London, Barcelona, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Michael is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he started his career in Hospitality as a server and bartender. Michael is a veteran leader of many of Los Angeles’ beloved venues. He cut his teeth in upper MGMT as the General Manager of Chocolat, as well as the venerable Mirabelle Restaurant, before launching the meteoric Supperclub Los Angeles. Duddie and Wickenhagen then worked as a duo catering under the banner Q Catering, before launching The Copper Key in 2017.