The Copper Key Catering & Events in Los Angeles excels at working closely with clients to shape and design their vision, creating the perfect event and catering menus for their guests.

Founders Guus Wickenhagen and Michael Duddie bring more than 40 years of hospitality experience to Los Angeles to achieve precisely that.

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Chef Wickenhagen began his career as a teenager, soon finding himself at the Michelin starred De Hoop Op d’Swarte Walvis in Amsterdam. From there, he went to the contemporary global dining scene of Supperclub where he rose to Executive Chef. Chef Wickenhagen continued with Supperclub all over Europe with innovative menu concepts that eventually brought him to Los Angeles by way of Rome, London, and San Francisco.

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Michael is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he began his career in Hospitality as a server and bartender.  Michael is a veteran leader of many of beloved Los Angeles venues.  He cut his teeth in upper management 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.