Kayla Wavra

Director of Group Sales and Catering

"Kayla Wavra has been in the events industry in some fashion for over thirteen years. Prior to COSI Kayla ran event operations at Cedar Fair's Kings Island in Cincinnati OH, and was the Director for Oak Lodge Reception and Conference Center in Baton Rouge, LA. As the Director of Group Sales and Catering at COSI Kayla oversees the internal and external sales process as well as all catering operations."

Savannah Hottinger

Sales & Events Manager

“A recent graduate of The Ohio State University, Savannah Hottinger joined our team in May of 2017. Savannah graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Strategic Communication. During her time at Ohio State, Savannah had internships with Licking Memorial Hospital, Columbus Bride & Groom, Andrea’s Occasions, and Perfectly Planned Weddings. Savannah is now one of our Sales & Event Managers here at COSI.”

Brian Boss

Executive Chef

“Brian has worked all across the country; from Seattle to New York City, and Norfolk to Cincinnati – almost exclusively in private restaurants – and has met some of the most interesting people doing so. He calls Columbus his home now, and has a beautiful wife, and two amazing daughters. He has loved bringing his family to COSI for years, and LEAPT”

Lauren Lawson

Sales & Events Manager

“Lauren Lawson has been in the events industry for eleven years. Prior to COSI Lauren worked for Columbus Bride and Groom, owned her own Wedding and Events company and was an Events Manager at The Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel Columbus. As the Sales & Event Manager at COSI she sells and executes internal and external corporate and social events as well as weddings.”

Aaron Freeman

Events Operation Manager

“Aaron Freeman has been in the events industry for eighteen years. Prior to COSI Aaron worked at The Ohio State University, Otterbein University, and The Columbus Museum of Art. As the Catering Operations Manager he oversees the execution of all internal and external events at COSI.”

Jared Driesbach

Executive Sous Chef

“Jared started managing kitchens at 19 years old and received his first Executive Chef position at 25. From 2008 to 2013 he worked his way through the ranks to Executive Chef with Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern. Jared is now with COSI as the SOUS Chef for daily operations and all special event catering.”