founder & owner
Sandra got her cooking start at an early age. A Native of South Africa, she found her culinary gift by cooking for her parent’s dinner parties. After many years as a chef for other people’s catering companies and restaurants, she decided to start her own catering empire. For over 25 years Sandra Bank has run her successful company: Added Touch.
With inventive food selections and her dedication to perfection, a loyal following soon grew. Sandra is known as an influencer throughout the Atlanta area for her innovative style and food ideas, exquisite presentations, delicious dishes and lavish attention to detail. Sandra has a serious commitment to excellence and a true love for the culinary arts.
Our VP of Sales & Marketing, Erin Lis, brings over 10 years of hospitality and event experience to the Added Touch team. She uniquely pairs her sense of taste, design, and culture with an ability to deliver seamless event production and customized catered experiences. Erin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the University of Georgia in 2007 and her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law in 2014. After working as an interior designer for three years, Erin joined the Added Touch team in 2009. She was with the company for six years, until she left in 2015 to pursue a full-time career in law.
Erin, however, couldn't rid herself of the craving to create exceptional events and chose to give up her law practice to return to Added Touch as VP of Sales and Marketing in 2019. From large-scale community events to lavish weddings, her dedication to preparedness and attention to detail ensures that every event is expertly handled. Erin creates magic with her clients, and fully believes in the company motto, “the difference between ordinary and the extraordinary is the Added Touch!”
The Man behind it all
Our beloved Vice President Clive Bank has a Masters Degree in Architecture from South Africa. He takes care of the Finances and Accounting, and is the engine that motivates the Staff and keeps everyone running on task. Prior to being Vice President at Added Touch, he practiced as a Store Designer with his company named Retail Design Strategies. Clive is an avid lover of golf and has a growing collection of golf memorabilia. He loves Sandra, his children and grandchildren with all his heart.
Our Director of Operations, Moshe Lis joined the Added Touch team along with his wife Erin Lis, in 2019. Moshe oversees a broad set of operational functions at Added Touch, including equipment resource planning, maintaining our vehicle fleet, event logistics, and internal processes and procedures. With a background in construction, Moshe helps ensure everything is up an running around the office and at our events.
Meredith was raised in Richmond, Virginia, but has adapted to the hustle and bustle of city living (and sitting in traffic) in Atlanta, GA. A graduate of Auburn University, Meredith earned a degree in public relations. While at school, she had the opportunity to train under Julie Bunkley, owner and creative director of Invision Events. That is when Meredith knew she had a passion for executing special life events.
Meredith's eye for style and eagerness to learn, has quickly allowed her to become a dynamic planner. She is known for all her custom "added touches" and loves getting to know her clients' and their families along the way of the planning process!
A few of her favorite things are trying alllllll the new restaurants with her friends, scouring the aisles of Target and HomeGoods, anything from Chick-fil-A, puppies of all kinds and cheering on the Tigers! War Eagle!
MITZI SUE tillem
Mitzi Sue is a native Atlantan with that elegant southern charm and charisma. She started at Added Touch in December 2018 as an Event Producer and handles functions small or large, as well as corporate lunches, and more. Mitzi has coordinated many successful events and is ready to take on any endeavor. Mitzi earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Communication from the University of Alabama with a minor in English. Mitzi especially loves her two boys (Cary and Brandon), the Atlanta Falcons, and her morkie Kikki.
booking agent + office manager
Wendy has been planning events and parties for over 20 years. Her attention to detail is unmatched and coupled with her amazing organizational skills, Wendy provides a high level of perfection in all she plans. In addition to handling many of our in-house kosher events for community organizations, Wendy hires, books, and manages our incredible crew of staff for all events.
Wendy has an easy-going personality and loves getting to know her clients. She is married with two grown daughters and has a Golden-Doodle named Cody. When not at work, you’ll find Wendy in the kitchen cooking or hanging out with her family for football Saturdays, working in the Garden or playing tennis with Friends.
exec chef emerita
Ask Chef Emily what her “love language” is and she will tell you that it is preparing incredible food for people. Her passion for loving people through her food was inherited from generations of women in her family who showed her the power of gathering together for delicious meal. Emily continued her grassroots education by receiving a Bachelors of Science in Food Systems Management from Appalachian State University, followed by graduate studies at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, CA. After culinary school, Emily landed a position at Michelin Star rated Redd in Yountville, CA. There Chef Richard Reddington guided Emily in solidifying classical technique and gave her an appreciation for elegant but unpretentious food.
Chef Emily has now worked at Added Touch Catering for almost 10 years. With Sandra Bank as a powerful mentor, Emily has developed the skills to not only cook delicious fresh food for the masses, but to think quickly on her feet and problem solve. Emily provides attention to detail with a smile that creates long lasting relationships, and looks forward to spreading the love to her Added Touch clients through her passion for food.
Miguel hails from Guanajuato in Mexico where he spent his afternoons in the kitchen assisting his mother with family meals. Moving to the USA in 1997, he started out working at a Breakfast Cafe named Le Peep. Miguel moved-up in the kitchen ranks and is now an astute Sous Chef. He says making food is like play-time with so much creativity. Married to Maria, they like to spend time with their daughter riding bicycles at the Park.