“Creating an entangled organization with entangled employees at every level does not happen overnight,” says Thomas Walter, a serial entrepreneur who has been an owner/operator in the food and beverage service industry for over forty years, and a partner, principal, president or CEO of twenty-nine start-up companies and three acquisitions. “I had a few tough lessons along the way before mastering true leadership, which is engaging the minds and hearts of people.”
Currently, Walter serves on the advisory boards of five Chicago-area companies and two universities. In addition, he is an active member of the Academy of Management, the Small Giants Community, and the Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. With a laser focus on the importance of human capital, values-driven organizational culture and high service standards, Walter and the Tasty Catering (http://tastycatering.com) team have won numerous awards for excellence in culture and in catering including “Best Place to Work” and “Caterer of the Year.”
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About Tasty Catering
Tasty Catering, a suburban Chicago-based corporate catering and event planning services company, has been exceeding the catering needs of Chicago area corporations and organizations for more than 20 years. Known for its commitment to excellence and attention to detail, Tasty Catering is built upon the single premise of providing its customers with exceptional service and quality. Tasty Catering customers include Abbott, American Airlines, CDW, Harris Bank, Mortenson Construction, Navistar, RSM McGladrey, Sherman Hospital and University of Chicago.
Tasty Catering, 2010 Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) award winner, 2010 Governor’s Sustainability award winner, 2009 Better Business Bureau Torch Award Winner for Marketplace Ethics and 2008 Caterer of the Year, is the "go-to" caterer for Chicago business. Tasty Catering is WINNER! 2011 NICE Awards -- Best Corporate Event under $25,000, Best Picnic, Best Corporate Event over $75,000 and Best NICE team event. The company has also been recognized as a 2012 Workforce Chicago Award Winner, 2012 Psychologically Healthy Workplace, 2010 Exceptional Workplace by Inc.magazine and Winning Workplaces, a Crain’s Chicago Business Best Place to Work (2012-2010), a Best Place to Work in Illinois for six consecutive years (2012-2007), is a Best and Brightest Winning Company (2012, 2010, 2009) and a 2012 Daily Herald’s Reader Choice Award for Best Caterer. Visit www.tastycatering.com.