Tasty Catering, a leading catering and event planning services company celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, announced the appointment of Kornel Grygo to Chief Executive Officer. Grygo has been with Tasty Catering for 12 years and succeeds CEO and founding partner Tom Walter who will serve as advisor to Kornel and Chief Culture Officer for the company while continuing to educate current and future entrepreneurs as a mentor, instructor and speaker (recently, for example, at Catersource 2019 in New Orleans).
Grygo most recently led new business development, the sales team and customer relations serving as Chief Revenue Officer for Tasty Catering. Prior to this position, he served as Director of Logistics, managing labor forecasting, daily routes, schedules, fleet maintenance, and training systems as well as large-scale events and weddings.
“Kornel’s proven track record of increasing operational efficiencies and sales, combined with his commitment to helping team members and clients achieve success, embodies Tasty Catering’s core values,” said Tom Walter, founding partner and former CEO, Tasty Catering. “We’re confident Kornel’s leadership will drive Tasty Catering’s profitable growth.”
Since its start in 1989, Tasty Catering has distinguished itself as a trusted leader in the Chicagoland area. The company’s specialized teams produce more than 10,000 successful event experiences per year including catering for corporate drop-off, outdoor picnics and events, wedding receptions, special events, holiday parties and social catering.
“I know that I speak for everyone at Tasty Catering in thanking Tom for his leadership and tireless dedication to the company,” said Grygo. “I’m incredibly excited to assume this new role and for the future of the company. We have an exceptionally talented team at Tasty Catering that is focused on understanding the growing wants and needs of every client and unlocking future growth opportunities.”
Dedicated to excellence in culinary arts and customer service, Tasty Catering’s strong company culture and work has been recognized with a wide variety of business and industry awards such as Forbes America’s Best Small Companies, Inc. Magazine’s Best Small Workplace, Crain’s Chicago Best Places to Work in Illinois, APA’s National Award for Psychologically Healthy Workplace, Catering Magazine’s Caterer of the Year, and Catersource Magazine’s Achievement in Catering Excellence.
A member of the Small Giants Community, an organization that identifies, connects and develops purpose-driven business leaders, Grygo earned a Bachelor of Science in Business degree with emphasis in business administration and management from University of Illinois at Chicago.
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About Tasty Catering: Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019, Tasty Catering is a suburban-Chicago based catering and event planning services company. Tasty Catering provides services for corporate drop-off, outdoor events, special events, residential events, fundraisers, galas, weddings and receptions. The company’s experienced and highly professional staff of 150 have produced successful event experiences for clients including Advocate Health Care, Aloft Hotel, ASA, BIG Ten, CDW, Colgate, Fresenius, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Serta, Springhill Suites, University of Chicago, UOP and US Cellular. Customers also enjoy offerings from Tasty Catering sister companies in marketing services from nuphoriq; socially responsible gifts from That’s Caring; and food manufacturing from T.F. Processors. For additional information, visit www.tastycatering.com.