CHICAGO – Tasty Catering’s Larry Walter, Chief Operating Officer, and Kevin Walter, Chief Procurement Officer, were inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The UIC Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Awards, the oldest and most prestigious Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Award, recognizes innovators and leaders in business. Larry and Kevin were recognized for their entrepreneurial talent, dedication and innovation.
They are now among more than 500 distinguished entrepreneurs including their business partner and brother Thomas J. Walter, Chief Executive Officer of Tasty Catering; Bill Dixon and Gene Faut of 3D Exhibits; Warren Young of Acme Industries; Marvin Klein of PortionPac Chemical; Robert J. Abt of Abt Electronics; Jim Horan of Blue Plate Catering; Michael P. Krasny of CDW Computer Centers; Richard Panico of Integrated Project Management Company; and Stuart R. Paddock, Jr. of Daily Herald.
Larry Walter’s dedication to quality and service are evident in every aspect of operations and culinary, from preparing top-notch menus to maintaining the Tasty Catering delivery fleet. He thrives on solving the day-to-day challenges of the catering business, as well as training and motivating his staff to make every customer a satisfied customer. “While I appreciate the individual recognition, I understand it is the achievements of the entire Tasty Catering team that make our business growth possible,” said Larry.
Kevin Walter’s is best known for his cost control and “green” creativity to ensure Tasty Catering customers save money without sacrificing quality or Earth. In 2006, he founded the company’s Green team, leading the company to reduce waste-to-landfill stream by over 60 percent and develop eco-friendly options for customers. It’s an honor to be part of such an elite group of business leaders in the Chicago area,” said Kevin. “I plan to share my passion for creating a positive working environment that fosters a strong partnership with employees, suppliers and the community.”
About Tasty Catering
Tasty Catering is a suburban-Chicago based catering and event planning services company that has been exceeding customers catering needs for more than twenty years. Services span a large variety of events and occasions, from meetings, conferences, employee appreciation events and outdoor picnics to holiday parties, birthdays, milestone celebrations and weddings. Tasty Catering’s many satisfied customers include Abbott, American Airlines, Colgate, CDW, Harris Bank, Mortenson Construction, Navistar, Sherman Hospital and the University of Chicago.
Tasty Catering, 2013 Daily Herald’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Caterer, 2010 Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) award winner, 2010 Governor’s Sustainability award winner, and 2009 Better Business Bureau Torch Award Winner for Marketplace Ethics, is the “go-to” caterer for the Chicago-area. The company is part of the elite group, Leading Caterers in America (LCA), has also received numerous NICE Awards and has been recognized as a 2012 Workforce Chicago Award Winner, 2012 Psychologically Healthy Workplace, a Crain’s Chicago Business Best Place to Work (2010-2013), a Best Place to Work in Illinois for six consecutive years (2007-2012) and is a Best and Brightest Winning Company (2012, 2010, 2009).
Tasty Catering is part of 80-Nine Holdings, which also includes the following companies: Great Game of Business Chicago, It’s My Company Too!, nuphoriq, That’s Caring, The Thought Board and Touhy Capital.