Tasty Catering’s Tom Walter, featured in BenefitsPro article, “Healthy Minds, Healthy Profits: Four employers recognized for putting the mental health of their workers first”
Located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, Tasty Catering employs 200 people and has sales of $10 million annually. The company was
recognized this year for its “high staff morale” and “culture-based leadership model, financial transparency and in-house training
opportunities that include courses in business, English, sales, food science and professional development.” Tom Walter is Tasty Catering’s CEO, though he jettisoned that title nearly 10 years ago in favor of CCO – chief culture officer.
“Looking back, I think the desire to create an organization where people count came from two places in my own life. Because my
childhood was devoid of emotional caring – caring was considered a weakness – I resolved that when I became a parent, or a leader,
I would let those for whom I had responsibility understand that they were important to me.