Chicago, IL (Vocus) March 5, 2010
Tasty Catering is proud to announce that Thomas “Tom” J. Walter, CEO, was inducted as a member of the 25th class of the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame on February 25, 2010. The Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame recognizes innovative business leaders in the Chicagoland area and with his recent induction Tom has now joined the most elite entrepreneurship group in the Chicago business community. Other notable members include Robert Abt of Abt Electronics, Richard Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises and Robert Galvin of Motorola
As CEO of Tasty Catering, Chicago’s premier corporate catering company, Tom works alongside his partners and brothers Larry and Kevin Walter. Tom stated, “The induction into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame is an amazing accomplishment for which I am grateful. It is not a personal honor, but a credit to my brothers/partners Larry and Kevin as well as the wonderful people that have worked with us over the past 39 years.”
With over 39 years as a business owner Tom is a serial entrepreneur who has started twenty eight businesses and acquired two. He is still active as a principal in seven companies, four of which were start ups involving Tasty Catering staff - That’s Caring Gift Baskets, T.F. Food Processors, Touhy Capital and a real estate investment company based in Glendale Arizona. Tom serves on the Marketing Advisory Council of DePaul University and on the boards of five local companies. Tom is also a guest lecturer for DePaul and the Event Planning Industry. Tom lives in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs with wife Bobbi and children Tim and Erin.
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 Cushman & Wakefield, Hamilton Partners, Sherman Hospital, University of Chicago, Comcast, RSM McGladrey, Cummins-Allison and Harris Bank.
Tasty Catering, 2008 Caterer of the Year by Catering magazine and 2008 & 2009 #1 Best Place to Work in IL, is the “go-to” caterer for Chicago business. Tasty Catering is WINNER! 2009 NICE Awards -- Best Catered Off Premise Event Under $10,000, Best Picnic and Best NICE Team Event. The company is also a winner of the 2008 Entrepreneurial Quest Award given by DePaul University’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center. Tasty Catering is a Wall Street Journal/Winning Workplaces Top Small Workplace in 2008 & 2009 and is listed on the Inc. 5,000 food and beverage category as one of the fastest growing companies in the Midwest. Tasty Catering also earned the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics in the Marketplace in 2009.