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We are proud to provide so many jobs to the community and grateful to have the opportunity to employ people of all different backgrounds and histories.

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  • Raul Ramirez
    Esteban Valdez Diaz

    Brand Ambassador

    Esteban has been a part of the Tasty crew since 2005. He consistently delivers excellent work and earns many compliments from clients on his deliveries.
    Father of three: Allan, Jeovanni and Guadalupe. A member of Tasty’s Ramirez family. Married to Alicia. Uncle to Eddie, Eugene, Chisco and Mary Rios.
    Frequent visitor of the Mexican restaurant, Los Compadres.
  • Alfredo Velazquez
    Alfredo Velazquez

    Executive Chef

    Alfredo has been an integral part of Tasty’s culinary team since 1991.
    Father of Uriel, Erik and Gigi. Works with his wife, father-in-law and brother-in-law. Nephews and niece are Eugene, Chisco, Eddie and Maricarmen.
    Enjoys watching movies with his family.
  • Kristen Banks
    Kristen Banks

    Business Development

    Kristen’s been an integral part of the Tasty fabric since 1994. She does everything from cold calls and sales to account management and training new employees.
    Children are Maximilian and Alexander. Brother, Dan Rogers, bartends and works special events for Tasty.
    Loves scary movies.
  • Jodi Beck
    Jodi Beck

    Event Design Team

    Jodi’s been with Tasty since 2008. She oversees the Event Design team, rentals and proposals.
    Her children, Jacob and Joshua, work events for Tasty.
    Passionate baker.
  • Gaby Lopez
    Gabriela Lopez

    Event Captain

    Gaby has been with Tasty since 2009. She is one of the first on scene at each event, setting up our equipment, décor and makes sure everything runs smoothly.
    Works alongside her three sisters, Josefina, Teresa and Leticia.
    Loves Mexican food.
  • Hannah Malovan
    Hannah Malovan

    Event Designer

    Hannah has been with Tasty since 2016. She’s responsible for prospecting, selling special events, writing proposals and organizing meetings and tastings.
    Studied hospitality leadership and marketing at Bradley University. Received a Bachelor of Science in hospitality management.
    Country music fan.
  • Cristy Mendez
    Cristy Mendez

    Pastry Chef

    Cristy has been crafting yummy pastries since 2010.
    Mother of Alejandra, Rogelio and Erick. Husband, Carlos, works in operations. Kids frequently help her work picnics and special events.
    Exercise queen.
  • Antonio Gonzales
    Antonio Gonzales

    Hot Line Cook

    Antonio has been part of Tasty since 2008. He’s a responsible member of the kitchen, consistently producing salads and cold appetizers beyond expectations.
    Father of Jesus and Cristian. Cousin to Hugo Gonzalez.
    Rocks out to Bon Jovi
  • Carlos Osorio
    Carlos Osorio

    Event Production

    Carlos has been with Tasty Catering since 2010. Charlie’s main responsibilities include maintaining the warehouse facility. He safely packs each order.
    Father of Alejandra, Rogelio and Erick, who all work special events and picnics. Wife, Cristy, also works for Tasty as a pastry chef.
    Has a sweet tooth; loves to bake all types of desserts.
  • Bobbi Walter
    Bobbi Walter

    Director of Special Projects

    Bobbi’s been with Tasty since 2010. She serves an essential administrative role, which includes government reporting, payroll, insurance maintenance and more.
    Mother of Tim and Erin. Married to Chief Culture Officer Tom. Her son Tim is the CFO.
    Studied at University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University. Received a Bachelor of Science in education and a Master of Science in business education.
    Enjoys biking, running, solving puzzles and playing the piano.
  • David Plata
    David Plata

    Brand Ambassador

    David has been a part of the Tasty team since 2014. He aims to exceed expectations with every delivery.
    His mother, Imelda Rodriquez, aunt, Maricela Rodriguez, and uncle, Ricardo Gervacio are all Tasty Catering crew members.
    Studied HVAC at Harper College.
    Favorite television program: Shameless.
  • Maria Lucero
    Maria Lucero

    Hot Line Cook

    Maria has been helping the culinary team whip up delicious meals at Tasty Catering since 2017.
    Mother of Ashley, David, Jorge, Jilenne, Jazline and Kayli.
    Enjoys experimenting with various spices and flavors in her kitchen at home.
  • Eduardo Rios
    Eduardo Rios Velazquez

    Expeditor & Supervisor

    Eddie has been with Tasty since 2000. He has high standards and service and is a valuable leader of the delivery team.
    He and wife Teresa have two children, Eddie Jr. and Cathya. Member of Tasty’s Rios family; works alongside brothers Chisco and Eugene and sister Mary.
    Favorite film: Mariachi Gringo
  • Eugene Rios
    Eugene Rios

    Director of Operations

    Eugene has been an integral member of the Tasty family since 1996.
    Father of two kids—Andrea and Daniel. Member of the Rios family; works alongside Chisco and Eddie and sister Mary.
    Turn up the Bachata music.
  • Francisco Rios
    Francisco Rios

    Event Captain

    Francisco has been an integral part of Tasty Catering since 1996. Chisco is very versatile and has worked in many departments and oversees all Tasty vehicles.
    Father of Orlando, Axel, Natalie and Juliana. Member of the Rios family; brothers are Eddie and Eugene, sister is Mary.
    Favorite restaurant is Tapalpa.
  • Gisela Cerecero
    Gisela Velazquez

    Prep Supervisor

    Gisela has been helping the Tasty culinary team whip up delicious meals since 2011.
    Mother of Uriel, Eric and Giselle. Married to Alfredo, Tasty’s executive chef. Father is Dionicio, and her brother, Manuel works for TFP.
    Likes to watch a good movie with her family.
  • Hugo Gonzalez
    Hugo Gonzalez

    Hot Line Cook

    Hugo has been with Tasty since 2013 as a member of the sandwich prep team. He assists his team in preparing the many sandwich and wrap selections to perfection.
    Father of Christopher, Jose and Isabella. Cousin to Antonio Gonzalez.
    Enjoys spending time with his kids.
  • Shari Brown
    Shari Brown

    Catering Sales

    Shari has been a part of the Tasty team since 2005. She has developed many strong relationships with clients, as well as pursued new ones.
    Her children are Charles and Michael.
    Enjoys sewing, crafting and knitting.
  • Imelda Rodriquez
    Imelda Rodriguez

    Hot Line Cook

    Imelda has been helping the Tasty culinary team whip up delicious meals since 2014.
    She’s the mother of David, Monserrat and Landy.
    Enjoys a long walk.
  • Manuel Cerecero
    Manuel Cerecero

    TF Processors

    Has been working with Tasty since 2010.
    Has many family members who also work at Tasty: Dionicio (father), Gisela Gomez (sister) and Alfredo (brother in law)
    His favorite movie is Titanic.
  • Jason Ptak
    Jason Ptak

    Event Production

    As an on-site server/bartender, Jason’s been ensuring successful Tasty special events since 2017.
    Studied business management at Roosevelt University.
    Food enthusiast; has a taste for pizza and wings.
  • Jesse Vazquez
    Jesse Vazquez

    Sous Chef

    Jesse’s been crafting delicious meals at Tasty Catering since 2006.
    Father of Brandon.
    Studied culinary science at the Cooking Hospitality Institute of Chicago. Has an associate’s degree in culinary arts.
    Rap music is his jam.
  • Jessica Cooper
    Jessica Cooper

    Accounting Admin

    Jessica has been with Tasty since 2013, making the most of her time in the accounting & finance department.
    Mom of three beautiful children—Jacob, Ashley and Samantha. Daughter, Ashley, works for That’s Caring.
    Studied business at NIU and Roosevelt University.
    Good taste in pizza—Lou Malnati’s.
  • Jessica Lopez
    Jessica Lopez

    Event Captain

    Jessica’s been employed with Tasty Catering since 2016 and has produced many successful events and weddings.
    Mother of three—Abigail, Mia and Noah
    Studied accounting at Robert Morris University.
    Loves to bake with her kids.
  • Kornel Grygo
    Kornel Grygo

    Chief Executive Officer

    Been with Tasty Catering since 2007. Named CEO in 2019.
    Studied business management at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Received a Bachelor of Science in business management.
    Loves sports and being outdoors, especially if he’s fishing.
  • Maricarmen Rios
    Maricarmen Rios

    Kitchen Supervisor

    Mary has been an integral part of the Tasty team since 2004. As a kitchen supervisor, she manages kitchen processes and the culinary team’s well-being.
    Mother of Cristian and Eric. Three of her brothers also work at Tasty—Eddie, Chisco and Eugene.
    Can get into a good soap opera.
  • Dionicio Cerecero
    Dionicio Cerecero

    Scullery Lead

    Dionicio has been with Tasty since 2001. He is a real team player in the kitchen and warehouse, helping out wherever his services are needed.
    Father of Gisela and Manuel. Gisela works in the kitchen and Manuel works for Tasty’s sister company, TFP.
    Favorite music artist: Gilguerillas
  • Nicholas D'Angelo
    Nicholas D’Angelo

    Brand Ambassador

    Nick’s been a key member of the Tasty delivery team since 2009.
    Attended Harper College, where he studied general education.
    Enjoys bike rides, sports and pretty much anything outdoors.
  • Ofelia Gomez
    Ofelia Gomez

    Prep Team

    Ofelia Gomez has been with Tasty since 2016. Ofelia helps create delicious dishes by working with the culinary team as a prep chef.
    Mother of Ivette and Karen
    Favorite film: Leap Year
  • Raul Mora
    Raul Mora

    Event Production

    Raul has been with Tasty since 2011. He’s always punctual and smiling.
    Father of Anjel
    Favorite food: Mexican stuffed peppers
  • Tekla Wendoll
    Tekla Wendoll


    Tekla has been a part of the Tasty team since 1999.
    Performs essential accounting duties—processes payments, accounts payable and past due payments.
    Enjoys a good murder mystery.
  • Jaime Cuatepitzi
    Jaime Cuatepitzi

    Prep Team

    Jaime has been with Tasty since 2014. After working in scullery, Jaime joined the culinary team as a prep chef, preparing ingredients for sweet & savory dishes.
    Father of Angel, Evelyn, Mauricio, Kevin and Hayley.
    Likes to play with his kids.
  • Larry Walter
    Larry Walter


    Larry has been a part of Tasty Catering since 1989. He currently oversees three departments.
    He and his brother Tom are responsible for paving the way to the company’s shining success.
    Enjoys watching Game of Thrones.
  • Tom Walter
    Tom Walter


    Tom has been the president and CEO of Tasty Catering since 1989. His main passion is heading up and cultivating the Tasty Catering culture around the facility.
    Father of Tim and Erin. Member of the Walter family; works alongside his brother Larry.
    Studied business at Loyola University.
    Grammar and high school class mate of Pastry Chef, Frank DiMaria.
  • Josefina Lopez
    Josefina Lopez

    TF Processors

    Has been working with Tasty since 2012.
    She is a mother of two to Brenda and Alexis. She is also a member of Tasty’s Lopez family.
    Her favorite musican is Vicente Fernandez.
  • Leticia Flores
    Leticia Flores

    Prep Team

    She began working for Tasty in 2019.
    She is the mother of 4 children: Brenda, Gerardo, Alexander and Jacklyn.
    Her favorite restaurant is la Flor de Acapulco in Chicago.
  • Gaby Rios
    Gabriela Rios

    Event Captain

    Gaby has been with Tasty since 2010. She has an excellent eye for details, maintains our warehouse and assists with packing and unloading event vehicles.
    Mother of Daniel and Andrea. Works on the event production team.
    Marc Anthony music fan.
  • Theresa Lopez
    Teresa Lopez

    Senior Event Captain

    Teresa Lopez officially joined the Tasty team in 2012. As a senior event captain, she ensures that all weddings and events run smoothly.
    Sisters are Gaby, Leticia and Josefina. Mother of Diana and Andrea.
    Favorite film: Coco
  • Monserrat Plata
    Monserrat Plata

    TF Processors

    Monserrat started working for Tasty Catering in 2019.
    Has many family members who also work at Tasty: David Plata (brother), Imelda Rodriquez (mother) and Maricela Rodriquez (aunt).
    Her favorite movies are Alien and Fast and Furious.
  • Leticia Lopez
    Leticia Lopez

    Event Production

    Leticia has been with Tasty Catering since 2010. Her responsibilities have included prep work for hot cuisine and most recently salad production.
    Mother of Eduardo and Leticia. Works with sisters Teresa, Josefina and Gaby. Sister in law to Eddie, Eugene, Maricarmen and Chisco.
    Enjoys to sing and dance.
  • Leticia Olivar
    Leticia Olivar

    TF Processors

    Has been working with Tasty since 2018.
    She is a mother of three to Jasmine, Maria and Luis.
    Enjoys an ice-cold beer after a long day.
  • Ricardo Gervacio
    Ricardo Gervacio

    Event Production

    Ricardo has been an important of the Tasty family since 2000. He currently serves as an event captain who ensures outstanding production.
    Father of Ricardo, Cesar and Alexis. Husband of Maricela.
    Knows a thing or two about plumbing and construction.
  • Elena Alanis
    Elena Alanis

    TF Processors

    Elena joined Tasty Catering in 2018.
    She is the mother of four children: Brisa, Estrella, Everest and Chayton.
    Her favorite snacks are fruit and chocolate.
  • Tim Walter
    Tim Walter

    Chief Financial Officer

    Tim’s been a part of the Tasty family since 1995. He’s responsible for all financial and fiscal planning, leadership in the administrative and much more.
    Son of Tom and Bobbi Walter. He has two boys, Temani and Jordan.
    Studied accounting, business and negotiating at UIC. Received a Bachelor of Science in accounting.
    Rocks out to Metallica.
  • Elizabeth Sanchez
    Elizabeth Sanchez

    Event Production

    Elizabeth started working for Tasty Catering in 2019.
    She is the mother of four children: Emily, Axel, Isaac and Angel.
    Her favorite food is green enchiladas.
  • John Reed
    John Reed


    John Reed brings 30 years of experience as a chef consultant. He helps our staff create new menu items, perfect cooking techniques and revamp recipes.
    Received a Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration.
    Owner of Customized Culinary Solutions based in Skokie, Illinois.
  • Doug Childers
    Doug Childers

    Director of Business Operations

    Doug is a new face at Tasty, he loves the sense of community and family that he has received at Tasty.
    For Doug, pizza isn’t just a food—it’s a way of life.
    He is passionate about everything Rugby as well as embarking on epic quests and immersing himself in Dungeons and Dragons.
  • Merelyn - Andrade
    Merelyn Andrade

    Prep Chef

    Merelyn is one of our young Prep Chefs with the Tasty team, she loves the trust she receives being able to demonstrate her skills and express her passion.
    Like her vibrant personality, her favorite food is mole rojo.
    If you can’t tell by her glowing smile, she is one of the happiest people we know. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, exercising, and dancing!
  • Holly Zientara
    Holly Zientara

    Event Designer

    Holly loves being a part of the talented team at Tasty, she appreciates the outstanding respect everyone expresses to each other.
    For Holly, when it comes to her mom’s cooking there is nothing better, but she will never refuse a slice of pepperoni pizza.
    She finds joy in design, organization, crafting, and Pilates; but most importantly she loves spending time with her child.
  • Val Galvez
    Val Galvez

    Event Designer

    Val is one of our up-and-coming event designers; she attended Elmhurst University and graduated in 2023.
    When it comes to her favorite food, it’s a no-brainer—chicken wings and fries.
    A perfect day for Val would be playing pickleball followed up by immersing herself in a good book.
  • Gustavo Cuatepitzi
    Gustavo Cuatepitzi


    Gustavo loves Tasty’s work environment and appreciates having flexible hours.
    When it comes to his favorite foods, burgers, salad, and chicken are the top contenders.
    He loves listening to music while he relaxes.
  • Luis Gustavo Velazquez
    Luis Gustavo Velazquez

    Hot Line Cook

    Luis Gustavo is eager to expand his knowledge in the culinary field and enthusiastic about soaking up everything he can about cooking.
    When it comes to satisfying his cravings, nothing beats enchiladas, tacos, and pizza.
    He enjoys staying active by going for walks and working out; to relax he loves listening to music.
  • Lourdes Munoz
    Lourdes Munoz


    Lourdes is a dedicated Salad Line Chef at Tasty, thriving in an environment that fosters teamwork.
    Her favorite food is chicken, and she loves how there are endless possibilities when making it.
    Outside the kitchen, Lourdes indulges in her love for walking and music.
  • Judith Velazquez
    Judith Velazquez

    Special Event Server

    Judith loves the energy and variety of Tasty’s events, as a special event server she enjoys all the new faces and places with every event.
    She is a foodie at heart, with a passion for exploring different cuisines, she can’t decide on a favorite.
    Judith is our resident “Plant Mom”, she loves tending to her many beloved plants and yelling at her husband particularly when he forgets to water them.
  • Geovana Velazquez
    Geovana Velazquez

    Special Events Server

    As a Special Events Server, Geovana thrives on the excitement of meeting new people and discovering new venues across the Chicagoland area.
    She is first in line at the mention of enchiladas, pozole, and tacos but her favorite dish is her grandma’s picadillo.
    Geovana loves swimming, playing volleyball, and seeking thrills at theme parks. Then, binge-watching her favorite movies and TV series.
  • Vianey Morales
    Vianey Morales

    Special Events Server

    Vianey finds so much joy in working at different venues and interacting with a diverse array of people, at each event she spreads warmth and hospitality.
    With a deep-rooted love for her Mexican heritage, she loves all authentic Mexican food.
    Vianey’s world revolves around her 3 kids: Britania, Amaranta, and Alan; her amazing husband who treats her like a queen showering her with love and affection.
  • Josh Beck
    Josh Beck


    As our friendly Brand Ambassador, Josh loves that the Tasty team feels like one big family, and everyone gets along with each other.
    When it comes to his favorite food, Josh’s palate is torn between breakfast and dinner, he loves his fluffy pancakes but can’t resist a perfectly grilled steak.
    Outside of work, you will find him chasing a soccer ball or vibing to the beats of Peso Pluma.
    His mom Jodi also works at Tasty.
  • Joel Alanis
    Joel Alanis


    Joel brings enthusiasm and dedication to his role on the TFP Production Line at Tasty, he appreciates Tasty’s emphasis on flexibility and employee support.
    His go-to comfort food are authentic Mexican tacos.
    Whether he’s scoring goals or cheering from the sidelines, Soccer is more than just a hobby for Joel —it’s a lifestyle.

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