Welcome Alison Patt, President and CEO of Thomas Cuisine

Welcome Alison Patt, President and CEO of Thomas Cuisine

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Mark Kadell to Step Down and Retire January 1, 2021

Mr. Kadell will remain serving on the Thomas Cuisine board of directors. Thomas Cuisine’s board of directors has appointed Alison Patt as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2020.

Alison brings to Thomas Cuisine over a decade of contract foodservice and hospitality experience, having served most recently as Group President of Continental Services, Detroit’s top independent contract dining management company. Ms. Patt has a proven background centered on developing high performing teams, driving meaningful growth, fostering enduring client relationships, and demonstrating a strong commitment to servant leadership.

Mark Kadell Thomas Cuisine
Mark Kadell, Board Member

We are fortunate to have someone of Alison Patt’s caliber and experience step up to lead Thomas Cuisine. Alison will successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of new market opportunities that have arisen in light of the recent global pandemic. Ms. Patt is a contract foodservice management visionary with a proven track record of execution. She is a strong communicator who is customer focused and has exemplary leadership capabilities. We welcome her fresh leadership perspective and service industry experience as I retire and transition to my role as a Thomas Cuisine board member.

- Mark Kadell, Board Member
Thomas Cuisine New CEO
Alison Patt, President and CEO

I am honored and excited to lead Thomas Cuisine. This organization is positioned for growth as it delivers custom food service solutions at the intersection of food, service, and wellness. I look forward to leading Thomas Cuisines’ incredible teams in continuing to design customized solutions and healthy menus for our clients in healthcare, senior dining, and business and industry sectors. I embrace Thomas Cuisine’s commitment to improve the lives of others – one nutritious meal at a time.

- Alison Patt, President and CEO
thomas cuisine owner Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas, Owner and Board Member

We very much appreciate Mark Kadell’s efforts and his service to Thomas Cuisine. As he retires, we look forward to the future and to Alison’s leadership in successfully executing the company’s strategy. Alison Patt has the right operational and communication skills and leadership abilities to deliver the same level of excellence and financial performance our customers have come to expect from Thomas Cuisine.

- Matt Thomas, Owner and Board Member