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“To be the premier dining and automated services provider that creates valuable partnerships for our clients, customers, and associates.”


Elite Cuisine is, and always will be, the provider of choice for organizations that view food services as a valuable benefit.

"The provider of choice for organizations that view food services as a benefit."


Jim is the founder and majority shareholder of Elite Cuisine and serves as its President & CEO. Jim is a thirty year veteran in the foodservice industry, with extensive experience serving premier white collar corporate clients.  Jim started his career with H.A. Pope and Sons in 1982, which was acquired in 1986 by Restaura Dining Services.


In 1987 Jim was promoted from Manager of Food Services at General American Life Insurance to General Manager of Food Services at Maritz. In 1991 he was promoted to Area Manager responsible for Maritz, Anheuser Busch, A.G. Edwards, Southwestern Bell, Enterprise Leasing and Boatmen’s Bank. 


Jim was later relocated to Denver to serve as a senior executive managing a five state territory for Restaura.  In 2000 Restaura was acquired by an international foodservice company.  Jim stayed with this organization for several months and then left to start a western division for another regional foodservice company.  As VP/GM Jim helped to build a thirty million dollar division before leaving to start Elite Cuisine in 2004.


Jim was a long term Board Member of Penn State University's School of Hospitality Management. Jim’s executive foodservice experience, in addition to his experience in design and layout to maximize premier food services facilities, has been a key component to the success of every corporate client engagement in his 30 year tenure.

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