Jim Kallas is a Chicago native who has worked in the restaurant industry since he was a teenager. He attended Washburne Culinary Institute, where the chef instructors were instrumental in shaping his love for the industry. Kallas has been a part of Compass Group for 29 years, and has served as a Division President for Eurest, the business dining sector for the past 15 years. The company has grown significantly with over 240,000 associates in North America alone creating new opportunities for innovation and providing food and beverage services for some of the most respected and successful corporations in the world.
In addition to his professional role, his interests include a love for golf and a passion for music so great he’s played the drums in the Compass Group band the “CeeGee’s” for over 10 years.