Dick Cattani Death – Restaurant Associates President Dick Cattani has died. The news of Dick Cattani’s death was known through a publication made by Restaurant Associates on Sunday 3rd July 2022 saying “With profound sadness and deepest regret, we announce the passing of our beloved leader Dick Cattani. The cause of Dick Cattani’s death is unknown. Dick Cattani’s kindness, awe-inspiring vision, enthusiasm for life, and love for his family are immeasurable.
Information about Dick Cattani
Dick was a legendary figure in the hospitality industry and a transformative leader. New York City is where Dick was both born and raised. Dick was a graduate of Paul Smith’s College, which is located in the state of New York’s upstate region. While there, he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for a period of seven years. He was on the board of directors for the Society for Foodservice Management in the past and holds the title of Fellow from The Culinary Institute of America.
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In 2003, he was elected President of Restaurant Associates, and during his tenure, the business had an expansion to about into 10 states and experienced growth of three times its previous size. After that, in 2008, he received a promotion to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Premier Catering Division of Compass Group.
Restaurant Associates, Flik International, and Wolfgang Puck Catering are the three companies that make up Wolfgang Puck Catering. Each of these companies operates independently and continues to expand in their own specialty markets. Dick Cattani served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. He left a mark on Restaurant Associates that will continue for a long time, and his influence was felt throughout the whole industry.
Dick Cattani Achievements
Dick was awarded the Adirondack Medal of Honor in 2005 in recognition of his twenty years of selfless service and leadership at Paul Smith’s College. In 2007, he was presented with an honorary degree from Paul Smith’s College in the form of a Doctor of Commercial Science.