After growing up in the catering business, Adam re-joined Atlanta’s largest caterer in 2012 after a 14-year career with Hyatt Hotels. As president, Adam is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations, financials, growth and development, and he has played a key role in the growth of the food service management business at Proof of the Pudding.
Adam first learned about Giving Kitchen when he heard Ryan Turner speak at the Hospitality Business Network conference a few years ago. Adam believes that Ryan Hidinger’s legacy and how Giving Kitchen was founded is indicative of how our industry has always done its very best to take care of their own, which is by far the most valuable asset any business can have. Being in the food service industry working with over 1,400 associates in 27 facilities across the Southeast has given Adam a healthy perspective on the needs and challenges that many of employees face, and his company steps up to help however they can when their employees fall on hard times. These instances have touched Adam personally, and he has always wanted to be a part of a better, more-structured way of helping those in need across our industry. As a GK board member, he looks forward to joining his peers to help to guide the organization, create news ideas and enhance Giving Kitchen’s ability to serve more hospitality industry people in need well into the future.
Adam also works with and supports many other industry and community organizations including the Atlanta Convention & Visitor's Bureau board, Georgia State University School of Hospitality board, Atlanta Community Food Bank governing and advisory boards and Hospitality Business Network board. He lives in Marietta, GA with his wife Erin and daughters Haden and Blythe and enjoys spending time with family, golfing, boating, travel and the outdoors.