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About Us


ChefAdvantage has grown to become the leader in providing dynamic delivered meal service and onsite dining programs for Atlanta’s premiere childcare centers and K-12 independent schools. Our recipe for success begins with the belief that great food and service starts with great people.

ChefAdvantage is composed of caring chefs, cooks, drivers, and servers who believe in supporting the well-being of children through the gift of preparing delicious and nutritious food. Becoming a member of our work family begins with full background checks, the ability to work in our drug-free and smoke-free environment, and the desire to do whatever it takes to “get it right”. Our staff members receive continuous training in order to maintain our standards of service. The entire staff is Serv-Safe certified, ensuring that they have knowledge of the best practices for safe food handling. We hope you will agree that our people are some of the finest you will meet.

Our Leadership Team

Gordon
Gordon Evans - President and CEO
Having spent over 20 years in the multi-unit hospitality and healthcare fields, Gordon understands the need for delivering a high quality product with exceptional customer service to our clients. Most recently, Gordon was a Regional Vice President with ACCOR hotels where he was charged with leading a team of hospitality, engineering and human resources professionals that provided support and operational leadership to over 150 hotels throughout the country.

As Chief Operations Officer at Mountain Health and Wellness, Gordon had overall responsibility for company operations at all hospitals throughout the state. This included information technology, human resources, process improvement, front office administration and property development. During his tenure, he was also responsible for the planning and construction of a 35,000 sq. ft. medical complex. Gordon's experience has provided him with a unique perspective on serving our youth. Uncompromising quality coupled with a strong focus on providing exceptional customer service in an inviting environment is the key to his success. His experience in health and wellness confirms his belief that getting children off to a happy and healthy start in life has to be our highest mission. ChefAdvantage delivers on that belief!

James
James Clark - Director of Operations
Born in Connecticut, James is a third generation food service professional. He has worked in the culinary field for over seventeen years with the past ten being in educational foodservice. During that time, James spearheaded the dining services of independent schools across the Southeast region. His responsibilities at ChefAdvantage include overseeing all aspects of daily operations, safety, and client relations.
James resides in Rome where he enjoys gardening with his wife and their three daughters.
Mark
Mark Ringley - Business Manager
Mark is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Mark’s contributions at ChefAdvantage include full charge accounting, human resources administration, and office management.Prior to joining ChefAdvantage in 2006, Mark worked in the information technology sector providing software support and training, as well as later running the business office for a local software company. He is originally from Southwest Florida and has resided in Atlanta for the past seventeen years.
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Tori Nielsen - Nutritionist
Tori is a graduate of Auburn University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Human Science with a Concentration in Nutrition/Dietetics. Her responsibilities as Nutritionist are to ensure that menus are balanced and in keeping with our mission to offer wholesome foods that kids love to eat. Additionally, she spearheads nutrition education programs and presentations.
Tori is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, School Nutrition Association, and Georgia Organics. She resides in Cumming, Georgia where she enjoys cooking, kickboxing and spending time with her husband and young son.

 

LeeLee Evans - Human Resources

Lee grew up in Indianapolis, IN and graduated from The University of Mississippi with a MSS degree in Sociology. She has been in Human Resources over 20 years primarily in the hospitality, and education fields.  Most recently, Lee was the Vice-President of Human Resources for a multi-site educational technology company headquartered in Phoenix, AZ. Having worked in hospitality and educational services, Lee understands the need for quality products and outstanding customer service for our future leaders.

Lee is a member of the national SHRM organization as well as the local Atlanta chapter of SHRM, where she volunteers with high school and college students helping them with resume writing, interviewing skills and career counseling.