WRITTEN BY: CHARLIE KATZ, Executive Creative Director at Bitbean Software Development
I had the pleasure of interviewing Warren Leeds, President and CEO, Dartcor.
From the beginning of Warren’s career, fresh from Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, he knew that he wanted to take everything he had learned about food and hospitality and build a dynamic, hospitality-centric company. Warren hadn’t found his market yet, but he knew that fabulous, well-prepared food would attract loyal clientele. In October 1985 Warren did just that, opening ?me Gourmet Market & Cafe in Parsippany, New Jersey with a huge amount of enthusiasm and willingness to try out our recipes and ideas. Country clubs, corporate dining, off premise catering and restaurant opportunities followed. Thirty-five years later, Dartcor is now a company with over 250 employees and 50 accounts throughout the New York metropolitan market. Dartcor continues to serve its clients, filled with enthusiasm and the desire to share its love of great food served by people who love what they do. Outside of Warren’s responsibilities at Dartcor, he is a member of YPO Big Apple Gold, an Advisory Board Member of Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at Cornell School of Hotel Administration, and an Advisory Board Member of Skillman School of Business at Seton Hall University.