Five Star Loses Beloved CFO Jean Bouchard

Aug. 24, 2018

CHATTANOOGA, TN – Five Star Food Service, Inc. announced today that Chief Financial Officer, Jean Bouchard, passed away on August 19, 2018 from an extensive battle with cancer. 


Alan Recher, President and Chief Executive Officer commented, “It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our true friend and esteemed CFO, Jean Bouchard. Jean was an amazing person and business partner. He was my right-hand man and an integral part of Five Star’s success over the years. Without fail, Jean stood for and operated with the highest level of integrity and an incredible business mind. He impacted everyone that he crossed paths with and will be sorely missed as a colleague and friend.” 


He is survived by his wife and their son and daughter. Arrangements have been made for a memorial service at Lane Funeral Home in Chattanooga on August 31, 2018. Please send condolences or communications to Five Star’s corporate headquarters (6005 Century Oaks Drive, Suite 100, Chattanooga, TN 37416). 



Five Star Food Service, headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, is the Southeast’s premier on-site food and beverage solution provider to employers and other commercial, institutional, and educational locations. Five Star is a leader in micro markets, full-line vending, coffee and water services, full-service dining, and catering across Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Founded in 1993, Five Star has grown to one of the largest privately held operators in the United States and is a franchise of Canteen, a Compass Group company. Learn more at or join the conversation on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.