Five Star Food Service Hires Michael Chapman as New Vice President of Dining

Aug. 17, 2020

Michael Chapman will lead the company's dining operations while ensuring the execution of strategic operating initiatives for more than 40 corporate dining locations.  

CHATTANOOGA, TN – In July, Five Star food Service hired industry veteran Michael Chapman to assume the role of Vice President of Dining Services following the retirement of predecessor Charly Caldwell. Chapman now leads the dining operations team company-wide, overseeing more than 40 corporate dining locations. He is charged with developing and ensuring the successful execution of strategic operating initiatives while ensuring efficiency, sales growth, and customer satisfaction.

“I am very honored and excited about the opportunity to join the Five Star team. As a native and resident of East Tennessee, I have watched the growth of Five Star into the premier regional service provider that it is today and am very proud to be tasked with leading the company’s dining services division. I look forward to continuing the focus on customer satisfaction while striving every day to deliver the highest quality food and service to our customers and clients,” says Michael Chapman.

Chapman comes to Five Star with 32 years of extensive experience in the foodservice industry and is a 1997 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Chapman has previously worked as an Executive Chef, Director, and Multi-site General Manager for Aramark and more recently was the Regional Operations Manager overseeing corporate dining accounts, government contracts, and stadium operations with Southern Foodservice Management.

Greg McCall, Five Star’s Chief Revenue Officer, says Chapman’s “wealth of knowledge in the food industry will bring fresh ideas and innovation to the dining line of business. We are excited to have Michael leading the team and look forward to seeing his impact on the organization.”


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, corporate pantry kitchen, coffee and water services, full-service dining, catering, and sustainable products across Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, and North Carolina. 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, Twitter and Instagram