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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 Evans
Gordon Evans - President and CEO

Before starting his position at ChefAdvantage in 2013, Gordon spent over 20 years in senior management positions in the hospitality and healthcare fields throughout the US. As a result of these experiences, he devised a business plan for ChefAdvantage that provided exceptional customer service for our clients and a high-quality product for our kids that will start them on their way to a happy and healthy life!


These values provide the foundation for growth, so Gordon has expanded ChefAdvantage from a local school lunch provider to a multi-state food service management company. ChefAdvantage now serves childcare centers, schools, and after-school meal programs throughout the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan area and independent schools throughout the Southeast.


In his free time, Gordon enjoys spending time with his family and a challenging game of tennis.


James Clark
James Clark - Vice President of Operations
Born in Connecticut, James is a third generation food service professional. He has worked in the culinary field for over twenty five years with the past twenty 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 Ringley
Mark Ringley - Vice President of Finance 
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.
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, the gym, and spending time with her husband and two young children.

LeeLee Evans - Vice President of 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.