Michael Gallagher / / President, Managed Services
As President of Managed Services, Michael Gallagher oversees all of RA's corporate dining and educational dining accounts, as well as a number of support services departments. A 25-year veteran of RA, Michael has helped shape the company's distinct style and played a major role in contributing to its phenomenal growth. He exemplifies Restaurant Associates' passion for hospitality, commitment to quality, and dedication to excellence.
Michael began his career with RA in 1993 as Executive Chef at the Harvard Business School, one of RA's most prestigious accounts. During his tenure with RA, Michael has served as Supervising Chef for the Business & Industry Division; Vice President of Culinary overseeing the entire Culinary Department; Senior Vice President of Support Services and Special Projects, where he continued to oversee Culinary, Purchasing, and the Visual & Style departments – in addition to managing all new account openings; and Senior Vice President of Operations responsible for managing a number of RA's largest and most significant accounts. In 2011, Michael was promoted to his current role as Executive Vice President in charge of all Restaurant Associates Operations including CxRA, RA's event catering division and has been responsible for a number of RA's Food Management magazine award winning Best Concepts.
Michael received his training from the Killybegs Hotel Training and Catering University in Ireland and then attended Institut de Promotion Hotelier de Vanne in France. He worked at a number of restaurants and hotels in Ireland and France before moving to the United States.