Chief Information Officer

Cory Cochran

Accomplished IT executive with a broad range of experience, from successful start-up to large, multi-national businesses. Span both tangible and intangible products in highly regulated and non-regulated business sectors. Adept at analyzing current IT systems and business processes to create a strategic vision and clear technology roadmap. Business results are evidenced by a demon

Current Role

  • Company Name: Metz Culinary Management
  • Job Title: Chief Information Officer
  • Start Date: June 2022
  • Company Industry: Hospitality
  • Location: Olathe, Kansas, United States

Metz Culinary Management was established in 1994 by entrepreneur John C. Metz as a custom dining management service company with a “Guest First” philosophy serving a variety of market segments, higher education, corporate dining, healthcare and independent and public schools. Today, Metz Culinary Management is led by CEO Jeffrey C. Metz. Jeff, a food service veteran himself, who continues his father’s legacy. Under Jeff’s leadership, Metz Culinary Management currently ranks #13 on Food Management Magazine’s list of the Top 50 Management Companies in the United States. In addition to foodservice, the Metz family operates numerous eateries throughout the east coast including beloved national brands: TGI Friday’s, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and Chick-fil-A; plus, two start-up brands: Marlow’s Tavern and Lucky’s Craft Food and Drinks.

The Metz Philosophy is: • Provide great food and hospitality using only the freshest ingredients and as much locally sourced foods as possible. • Motivate employees with opportunities for professional and personal development. • Serve each student and guest with sincere hospitality. • Develop partnerships that are sustainable and mutually rewarding. • Create custom designed dining programs that reflect the uniqueness and culture of each client.


Previous Company:

  • Company Name:  ZOO Fans
  • Job Title:  Managing Director Of Operations
  • Start Date:  July 2010