Business isn’t just business for Kansas Gamma Phi Andrew Brancato—it’s personal. The president of Brancato’s Catering runs not just that operating unit, but is part of an executive team with three other thriving divisions, and the common denominator for all is family.
“Growing up in a family-owned business not only instilled the values of hard work, dedication and loyalty, but also galvanized my commitment to family, faith and community,” Brancato says.
A graduate of Rockhurst High and Kansas State, where he was Phi Delta Theta president, he went to work in the family’s catering business and All Seasons Rental. From day one, he says, “it was made clear that my position was in no way entitled. With hard work and dedication, I have been able to expand my role in the company while helping the company grow.”And grow it has: Since 2010, he says, it’s up between 55 percent and 110 percent for those units, and the company is extending its reach to international markets.
Such success, he believes, stems from a dedication to developing a qualified and successful team, an unwavering commitment to customer service, exceptional product innovation, and a willingness to embrace marketing and public relations initiatives that create local and international brand awareness.
Andrew and his wife, Melissa, have two children, 2 years and 4 months old, and he also keeps active with service with Catholic Charities of Kansas City and St. Joseph, the Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City, and KC Cause. Brother Brancato was recently named to Ingram’s 40 Under Forty list in Kansas City.