First Name: Ken
Last Name: Otto
Job Title: President and Chief Development Officer
Company: Cara Operations Ltd
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Area of Study: Hospitality Food and Tourism
Ken Otto is currently the President, Family Dining Division & Chief Development Officer of Cara, a position he has held since September, 2014. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Boston Pizza International from June 2011 to August 2014. Prior to Chief Operating Officer, Ken held various senior executive roles with Boston Pizza from June 2004 to May 2011. He has previously worked for Cara from 1998 to 2004, acting as Chief Operating Officer, Airport Terminal Restaurants Division. He has also held executive positions with Moxie’s Restaurants, and was a consultant to Canada’s hospitality industry with Price Waterhouse and Panel Kerr Forster. Ken leads the Cara’s Family Dining Division (Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, Montana’s and East Side Mario’s) and as Chief Development Officer, and leads the franchise development, real estate development, restaurant design and construction and renovation departments at the Company. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Hotel and Food Administration from the University of Guelph.
When starting out in your career... don't worry about your compensation. Find the job where you'll make the most impact" - Ken Otto