Executive Chairman


Ken Young detail

Ken Young provides leadership and oversight to the Spectra Food Services & Hospitality team, ensuring that focus is placed on freshness, innovation, client relationships, and customer satisfaction.

A Philadelphia native, Ken began selling hot dogs as a vendor at the University of Pennsylvania in 1966 and acquired his first managerial position at the Providence Civic Center after college. Since then, he held senior positions with some of the industry’s largest food service companies, before founding Spectra’s Food Services & Hospitality division.

Ken is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a degree in food service and housing administration. In 2005, Ken was honored with the Penn State Distinguished Alumni Fellow Award, which is awarded to alumni who are deemed outstanding in their chosen field.

Ken owns five minor league baseball teams, and he has been named Minor League’s “Executive of the Year” by Baseball America. His dedication to superb food service earned him the Mickey Warner Award from the National Association of Concessionaires in 2009.

He resides in Tampa, FL and especially loves the ocean and Tampa’s local beaches.