Cary Taylor

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Cary joined Crossroads Real Estate Group in 2018 after working in and developing restaurants in Chicago and Kansas City for over 16 years.
As a chef in Chicago, Cary broke into the business working in the kitchen of internationally acclaimed chef Charlie Trotter.  He continued his culinary education cooking under such noted chefs as James Beard Foundation Award winner Paul Kahan and current Top Chef host Graham Elliot.  He worked with Richard Melman as a corporate chef for his famed Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises group, assisting at Ambria, Mon Ami Gabi and FoodLife and participating in the development of The Reel Club and Hub 51.
Cary’s first taste of development came when he helped re-concept Chicago fine dining restaurant Chaise Lounge into the bustling, raucous whiskey bar The Southern. He also teamed with the owners of Chicago’s One-Off Hospitality Group to help oversee the commissary kitchen build out for Big Star taqueria’s expansion as well as restaurant design for the adjoining diner, Dove’s Luncheonette.  
After moving to Kansas City, Cary developed County Road Ice House with the group behind the legendary Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que.  Cary participated in all phases of the kitchen construction, restaurant design and menu development for this large project based in Kansas City’s Power & Light District.
In 2010, Cary patented ModPans, his own line of commercial kitchen food storage containers.  They are now sold on three continents and most notably are used in Domino’s Pizza franchises across the country.
Cary became a Partner at Crossroads in 2021. He also leads the Crossroads Hospitality Consulting division. Over the years has provided consulting services for national accounts such as Oscar Meyer, San Jamar, and ConAgra. He has completed projects with local and regional brands including Cactus Grill, Bar K, Meat Mitch, Ancho & Agave, Chick N Max, SERV and Enjoy Pure Foods. Cary has been an avid supporter of Kanbe’s Market, The Children’s Place, Operation Breakthrough, Meals on Wheels, Pilot Light, Alex’s Lemonade Stand and No Kid Hungry. Cary currently focuses on Tenant/Buter and Landlord/Seller Representation and proudly represents 30Hop, Big Grove Brewing, Taco Naco, Nick the Greek, SERV, Fairwave Coffee Collective, European Wax Center, Craft Putt, Good Day Farm, Char Bar, Beer Kitchen, Charlie D’s, The Jubilee Balloon Company, Golf TRK, Crow’s Coffee, Ancho & Agave, Launch Development, GRATA, Sunflower Development Group and DF Real Estate Development.

A native of Columbus, Georgia, Cary is married and has two daughters.  He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and is a passionate Georgia Bulldog football fan. He spends most of his free time with his family and cooking for friends at his home.

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