Glendale Dining Services brings restaurant-style food services to healthcare, senior care and specialty centers by providing flavorful, refreshingly-presented cuisine crafted by dedicated professional chefs and dietitians.
Café Services provides corporate dining food services throughout the eastern U.S. with a refreshing variety of corporate food services that focus on creatively-crafted quality food, exceptional presentation, and sustainable business value.
Fresh Picks Café supports school cafeterias by providing quality K-12 school food services that ensure positive cafeteria experiences through freshly-prepared, creatively-presented menus that appeal to students and staff.
Contract Food Service Companies for Businesses, Institutions and K-12 Schools
Food Service Company brands support businesses, institutions and K-12 schools with world-class culinary, hospitality and operations expertise and execution.Our hand-picked teams of local managers, chefs, and skilled service staff passionately support each type of organization by customizing extraordinary dining solutions that enhance the experiences of employees, patients, caregivers, guests, and students.
Our proven approach of listening and partnering with clients to provide the best contracted food services in the eastern U.S. enables them to focus on their core mission as they entrust FSC to develop, enhance or grow their dining operations.The FSC Brand family includes these divisions:Café Services, Glendale Dining Services, and Fresh Picks Café.
Cafe Services® A Corporate Dining Food Service Company Like No Other
Since 1993, Café Services has grown to serve hundreds of business locations throughout the northeast with unmatched selection and value in corporate dining services.Our wide-ranging menu of options ranges from development to provision to ongoing management of food-related support. Full-service cafeterias and self-service cafes offer creative, restaurant-quality cuisine prepared on site daily by professional chefs. Convenient micro markets and vending services provide around-the-clock access to the latest in fresh, trusted local and national-brand fare.
Corporate catering and event management ensures quality culinary control, in-house representation and accountability.All services are customized to reflect each client’s unique corporate personality and satisfy a multitude of employee tastes and preferences.
Glendale Dining Services® Restaurant-Inspired Food Services for Institutions
Glendale Dining Services (GDS) specializes in providing attractively-presented fresh and flavorful restaurant-style dining programs for institutions such as healthcare, senior care, and specialty education providers.Our experienced culinary and operations professionals are dedicated to satisfying the nutritional needs and service expectations of the diverse audiences within these mission-critical environments.
GDS teams value their role and responsibility to promote and maintain the well-being of inpatients, outpatients, caregivers, visitors, students and support staff, in a manner that enables each person to thrive.GDS chefs diligently source fresh, healthy ingredients and creatively prepare meals on-site to encourage memorable dining experiences for all audiences.
Fresh Picks Cafe® K-12 School Food Services They Crave
Fresh Picks Café specializes in providing K-12 school districts with comprehensive foodservice programs that respect their budgets and generate higher revenue through increased student and staff participation.FPC teams have earned a successful reputation by going beyond fulfilling the typical requirements surrounding nutrition, meal preparation, and food safety.We know what schools need most from their on-site cafeterias:fresh, nourishing, creatively prepared and masterfully presented meal options, specifically developed to appeal to the unique tastes and preferences of elementary, middle school and high school students.
Our personalized programs span breakfast, lunch, after school, and summer youth camps, to surpass simply providing hot meals on trays.
The Best Foodservice Company You’ll Ever Partner With
Our excellent reputation and nearly three decades of successful experience with all aspects of food service makes us the best partner to help you achieve positive results from your investment. Our dedicated teams, our use of the latest technology, and our strong network of local and national distributors form a winning strategy that delivers effective, affordable support.
Foodservice Management that Caters To Your Goals
Simply put, each division of our FSC family of brands caters to supporting your unique goals, objectives, and budget. From our experienced upper management to our efficient on-site support staff, you gain partnership with a team of skilled professionals who work to understand your vision and make it a reality.
Passionate People Create Quality Dining Experiences
Our skilled and creative team is committed to creating quality dining experiences customized to the preferences and dietary needs of our clients and the people they serve. We continually invest in providing our people with ongoing professional development and generous benefits. This ensures that our team takes pride in their careers, and are as enthusiastic as you are about the success of your foodservice management program.
A Foodservice Vendor With Flexible Business Structure Enables Attention to Detail
Unlike the impersonal cookie-cutter approach of many large nationally-owned foodservice vendors, FSC brands adapt and customize programs and services based on our clients’ needs, desires and budgets. This important differentiator ensures that no detail or client request is overlooked. For example, our micro-market retail option is a practical resource for clients that operate outside of typical weekday business hours and on weekends. Our highly responsive and flexible Café Services business model enables us to quickly attend to and satisfy requests to provide more of any specific type of meal, refreshment, and snack options such as candy and chips.
Quality Food and Products from Trusted Distributors
We understand the value and cost-effectiveness of sourcing quality culinary ingredients and products from trusted distributors. In addition to sourcing food from local farms and vendors whenever possible, we have relationships with several national vendors whose brands our clients know and respect. We also purchase thousands of products ranging from paper plates, napkins and packaging, to serving and eating utensils, to a host of condiments typically found in full-service cafeterias and cafés. Our strong relationships with trusted local and national vendor partners afford us excellent buying power that translates into savings for our clients.
Our Growing List of FSC Distributor Partners Includes:
• Backyard Farms Tomato
• Holden Produce
• Oakhurst Dairy
• Bellevance Distributors
• Hood Milk
• Black River Produce
• J. Polep Distribution
• Rockin Roastin
• Boar’s Head Provisions
• Koffee Kup Bakery
• Seashore Produce
• Coca Cola
• LaMarca Bakery
• Starbucks Coffee
• Costa Produce
• M. Saunders Produce
• Sun Coffee Roasters
• Green Mountain Coffee
• New England Coffee
• NH Distributors
• Truly Good Food
Top 6 Benefits of Partnership with FSC Brands
Our outstanding record of successfully serving a growing list of customers throughout the Northeast underscores why partnership with the FSC family of brands appeals to owners, managers and administrators of institutions, companies, and K-12 school districts.
These six benefits represent the top reasons to partner with Café Services, Glendale Dining Services, and Fresh Picks Café:
 Innovative Cuisine
Our chefs and chef managers from every FSC brand division pride themselves on preparing innovative meal solutions that accommodate the dietary and nutritional needs of their customer-audiences. Their on-site preparation of creatively-crafted, attractively-presented cuisine enhances customer participation, and generates revenue that underscores the value of FSC partnership.
 Consistent Quality
Our holistic approach to providing consistent quality across all aspects of each FSC division greatly benefits the businesses, institutions and schools who partner with us to achieve their goals. Whether your organization supports business teams and customers, patients and caregivers, or students and teachers, you can be assured that our brands will deliver consistent quality and achieve your goals.
 Local Support and Accountability
Each industry-specific FSC brand is managed by local teams of experienced directors, registered dieticians, chefs, and supervisors who are empowered to make local decisions, and accountable directly to FSC’s actively-involved regional executives. This local support and accountability is what differentiates FSC brands from large national brands that often have layers of separation from leaders with decision-making ability, leading to inflexibility and decreased customer satisfaction.
 Superior Value
Our proven strategies for efficient cafeteria and restaurant operations, coupled with our deep relationships with local and national distributors, enable each FSC brand to deliver outstanding value to customers. Fresh ingredients, quality products, and attentive service combined with convenience and affordability provides our clients with peace of mind that they are receiving superior value for their wise investment.
 Commitment to Community
All FSC divisions take pride in supporting the people and economies of the local communities we serve. Through employing local people and sourcing local food whenever possible, we strive to be a responsible business partner as well as a good neighbor. We also provide financial and volunteer support to many leading local and national organizations that benefit the communities where our clients are located.
 Assurance of Food Safety Compliance
Employees in all FSC divisions receive rigorous training that thoroughly covers quality control, service excellence, and compliance with safe food handling and sanitation requirements. Our management team is ServSafe certified, and all non-salaried team members are offered food service certification.
Workplace productivity is often greatly enhanced when employees can take advantage of on-site services ranging from full-service cafeteria support, to café and office refreshment services, corporate catering, vending services, micro markets, convenience markets, event management, and more. Various employee audiences throughout an office building or across a campus of offices can benefit from the quality and convenience of freshly prepared and made-to-order meals that are thoughtfully customized to appeal to their tastes and preferences. Today’s discerning diners also seek options that support their well-being. The Café Services Fit Picks™ program provides diners with healthfully balanced and appealing portions, sound education and exciting promotions.
Many factors influence employees’ satisfaction with – and regular use of – their workplace cafeterias. Beyond obvious factors such as food quality, variety and freshness, employees also consider practical and aesthetic details such as traffic flow, cuisine layout, and interior design when deciding whether to avail themselves of the benefits that a café can offer. Café Services also offers clients the benefit of concept to completion cafeteria design services.
The Café Services Approach to Feeding Business Campuses
Through our deep experience and consistent positive results with serving employees in office buildings and across business campuses, we’ve gleaned great insights into the process of delivering award-winning corporate campus dining experiences. Our approach combines the power of national purchase pricing at local levels, technologies that maximize efficiency, and corporate accountability processes, to offer the latest innovations in food sourcing, preparation, presentation and service.
How Contract Food Services Benefit Institutions
Contracted Foodservices Enable Institutions to Focus on Their Mission
Food services for institutions, such as the dedicated support of Glendale Dining Services, helps administrators in industries ranging from healthcare, senior care, and specialty school education to realize their vision by enabling them to focus on their core mission.
What Makes the Glendale Dining Services Approach Unique
Glendale Dining Services (GDS) pioneered the full-service concept of delivering fresh, quality food and skilled, caring culinary support to non-profit and for-profit institutions who serve clients, patients, and students. Today, the GDS approach continues to revolve around helping our customers to promote and uphold the health and well-being of each patient, resident, guest, student, and staff member within their facilities. Our caring teams of managers, registered dietitians, chefs and hospitality professionals work as an extension of your team to create exciting, nutritious dining experiences that enrich people’s lives by supporting their dignity and wellness.
How Contract Dining Services Enhance K-12 Schools
Contract Dining Services Support Schools and School Districts
Fresh Picks Café helps districts, communities and a variety of summer youth programs to meet their dining service goals. Schools administrators are freed to fulfill their primary mission of education, which does not include running the largest restaurant in town. Our experienced on-site teams serve up increased revenues for school districts, while controlling costs and ensuring consistent compliance with countless mandates regarding nutrition, administration, and food safety.
How Fresh Picks Café Helps Generate Consistent Revenue
Generating revenue through increased dining participation across school districts depends on developing creative and cost-effective programs that attract students’ interest with fun and new ways to appreciate food and nutrition. Fresh Pics Café enhances the cafeteria experience by engaging students to learn about nutrition through a simple-to-use app that enables them to review school lunch menus at their convenience. In addition to providing appealing lunch options through exciting food stations, beverage stations, and healthy snack stations, FPC offers before and after school meals that provide kids with the nutrition they need to fuel their minds and bodies at critical points throughout the day. We adapt our menus and presentation to serve to the demographics, personality and goals of each community, and to appeal to the unique needs and preferences of students at the elementary, middle school and high school levels.
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