Cafeteria Food Services
Today’s discerning employers and employees expect their corporate cafeteria food service experience to surpass the traditional model of a cafeteria food service with limited selection and service. They deserve the well-planned, thoughtfully-presented and accessible dining solutions provided by Café Services®, the trusted corporate cafeteria food service partner to companies throughout the eastern U.S. since 1993.
As a premier Food Service Company® brand, Café Services pioneered the evolution of cafeteria food services for workplaces, including full-service cafes that feature hand-crafted, innovative and healthy menus; coffee bars; office refreshment services; cashless micro markets; executive dining; on-site and special event catering; vending options and cafeteria design.
Our clients in more than 225 workplaces throughout New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland entrust our teams to sustainably source and create outstanding meal options, served in accessible and engaging dining environments that enable everyone to thrive.
The Best Corporate Cafeteria Food Service for Your Workplace
Everyone on the Café Services team – including actively-involved upper management, registered dietitians, corporate chefs, operations managers and staff – understands what it takes to maintain our position among the best corporate cafeteria vendors in the nation.
Our passionate focus on providing outstanding culinary excellence, impeccable service and sustainable business solutions creates an overall value that makes us the best choice to partner with as your corporate cafeteria vendor.
Among the Nation’s Top Foodservice Companies
Café Services has been rated as one of the top foodservice companies in the U.S. because we’ve earned our clients’ trust and respect with the positive results that we consistently generate for them with our outstanding foodservice management programs.
Many national-brand corporate cafeteria food service vendors purport to provide “full service” solutions, only to fall short with impersonal, inflexible, cookie-cutter offerings. The Café Services approach is to listen and understand our clients’ needs, wants, and budgets, so we can apply our culinary expertise, state of-the art technology, and strong distribution networks to customize foodservice programs that reflect their corporate personalities and achieve their corporate dining goals.
Our Recipe for Successful Corporate Dining Combines People, Food & Tech
Our recipe for success starts with a seasoned team of expert culinary, hospitality, and operations professionals whose passion for preparing and sharing fresh food from trusted resources is evident in every aspect of their work.
Corporate Chefs with Passion for Excellence
Every Café Services corporate chef is an experienced culinary expert with a passion for partnering with corporate clients to achieve their goals and make every dining experience a positive, memorable reflection of their brand and values. From daily dining needs to large corporate events, our corporate chefs respect your objectives and treat your business as their own.
Beyond Food: Restaurant Inspired Cuisine
The top talent you gain by partnering with Café Services for your corporate cafeteria food service enhances your image among your employees, corporate clients, guests and peers. That’s because everyone on our team is committed to creating and serving restaurant-inspired cuisine that elevates diners’ moods, supports their wellness, empowers their productivity, and contributes to collaboration.
Corporate Cafeteria Food Services With High-tech Support
The web-based ordering technology we use helps support the accuracy and expediency of corporate catering orders, and also streamlines the entire process, from initial order to confirmation, delivery and invoicing.
Corporate Dining Food Services
We offer a comprehensive and flexible suite of food service management programs to accommodate your every need for corporate dining food services. In-house execution and oversight of each offering ensures quality culinary control, customization, and accountability, as well as accurate representation of your corporate personality and brand promise.
Comprehensive Food Management Services
Our full suite of food service programs includes:
- Corporate Dining
- Corporate Catering
- Micro Market Design and Management
- Office Refreshment Services
- Vending Services
- Corporate Cafeteria Design
- Event Management & Rental Options
Today’s Contemporary Employee Cafeteria
The contemporary café of today’s most successful workplaces is designed, constructed, and operated to encourage employee productivity and wellness. Modern corporate dining areas go well beyond the offerings of their traditional cafeteria food service predecessors, by providing diverse menus and fresh, locally sourced, restaurant inspired options prepared by on-site corporate chefs and served by attentive foodservice professionals. Diners can choose from a wide variety of balanced meal-building options that incorporate fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as organic options, locally-raised meats, seafood, and more.
Our award-winning corporate chefs are known for their flavorful cuisine and artfully-presented serving stations that feature a wide variety of creative entrees and succulent side dishes. Our chefs also enjoy creating themed menus to celebrate holidays, or to recognize and promote special milestone occasions for your firm, brand, or employees.
Examples of our Creative and Contemporary Food Stations Include:
- Downtown Deli – features lunches made to order with branded deli meats, freshly baked breads, rolls, and other sandwich-builders, as well as fresh toppings and flavorful condiments.
- Panini Grill – offers warm, custom panini sandwiches made with on-site baked breads and stuffed with a wide variety of delicious and healthy fillings to suit everyone’s tastes.
- Pizza Station – features freshly-created pizzas, calzones and strombolis – each prepared in-house with our delectable freshly-baked dough, wholesome ingredients and seasonal toppings.
- Signature Café – offers lunch entrees crafted before your eyes by our professional chefs. Menus change frequently to ensure that recipes are on-trend, exciting and full of in-season ingredients.
- Market Fresh Self Service Salad and Soup Bar – inspires healthy meal choices with a bountiful selection of garden-fresh vegetables and fruits, house-crafted soups, salads and dressings, and popular branded sides and toppings.
- Grille Stations
Our Backstreet Grille station offers a la carte grilled breakfast and lunch favorites, plus grilled panini sandwiches, and loads of complementary side dishes.
- Our Grill ‘n Greens station offers an enticing array of grilled to order meats and seafood, served over a bed of healthy mixed wild salad greens.
- Grille Stations
We also seasonally transform a section of the cafeteria into an on-site Farmers Market, to showcase local produce grown or sourced by regional farmers and vendors. This attractive presentation of locally sourced foodstuffs is appreciated by busy employees who value the opportunity to purchase nutritious fare that can be eaten right away, or brought home to their families. Our “buy local” Farmers Market events support the regional economy and demonstrate our commitment to partnering with local vendors to provide customers with locally-sourced quality food.
The Rise of Company Subsidized Cafeteria Food Service Benefits
While employee benefit policies vary from firm to firm, many companies seeking to retain top talent offer their employees the valuable benefit of subsidized meals, or a subsidy toward food purchases. When employers make a full or partial contribution toward their employees’ cost of meals purchased throughout the business campus (most typically in the employee café), the resulting benefit is a reduction – or in some cases, an elimination – of meal costs for employees.
An important advantage of on-site dining for firms and their teams is the time savings that it enables, since people do not need to leave the building to eat. On-site dining and working lunches in a modern corporate cafeteria also help to facilitate camaraderie and team collaboration among staff members, as they enjoy the opportunity to share conversation while eating together.
Types of Corporate Catering by Café Services
Our three types of cutting-edge corporate catering services are thoughtfully designed to cover every culinary support need of your executives, employees, clients, and guests.
Every Day Catering ensures that your team gains easy access to high-value, cost-effective support for their daily business dining needs. Practical examples include staff breakfasts, conference breaks, and team collaborations such as work lunches and lunch-and-learn events featuring guest presenters. The convenience of an in-house, on-demand catering resource also saves your staff from wasting valuable time and energy on sourcing and paying for food from outside vendors.
Event Catering ensures that everyone who participates in your corporate event will enjoy an extraordinary experience that reflects your corporate personality and sets you apart from your peers and competitors. Our seamless management of each detail – from customized décor to culinary elegance to polished service – enhances the event experience for your staff, clients, and guests, and makes your seminars, conferences, banquets and parties highly memorable.
Executive Dining ensures that executives can enjoy made-to-order menu choices that cater to their unique tastes and preferences, served discretely and expediently according to their schedule and privacy requirements.
No matter the occasion, our dependable, full-service in-house provision of fresh, healthful cuisine caters to the diverse menu needs of your employees and their guests. We take pride in accommodating omnivores, vegans, vegetarians, and people with diabetes, food allergies or who require gluten free fare. This dedication to dining distinction enables everyone to prosper.
Advantages of Corporate Catering by Café Services
In-house catering support represents a valuable business asset on many levels. You gain a strategic partner who understands your brand identity, mission and goals, and works within your budget and schedule to efficiently fulfill all of your daily, event and executive dining needs. The single-source support and accountability you get from hospitality professionals who truly care about your success serves to power your team’s productivity, improve your firm’s image, and boost your bottom line.
Our growing list of business customers throughout CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, PA, and VT appreciate these key advantages of our comprehensive in-house catering services:
- Convenient Online Ordering with Catertrax®
- Customized Menu Preparation
- Seasonal Fresh Food
- Flexible Ordering Convenience
- Dependable In-house Staff
Convenient Online Ordering with Catertrax®
Our high-tech yet practical system for convenient online ordering makes it quick and easy for your team to order food for corporate meetings and corporate events. Web-based ordering through Catertrax® is the streamlined way to obtain prices, confirm orders, schedule reorders, and simplify invoices. We can also customize the technology to facilitate recurring orders for regularly scheduled gatherings. You always have the option to speak with your Food Service Director for special occasions and custom orders.
Our seasoned chefs are culinary experts who welcome the opportunity to provide restaurant-inspired, attractively presented cuisine that bursts with flavor and leaves diners feeling well satisfied. We can provide you with options that fit your budget and incorporate your selection of cuisine, while satisfying your guests’ dietary requirements, food allergies, and preferences.
Seasonal Fresh Food
Our chefs take pride in creating high quality cuisine featuring seasonal ingredients that are locally sourced as often as feasible.
Flexible Ordering Convenience
We offer you several flexible options for placing your catering orders. Simply use our online Catertrax® customized technology; or contact your dedicated Food Service Manager by email or phone, or personally collaborate with our culinary professionals. Our lead times are also flexible, enabling quick accommodation of orders for breakfast, lunch, or snacks for unanticipated meetings.
Dependable In-house Staff
You can depend on our well-trained and motivated staff of Café Services culinary and hospitality professionals to serve as your strategic partners. We hire only top talent with proven industry experience, and provide them with thorough training and excellent benefits, to retain their loyalty and ensure a positive return on our investment.
Benefits of Micro Market Self-checkout Cafeterias
Micro market cafés are wise and practical investments for many businesses. They can augment the offerings of a full-service corporate cafeteria, or they can independently serve as quality source of breakfast and lunch meals, fresh-baked items, snacks and beverages for employees. Minimarkets provide employees with the flexible and trusted around-the-clock access and self-checkout convenience that they value and appreciate.
The primary advantages of a Micro Market include:
- 24-hour Access to a Variety of Fresh Food
- Customization to Employee Tastes and Preferences
- Cashless Convenience
- Increased Food Sales
- Space Saving Alternative
24-hour Access to a Variety of Fresh Food
Outside of typical full-service cafeteria hours, employees in many organizations need around the clock dining options. Micro markets fill this need as freestanding, unstaffed cafes that enable shoppers to select and purchase foodstuffs via a UPC scanner and cashless self-checkout system.
Customized to Employee Tastes and Preferences
Café Services personnel diligently monitor and stock each micro market with fresh new offerings throughout the day. This attention to detail, as well as consistent engagement with customers to solicit their feedback, helps us to know which foods our corporate clients most prefer – and when they prefer them – so we keep their favorites in-stock, fresh and ready to consume as-needed.
Our mini markets offer several payment options that enable employees to enjoy cashless convenience. High-tech payment options include credit cards, prepaid debit cards, micro-cards (retained on key rings), thumbprint scanners, and virtual payment via smartphones. Employees can monitor and control their accounts online, to oversee expenses and account balances, and create spending limits as needed.
Increased Food Sales
Companies who invest in on-site micro markets to augment their cafeterias regularly benefit from increased food sales. Mini-markets are a win-win for employers and their teams, since their around the clock convenience is a welcome supplement to regular cafeteria hours, particularly for second and third shift staff members.
Space Saving Alternative
Mini market sizes and layouts can be customized to fit your available space. Firms typically locate one in close proximity to their corporate dining area, as an alternative, self-checkout food source for busy staff and guests. Larger business campuses may install micro markets further from their main cafés, to increase team members’ access to a variety of fresh meals and snacks, in support of their productivity and with respect their limited time for procuring food.
Office Refreshment Services
You and your staff will appreciate the refreshing in-house convenience of our professionally designed and maintained coffee bars and beverage stations. We can manage everything from installation and same day service of contemporary brewing equipment and dependable water filtration systems; to delivery of supplies and products including many sought after on-trend brands of coffee and tea.
Office Vending Services
Our custom vending services represent 24×7 convenience and solutions to empower the productivity of people working throughout your facility. Our team of vending professionals offers full service support that provides you with a steady revenue stream, and your employees with anytime access to brand-name snacks, drinks and refreshments. This support includes dependable, cost-effective vending equipment; around the clock maintenance; and a complete assortment of snack options from trusted brands.
Corporate Cafeteria Design Services
When your goal is to expand, rebuild, or renovate an existing dining facility, you can count on the experience and expertise of our cafeteria design professionals to ensure that your project is correctly scaled to fit your budget and enhance your bottom line. Our seasoned architects and interior designers understand the key value-enhancing elements of café design and construction, including sustainability; traffic flow optimization; selection and purchase of appropriate appliances, kitchen equipment, and utensils; and updated décor and furnishings.
Committed to Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Many of our Café Services guiding principles – or culinary commitments as we call them – revolve around our deep commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. They keep us focused on the big picture of what’s most important, such as incorporating local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients into our menus; maintaining nutritional integrity and quality; and partnering with only socially responsible vendors that share our commitment to sourcing quality food and environmentally sustainable products. We strive to help our clients be responsible members of their communities by initiating ecologically-friendly and green practices.
We also engage in responsible recycling, and seek to minimize the waste that goes to local landfills. To accomplish this, we distribute much of our food waste to local farmers, who use it to feed animals and fertilize crops. We make every effort to use biodegradable paper products and eco-friendly cleaning products throughout our kitchens and dining rooms.
Committed to Supporting Health and Wellness
Our culinary principals that underscore Café Services’ dedication to supporting wellness and health include:
- We optimize food quality and nutritional value using just-in-time methods of cooking
- We regularly incorporate whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables into our recipes
- We seek to reduce our use of sugar, salt, and saturated fatsWe use only heart-healthy cooking oils, and never use trans fats
- We strive to incorporate locally-sourced, in-season, and sustainable ingredients into our menus
- We display food in a manner that inspires healthy dining choices
Our exclusive Café Services FitPicks® wellness solution is a scalable wellness program designed that encourages diners to learn about healthy options and balanced portions, and embrace healthful lifestyles. Our professional chefs and dietitians can work with you to develop flexible initiatives that augment your existing work site wellness programming to achieve your goals – from nutritional instruction to participation incentives and health monitoring. To complement our creative presentation of healthful, restaurant inspired cuisine, we also provide free educational newsletters and display signage.
Examples of customized wellness-enhancing support we provide for corporate clients who participate in our FitPicks program include:
- Nutrition Counseling and Instruction
- Cooking Demonstrations
- On-site and Web-based Healthy Lifestyle Education
- Webinars on General Wellness, Weight Loss, Disease Prevention and more
- Health Fairs