If you are looking for Food Management Companies that bring restaurant-style food services to healthcare, senior care and specialty centers, Glendale Dining Services is your facility’s best choice creative culinary management company.
Highly-rated as one of the top 50 Corporate Food Management Companies in the US, Café Services provides businesses throughout the eastern U.S. with a refreshing variety of food services that focus on creatively-crafted quality food, and sustainable business value.
Fresh Picks Café is one of the top Foodservice Management Companies supporting 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.
Food Management Companies for Businesses, Institutions and K-12 Schools
Our 3 brands of Food Management Companies support clients in fields ranging from institution facilities to business segments to 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 and facility by customizing extraordinary food management solutions that enhance the experiences of employees, patients, caregivers, guests, and students.
Our proven approach of listening and partnering with clients to provide the most creative culinary management company 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 managed food service companies: Café Services, Glendale Dining Services, and Fresh Picks Café.
Cafe Services® A Corporate Dining Food Management Company
Since 1993, Café Services, our Corporate Food Management Company brand, serves as one of the largest foodservice contractors for business locations throughout the northeast. Our food-related services represent unmatched selection and value in Corporate Food Management. Our wide-ranging menu of services for clients 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 are tangible benefits that 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 Corporate Dining Food Management 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 Management for Institutions
Our Food Management Company, Glendale Dining Services (GDS), specializes in providing attractively-presented fresh and flavorful restaurant-style dining programs for Institutions in major segments such as Healthcare, Senior Care, and specialty education providers. Respected as one of the largest foodservice management firms for institutions, our experienced culinary and food service operation professionals satisfy 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 food management experiences for all audiences.
Fresh Picks Cafe® K-12 School Food Management Company
Fresh Picks Café, our School Food Management Company, specializes in providing K-12 school districts with comprehensive Food Management Programs that respect their budgets and generate higher revenue through increased student and staff participation. FPC school district partner teams have earned a choice reputation by going beyond fulfilling the typical requirements surrounding child nutrition, meal preparation, and food management. 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 services for schools span breakfast, lunch, after school, and summer youth camps, to exceed simply providing hot meals on trays.
FSCTM - Food Management Companies Inspired by People and Fresh Food
As our successful clients throughout New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland will tell you, FSC culinary professionals and food service consultants are inspired by the people we serve. As their cafeteria services vendor, we create extraordinary food experiences that rival entertainment venues as we support employee satisfaction and increase employee retention of thousands of employees. Our passion for providing fresh, flavorful food, robust resources and impeccable service is why each of our branded divisions are sought after by businesses that support all industries; institutions that assist a variety of audiences; and schools that serve American K-12 school children students. In order to be among the best managed food service companies in the business you need the best employees with leadership development training!
The Best Food Service Management Company You’ll Ever Partner With
Our excellent reputation as a cafeteria service provider and nearly three decades of experience as a world-class foodservice company makes FSC the best partner to help you achieve return from your investment. Our dedicated teams, our use of the latest sales technology, and our strong network of local and national distributors form a strategic initiative that delivers effective, affordable support.
Food Service Management Teams that Caters To Your Goals
Simply put, each branded division of our FSC family of top foodservice management companies caters to supporting your unique goals, objectives, and budget. From our experienced senior management team 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 training, leadership 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 food service management program.
As a flexible foodservice vendor we adapt and customize programs according to our customer’s needs.
Food Service Management Companies With a Flexible Business Structure Enable Attention to Detail
Unlike the impersonal cookie-cutter approach of many large nationally-owned food service management companies, 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 Menus and Products from Trusted Food Service Distributors
We understand the value and cost-effectiveness of sourcing quality culinary ingredients and products for our menus 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 Partnerships with Food Distributors Includes These Third-party Partners:
• 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 Food Service Distributors
• Truly Good Food
Top 6 Benefits of Partnership Experience with FSC Brands
We are proud to be among industry leaders as a resource for wholesome food and enjoyable food items.
As one of the Food Management Top 50 Contract Management Foodservice Companies, we rank highly versus the largest firms with national brand names of cafeteria companies. The extraordinary community of the FSC brand family benefits owners, managers and administrators of institutions and companies. K-12 school districts consider Cafe Servies a valued district partner.
These six benefits represent the top reasons to partner with Café Services, Glendale Dining Services, and Fresh Picks Café:
Our chefs and chef managers from every FSC brand division of our foodservice company pride themselves on preparing innovative meal solutions that accommodate the dietary and nutritional needs of each segment 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 Food Services Provider
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 Food Management Support and Accountability
Each industry-specific FSC brand of our food service operation 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, accountability, and depth of experience 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 Among Food Service Operators
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.
Our Food Service Management Company’s 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, charitable partner, and good neighbor. We also provide financial and volunteer support to many leading local and national organizations who provide community meals that benefit the communities where our clients are located.
Food Safety Compliance with Best Food Service Practices
Similar to the commercial restaurant market, 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.
How Corporate Dining Solutions Add Value Beyond Employee Health
Our food service management personnel play a vital role in providing healthy food options that satisfy more than hunger for the business segments we serve. As expert corporate cafeteria vendors, our team of cafeteria service providers and catering service experts outperform other cafeteria companies.
The largest food service vendors cannot match our corporate cafeteria management team’s heart of food. With each new food service contract on our growing client list, we share our passion for exceptional food, outstanding menu options and commitment to supporting each client’s revenue growth. Our services for clients are in step with industry trends, and our vast operator resources enable us to continually bring new concepts to menus, including farm to table initiatives.
Corporate Food Service Management Companies Enhance Workplace Productivity
Workplace productivity is greatly enhanced when employees can take advantage of on-site corporate cafeteria services as part of their employee benefits package. Our systematic approach includes full-service cafeteria support, 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 customized to support healthy choices and appeal to their tastes and preferences. Today’s discerning diners also seek options from our manual foodservice business that support their well-being and lifestyle choices. 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. To further support an elevated dining experience, 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 business dining venues at office buildings and across business campuses, we’ve gleaned great insights into the process of delivering award-winning corporate campus dining experiences. Our systematic approach combines the power of national purchase pricing at local levels, technologies such as digital menus that maximize efficiency, and corporate accountability processes. This current food service management enables us to offer the latest product innovations and freshest products in food sourcing, preparation, presentation and service.
This doesn’t look like institutional food services, does it? Glendale Dining Services takes the ‘institutional’ out of institutional food services.
How Contract Food Services Benefit Institutions
Institutions of all types gain tangible and intangible benefits from contracting with foodservice management for quality cafeteria services.
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 instead of their manual foodservice business.
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 improving the resident and caregiver experience 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
Fresh Picks Cafe is a dedicated community of associates with a common goal of enhancing school food service management for our district partner education accounts who support American K-12 School Children.
Contract Dining Services Support Schools and School Districts
Fresh Picks Café helps districts, communities and a variety of summer youth programs to meet their education unit dining service goals with a robust child nutrition program. 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 Annual Revenue
Generating consistent annual revenue through increased dining participation across school districts depends on developing creative and cost-effective child nutrition programs that attract students’ interest with fun and new ways to appreciate food and nutrition. Fresh Pics Café child nutrition services enhance 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, healthy snack stations, and comfort food programs, FPC offers before and after school meals that provide kids with the child nutrition services they need to fuel their minds and bodies at critical points throughout the day. This increases daily meal counts, ensures food waste reduction, minimizes food loss, and helps schools avoid revenue declines due to declines in meal participation. 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.
Guidance for Contracting with Food Service Management
Guidance is available for school food authorities (SFAs) regarding successful contracting with food service management companies (FSMC). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service publishes guidance for school food authority personnel and state agency personnel who also seek to enhance or expand current child nutrition programs.
Checklist: 6 Questions To Ask Before Contracting a Foodservice Management Firm
How Flexible Are Your Culinary Options?
Can You Accommodate Special Dietary & Nutritional Needs?
Is your food & support services staff familiar with common food allergens?
What Local and National Food and Beverage Industry Distributors Do You Partner With?
Do You Offer a Comprehensive List of Cafeteria Design Services?