Our Story

Photo of a corporate dining food service plate.A Dining Services Pioneer

Food Service Company (FSC) brands are proud pioneers of contracted dining services for businesses, institutions, and K-12 Schools.  Our restaurant-inspired in-house culinary, hospitality and management expertise and implementation services have proven to benefit each audience with customized dining services that enrich the experiences of their staff, clients, patients, guests, and students. 

The FSC Family of Brands Began With a Vision

J. Brian Stone, hands-on president and founder of the three Food Service Company (FSC) brand divisions, was born and raised in New England.  As the oldest of eight children, he has an inherent sense of family.

By the time he founded FSC brands, Brian had earned broad success in the foodservice industry, serving in various roles for regional firms.  His keen understanding of all aspects of the business – as well as what motivates people on all sides of the table – had served him well.  But he was driven to overcome the lackluster foodservice and ineffective management he observed in kitchens and cafeterias – especially those controlled by outside interests with little day-to-day involvement – and he knew there was a better way.

Brian saw an opportunity to make a huge difference for companies, institutions and schools struggling to run their own foodservice operations.  He keenly understood their challenges and frustrations, such as loss of time and money while trying to hire, manage and compensate employees; source suppliers; buy food; create menus; develop compliant food safety programs; track reimbursements; and juggle countless other factors.

A New Approach is Realized

In 1993, Brian and his hand-picked team launched the family of FSC brands as a group of privately-held, American-owned regional food management companies serving fresh, nutritious foods prepared on-site for business and industry; healthcare and rehabilitation facilities; senior care and assisted living communities; public and private schools, and seasonal programs. 

Food Service CompaniesThree Unique Divisions; One Congruent Commitment

Today, the company has grown to employ more than 1,000 people across all branded divisions, which include:

  1. Café Services® supports businesses and organizations
  2. Glendale Dining Services supports institutions such as healthcare, senior care, and specialty education
  3. Fresh Picks Café® serves K-12 schools and seasonal dining programs

Congruent across each division is our deep commitment to our team and the people we serve through our creative menus, innovative food programs, and attentive, adaptable, responsive support.

FSC brands have steadily grown to serve clients throughout New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.

Serving Up Revenue Increases, Cost Control, and Compliance

Each Food Service Company brand does much more than feed people.  In line with Brian’s vision, he explains that each division “helps our clients to fulfill their primary missions; which do not include running restaurants”.

He adds, “It’s truly a win-win for clients to partner with our dedicated food service divisions.  We bring our passion, experience, and people as we work together to create restaurant-style service that they’re proud to call their own, with menus and dining experiences that fit their specific needs, demographics, personality and budget.”   

Our responsibility – and privilege, says Brian – is to serve up increased revenues for clients through improved cost control, increased dining participation, consistent compliance, and an overall boost to their brand image.

Flexible, Scalable Culinary Support

Unlike the nationally-controlled foodservice vendors, FSC brands apply a flexible, collaborative approach to delivering dining solutions that accommodate each client’s goals and budget.  Our proven combination of culinary expertise, modern technology, strong buying power, and trusted distribution networks combine to deliver unbeatable value for each clients’ investment.