Cafe Services News
May 12, 2017
5 Top Trends Transforming Food Services for Companies
Savvier, more adventuresome diners, serial snacking, health and wellness, sustainability and social responsibility and a focus on employee engagement are all transforming food services for companies...
March 1, 2017
How to Fuel Happy Employees, High Performance with a Corporate Food Service Subsidy
Most corporate food service subsidies are budget driven, using smart product pricing to offset the expense of the subsidy. Some companies with budget-based subsidized food service operations will offer a combination of complimentary (free coffee and beverages, for example) and competitively priced food items.
December 5, 2016
How to Prepare a Corporate Food Service Request for Proposal - (RFP)
In our 23 years as a corporate food services company, we've seen and responded to a lot of RFPs (requests for proposals). Although it takes a good deal of focus, writing RFPs is a vital part of vendor evaluation.
November 3, 2016
The Definitive Guide for Selecting a Food Service Provider for Your Company Cafeteria
Return on Investment, cost savings and healthy value priced menu choices are just a few of the benefits to consider when selecting a corporate cafeteria vendor or food service management company.
September 28, 2016
5 Questions To Ask When Renovating Your Corporate Cafeteria
What goes into a positive, productive workplace environment? For many forward-looking companies, a main ingredient is a modern, tastefully designed space for serving up exceptional corporate dining experiences...
July 26, 2016
'Locavorism' Takes Root At Café Services Corporate Dining Locations
The 'farm-to-fork' dining trend has been going strong in U.S. households and restaurants for a while. But now it's taking root at Café Services corporate dining locations across the eastern U.S., including New England and the mid-Atlantic.
May 23, 2016
Have Your Corporate Food Service and Your Corporate Catering Too
There are many reasons our customers benefit from corporate catering services provided by their corporate food service, such as better food quality, lower costs, upscale service and much faster response times...
April 17, 2016
FitPicks Expands To Support Changing Workplace Wellness Trends
Healthy eaters are healthy employees. They're also more productive employees - a connection that hasn't been lost on the 70% of US employers that offer some kind of employee wellness program - many of them Café Services corporate dining services customers.
March 30, 2016
Not-Your-Average Fast Food: Self-Service Micro-Market Fuels 'Smarter, Faster' Dining at Amazon Robotics
To the forward-looking inventors and doers at Amazon Robotics, a Café Services, Massachusetts corporate food service company, inspiration can strike at any time. So can that twinge in the stomach or dip in energy that says it's time for a quick bite or hydration break.
February 29, 2016
Cafe Services Brings Contemporary Corporate Dining To Classic Office Site At W.B. Mason's
Just because a company is old doesn't mean it's old fashioned. Just look at the stylish, new modern café and kitchen at the Brockton, Mass. location of W.B. Mason, one of the country's largest office products dealers with a history that stretches back to 1898.
January 29, 2016
Cafe Services Leads Corporate Dining Management Trends For 2016
For corporate dining management company, Café Services, looking at annual food trends at the start of the year is more than just a crystal ball gazing exercise. It is part of what we do to help our customers reach a variety of culinary, employee wellness and sustainability goals.
December 22, 2015
Cafe Services' Five Top Tips For Throwing A Successful Holiday Office Party
Tis the season when Café Services corporate food service management clients in Connecticut and across the northeast show their appreciation for employees and celebrate the year's accomplishments by throwing a holiday party.
November 20, 2015
Cafe Services Fall Harvest Festival Makes Corporate Dining Room Place to Be in November
On November 18, Café Services hosted a Fall Harvest Festival at all Massachusetts corporate food service management locations and throughout the northeast and mid-Atlantic. The highlight of the menu was Café Services???„? Signature Café entrée; herb-encrusted pork tenderloin...
October 27, 2015
Café Services Goes Purple to Help Verizon Raise Domestic Violence Awareness
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Verizon, a Café Services Massachusetts corporate food service management customer, is going purple and rallying employees, supporters and customers to champion the cause.
September 18, 2015
Café Services Revitalizes Corporate Dining at Element Financial in Sparks, Maryland
It's been two months. Yet employees at Element Financial are still raving about the annual summer picnic in July, catered by Café Services, a corporate food service management provider to Maryland businesses and locations across the mid-Atlantic and New England.
August 18, 2015
Eat Them In Season: 5 Reasons To Feast on Local Tomatoes At Café Services Business Food Service Management Locations.
How do you know it's August in the northeast at a Café Services business food service management location? Just look at the tomatoes. Atop burgers and deli sandwiches, at the fresh salad bar, and in soups, dressings, sauces, quesadillas and seafood'sweet, juicy, locally-grown tomatoes add luscious color and flavor to every food station, every day.
July 31, 2015
For Cell Signaling Technology and Eastern Bank, Farm-to-Table Dining is Business As Usual at Café Services.
For Massachusetts companies like Cell Signaling Technology (CST) and Eastern Bank, farm-to-table dining is more than just a concept or weekly special at the cafeteria. It’s an integral part of day-to-day business.
June 29, 2015
Fresh Strawberries Hit Sweet Spot at Café Services Business Dining Management Locations
Few experiences say “June” like sinking your teeth into a juicy, sweet strawberry—whether it’s a pick-your-own or part of a delicious meal at a Café Services business dining management location.
May 31, 2015
Café Services Makes A Splash In Seafood Sustainability
With the ocean just a stone’s throw away from many Café Services locations, it’s not a surprise that business diners have a healthy appetite for seafood. But how healthy is it for the oceans?
April 27, 2015
Café Services Moves to New, Modern Headquarters in Centrally Located Manchester, New Hampshire
A company that grows as steadily as Café Services needs room to expand. So on February 27, the corporate food service management company serving greater New England and the mid-Atlantic, moved from its long-time headquarters in Londonderry, New Hampshire to a new, more expansive and modern office space in nearby Manchester, New Hampshire.
March 30, 2015
Shared Commitment To Go Above and Beyond Brings Koch Business Solutions at Invista To Café Services Family
On March 2, Café Services took over corporate food service operations at Invista, a subsidiary of Koch Industries and maker of leading global brands including LYCRA, ® COOLMAX® and STAINMASTER. ® About 300 business people and engineers work from the company’s Wilmington, Delaware location.
February 17, 2015
Café Services Helps BIC Combat Rising Healthcare Costs With FitPicks Healthy Meals and Education
The North American headquarters of BIC Consumer Products in Shelton, Connecticut has long made employee health and wellness a focus. But when healthcare costs took a big jump last year, the company made it a mission; and enlisted Café Services to help rally employees behind the cause.
January 27, 2015
Café Services Brings Unique Mix of School and Corporate Dining Experience to the Community Campus in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Serving the nonprofits at the Community Campus in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is not for just any corporate food service company. So when the nonprofit community started looking for a new provider in fall 2014, it chose Café Services’ for its unique experience serving both school-based and corporate diners.
November 28, 2014
Café Services Opens State-of-the-Art Corporate Dining Facility at Kiva Systems, Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Amazon.com
On November 10, Café Services staged the grand opening of a new, full service corporate dining room at Kiva Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com in North Reading, Massachusetts.
October 28, 2014
At Café 930, Contemporary Corporate Dining Is A Perk That Keeps Guests Coming Back
As competition for professional talent heats up, businesses increasingly promote corporate dining as a perk to attract educated, hard-working employees with discriminating tastes about where and what they eat.
September 26, 2014
Café Services Caters To 800 Employees and State Dignitaries At Schneider Electric Ribbon Cutting
Café Services, a corporate food services company serving Massachusetts and the greater northeast, served lunch to about 800 Schneider Electric employees and state and local dignitaries on September 10 to celebrate the opening of the firm’s new, global research and development center.
September 19, 2014
Sustainable Ways to Dispose of Food Waste
Some surveys have shown that up to one in every six Americans go hungry on a daily basis. Food pantries are overwhelmed with the demands of trying to feed increasing numbers of hungry families.
September 15, 2014
Guidelines for Interpreting Food Labels
Today’s consumers have a desire to purchase and consume foods that are healthy and are free of pesticides and chemical enhancers. However, current food labeling designations can make the selection of healthy foods a very confusing process. The USDA is the regulating organization for most food labeling and control the standards for the designations of "USDA 100% Organic", "USDA Organic", and "Made with Organic..
August 21, 2014
How Café Services Thrives
The success of Café Services is closely linked to the satisfaction of its growing roster of loyal customers. At least that’s how Brian Stone sees it. Founder and CEO of the corporate food services company serving Massachusetts and the greater northeast, Brian is featured in a recent food-management.com article showing how firms like Café Services win over customers on quality, service and value.
July 28, 2014
Hundreds Gather For Café Services' Pasta Dinner To Celebrate 7th Annual GE 5k Road Race
The atmosphere on the grounds of General Electric’s Plainville, Connecticut plant felt like a carnival on Saturday evening, July 12—where hundreds dined on a hearty pasta dinner from Café Services, a corporate food services company serving Massachusetts and the greater northeast.
July 24, 2014
How to Select the Right Cafeteria Management Partner for Your Company
The decision to retain a full-time cafeteria service provider is a significant one. It impacts your corporate budget, morale, and culture. It can impact your employees' health and nutritional well-being. In facing this change, a well-thought out and systematic approach to choosing the right long-term partner can be integral to how well the new program is developed, implemented and received.
June 30, 2014
Catering Gets Faster and Easier for Café Services Corporate Food Service Customers
New, full-service online catering guide saves time and prevents details from falling through cracks Café Services corporate food service customers in Massachusetts and throughout the northeast have for several years enjoyed the convenience of viewing catering menus online. With the launch of the corporate food service company’s new, full-service online catering guide, creating and managing catering orders is n
June 16, 2014
Why Experts Should Manage Your Food Service Operation
For the Institutional Food Service or Cafeteria Service Manager, there are more third party service provider alternatives to evaluate than ever before. And the odds are high that most of them provide superior food service solutions more economically than existing "in-house" cafeteria organizations. The "outside" partner is a true expert, able to call on vast dining expertise and experience coupled with the ability
May 14, 2014
The “Eat Local” Food Movement
The Eat Local food movement has been rapidly growing at an even much faster pace than the Organic movement. Many local farmers practice organic techniques while providing consumers with both fresh and healthy food options.
May 9, 2014
Cafe Services’ World-Class Corporate Dining Reflects Spirit of Innovation at Schneider-Electric
When Schneider-Electric opened its gleaming new research and development (R&D) center earlier this year, a top priority was designing a corporate dining program from scratch to reflect the company’s global reputation for innovation.
April 24, 2014
Work Smarter Not Harder: Cafeteria Outsourcing for Your Business
In today's fast paced business environment, your business demands your complete attention. It makes good business and economic sense to outsource your company's cafeteria management to a qualified company that specializes in that service.
April 14, 2014
Café Services Celebrates Earth Day With Ocean-Friendly Seafood Specials
At Café Services, Earth Day has long been an opportunity to encourage food choices that not only taste good; but also are healthy and safe for the environment. This year, the corporate food service company serving Massachusetts is focusing its Earth Day activities offshore and promoting sustainable seafood practices.
March 26, 2014
How to Market a Company Cafeteria to Your Employees
A company cafeteria is a major benefit for a company's employees. As in any business endeavor, the marketing of products and services is an important key to the company's success. It is no different with promoting a cafeteria to the company's employees.
March 20, 2014
During National Nutrition Month And All Year, Café Services Diners “Enjoy The Taste Of Eating Right”
“Enjoy the taste of eating right” is the theme of National Nutrition Month 2014, a nutrition awareness campaign promoted annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
March 11, 2014
Café Services Makeover Transforms Corporate Dining At Global Manufacturer
The café at Axcelis is a popular place since Café Services, a corporate dining company serving Massachusetts and the greater northeast, gave the technology firm’s dining program a fresh new look and appeal.
January 27, 2014
New And Expanded FitPicks Gives Café Services Diners More Healthy Choices In The New Year
The New Year is a popular time to kick off healthy eating habits. The office is a great place to start, if you’re lucky enough to be a Café Services customer.
December 20, 2013
Café Services Thanks Associates For Supporting Toys For Tots
The management team at Café Services, a corporate dining company serving Massachusetts and the greater northeast, sends a warm “thank you” to the many associates who participated in the company-wide Toys for Tots drive this month.
November 25, 2013
Cafe Services Gives Thanks To Customers
This month, people all over the country are preparing to celebrate their good fortunes over a Thanksgiving feast. Café Services, a corporate food services company serving Massachusetts, is sharing in the celebration.
October 23, 2013
Fall Harvest Cooking At Café Services
When the fall chill sets in, Café Services chefs get busy finding creative and tasteful ways to make the most of the autumn harvest.
September 10, 2013
Café Services Brings Taste of Boston to Gemline – Employee Appreciation Celebration
Café Services diners at Gemline in Lawrence, MA are big fans of cannolis—a traditional Sicilian dessert pastry made by filling a flaky, tube-shaped crust with rich, creamy cheese like mascarpone or ricotta.
August 27, 2013
Café Services Corporate Dining Company Celebrates 20 Years of Outstanding Food Service
When Café Services founder Brian Stone signed on his first customer in July 1993, he was no stranger to food service. A culinary school graduate, Brian began working in restaurants at age 14 and spent 20 years climbing the organizational ladder at several food service management companies before starting Café Services...
July 26, 2013
Corporate Dining Company Makes Big Splash at Comcast With 2nd Annual Lobster & Crab Boil
Café Services lured almost three-dozen seafood-craving employees to its second annual lobster and crab boil—almost triple the number from its inaugural event last summer.
June 27, 2013
Cafe Services Caters To Diners On Gluten-Free Diets At Massachusetts Corporate Food Service Cafe
At the Arbella Insurance corporate food service café near Boston, Massachusetts, Café Services Chef/Manager Jay always offers a gluten-free alternative to the daily special.
May 31, 2013
Café Services Opening Farmers’ Market At BIC In Shelton, Connecticut
Café Services diners at BIC will soon be able to browse for fresh, local produce on their lunch hour from nearby Beardsley Organic Farm.
April 30, 2013
Café Services Cashless Food Program Makes Corporate Dining Convenient and Popular at New Hampshire Manufacturing Firm.
Ever since corporate dining company Café Services began a cashless food service program at Cobham in 2010, the cafeteria at the military systems manufacturer has been a popular, bustling place.
October 15, 2012
Café Services Revitalizes Corporate Dining At Gems Sensors & Controls
When Gems Sensors & Controls chose Café Services over other Connecticut corporate food services companies to manage employee dining, the manufacturing firm faced 3 main challenges: 1.) Moving hourly employees with limited lunch time more efficiently through the cafeteria, 2.) Delivering more value and variety to distinctly different groups of employees, 3.) Increasing food service participation
October 11, 2012
Café Services Commitment to Culinary Excellence Raises Stakes for Massachusetts Corporate Food Services Companies
The Verizon Innovation Center near Boston, Massachusetts is where next-generation services that use advanced mobile wireless technologies are developed, tested and showcased. More than just a research facility, it’s a wellspring of inspiration for new ideas and excellence. Quality comes first. And cookie-cutter practices don’t succeed. So when it comes to partnering with a corporate dining provider, Café
October 11, 2012
Café Services Raises Bar For Massachusetts Corporate Dining Companies:
When California-based Autodesk opened an East Coast office for its architecture, engineering and construction division (AEC), one of the first objectives was building a site with complete, interior and exterior LEED certification.
September 28, 2012
Café Services Out Flexes Connecticut Corporate Dining Companies To Bring Value Without Overhead To Company in Transition
Talk to several different Café Services associates, and chances are, they’ll all tell you that unlike many Connecticut corporate dining companies, Café Services is not a “cookie-cutter” company. To understand why, just look at the experience of...
September 28, 2012
Café Services Transforms Business Dining At Connecticut Corporate Food Service Facility
Before Café Services transformed corporate food service at Connecticut based GE Industrial Solutions near Hartford, the company of over 300 employees was at a crossroads. Diners, a combination of white collar and manufacturing professionals, were limited to a meager selection of bland, pre-made meals...
September 28, 2012
Café Services Shows a Passion For People At Massachusetts Corporate Food Service Cafe
If you wonder what Café Services means by saying they’re passionate about people, just stroll through the Massachusetts corporate food service cafe at Arbella Insurance in the Crown Colony Office Park near Boston. You’re likely to catch Café Services Chef Manager, Jay, mingling with the lunch crowd, inquiring about the food and service, and entertaining diners with his easy wit...
September 28, 2012
Cafe Services Brings Fine Food and Custom Service To Pennsylvania Corporate Food Service Scene
Café Services, Inc., the preferred corporate food service company for over 150 locations in New England, is now serving up its extraordinary blend of fresh, quality food and custom service to business diners in the Mid-Atlantic...
June 20, 2012
Cafe' Services Celebrates Summer with Fresh Strawberries!
Cafe' Services Celebrates Native New England Strawberries throughout the month of June!