How Café Services Thrives Categories: Corporate Cafeteria (10), Corporate Catering (2), Cost Management (1), Food Service Case Studies (25), Food Service Management (11), Health & Wellness (13), Self-Checkout Micro Markets (2) Share this story, Choose your platform! 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. Responsive service matters From its 1993 origins serving summer camps, Café Services has grown 10% to 15% annually into a leading, regional corporate food services company with $40 million in annualized sales. Brian chalks up the company’s success to its focus on responsiveness and catering to highly specific customer needs. “As a regional business, we have the flexibility to customize our offerings,” says Brian. “For example, we were able to help General Electric launch a corporate-wide health and wellness initiative at its Plainville, Connecticut location.” Another area where Café Services excels is corporate catering, a function that requires close attention to detail, customized planning and on-demand service. Brian says this is one of many factors that enable Café Services to attract larger, global companies like Verizon that use these services daily. As Brian puts it, Café Services can “spin on a dime.” To food service management customers that need to the same, this is just as important as the quality of Café Services’ food. Read more about the strategies that enable regional corporate food services companies like Café Services to thrive. Share this story, Choose your platform! I’ve been born and bred corporate dining and corporate catering from the very beginning of my career in the Silicon Valley and now, since 2001 in the Boston Metro Area. While working my way up through the ranks, all the experience has led up to my current position as the Corporate Executive Chef for Café Services, based out of Manchester, NH. I have the privilege to be able to utilize creativity, research and technology to dream up our company’s new culinary programs and custom menus for corporate cafeteria clients and bring them to life. Café Services supplies the resources to ensure success of our ever-evolving companywide culinary initiatives and I’m very grateful for the opportunity. Seeing the success of new programs in the field is my motivation. It’s a win win.