A'viands Food & Services Management

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Ranking #24

In late July, A'viands announced a merger with Trusthouse Services Group (#17 above) but the company is listed here because it operated independently for most of the past year.

A'viands operates in the Midwest and Southwest, the latter through its Summit Food Service Management unit based in Albuquerque. Its largely institutional business will mesh well with Trusthouse's concentration in those segments, especially the corrections area where it has a substantial business. Among its notable initiatives over the past year has been an expansion of corrections business geographically into Georgia and Maryland. It also added a VP position to its Education and B&I group to further penetrate those markets.

In the past year A'viands has also strengthened its online presence with new website designs, a stronger social media presence and the migration of its recruitment/hiring operations to online vehicles. On the culinary front, recent initiatives include a series of new concepts like a risotto bar and a street food station, as well as Fit 4 Life, a healthy dining concept for healthcare clients, and Chef on Demand, a traveling chefs program for the K-12 market.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Headquaters
ROSEVILLE, MN

Websites
www.aviands.com

Major Segments Served:
Corrections (30%), Senior Dining (29%), K-12 (16%), College/University (15%), B&I (7%), Hospitals (3%)

No. of Contracts
2010: 200
2009: 200

Sales Volume
2010: $88.2
2009: $76.5

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