Gourmet Services, Inc.


Ranking #12

Gourmet Services began in 1975 as a campus dining services provider to half a dozen historically black colleges. It expanded rapidly in that segment and into other segments, especially B&I. To serve customers better, it also secured branding alliances with a number of notable street restaurant chains, including McDonald's, Cinnabon, Chick-fil-A and Subway.

Late last year, Gourmet Services added a new COO for its College & University unit, Gil Jones, who has helped the firm expand its supplier diversity initiative with the addition of a number of minority/women owned vendors. It has also developed a number of concepts for retail food court operations in its college accounts, as well as implementing vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and pescatarian menus to help clients keep up with current menu trends.




Major Segments Served (e):
College/University (75%), B&I (15%), Hotels/Concessions (8%), K-12 (2%)

No. of Contracts
2009: 20
2008: 25

Sales Volume
2009: $184
2008: $182.5

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