Guckenheimer Enterprises, Inc.


Ranking #6

Guckenheimer has grown from a West Coast regional player to being a national company that is the largest provider of dining services to the corporate dining segment outside of the “Big Three” of Aramark, Compass and Sodexo. It currently operates in over two dozen states, though Northern California remains its strongest territory.

Company founder Dr. Stewart Ritchie passed away earlier this year, and his wife Jeanie, formerly the company's CAO, succeeded him as CEO. Earlier, Executive VP Frank Latpetina had been named president/COO.

The company continues to focus on health/nutrition and sustainability, customizing menus and promotional programs to meet specific client needs, says Lapetina.




Major Segments Served (e):
B&I (97%), Other (3%)

No. of Contracts
2008: 200(e)
2006: n/a

Sales Volume
2009: $345(e)
2008: n/a

Onsite Leaders

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  • Top 50

  • Best Concepts

  • Silver Plate


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