Summit Food Service Acquires CBM Managed Services

Dec. 1, 2017

ROSEVILLE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Summit Food Service, one of the country’s leading providers of foodservice to correctional facilities, has added CBM Managed Services to its portfolio of companies, it was announced today. The addition of CBM, based in Sioux Falls, SD, strengthens Summit’s position within the correctional market and provides new opportunities for growth. 

“We are aligned in many ways with CBM in our business practices. We know and respect the resources they bring to every account and expect the merger of the companies to strengthen our customer partnerships. Adding them to the Summit family makes sense for us and for the industry we serve,” said Tom Cusimano, CEO of Summit Food Service. “Operating in this market is unique; we are fortunate that our culture and our operations show by example our understanding of the role food plays in the safety of a correctional facility.” 

CBM has been providing foodservice, commissary, and vending solutions to county, state, municipal and city correctional facilities for more than 25 years. The company operates with a strong commitment to serving its clients by providing quality food, with personalized service, through a highly motivated team of professionals. They are focused on using fresh, high-quality foods and tested recipes within their foodservice programs. CBM attributes its success to the overall understanding that they are not in the food business, but in the business of people, serving food. 

CBM will be aligned with Summit to enhance service offerings and programs and the company will continue to be led by current President & CEO, Marlin Sejnoha. 

“We operate in this space as trusted, relationship-driven partners,” said Sejnoha. “We are aligned with Summit’s values, and joining the family allows us to further strengthen our commitment to this niche industry while offering our employees increased opportunities.” 

Summit, part of Elior Group, operates in 30 states, serving 350 facilities, both on the local and state level. CBM’s Correctional division has just under a thousand employees serving 200 locations in 29 states. CBM will continue to operate business as usual following the closing. 

Summit Food Service, part of Elior Group, is a national leader in food service management for correctional facilities of all sizes, including state-wide operations. The company operates across the country serving 550 facilities with more than 2,500 employees. The management team works closely with our partners to exceed expectations and provide cost-effective and creative and solutions.