In its first acquisition in over five years, Elior North America enters New York City’s private school dining market with the addition of family-run firm Cater To You Food Service. This move furthers the contract food management company’s aim to expand its footprint in North America through strategic acquisitions, in addition to organic growth.
“We’re thrilled to welcome another highly respected business to our family of companies,” Olivier Poirot, president and CEO of Elior North America, said in the announcement. “Cater To You is a trusted brand built on enduring relationships and exceptional service, and we look forward to helping accelerate the growth of that legacy.”
With more than 20 clients in the NYC area, Cater To You has a 30-year history of serving discerning clients, students and school communities. Founder Anthony Trentacosti and president Giuliette Trentacosti will continue to manage the business, which will join Elior NA’s Education segment.
“Cater to You is a perfect complement to our existing education dining portfolio which serves K-12 public schools, K-12 independent schools, and college and university campuses under the brands of K-12 by Elior, Lexington Independents, and Aladdin Campus Dining, respectively,” Paul Kowalczyk, president of Elior North America’s Education segment, said in the announcement. “Our shared focus on serving student-inspired, chef-crafted meals makes Cater To You a seamless fit for our team.”
Cater To You joins a support network of over 270 Elior NA Education client sites nationwide and a total of 16,000 Elior NA team members across the country.
“The culture of authenticity, relationship-focused approach, and the commitment to women in leadership that we found with the Elior NA team made this partnership a great fit,” Anthony Trentacosti, founder of Cater To You, added in the announcement. “Our team is proud to join Elior North America’s family of companies, and we’re looking forward to pursuing new growth and development opportunities for both Cater To You and our outstanding team members.”
The addition of Cater To You expands Elior NA’s presence in the New York City metro area, which includes clients in professional dining, cultural dining, and events catering served by both Constellation Culinary Group and Abigail Kirsch.