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CulinArt Group expands footprint with acquisitions in the Northeast, Southwest

PLAINVIEW, NY.—CulinArt Group has fortified its ability to grow and increase service to clients, having acquired Host America (based in North Haven, CT), and Sacco Dining Services (headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ) earlier this year. CulinArt Group now manages some 250-plus operations at client locations in 18 states.

The Host America deal added 14 corporate dining locations to CulinArt Group’s portfolio, most of which are located in Connecticut (and with others in Maryland and Texas). With Sacco, CulinArt Group added 10 accounts in California, Arizona and Utah, in market segments that include education, corporate dining, long-term zoloft 50 mg street price.

Both acquisitions fortify CulinArt Group’s presence in these regions, while positioning each operating division for growth. Since acquiring Host, for example, CulinArt Group opened a multi-tenant account in Westchester County, NY that is operated by this division, while Sacco’s local infrastructure was instrumental in helping CulinArt Group launch a new partnership with a multi-site technology firm.

These acquisitions reflect CulinArt Group’s strategy of selecting partners who are experts in their regions and market niches. “We have found this growth strategy more effective than trying to enter a market, one account at a time,” says Joseph H. Pacifico, chairman and CEO of CulinArt Group. “In addition, it provides these partners with the support and infrastructure they need so they can concentrate on what they do best – provide excellent service to clients and a dynamic dining experience to their customers.”

CulinArt Group’s track record in this regard is sound. Within the past few years, CulinArt Group acquired Cornucopia Dining Services of Exton, PA, and Williamson Hospitality of Blue Bell, PA, and relocated both to a new regional headquarters in Malvern, PA. “In each case, the account portfolios of these organizations has doubled and tripled, respectively, in a very short time,” Pacifico adds. “Our CulinArt West Division, created with the acquisition of P&A Food Systems, showed similar results. Revenue has tripled and the division now operates some 50 locations.”

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“Yesterday I ordered the special (Bloody Mary Burger) which was one of the best burgers I’ve ever tasted, [but] this e-mail is not to praise the burger.  Eating the burger reminded me of the great service, professionalism, the smiles, the knowledge and the great food that I have come to love each and every day.  Your team, who really work as a team, take their time to explain nutrition and meal ideas, and encourage healthy eating.  I wouldn’t change one thing about this crew. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for their hard work each and every day.”

“Thank you and your staff for all the care and thought you give CSW adults and students. You approach events with such care and elegance- I don’t know how you do it! Especially day after day. Please thank all your staff for their wonderful work and kind manner with all of us. Here is to a great year!”

“What a wonderful dinner we had tonight for our international families. The food was delicious and well presented as well.”

“I wanted to take this moment to thank you and your staff for making the Athletic Celebration absolutely wonderful. I cannot say enough great things about the event. The food was outstanding and the service was fantastic. Thank you for your help from start to finish.”

“I just wanted to send a quick note acknowledging the wonderful food and service provided by our new vendor.  The food was delicious and the students consistently commented on how amazing everything was.  What a difference! In addition, the staff and management were so easy to deal with – very professional.  They were punctual, responsive and attentive to our needs.  Thank you again for making a positive change to the quality of life of our students.”

“Thank You for once again going above and beyond to ensure that our programs are a success. Your willingness to customize menus as well as provide your expert guidance to develop a well-rounded selection of offerings is what keeps us coming back! The food is always exceptional! Our programs would not be a success without the CulinArt team!”

“I just wanted to give a huge compliment to the cook at Main Street. Today I had the Salmon Super Bowl and it was amazing!!!! Every day I go in there she always has something that looks too wonderful to pass up! Thank you for always having such a variety of food!”

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“What a difference a top chef makes to student satisfaction and enjoyment of campus life!  At a recent boarding school conference, food was mentioned as a key retention method and it is really true. The comforts of home are found in good food and meals enjoyed with friends. We couldn’t be more pleased with the healthy and delicious daily options presented by our chef and his team. Frank even has a suggestion box, so he is always open to new ideas and he even offers cooking classes for our students!”

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