BERKELEY, Ill., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- When schools re-open this August and September, thousands of students will again receive breakfast, lunch and dinner meals and snacks from Preferred Meals as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary as a food company. Today, Preferred Meals is one of the country's largest and most respected suppliers of healthy, affordable and well-balanced meals to schools, multi-foodservice segments and private label retail.
"As expectations for meal experiences evolve over the next 50 years, so does the Preferred Meals team's passion for innovation continue to drive its success," George A. Chivari, Preferred Meals President and Chief Executive Officer said.
Since it was founded in 1967 as Mass Feeding Corporation, the company has successfully evolved to become a major national supplier of healthy, fresh and pre-packaged component meals. The company operates three central culinary kitchens and multiple distribution centers in across the U.S. Preferred Meals is owned by the Elior Group, one of the world's leading operators in the contracted food industry.
According to Chivari, "Foodservice and retail consumer needs have changed dramatically in the past 50 years and we will continue to see even more significant changes in the future. We fully intend to remain focused on delivering nutritious quality foods that students enjoy while supplying the cost and service efficiencies schools require. We have successfully specialized in providing a wide variety of fully outsourced foodservice solutions through our broad product offerings including fresh-prepared and frozen-prepared snacks and meals to meet the diverse needs of our customers."
"We are very, very excited by the opportunities available to us for the next 50 years. The hard-working employees of Preferred Meals care for the well-being of each and every consumer we serve. We will continue to work diligently as partners with every customer to benefit the many consumers who rely on our efforts," Chivari said.
About Preferred Meals Preferred Meals is a recognized leader in providing pre-packaged meals in Foodservice and Retail. Founded in 1967, Preferred Meals has a broad portfolio of healthy, clean labeled and well-balanced products. Preferred Meals delivers insight-driven innovation to meet the rapidly expanding consumer, economic and nutritional demands of our customers. Headquartered in Berkeley, Chicago, the company has three culinary kitchens and multiple distribution centers across the U.S.