Contract catering giant Sodexo has acquired The Good Eating Company in a move designed to capitalise on the company’s coverage in the London market.
The pair, which are both looking to expand their business in other metropolitan areas, including Dublin, are looking to focus on delivering innovative food solutions.
The Good Eating Company will continue to operate independently with chairman John Harris and managing director Carlos Mistry leading the business and its 260 employees.
Rob Lindner, finance director, who has played a key role in the acquisition, has taken this opportunity to retire after 45 years working in the foodservice industry.
Sodexo will provide support in terms of development and resource which will enable The Good Eating Company to continue to focus on delivering innovative food solutions.
Sodexo expects to benefit from a new premium, food-only offer which will allow it to sit alongside its existing integrated facilities management offer and strengthen its position in the corporate market.
David Bailey, CEO, corporate services, Sodexo UK & Ireland said: “We are really excited to have the Good Eating Company join the Sodexo Group; their ethos and passion for food is a perfect fit for Sodexo. We value everything John and Carlos have created and respect the different approach they have to delivering fabulous food.
John Harris, chairman of The Good Eating Company, added: “We are passionate about food and that is what our highly skilled people do best, that will never change. Sodexo is a large organisation with a strong heritage in food and by becoming the new owners of The Good Eating Company it is making a statement within the industry and beyond, that it is committed to the highest values in food. This move will enable us together to take the next step in this exciting journey.”