Gourmet Dining chairman, Alfred Frungillo, founded Gourmet Dining in 1987. Mr. Frungillo began his career in the food service industry when he founded Frungillo Caterers in 1972. Frungillo Caterers continues to operate today and has become the largest off premise catering company in the greater metropolitan area.In 1987, Mr. Frungillo saw that his expertise in the catering field would make a dramatic impact in the food service industry. To do this, he searched for an individual with complementary skills in the wholesale and retail aspects of the food service industry.He was fortunate to make the acquaintance of Ben Aiello. At the time, Mr. Aiello was the Vice President of Aiello Food Manufacturing and the head of its food service division for retail sales.
Gourmet Dining offers exceptional regional support with a creative, customized approach to onsite food service management. We prioritize superior quality and service and capital enhancements as the foundation for a long-term commitment to our clients’ goals and objectives. Our success comes from understanding the campus communities’ needs, enabling us to customize a dining program, instead of implementing a nationally mandated program designed to fit the average client. Gourmet Dining is able to tailor our programs specifically to the needs of our each of our client partners. This approach has created long-term partnerships at each of our 4-year higher education locations where we have a 100% retention rate, since our inception.
Our fundamental operational philosophy, bringing a partnership for growth and development, compels us to provide continual program evolution and recurrent reinvestment. Gourmet Dining’s client relationships are in actual fact cooperative partnership agreements, whereby client and contractor succeed in concert both operationally and financially. In February of 2014, Gourmet aligned with Compass Group supporting our approach to campus dining with the backing of Compass Group, the largest food service provider in the world.
Gourmet Dining is a New Jersey based company and has a great understanding of the contemporary tastes and lifestyles at the campus dining level in this region. From addressing the dietary concerns of vegans, dietary restrictions due to allergies or religious preference, environmental concerns of student activist, budgetary concerns of the student populace, time constraints of the commuter student body, and the overall level of student satisfaction, Gourmet Dining applies its passion and fervor as an industry leader in continually revitalizing and revolutionizing itself, and thus the dining locations which we serve.