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Food services

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GCE sets high standards to ensure that each dining experience is comprised of high-quality ingredients and contains a number of nutritious options.

Our dedicated team serves more than 11 million meals every year – that’s more than 30,000 meals daily. Our customers include single unit, multiple-facility and base-wide food service operations locations.

Our service excellence has earned numerous awards, year after year, at locations across the country. We’ve also been named a TOP 50 Contract Management Company by Food Management Magazine since 2010. Our expertise extends beyond mere meal provision, encompassing innovative cafe design, catering services, and comprehensive patient nutrition support.

The GCE team specializes in transforming dining programs into award-winning experiences. We begin the process by learning about your organization’s culture because everything starts with people. Then we look at the necessary functions that will improve productivity, communication and customer satisfaction.

As good stewards of the communities we serve, we promote health and wellness by the food we serve. Fresh is better and it always starts close to home. We work with local farmers, co-ops, regional brands or other organizations to follow through on healthy choices for our customers.

GCE food services include:

  • Full food service operations: Mastering the art of delivering more than 11 million meals annually, embodying a blend of taste and nutrition.
  • Food service management services: Pioneering efficient operational frameworks ensuring seamless food service management.
  • Food service attendant operations: Dedicated to creating a warm and inviting dining experience.
  • Cashier services: Ensuring smooth transaction processes with a touch of professionalism.
  • Menu planning: Crafting diverse and appealing menus satisfying a range of palates.
  • Catering services: Turning events into memorable culinary journeys.
  • Health care nutrition services: Tailoring meal plans adhering to healthcare standards without compromising taste.
  • Warehouse and inventory management: Fortifying the backbone of our operations through organized and efficient warehouse and inventory systems.
  • Sanitation training: Upholding the highest standards of hygiene through rigorous sanitation training.
  • Logistics and administrative services: Streamlining the logistical and administrative processes to ensure operational excellence.
  • Subcontractor oversight: Exercising meticulous oversight to ensure subcontractor adherence to our high operational standards.

Our comprehensive array of food services provide our employees with rewarding career opportunities. Our team member selection, training and management processes have positioned us as a leader in the industry for employee retention – a win-win for team members and satisfied customers.

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Our differentiators

  • Mature and financially strong company
  • Large business capability with small business agility
  • Extensive government and commercial contracting experience
  • Strong business management systems
  • Comprehensive site-specific safety programs
  • Application of Six Sigma principles
  • Proven Quality Management Systems
  • Green Building (CIMS-GB) certification with honors since 2012
  • DUNS: 794976360 | Cage code: 7DF84
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Food services contract locations

Our service portfolio boasts of long-term contracts with esteemed establishments. Each engagement is a testament to our reliability and excellence in fulfilling diverse food service needs. GCE’s food services team employs more than 500 persons with disabilities.

Health care food services operations
CulinaryFavorites Health Care Dining Services provides customized solutions specifically geared toward enhancing and improving the patient and staff health care dining experience.

Armed Forces Retirement Home – Gulfport, Mississippi (since 1991)
• Our team is responsible for full-food services at this premier retirement home accredited by The Joint Commission and CARF for military veterans. Services provided include: cooking, baking, salad preparation, food serving and ensuring that the food services facility is clean. We serve more than 605,000 meals every year in three dining locations to retirees who require ambulatory, non-ambulatory, assisted dining and long-term care at this facility.

Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington, D.C. (since 2005)
• GCE provides full-food services at this premier retirement home accredited by The Joint Commission and CARF for military veterans. Services provided include: cooking, baking, salad preparation, food serving and ensuring that the food services facility is clean. We serve more than 510,000 meals every year at eight dining locations to retirees who require ambulatory, non-ambulatory, assisted dining, and long term care. GCE was awarded this contract in a streamlined A-76 competition as allowed through the AbilityOne® program.

LifeView Group Food Services, Pensacola, Florida (since 2012)
• We provide food services at our corporate office location in Pensacola, Florida, to include: cooking, baking, salad preparation, food serving and ensuring that the food services facility is clean. Our team serves 167,000 meals every year for clients and staff and delivers meals each day to 50 to 100 inpatient clients.

Department of Defense food services operations
Air Station Clearwater, U.S. Coast Guard, Clearwater, Florida (since 1998)

Eglin Air Force Base, Niceville, Florida (since 1999)

Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida (since 2001)

U.S. Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal School, Niceville, Florida (since 2002)

Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Mississippi (since 2005)

Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island (since 2009)

Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut (since 2009)

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Air Force Base, Tacoma, Washington (since 2010)

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Army Base Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Washington (since 2010)

U.S. Army 7th Special Forces Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Fort Walton Beach, Florida (since 2011)

U.S. Army Fort Johnson and the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Johnson, Louisiana (since 2012)

Eielson Air Force Base, Fairbanks, Alaska (since 2013)

Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier, Louisiana (since 2015)

MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida (since 2023)