The catering company said its “delivered-in model” of producing high quality fresh food from its 20,000 square feet central production unit “complements Sodexo’s global strategy” in investing in B2B foodservice delivery.
Fooditude founders Dean and Sam Kennett said they will continue to operate the business under the Fooditude brand alongside the existing executive team.
Dean Kennett said: “I couldn’t be happier about our decision to join forces with Sodexo to bring the Fooditude brand to new audiences across the UK and beyond. We have ambitious plans for growth after 15 successful years as a premium workplace caterer to London’s most forward-thinking businesses and partnering with Sodexo will accelerate those plans.
“Although a global company, Sodexo is a family-run business just like Fooditude, which makes this partnership a good fit and will ensure our success as we seek new opportunities together.”
The caterer said it will still provide clients with the same service, food and “fun vibes” but will be able to broaden the “offer and geographical” reach.
Julie Ennis, CEO, corporate services, Sodexo, said: “We are thrilled to welcome the whole Fooditude team and value their expertise in the delivered catering market.
“As working patterns change and a hybrid model of working is adopted, whether from the office, home or a third place, we realised we need to advance our food service model to ensure we provide a seamless meal experience solution for people wherever they are working.”