Lindley Food Service was founded in 1982 on
Lindley Street in Bridgeport, CT, by its’
co-owners, Gilbert Rossomando, and Mark Cerreta.
After both graduating from the University of New
haven in 1980 with degrees in Hotel and
Restaurant Management, they started as caterers
but quickly realized there was a need for
quality meals on the institutional side.
Today, Lindley Food Service specializes in the
fresh preparation, production and delivery of
bulk and pre-plated meals for
School Breakfast and Lunch Programs,
Head Start Programs and Summer Feeding Programs.
Their production facilities vary from 4,000 to
23,000 square feet and typically include a full
compliment of production, cooking and packing
equipment. Each Lindley facility is manned by a
General Manager, Chef/Manager, line cooks, a
production supervisor, food handlers, utility
personnel, a shipping coordinator, drivers and
office staff. Lindley Food Service produces
nutritionally sound meals in each of its food
production facilities. Corporate support is
provided daily and includes direction from the
corporate Chef, our Nutrition Compliance
Director, Human Resources, Accounting and
Payroll departments. The General Manager of each
food production facility reports to either Mr.
Rossomando or Mr. Cerreta.
Lindley Food Service presently employs
over 225 people in Connecticut, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island and Indiana and has made a solid
commitment to the cities and states in which
they hold a vested interest. We currently
produce approximately six to eight million meals
annually. Lindley Food Service is a financially
sound and innovative food service company and
has earned an excellent reputation over the
years for being flexible, knowing that each
customer has different needs. We pride ourselves
on building long term relationships by providing
quality, nutritious meals at reasonable prices.