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  • Meet the Award Recipients: Metz Culinary Management, Large Business of the Year

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    “The Metz Culinary team, along with the Metz family, are true leaders in our community. They take pride in their business and understand the value of giving back to the community they live in.”
    - Kathleen McCarthy Lambert, CFO, McCarthy Tire Service

    “Metz Culinary Management delivers excellent and innovative food service to our students. John Metz, his family members, and his entire team built a successful business by crafting a great vision, employing great talent, and putting customer satisfaction as their highest priority.  Moreover, John, his family, and the entire Metz Culinary team are always ready to support our community in exemplary philanthropy and unending friendship.”
    - Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., President, Misericordia University

    “All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim,  have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible. You, John Metz,  have conquered that goal and beyond while building the confidence in your family and employees to continue the commitment of excellence. Congratulations John, Jeff, and Maureen!”
     - Mary Erwine, MSN, RN, President, Erwine Home Health and Hospice, Inc


    Metz Culinary Management was established in 1994 by entrepreneur John C. Metz as a custom dining management service company with a “Guest First” philosophy serving a variety of market segments, including healthcare, corporate dining, higher education, and public and independent schools.

    Today, CEO Jeffrey C. Metz leads Metz Culinary Management. Jeff, a food service veteran himself, continues his father’s legacy. Under Jeff’s leadership, Metz Culinary Management currently ranks #14 on Food Management Magazine’s list of the Top 50 Management Companies in the United States and a Top 6 Company to Watch. The company provides dining service to over 240 client partners in 21 states on the east coast and mid-west. Metz Culinary Management’s corporate headquarters is located in Dallas, Pennsylvania and Metz employs over 5,500 employees company-wide.

    In addition to the contract food service management component of the business, Metz Culinary Management also operates several restaurants including 11 T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants both in Wilkes-Barre and Dickson City, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Wolfgang Puck Express at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Lucky’s Sporthouse in Wilkes-Barre, and Lucky’s Craft Food and Drink in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.

    “This year at our Leadership Conference was a prime example of what this Company is all about. With 340 volunteers, Metz managers teamed up with the non-profit Feeding Children Everywhere, with the mission to make 75,000 meals in an hour, which will feed hungry families in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. John Metz was quoted as saying ‘It's really awesome. The single best thing we've ever done,’ but I believe every day they are making a difference in many lives and in our community. This is just one of many organizations that have benefited from their never-ending generosity and leadership of Metz Culinary Management. We are not just a company who owns restaurants and food service all over the country. We are a company who empowers their employees to become the best they can be.”
    - Kathi Bankes, Private Event Manager, Ruth’s Chris Steak House/Metz Culinary Management 


    Join us for the 2017 Annual Dinner on November 14th at 5:30 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Pocono, to see this award presented to Metz Culinary Management. Register here!
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