Whitsons Culinary Group Acquires Fresh Picks Cafe

Expanding Wholesome Foods and Personalized Services into New Communities

Whitsons Culinary Group® is pleased to announce that we have acquired Fresh Picks Cafe, based in Manchester, New Hampshire. The acquisition enables Whitsons to expand our reach and mission of Enhancing Life One Meal at a Time™ further into New England.

Whitsons and Fresh Picks share in the belief that wellness and good food go hand in hand, especially in education, and were both founded on the principles of dedication and personalized service. Fresh Picks Café is a leading food service management company that provides comprehensive value in school food services for public K-12 school districts and summer camps throughout the Northeast. Since 1993, they have built a reputation and success based on quality of food, exceptional service, and a professional team.

Whitsons story began in 1979 when Elmer and Gina Whitcomb purchased a pair of restaurants in Garden City, New York. Their vision was to start a business that would bring their family of nine children together, one that embodied the importance of family, food, and service to others. But what began as one man’s family dream has evolved into something greater than he could ever have imagined: an enterprise that brings communities together over shared meals and helps people in a very personal way. Over the years, Whitsons has grown from those small family restaurants to become a leading food service management company and one of the largest K-12 food service operators in the nation.

The unique synergies among our two organizations provide a natural fit for us to further deliver on our shared mission together. We are excited to have Fresh Picks become part of the Whitsons Family of Companies.