WHO WE ARE
Provider has the advantage of living, learning and leading in the competitive food service arena. Not encumbered by age-old mechanics and tired, industrial characteristics of “cafeteria contract feeding,” we bring new ideas, new designs, cutting-edge décor and truly appetizing and enjoyable food to those you care about each and every day.
Bringing together a staff of professionally trained chefs with varying culinary backgrounds accentuates our unique capabilities along with decades of hospitality experience in management. They enjoy taking a fresh new slant on food preparation and presentation to achieve up-to-date and flavorful menu selections.
PROVIDER’s reputation and expertise in the casual dining seafood restaurants brings with it a unique “retail” point-of-view. Based on our successful standings with the public from our flagship seafood restaurant, we secured our first contract account with Harvest Christian Fellowship.
Shortly after, Cal Baptist University invited us to renovate their existing food service. Our founder is a local Southern California resident and restaurant entrepreneur, and was honored exercise his hospitality gift for others in the communities we live in and serve.
As we learned, Provider disrupted the typical food service model and approached the contract business with an entirely different philosophy, in contrast to other contract food service organizations. Our “composed foods” strategy allowed us a stronger focus on customer satisfaction, premier food quality, and artful presentation. It’s not only all about being a great service and great value, but creating craveable food service for our clients, all very competitively priced; it’s more than that for us. We are most interested in making a plan that helps our client achieve their strategic goals. We strive to devise a unique and strategic plan that gives our client what they feel is most important. Whether it is food service with higher food quality, a variety of offerings, convenience, great value, safety standards, and sustainability all with 100% financial transparency -- we customize plans and bring the Best of Breed solutions to all we serve.
Since 2014, the verified students at Callifornia Baptist University
have consistently voted PROVIDER the #1 BEST College food out
of all (50) ranked private universities in California! (Niche.com)
FROM THE PRESS
Since its 1989 inception, Rodney Couch, CEO & Founder of Preferred Hospitality, Inc. (PHI) Management Company, representing Provider Contract Food Service and Market Broiler Restaurants, MB Grille and Bluewater Grill Restaurants is proud to have ‘made the grade’ with both its guests and clients.
PROVIDER began in the Inland Empire assisting churches, schools, and local organizations in building reputable food service venues. We have developed programs, designed dining halls, and taught others to self-operate. While most of our clients have asked us to recreate their dining programs, and we have done so for over a decade. At the point of transition, we always step back and listen, then assess through collaboration, as to not disrupt the culture, while working towards continuous improvement.
We have had the privilege of helping many schools by keeping their core competence focused on their academics while we use our gift of hospitality to develop the food service plan of their choice, which enables them to reach their specific strategic goals -- enhancing their dining experience, serving highest quality foods with a variety of interesting food selections, and extending great value to the campus at large.
PROVIDER has not only experienced the loyalty from our clients, but also an unheard of longevity of employment within our staff that includes many students attending the college and universities we serve. Our team’s talents, integrity, and passion at upholding our mission of being the BEST in BREED are represented by the accolades from the public, as well as our high level of client satisfaction, which has allowed us to grow with clear intent over the years. We are proud of our successful relationships and are dedicated to serving others.
Rodney Couch, CEO & Founder