Representing the interests of the
European contract catering sector
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FoodServiceEurope’s goal is to provide constructive and intelligent solutions to the key socio-economic challenges that concern our industry. Through this we aim to drive sustainable growth for the contract catering sector and for Europe as a whole.

Objectives:

  • To provide valuable insight on EU policy initiatives and legislation and inform policymakers on the perspective of the European contract catering sector.
    Contract catering is directly affected by many aspects of EU legislation. FoodServiceEurope promotes its members’ interests in areas including food hygiene and safety, public procurement and concessions, information to consumers and sustainability policy. By delivering over 6 billion meals annually, the industry provides an essential service to public and private organisations and society as a whole.

    FoodServiceEurope aims to provide decision makers with a better understanding of the contract catering industry and the far-reaching role it plays, leading to better-informed EU policies.
  • To provide an EU-level forum for contract caterers
    FoodServiceEurope provides a platform to pool expertise and experience and exchange best practice across Europe on key topics of common interest.
  • To cooperate with other EU stakeholders on areas of joint interest
    FoodServiceEurope collaborates with other organisations at EU level on areas of joint interest. By partnering with other stakeholders, FoodServiceEurope is in a better position to achieve its mission and ensure that the interests of the contract catering sector are taken into account at EU level. 

FoodServiceEurope brings together contract catering organisations in Europe and speaks on behalf of a significant share of the market.

Membership is made up of contract catering associations from various EU Member States with the objective of combining resources to contribute effectively to sound policymaking at EU level.

FoodServiceEurope is reinforced by Associate Members, which represent Europe’s leading contract catering companies. Associate Members meet twice annually in the Food Service Roundtable to provide direct input to EU policy proposals that affect the sector.


General Assembly

The positions of FoodServiceEurope are defined by the General Assembly, which meets twice a year and holds the decision making power within the organisation. The General Assembly appoints Board members, approves internal accounts and procedures, determines policy priorities and establishes working groups on areas of strategic importance.


Board

FoodServiceEurope’s Board is composed of a President and at least three Vice-Presidents. FoodServiceEurope re-elected Norbert Hummel as its President in May 2012.


Zsolt Párkai
Zsolt Párkai
President

Zsolt Párkai is Sodexo Europe’s CEO for Emerging Markets...
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Bruno Wisse
Bruno Wisse
Vice President

Bruno Wisse  is the Legal Director of Elior Operations since 2006. Mr...
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Alastair Storey
Alastair Storey
Vice President

Alastair Storey is Founder, Chairman and CEO of WSH Ltd...
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Jonas Siljhammar
Jonas Siljhammar
Vice President

Jonas Siljhammar is Managing Director of Compass Group Sweden since...
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Secretariat

FoodServiceEurope’s Brussels-based secretariat manages the organisation’s daily activities on behalf of the Board and serves as the main contact point with the EU institutions. It is represented by the Secretary General, Rocco Renaldi, who was appointed by the Board in November 2011.

In 2012 FoodServiceEurope established the Food Service Roundtable to bring together CEOs and senior business managers of Europe’s leading contract catering companies. As Associate Members, these companies come together to discuss policy issues of mutual interest and provide direct input to EU policy proposals.


Members
  Trivalor   Sodexo   Compass Group   Elior   ISS World Services

FoodServiceEurope provides on-going contributions to the EU policymaking process and is in continuous dialogue with decision-makers on the perspective of the European contract catering sector on policy and regulatory developments.

In addition to cooperating on a bilateral and multilateral basis with stakeholders on issues of joint interest, FoodServiceEurope is engaged in the following activities:



Social Dialogue European Food Sustainable Consumption & Production Round Table EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health