GAITHERSBURG, MD. – Officials with SodexoMagic’s subsidiary, Sodexo, a global provider of foodservice and food facilities management, announced it has acquired majority ownership of London-based Fooditude, which specializes in serving corporate clients in the media and technology sectors, including a 20,000-square-foot production facility. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Fooditude co-founders Dean and Sam Kennett and their executive team will continue to oversee the operations of the company and Matt Byne will continue in his role as director of food.
“We are thrilled to welcome the whole Fooditude team and value their expertise in the delivered catering market,” said Julie Ennis, chief executive officer, corporate services, Sodexo UK & Ireland. “As working patterns change and a hybrid model of working is adopted, whether from the office, home or a third place, we realized we need to advance our foodservice model to ensure we provide a seamless meal experience solution for people wherever they are working.”
“I couldn’t be happier about our decision to join forces with Sodexo to bring the Fooditude brand to new audiences across the UK and beyond,” said Dean Kennet, who also serves as managing director. “We have ambitious plans for growth after 15 successful years as a premium workplace caterer to London’s most forward-thinking businesses and partnering with Sodexo will accelerate those plans.”