Quality Food Company Inc. is a private food service facility management enterprise. We meet the needs and high expectations of demanding clients and consumers by delivering unique menus with tasty products, creative food presentation, outstanding hygiene management, affordable prices, and fast quality service.
We are the best alternative to schools and companies that whish to optimize the eating experience of their students and employees. Our nutritious food variety promotes healthy eating habits, and with our optimized breakfast, snacks, and lunch menus, we reach the company’s main goal: healthy and energetic individuals, focused and alert.
Quality Food Company Inc. is a genuine and innovative alternative for administrators that want to optimize the food service experience, but who also need to reduce operating expenses.
Quality Food Company Inc. meets the nutritional values, safety standards, and quality controls required by Puerto Rican laws. Furthermore, our company has excelled thanks to our expertise in food supply and delivery, exceptional work team, and capacity to satisfy the current needs of the contemporary consumer.
Our goal is to achieve that our clients adopt good eating habits as part of their lifestyles, so that they may become healthy people, physically and mentally agile. As professionals with years of experience in the food service industry, we are aware that serving a plate of food is not enough: we must provide our clients the best quality foods and an excellent service.
The increase rates in eating disorders and obesity constitute an alarming health problem in the Puerto Rican population. Therefore, we must take an active role in providing solutions to these problems that already have become an epidemic. To guarantee healthy eating in employees and students is to guarantee performance. People with good eating habits have more capacity to develop their abilities while enjoying healthier lifestyles.
How do we work?
As a food services enterprise, Quality Food Company Inc. liberates your company or school’s administration personnel from all worries and concerns regarding the cafeteria management and assumes all the responsibilities for the operation and maintenance of the cafeteria facilities and equipment. Recognizing that a population is comprised of diverse alimentary needs with different interests and tastes for different food groups, Quality Food Company Inc. commits to prepare and serve breakfast, lunch, and snacks attractive to consumers while implementing: waste tracking and measurement, ordering systems, sanitation procedures, and facilities maintenance.
Quality Food Company Inc. clusters a diverse group of professionals and experts with more than ten years of experience in the educational, health, and food services fields. After just three years of having established our company, we have been able to rank among the top businesses in the food service industry.
This company stems from the concern of watching such high rates of eating disorders resulting from bad eating habits and, mostly, lack of education. Hence, we are professions that hold the right education and experience that will help your employees or students learn to develop interest and taste for healthy eating.
Mrs. Madeline Martínez Rivera, President
Madeline Martínez Rivera, President of Quality Food Company Inc., holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Chemistry and a minor in Science Education from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. She also holds a Masters’ Degree in Environmental Management, majoring in Risk Management, from the Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico. Martínez has a decade of experience administrating and developing educational programs, and more than five years of experience in food service management. Her interest in helping improve nutrition at schools and corporations led her to establish Quality Food Company Inc. in 2012. Today, her business is one of the fastest growing companies in its field. As a private citizen, Martínez joined FERNI, an NGO that serves children with physical challenges. She became president of FERNI from 2014 to 2015. Today, she is an active member of its Board of Directors and is committed to improving Puerto Rico’s quality of life. Her overachieving success as an entrepreneur was featured in a four-page article published in the Business section of El Nuevo Día.
Miguel E. Pérez, Technical Advisor
Our corporation benefits from the technical advice provided by Professor Miguel E. Perez from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR). Professor Perez holds a degree in Education and a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration. He is a prominent and recognized expert in the area of food and beverage administration, with over 10 years of experience in this industry, and with over 18 years in the higher education field. As founding Dean of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration of the UPR, he is a vital asset to our organization and the institutions we serve.
Zinnia Z. Torres, Food Science and Technology Expert
Another key resource is Ms. Zinnia Z. Torres, who holds a bachelor degree in Biology with a specialization in Food Science and Technology, from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. She has conducted several undergraduate research projects in Food Science and Technology, and has participated in scientific sessions at the College of Agricultural Sciences of the UPR. Additionally, she holds the food safety certification for food management granted by the National Restaurant Association. She has also lead interactive coursework at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
Jorge Malavé, Executive Chef
Our operations manager and executive chef studied and graduated from Instituto de Banca y Comercio de P.R. with a specialty in local and international cuisine. He has more than 18 years of experience in the culinary arts. He began his years of experience in the hotel industry where he perfected his knowledge by developing as chef of restaurant and banquet specialties. He has experience in development and preparation of menus, cost management, presentation of dishes and management and supervision of employees. He has worked as a chef and executive chef in hotels such as Hotel Paradisus, San Juan Marriot in Condado and Hotel Caribe Hilton in San Juan.
Wilma Cruz García, Nutricionist
Our nutritional resource is Mrs. Wilma Cruz García, who proudly holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Sciences with a major in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Puerto Rico. She is licensed by the Board of Nutritionists and Dietitians of Puerto Rico, under license #533, and is a member of the Colegio de Nutricionistas y Dietistas de Puerto Rico. She is the only dietitian in Puerto Rico that is certified (Certified Surveyor) by the Center of Medicare and Medicare Services, Title XVIII, of the Federal Government. Additionally, she is a member and founder of the Association for the Quality Improvement Program. Cruz also has the following certifications: Food Safety Management; American Association of Diabetes educators in P.R.; certification from the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services for inspecting the Skilled Nursing facilities; End State Renal Dialysis; Emergency Management (FEMA), and a certification in medical nutrition therapy for the elderly. She also worked as an administrative dietitian at Hospital El Maestro in Hato Rey, and served as nutritionist for the Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Health in San Juan. Cruz was also an advisor for the SecretariaAuxiliarpara la Acreditación y Certificación de Facilidades de Salud.
Founded in 2012, Quality Food Company Inc., leader in food service and successful corporate business practices and organization, began its healthy adventure providing high-quality food services at Notre Dame High School in Caguas, where we continue to successfully render our services to an approximate of 1,500 students and 100 faculty staff.
The following year, we expanded our services to the San Juan Apóstol School in Caguas, serving 700 children and 70 faculty members. We also began business with V. Suarez and Co., in Bayamón, where we provide breakfast, snacks, and lunch to 300 employees. By mid-2013, we successfully launched the opening of Fusion Restaurant, located at the Auxilio Mutuo Hospital in Hato Rey. Our restaurant offers a delicious and elegant alternative to doctors, patients, visitors, and other hospital employees. For six years, we have provided a variety of breakfast, lunch, and both vegetarian and healthy choices in a casual cafeteria with a fixed menu. Catering services are constantly provided to different department of the hospital: radiology, administration, medical offices, etc.
In 2014, we expanded our great services to Robinson School in Condado, where we serve 650 students and 150 faculty members. In 2015, we established a cafeteria at the Ángel Ramos Foundation building in Ave. Chardón, Hato Rey. This cafeteria serves more than 700 employees and clients from various enterprises, including the Electronic Lottery, Humana, Telemundo, FAR Properties and MMM. We likewise provide catering services to the companies aforementioned.
Our solid organizational structure has definitely strengthened us as a company. In 2015, we began serving Palmas del Mar School (Palmas Academy), in Humacao, where we provide meals to 500 students and 100 faculty members. In 2017 we began offering cafeteria services to Banco Popular de Puerto Rico. We provide food services to about 500 employees in the Ave. Rossevelt, Caparra Branch office. In 2018 we partnered with the pharmaceutical BD Caribe, located in the municipality of Cayey. The company has about 400 employees in two adjoining buildings. We provide them all cafeteria services: for employees, breakfast, snacks, lunch, catering for meetings and activities; for visitors to management, we provide lunch. This 2019 we signed a contract with Professional Hospital, located in Guaynabo, and with another pharmaceutical: Congar International, in Cayey. Most of these recent contracts have been reached due to the recommendations and word-of-mouth of the excellent service we provide to our clients.
References to our clients as well as recommendation letters are available upon request.