As most of you who have visited my blog in the past have already known, I have just started my job this past year as a food service cleaner (that’s CLEANER, not WORKER) at a company called Sodexo that is placed at the Patterson Dining Facility at the Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware; Since I had gotten that job, I have been trying to find some time to write a backstory on this company. I investigated Wikipedia to find out about Sodexo, and I am surprised to find out what that company is all about. So without further ado, here is Sodexo’s story…
Sodexo was founded by a French man by the name of Pierre Bellon in a town in France called Marseilles, in 1966; The company was then launched in 1977, and this food service company has been serving schools, hospitals, and company restaurants under a different French name called Societe d’Expliotation Hoteliere; In English, it’s called Hotel Services Corporation.
Sodexo expanded not just in France but internationally throughout the 1970s, and then in 1983, after an initial public offering on the Paris Bourse, the firm continued expanding in North America, as well as Japan, South America, Russia, and South Africa.
As to how Sodexo itself works, well, here it is: The offerings that Sodexo has ranged from the operations that come with food service, include catering, staff restaurants, vending, meal delivery, and executive dining. The company also has services that involve laundry, pantry, waste management, groundskeeping, and yes, cleaning. public authorities, as well as companies, are provided by Sodexo with meal passes, mobility passes, restaurant vouchers, book cards, training vouchers, and leisure passes.
As for that “Quality of Life” slogan that Sodexo has always cherished, well, Bellon, Sodexo’s founder, understood that the key driver of performance is the quality of life, so it was with that that the slogan came to be: “Sodexo-Quality of Life Services”.
I have also paid a visit to the company’s website, www.sodexousa.com, and I have found that it happens to be a very interesting website, so if you would like to pay it’s company’s website a visit, then, by all means, do so!