Our Story

Quest Food Management Services was founded in 1985 in Lombard, Illinois, with the goal of providing fresh, made from scratch food and intensely personal service. Today, we have grown to over $55M in annual revenue through our partnerships with over 78 accounts in the Midwest. We serve business & industry, higher education, conference centers and the K-12 segment. We have a depth of experience in facility and equipment design and construction, offer a wealth of expertise in nutrition, marketing, food safety and sanitation, staff management and community building.

In 2019, Quest was ranked #33 in Food Management Magazine's Top 50 food management companies in the United States, up one spots from 2018, and rated as one of the fastest growing companies in our industry. This marks the fourth year in a row that Quest has been in the top six regarding growth rate.

We know how to build a fresh, dynamic and interesting food service program that appeals to your community. In fact, we believe we do that better than anyone in the Midwest. We take an approach of building programs that mirror quick serve restaurant approaches popular with students today. We are big enough to offer security and systems and small enough to be nimble to the smallest request.



To provide the communities we serve with fresh, high-quality food, exceptional responsiveness and intensely personal service.










To build the most enduring relationships in the Industry by what we do and how we do it.

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Ranked as one of the top 50 food management companies in the United States


and rated as one of the fastest growing companies in our industry. 

Making a Difference

Quest Food Management Services has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago and Northwest Indiana. We are committed to building an enduring legacy of good corporate citizenship in the communities where we operate. Our company promotes employee volunteerism by providing scratch made meals to the families staying at the Ronald McDonald Homes in Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

Quest recently rolled out a payroll donation deduction program for all Quest employees to participate in and matches a portion of the donations. These donations will allow families to stay close to their child in the hospital, support their child's health and wellbeing, and save the families over $10 million in hotel and food costs each year.

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Quest chose RMHC as our new charitable partner because they serve who we serve (kids and families), because they offer opportunities for us to get involved in many ways due to their wide geographic presence, and because of their great reputation as an organization that accomplishes a lot with the resources they have.
— President, Nicholas Saccaro
Thank you so much for our wonderful, delicious lunch. Everyone on your staff was professional, nice, knowledgeable and very efficient. Needless to say, the food was very good with a great nod to health – an exciting lunch with all of our staff raving about it.
— Jones Lang LaSalle