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>p PRODUCERS fame food management inc. Customer’s Choice FAME Food Management takes time to attend to its clients’ needs. By Alan Dorich company profile FAME Food Management Inc. 2009 sales: $20 million HQ: Wakefield, Mass. Employees: 300 Specialty: Foodservice and food management services Terry Tehrany, president: “We have found that selling food by the ounce has been tremendously successful.” >> At FAME’s hot and cold buffets, customers have a wide range of menu options and get to choose their own portion sizes. W hen it comes to meals, people like to have a say in what they eat, and not settle for options forced on them by a limited menu. FAME Food Management Inc. believes in giving customers those choices, President Terry Tehrany says. Based in Wakefield, Mass., the company provides foodservice and food management services to businesses, government agencies, schools and colleges. A longtime veteran of the food industry, Tehrany founded the company in 1991. He got his start in the industry by getting his degree in food and nutrition at the same time that he worked as a night chef to pay for tuition and books. Over the years, Tehrany also worked as the vice president of development at DAKA Inc. and held positions at other hospitality firms. It was at one of those firms that he decided to start his own company. As opposed to an environment driven by clients’ needs, “It was a world of mergers and acquisitions, and the word on the street was that the bigger the bottom line you make, the better job security you have,” he recalls. During a meeting, Tehrany says, the CEO said the company was looking for 20 percent more on the bottom line every year. “That day was the deciding factor to form FAME Food Management, [since I] did not agree with that philosophy,” he adds. After resigning, Tehrany formed FAME and partnered with longtime colleagues Ian Atherton, an expert in dining service operations, and Louise Faucher, who has expertise in systems and human relations. The new firm placed an emphasis on customers’ objectives instead of the bottom line, Tehrany says. “We respected our clients’ wishes when they had a request or wanted something quickly,” he recalls. “We empowered our managers to make decisions quickly in a friendly and professional manner.” 124 food and drink • spring 2011 •

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Food and Drink - Spring 2011
Tableside Chat
Table of Contents
News a la Carte
Current Events
FAD Exclusive
A Ripening Field
History in the Making
New Wine Paradigm
Don Sebastiani & Sons/ The Other Guys
St. Julian Winery
Ste. Genevieve Winery
Herzog Wine Cellars
Meier’s Wine Cellar
Oak Ridge Winery
Producers: Keeping Trade Secrets
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
Gel Spice Co. LLC
Vegetable Juices Inc.
Royal Caribbean Bakery/Caribbean Food Delights
Red Stripe Beer
Robertet Flavors
Annabelle Candy
Andrea Foods
Anchor Brewing
F&F Foods
Santa Sweets Inc.
Hillside Candy
Ricos Products
Sethness Greenleaf Inc.
Wunder-Bar: Automatic Bar Controls
Antigua Distillery
AMES International
Amato’s Bakery
Charlie’s Pride Meats
Citromax Group of Companies
Diamond Bakery
Grindmaster- Cecilware Corp.
Heartland Mill
Kirschenman Enterprises
Rakhra Mushroom Farm
FAME Food Management
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd.
Sparrer Sausage Co. Inc.
Jamaican Teas Ltd.
Westminster Cracker Co.
Distributors: Don’t Risk It
The Fricks Company
U.S. Foodservice – Milwaukee Division
Arizona Select Distribution
Fairway Packing Co.
Ingredient Innovations
J.J. Taylor Distributing Co. of Minnesota Inc.
Mastronardi Produce
Milne Fruit Products Inc.
Pellerito Foods
Albion Fisheries Ltd.
RPE Inc.
Retailers: Savoring the Moment
Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Quick Chek
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sendik’s Fine Foods Inc.
Zaro’s Bakery
Balboa Brands
Restaurants: Toss Around Ideas
Sizzler USA
Dick’s Last Resort
Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
Liberty Entertainment Group
Roly Poly Franchise Systems
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Winger’s USA Inc.
Bensi Restaurant Group Inc.
Leo’s Coney Island
Three Things

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