Where smart meets delicious is in Guckenheimer’s DNA. We were founded in 1963 by Stewart Ritchie, a Stanford medical student who sold artisan sandwiches at the Stanford Medical School courtyard. His Stanford girlfriend (later wife) Jeanie helped him with his business in between her nursing school studies. In 1967, the operation expanded to its first corporate dining location at Hewlett-Packard, with Jeanie taking the lead as general manager.
The Ritchies revolutionized the world of corporate dining by offering delicious, handcrafted food as a friendly service partner. Their legacy lives on in today’s top-performing companies that use innovative food service as part of their talent retention and engagement strategy. Today, we partner with many of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” to manage over 400 corporate cafes across the nation.
As we continue to grow, there are a few core values which will never change—our dedication to great tasting food, family-oriented customer service, and focus on eating smart for peak performance and well-being.
In April 2017, Guckenheimer became part of ISS World Wide. ISS is a global facility services company with a focus on excellence and innovation.