About Us


TrustHouse Services Group, co-founded by Michael Bailey in 2008, is a leader in the healthcare, education and correctional food services industries. The family of companies, with over 7,200 employees, provides food services and catering to over 700 client accounts in 47 states serving over 300,000 meals every day.

TrustHouse is among the top six contract food service companies in North America. In 2013, TrustHouse was acquired by its management in partnership with European contract catering firm Elior.

The TrustHouse Services Group includes the following companies:

  • A'viands
  • Aladdin Food Management Services
  • AmeriServe Food Management Servicesi
  • Consolidated Food Management, Inc
  • Fitz Vogt & Associates
  • Lindley Food Service
  • Summit Food Services
  • Valley Services Inc.


Our People


Michael Bailey

Founder + Chairman

Michael J. Bailey started his career in the foodservice business as a trainee chef at the age of 16. He joined Peter Merchant at the European headquarters of Ford Motor Company. Peter Merchant later merged with John Gardner Ltd. to form Gardner Merchant. After the merger, Mike continued to progress through the organizational structure as foodservice director, district manager, regional director and ultimately joined the board of directors in 1982.

In 1985, Mike moved to the US assuming the role of President of Gardner Merchant’s US based contract foodservice business. By 1991, he and his team had achieved revenue growth of $210 million; taking the US business from $40 - $250 million

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Dr. Brian Poplin

President + Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Brian Poplin joined TrustHouse Services Group, subsidiary of Elior SA, on April 6, 2015 as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Brian began his career in 1990 in the United States Air Force. He joined ServiceMaster in 1994 and became a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician. After ServiceMaster was acquired by Aramark in 2001, Brian moved into a series of corporate roles that culminated in his leadership of the Aramark Healthcare Technologies business from 2009 through 2013. His dynamic leadership style and vision led to the acquisition of the Masterplan group of companies in 2011 and the creation of the largest independent technology management services company within the healthcare sector. Brian advanced as President in 2011, successfully leading more than 1,600 employees and driving annual revenues exceeding $500 million.

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Our Companies




News + Press


June 23, 2015

TrustHouse Services Group Adds Chief Growth Officer to Leadership Team

Chris Ciatto Brings Exertise in Strategy, Business Development & Performance Improvement to the Organization (Charlotte, NC – June 23, 2015) Chris Ciatto has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer for TrustHouse Services Group, it was announced today by Dr. Brian Poplin, President and CEO. In this newly created role, Ciatto will focus on corporate strategy and driving organic growth while expanding sales and marketing efforts for the Charlotte-based managed foodservices company. He will report directly to Poplin. With over 20 years of strategy development, sales, operations, and leadership experience, Ciatto was most recently Senior Vice President of […]
April 6, 2015

TrustHouse Names New President/CEO

Source: “TrustHouse Names New President/CEO.” Food Management. April 6, 2015. TrustHouse Services Group has announced the appointment of Brian Poplin, DHA, FACHE, as the company’s president and CEO, succeeding company founder Michael Bailey, who remains chairman. Poplin, who had spent 19 years with Aramark Healthcare Technologies, has served for the past two years as president/CEO of Medical Staffing Network Healthcare, LLC. “Brian has the talent, energy and experience that TrustHouse deserves,” Bailey says. “I am confident that, with him as a leader, we will take TrustHouse to an unprecedented level of success. He has more than 24 years of successful […]
March 23, 2015

TrustHouse Services Group Switching All Liquid Eggs to Cage-Free

Source: “TrustHouse Names New President/CEO.” The Humane Society of the United States. March 23, 2015. Food Service Company Making the Transition Within Five Years TrustHouse, Elior Food service company TrustHouse Services Group announced that after working with The Humane Society of the United States, it’s switching all one million pounds of its annual liquid egg usage (equaling approximately 10 million eggs) to cage-free by 2020. TrustHouse Services Group, a division of Elior, is one of the largest foodservice companies in the USA. TrustHouse provides food service at more than 675 colleges, universities, hospitals, K-12 schools, senior facilities and is the […]