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 9,000 employees, provides food services and catering to over 700 client accounts in 47 states serving over 500,000 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 Services
  • Consolidated Food Management, Inc
  • Cura Hospitality
  • Fitz Vogt & Associates
  • Lindley Food Service
  • Starr Catering Group
  • 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

October 1, 2015

TrustHouse Services Group and Cura Hospitality Announce Strategic Acquisition

Patients and Seniors across the U.S. To Benefit from Innovative Dining Solutions, Personalized Service, and the Strength of Global Resources     (Charlotte, NC – October 1, 2015) Culinary management leader TrustHouse Services Group has announced its acquisition of Cura Hospitality, a Pennsylvania‐based provider of dining services to the senior living and healthcare markets. Cura Hospitality will continue to operate under its name, and will be led by Mitch Possinger, its current President and founder, who will report directly to Brian Poplin, TrustHouse President and CEO. “Cura’s track record of exceptional customer service and culinary innovation is a perfect match […]
August 4, 2015

TrustHouse Services Group Acquires Starr Catering Group

Expanded Portfolio of High-End Dining Options Will Enhance Customer’s Palates     (Charlotte, NC – August 4, 2015) TrustHouse Services Group has acquired Philadelphia‐based restaurateur Stephen Starr’s acclaimed Starr Restaurants Catering Group (SRCG), it was announced today by Michael J. Bailey, TrustHouse Chairman and co‐founder. SRGC will continue to operate under the Starr Catering banner led by Simon Powles, President and CEO, and Guy Kellner, COO, both of whom will report to Brian Poplin, President & CEO, TrustHouse Services Group. The Starr Restaurants Catering Group, which was named one of BizBash’s Innovators of the Year in 2014, currently provides custom […]
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 […]