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Feeding Hungry People Since 1985

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Serving Multiple Locations Across the Western New York Region

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Award Winning Staff and Company

Breaking Bread with Western NY Since 1985

We’ve been feeding hungry people in dozens of locations across Buffalo since 1985. In that time we’ve won an award or two, but that’s not what validates our success. What matters to us is that each client loves our food and is treated with respect.

What Drives Us

Our Mission is to Nourish your Mission.

Our business is successful because we believe in the nourishing power of good people, good food, and good business. Our approach to cooking and connecting is an authentic differentiator that positively impacts the experience of your brand.

Dishing Out Solutions

We are not a cookie-cutter food service; we create customized solutions for you.

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Staffing & People

We hire individuals who are passionate about people and food. Our employees are an essential part of our business and are the on-site connection to your customers. When you work with Personal Touch, we take recruitment, hiring, and training off your plate. You can rest assured that our staff offers responsive service that is unmatched in Western New York.

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Health & Nutrition

Delicious and nutritious go hand-in-hand with Personal Touch. With our wide selection of fresh foods, you can expect healthy, energy-packed meals. We have our own registered dietitian working alongside our chefs to ensure well-balanced meals that will nourish your organization.

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Food Variety & Options

Whether you have picky students or retired seniors, no one should experience meal boredom. At Personal Touch, we work tirelessly to curate new appetizing dishes to delight everyone. We believe the key to flavorful, unique meals is having a vast variety of fresh ingredients to work with.

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Customized Solutions

Different communities have different needs. We offer service options to fit your operation and needs. Whether it’s full service, self-serve, made-to-order, satellite, commissary, individual meals, vending or micro mart Personal Touch provides solutions for every institution and organization.

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Affordability & Value

At Personal Touch, we’re invested in your nutrition. We work hard to keep costs low and your finances in mind. With our customized programs, we can build a menu and service options that work best for you.

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Sustainability

At Personal Touch, we are passionate about conserving resources and guarding our environment. When we work together, we become stewards of sustainability. You can expect less packaging, food waste, and environmentally friendly foods.

Pleased to Introduce You to Our Leadership Team

Dave Cervi

Dave Cervi

President

Dave Cervi

As President, Dave develops corporate strategy, reviews policy and legislative matters, and oversees the daily operations and compliance with the administrative management team. He also fosters client relations and partnerships for the retention of business. Dave meets regularly with the leadership team to receive updates on employees, finances, growth opportunities, and more.

With his support team, Dave develops budgets and goals. He also creates proposals for new business and responses for RFP’s. Dave is also actively involved in negotiating client contracts and bargaining unit agreements.

NicK Del Nuovo, Personal Touch Food Service

Nick Del Nuovo

Vice President

Nick Del Nuovo

“With a deep understanding of sales, marketing, supply chain management, logistics, and customer service, Nick brings a unique perspective to the table. By leveraging his wealth of industry knowledge, he can identify emerging trends and develop scalable and customized business models that are tailor-made for success.

He possesses expertise in effectively managing food, beverage, and retail accounts and has consistently delivered outstanding results. Nick is widely recognized for his unwavering commitment to providing exceptional customer service, fostering strong relationships, and driving revenue growth. He excels in empowering teams, strategic thinking, and fostering a culture of accountability”.

Nicole Meyers

Vice President of Finance & Administration

Nicole Meyers

Nicole has 15 years of experience in financial operations. She works with a focus on the integration and implementation of new technologies to aid with the efficiency and accuracy of financial transactions. Nicole joined the Personal Touch Food Service executive team in 2020.

As Vice President of Finance & Administration, Nicole leads the financial functions of the corporation and is committed to accurate billing and financial reporting. Nicole oversees all employees involved in the accounting process, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory, and compliance.

Michelle Davies, MS, RD, CDN

Director of Nutrition Services

Michelle Davies, MS, RD, CDN

As Director of Nutrition Services, Michelle oversees menu planning and procurement for Personal Touch Food Service. Her approach to menu planning supports balance and offers selections of nutrient-dense foods. Michelle also provides nutrition and wellness training to Personal Touch management and culinary staff and holds on-site nutrition seminars for clients and client-based groups.

Michelle’s experience includes acute care nutrition assessments for various disease stages, weight concerns, GI, ICU, burns, adolescents, elderly, and others. Her master’s degree in dietetics and bachelor’s in business, along with her love of food service, fit well with the nutrition and wellness initiatives of Personal Touch Food Service.

Debbie Beckers

Debbie Becker

General Manager USDA

Debbie Becker

As USDA General Manager, Debbie is responsible for the supervision of public, private, and charter schools participating in USDA feeding programs. Debbie’s 15 years with Personal Touch Food Service gave her a broad base of practical experience and oversight with the company. Debbie is a member of the Erie County School Nutrition Association, the NYS School Nutrition Association, and the National School Nutrition Association.

Debbie works collaboratively with the Corporate Managing Dietician and Chef to enhance food offerings to students. She also works with the Executive Leadership Team on strategy, operations, and client relations. Debbie is responsible for legislative compliance, HACCP, client interactions, financial performance, procurement, menu planning, staff training, and overseeing program initiatives such as Farm to School and professional development.

Nancy Altman

Nancy Altman

General Manager Private Business

Nancy Altman

Nancy brings more than 30 years of experience in food service management with expertise in long term care, daycare operations, university dining, retail operations, school food service and catering. Nancy has 10 + years with Personal Touch Food Service in various roles within the Company.

As Private Business General Manager, Nancy has responsibility for supervision and oversight of Private Schools, University Dining, Residential Accounts, Business & Industry operations and Seasonal programs. Nancy works collaboratively with the Corporate Chef and Managing Dietitian to explore and create food offerings to meet or exceed any client requirements.

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Mike Barnhard

Executive Corporate Chef

Mike Barnhard

Mike brings more than 25 years of culinary and management experience in the food service industry. He has worked in a variety of settings such as Retail operations, Fine Dining, Catering, Kosher and Corporate dining, to bring a wide skill set to Personal Touch. Mike joined Personal Touch Food Service in 2017.

As Executive Corporate Chef, he has responsibility for supervision, oversight, and growth of culinary and safety development. Mike also works collaboratively with the Executive Leadership Team and our registered dietician to explore, create quality and innovative selections, with a focus on current trends and farm to table offerings for our clients