Feed the future
CIRFOOD, with over 50 years of history, is one of the leading Italian companies operating in the sectors of collective catering, commercial catering and employee welfare services to business. It's present in 17 regions and 73 provinces in Italy, as well as abroad, in Belgium and the Netherlands, producing over 100 million meals per year thanks to the work of 13,000 people, the company’s true strength.
Feed the future is the philosophy that inspires our way of doing business and looking towards tomorrow. Alongside catering, we have always been committed to feeding the future with visions, ideas and perspectives to guarantee the sustainable economic, environmental, social and cultural development to all of society.
CIRFOOD is a cooperative enterprise, one which relies on the services provided by its associates to perform its business. It is a corporate governance system shared by people who have joined forces to take on the competitive and innovative challenges posed by the market and to achieve common goals.
The origins of the company go back to the late 1950s when the first inter-company canteen was set up in Reggio Emilia, serving meals to workers from the city’s companies. However, in the 1970s, three long-standing cooperatives from Emilia Romagna working in organised catering merged together and became what is now CIRFOOD. The company has gradually expanded the boundaries of its operations and strengthened its business model. Over the years, it has grown continuously, making the company the leader in the school catering sector in Italy as early as the second half of the 1990s. The company has always been active in the corporate welfare sector, first with BluBe and today with the company Valyouness, created to meet the needs of all those realities looking for complete and personalized welfare services, able to improve the well-being of their people.
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FIGURES IN 2019
Total annual revenue
Number of employees
Meals made and served
Number of product self-analysis tests
Public establishments managed
The data shown are for the year 2019. The year 2020 cannot be considered representative of our business activity, as the entire catering sector, both collective and commercial, has been strongly impacted by the regulatory provisions aimed to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.