company Recognition

Thomas Cuisine Recognized as Top 15

Recently, Thomas Cuisine broke into Food Management’s Top 15 Contract Management Companies, a first for the company. Two years ago, the company broke into the Top 20 and the company has continued to grow with revenues more than doubling in the past five years. Thomas Cuisine has accomplished this growth remaining privately-held, competing against companies many times its size. The organization’s winning formula has been a focus on customer service and client satisfaction, training and development, and scratch cooking. 

Clients and guests alike also appreciate the company’s focus on R.E.A.L. foods (Robust flavors/Exceptional ingredients/Avoiding additives/Loaded with nutrients) initiative.

Food Management Top 50 Contract Management Companies
FM's Top 50 Contract Food Management Companies

leadership Honors

shannon stith, CFO THOMAS CUISINE

Idaho Business Review WOMAN OF THe YEAR NOMINEE

Each year, the Idaho Business Review (IBR) honors exceptional financial stewards who are considered the very best in banking, corporate, investment, and other professional financial fields. This award is earned by scoring elements of leadership, mentorship, achievements, community leadership and community service. Those who score highest become the year’s recipients across Idaho. In 2018, Thomas Cuisine’s CFO, Shannon Stith received this well-deserved recognition, and now in 2019, we see she’s received her second nomination through IBR for Woman of the Year. As an instrumental member of Thomas Cuisine, Shannon leads in a way that provides expertise and foresight to build financial structure that supports and encourages growth.

We are so pleased and proud to have Shannon as an instrumental part of Thomas Cuisine.

Shannon Stith, CFO thomas cuisine
Shannon Stith, CFO

lynn daily, district manager THOMAS CUISINE

2018 Montana Excellence in Leadership award

There are few individuals as deserving as Lynn Daily for this award, sponsored by the Interagency Committee for Change by Women (ICCW). Lynn is the embodiment of Thomas Cuisine’s values of excellence, respect, integrity, teamwork and passion. 

In nominating Lynn for this award, Jenna Foley, a Thomas Cuisine Food Service Director, wrote, “…I have never met someone who so demonstrates the qualities the ICCW is looking to honor…Lynn Daily has helped me become a true leader myself. She was a role model to everyone in our department…she could calmly talk through any situation. To say she was inspiring is an understatement.”

We are so pleased and proud to have Lynn as an instrumental part of Thomas Cuisine.

Lynn Daily, District Manager
Lynn Daily, District Manager

culinary awards

chefs Earn ticket to compete in world food competition

The World Food Championships (WFC) is the largest competition in Food Sport, where grand champions of previous events convene for a chance at winning the ultimate food crown and a share of hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money. This year, the WFC added its largest online recipe contest, the Taste of America Challenge, to the mix as a 2019 qualifier. Cooks from coast to coast were tasked to create innovative, eye-popping recipes that utilize some of Food Sport’s most popular brands and products for a chance to win a coveted Golden Ticket.

We are so proud of Chef Tanner Thorp and Chef Thomas To who both earned a coveted Golden Ticket to compete in the World Food Championships by placing in The Taste of America Challenge representing the state of Washington. The World Food Championships will be held in Dallas, Texas, October 16 – 20, 2019. 

Tanner Thorp, Executive Chef
Chef Tanner Thorp
Thomas To - Young, Sous Chef
Chef Young 'Thomas' To

first place in sweet wars

This past February two of our best took home first place in the 8th Annual Sweet Wars competition, in Florida. Representing Village on the Green, the team competed against eight teams from surrounding senior communities. This sweet victory was brought home with an impressive and delicious mirror-glazed chocolate mousse with strawberry ice cream. 

Lifespace Award Winners
Chef George and Baker Jeff
Cheesecake - Sweet Wars
1st Place Mirror Glazed Chocolate Mousse