Lancer Hospitality has a 30+ year history in the food service and catering business.

The Company was founded in 1976 as the dream of two college friends, Glenn Baron and Steve Craver, who today still own and manage the company. Lancer has grown from two employees and one ice cream truck to over 1,000 employees and operations in six states. We are large enough to offer stability to our clients but small enough to maintain an individualized approach.

Lancer Hospitality is a well-established company with more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality management industry. Lancer takes pride in providing professional management services in a variety of settings and serving a wide range of clients.

We have operations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon, Utah and Tennessee. Over the years we have taken a careful approach to growth. We are a hands-on company where the owners are involved in daily operations. We really care about what we do and we look for partners who we believe can truly benefit from our personal, intensive, high quality approach to doing business.

We are committed to producing restaurant quality food in all of the industries we serve with an emphasis on menus that are innovative, seasonally inspired and created with carefully selected ingredients, ever-mindful of our environmental responsibilities.

Nothing could be more fundamental to life than the natural world. Food is both fundamental to our everyday lives and central to our most joyful celebrations, and we believe that food can connect us to the richness of our natural world.

We learn to care about the earth and its ecosystems when we learn about its connections to our daily lives. Day in and day out, we are connected to our planet through the abundance of the table. Making connections between earth and hearth and table is at the heart of Lancer's inspiration to model sustainable practices in our operations.

Here are some of the initiatives undertaken in an effort to promote sustainable practices:

Lancer has eliminated 70% of food packaging waste by switching from disposable plates and containers to china and stainless steel flatware at several of our accounts.

Lancer actively participates in the recycling of cardboard, plastic, glass and, in a growing number of accounts, the organic recycling of food scraps and waste.

Lancer actively participates in comprehensive organic recycling programs with many of our venue partners.

Lancer has eliminated the use of single service condiments and replaced them with bulk condiment dispensers wherever possible.

When the use of disposable packaging cannot be avoided, Lancer sources food wares that are composed of rapidly renewable materials rather than petroleum based products whenever possible and practical.

Lancer sources local products when possible to get the freshest ingredients as well as to reduce transportation costs and emissions.

Lancer includes healthy alternatives on our menus to encourage our customers to increase their consumption of healthy grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, protein and complex carbohydrates.

Lancer's Quality Pledge

We are committed to producing restaurant quality food in all of the industries we serve with an emphasis on menus that are innovative, seasonally inspired and created with carefully selected ingredients, ever-mindful of our environmental responsibilities.