Lancer Dining Services and Lancer Hospitality are owned by company founders Glenn Baron and Steve Craver. Mr. Baron and Mr. Craver have been friends since junior high school and business partners since 1976. Their first enterprise together (not counting shoveling driveways in high school) was creating and running Blue Bell, an ice cream vending company that at one time included 125 ice cream treat trucks that visited Twin Cities parks and neighborhoods during warm summer days.
Lancer Dining Services is the educational food service division of Lancer Hospitality, a well-established Minnesota-based, inter-state hospitality company with corporate offices in Eagan, MN. Lancer Hospitality has a 30+ year history in the food service business. We take pride in presenting selections prepared from the finest and freshest ingredients and offering menus that include specialty, ethnic and health conscious foods. Our products are prepared by people who care about quality and providing a positive experience for our customers.
As a locally owned and operated company with a hands-on, owner-run management style you will be doing business with a professional and experienced partner who will provide excellent service.
In addition to its educational food service division Lancer Hospitality also provides quality professional management services to a wide range of clientele, including college campus dining, corporate dining and cafeteria management, gourmet coffee shops, full-service restaurants, and high volume food service and catering at public venues.
Lancer is also a premier Twin Cities catering company and has an excellent reputation for quality and service. We are equally committed to producing a high standard of school lunch programs and service options as an educational food service provider. We source fresh and natural food products to achieve our nutritional goals and we have the culinary skills to make our meals interesting and appealing.
Meet our staff. We have the expertise and experience to provide exceptional food service to schools and daycares programs. We are committed to delivering hot and cold meals as well as quality service; therefore we employ professional culinary and service teams as the foundation of our Company’s success.
From veteran food service staff to professionally trained chefs, Lancer provides a mixture of innovation and experience that benefit our clients and their young students. Our professional staff ensures that every aspect of your food service program is managed with exceptional standards for quality and seamless service.