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Jazz up your Workday with Pizza—That’s Amore!

When a thought hits your mind of a big pizza pie
That’s amore
When it’s just down the hall, at our Market for all
That’s amore
When your lunch is set free ‘cause it’s covered in cheese
That’s amore
Taste buds will zing, ring -a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
You’ll dance back to your desk with a zippy new zest—That’s Amore!

Our take on the classic song, “That’s Amore!” written by: Harry Warren & Jack Brooks

Having Healthier Food Options at Work—That’s Amore!

When you seek healthy eats, crispy salads and cheese
That’s amore
When you’re tired and blue and our Market finds you
That’s amore
When you choose protein packs for great pick-me-up snacks
That’s amore
Your day will sing, ring -a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
You’ll feel better too and your heart will thank you—That’s Amore!

Our take on the classic song, “That’s Amore!” written by Harry Warren & Jack Brooks

The Cuyahoga Group Employee Spotlight: Phil Tollett

Phil Tollett, Director of Purchasing for The Cuyahoga Grouphas been part of our team for the past eleven years. Phil’s longtime professional experience and expertise in the food and beverage industry is reflected in the strong partnerships he’s created with many of our suppliers, which allows us to ensure that our workplace customers receive the very best in quality and pricing for snack, beverage, coffee and meal items in workplace Vending and Market products 

Additionally, Phil’s knowledge of what our customers wantand his ability to anticipate upcoming trends in food and beverage offerings, combined with his expertise in supplier negotiations, delivery and inventory logistics at our North Ridgeville and Maple Heights warehousesenables The Cuyahoga Group to efficiently deliver our products and services to our customers in a three-state area.  Let’s find out a little more about Phil: 

 

What do you like most about your job, and why?

I LOVE to negotiate, and “think outside the box” on issues that have an impact on our company. Because I work for a family business, I’ve had to absorb the “TEAM” system, which has made me a much stronger employee—and our company is much stronger when we work as a team. I am very moved at the fact that so many of our team members have started in the warehouse and worked their way up through the ranks of the company, and I take comfort that I had a small piece of their success.  

 

 

 

Tell us a fun fact, or facts, about yourself: 

In high school, I was named All-Ohio in both football and wrestling, and after high school, I was a College Conference Champion in football and wrestling.  During the NFL player’s strike in the mid-80’s, one of my college football games was broadcast on national TV.  

My favorite hobby is Fly Fishing. For me, there is nothing as relaxing as standing in a river, casting for trout, surrounded by nature. 

I also serve as a City Councilman for the city of Elyria. I feel that I can make a difference in our community. 

 

What is your favorite food/favorite meal?  

Although I hate to admit it, the Braised Pork Belly that Chef Andy Yanak prepares for workplace holiday catering events is my favorite. A close second would be the rib eye at Cattleman’s Restaurant in Missoula Montana. It’s a ranching operation that prepares meals over an open fire! 

 

 


What is your favorite 
band, singer or type of music?  

Without question, my number one favorite is ‘70s Motown: James Brown, Temptations, Four Tops.
My second favorite is Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. I know, total opposite ends of the spectrum. 

 

Please share with us a goal you’d like to accomplish someday: 

I would like to go fly fishing with my wife in Ireland—the place where the sport of fly fishing was first developed. I would also like to one day get my certification in Excel. One of my many weaknesses is my understanding of Excel, and how truly operate it. 

Melt the workplace winter blues with Flamin’ Hot Munchies!

Snow is falling, skies are gray, and the wind is howling. It’s the middle of winter and you’re busy at work, wishing for warmth, sun and a certain zip to keep you going.   

The Cuyahoga Group knows that you need and deserve a break to heat up your day, and we have the perfect snack that brings summer back to you—because some like it Flamin’ Hot!  

Spice things up without leaving your workplace 

When the munchies hit, don’t burn out! Embrace the flame—as in Flamin’ Hot! Just take a quick walk to your Cuyahoga Group Vending machine or Micro Market, where you’ll find the zestiest, hottest, crunchiest crisps of hot deliciousness with Flamin’ Hot Munchies 

During our Flamin’ Hot Munchies promo, from January 14 to January 25 

 

Heat up your winter workdays with The Cuyahoga Group!
 

During the winter freeze and all year long, The Cuyahoga Group provides the very best in VendingMicro-MarketsMobile Dining, Office Coffee and Catering Services.  

 

We deliver the homemade meal, snack and beverage choices that your employees need for complete refueling throughout the workday, without the hassle or expense of leaving the premises.
 

To contact us, click here or call us at 800-901-8363.  Your employees will be glad you did! 

 

Prevent Workplace ‘Hangries’ in 2019 with The Cuyahoga Group!

The new year brings the promise of new beginnings and a conscious resolve to making positive changes that focus on living happier and healthier.   

  

Since we spend nearly one third of our lifetime at work, let The Cuyahoga Group—a family and veteran-owned and operated company—show your company how to rejuvenate your team with premier snackmealbeverage and coffee options that are available in the convenience of your workplace.  

Whether your company has 50 or 5,000 employees, we have over thirty years of experience in providing quality VendingMicro-MarketOffice CoffeeMobile Dining and Catering services to workplaces throughout Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania, so we understand what your team needs and wants!  

Research shows that nourished employees equal happier and more productive employees. And it just makes sense that having quick, convenient access to a variety of quality food and beverage selections is essential to keeping your employees fueled, energized and productive all day long! 

January promoOff the Eaten Path Veggie Crisps! 
Find them at a Micro-Market near you! 

Don’t get hangry, get even! How? By snacking on healthier, delicious snacks! Whether you work first, second or third shift, when the hungry grumblies come rumbling around, just take a stroll to your workplace Micro-Market where you’ll find the savory taste and nutritional ingredients with Off the Eaten Path Veggie Crisps: discounted throughout the month of January!  

These crispy gems of pure snacking delight contain only natural ingredients and are Non-GMO certified. So, explore the amazing flavor and crunch away, without a crisp of guilt!  

Through winter months and all year long, we bring the best in workplace meals, snacks, coffee, beverage and catering!
 

All year long, The Cuyahoga Group provides the very best in VendingMicro-MarketsMobile Dining, Office Coffee and Catering Services.  

 

We deliver the homemade meal, snack and beverage choices that your employees need for complete refueling throughout the workday, without the hassle or expense of leaving the premises.
 

To contact us, click here or call us at 800-901-8363.  Your employees will be glad you did!

Let your New Year begin with The Cuyahoga Group!

Reflecting on some of my best posts from 2018. Thanks to everyone for following along!

The New Year means a new beginning, and this is the perfect time to reevaluate the snack, sandwich, mealcoffee, and beverage options in your workplace! Happy, energized employees means stronger production, sparks creativity and helps to support a happy work environment!  

 

From sweet or salty crunchy snacks and reenergizing power drinks, to healthier selections, premier coffee options and homemade soups, salads and meals, The Cuyahoga Group has all the workplace food and beverage choices that your employees need and want—just steps away from their work station!

 

The Cuyahoga Group provides the very best in VendingMicro-MarketsMobile Dining, Office Coffee and Catering Services—we deliver the homemade meal, snack and beverage choices that your employees need to refuel and recharge through the workday, without the expense or hassle of leaving the premises.
 

 

To contact us, click here or call us at 800-901-8363. 

Happy New Year! 

The Cuyahoga Group Wishes Happy Holidays to All!

The holidays are here, and another year is coming to an end.  As we gather with friends and family to celebrate longtime winter holiday traditions and create new ones, hopefully we’ll also take the time to reflect with gratitude on all the blessings in our lives. 

Let’s also remember that the holiday season can be a very difficult time for those who have lost loved ones, or those who may be experiencing personal struggles. Maybe this year, we can resolve to give of our time to those in need; whether visiting a lonely neighbor or resolving to volunteer in our communities, caring gestures, big or small,  can make a world of difference for the recipient and the giver. 

We often hear that the true meaning of the holidays gets lost in the hustle and bustle. Ironic, isn’t it? So, take some time to for self-renewal: take a walk at night under the stars, listen to your favorite holiday songs, and keep the constant barrage of holiday messaging of ‘buy this’, ‘buy that’, ‘decorate this way or that’, at bay.  

Renew your spirit with a grateful heart, reflect on the memories of loved ones gone, and cherish the moments with loved ones in the here and now: and if we resolve to carry the spirit of gratitude and giving every day, all year ‘round, what a better world it would be. 

And of course, eat, drink, laugh, sing and be as all-around merry as possible.

Spreading some holiday cheer with great food and great smiles!

What a great couple of weeks! Catering Experience & The Cuyahoga Group have been round the clock all over NE Ohio this week catering 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift. Andy and our catering team love getting to share in holiday cheer with our clients!!

     

Nothing says ‘holidays’ better than our annual Holiday Spirit Contest

In the spirit of friendly holiday competition, check out these photos of The Cuyahoga Group staff donning their best holiday swag. One person’s ugly is another’s adorable.

      

From The Cuyahoga Group family to yours, we wish everyone safe and joyous holiday celebrations with family and friends, and a Happy and Healthy New Year!  

Happy Holidays to All!

The Cuyahoga Group Employee Spotlight: Robert Quentin Smith

Robert Quentin Smith, Dining Manager of the Hearthside Café for The Cuyahoga Group, was recently profiled in Pluggedin, our quarterly employee newsletter.  Quentin’s unwavering work ethic, excellent customer relations skills, and ability to effectively manage day-to-day operations while keeping our customers first and foremost at the Café, has allowed him to quickly rise through the ranks, and his efforts have not gone unnoticed. Congratulations, Quentin! Thank you for your dedication and friendship!

Let’s get to know Quentin a little better: 
 

How long have you worked at The Cuyahoga Group and what is your role?
Quentin: I began working as a cook and cashier in December of 2016, and I have been the Dining Manager since March of 2018.
 

What do you like most about your job, and why?
Quentin: I like having the freedom of designing my own menu and seeing the positive reaction and hearing the positive feedback from customers when they enjoy our food.
 

         

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
Quentin: I have been playing guitar for more than 17 years.
 

What is your favorite food/favorite meal? 
QuentinMy favorite meal is Yakisoba.
 

What is your favorite type of music? 
Quentin: My favorite bands are Black Sabbath and The Pixies.
 

Please tell us about a goal you’d like to accomplish someday:
Quentin: My current goal in life is to own a home and have all my bills on auto-pay. 

Thank you, Quentin! 

Whether a workplace Café, Quick Meal, BeverageSnack, or Catering Event,
We bring the best choices in workplace culinary offerings!
 

Tis the season to give your employees what they need and want!  A steaming hot cup of coffee, a quick protein-packed snack, a fresh salad or hearty, homemade meal—The Cuyahoga Group brings the very best in VendingMicro-MarketsMobile Dining, Office Coffee and Catering services right to your breakroom!  

 

To help your employees need to refuel and recharge through the workday, contact us by clicking here; or call us at 800-901-8363.

The Season of Gratitude

Thanksgiving Day brought us together with family and friends—and gave us a renewed sense of gratitude. To show our appreciation to our customers and team members, The Cuyahoga Group held our annual November Thankful Thursdays, with giveaways and promotions that brought a spark of happiness to an already reflective and joyous time of year.   

 

Thankful Thursdays was a big hit, with customers getting great discounts on everything from hot, homemade soups, fall-flavored artisan coffee and tasty Skittles® – to lucky gift card winners among customers, and prize raffles for our Cuyahoga Group team members.   

 

As we look forward to the December holidays and the New Year, The Cuyahoga Group wants to say ‘thank you’ to each customer and to each Cuyahoga Group team member.  

 

To our customers: We appreciate your partnership and your continued support, and we renew our dedication to bring the best in workplace snackmeal, beverage, coffee and catering options!   

 

And to our team members: We are grateful for all that you do! Whether working in the office, warehouse, culinary center or out in the field, your hard work, focus on our customers, and your willingness to go beyond what is expected, is reflected every day, and we thank you! 

 

The Twelve Days of CuyGroup promo is right around the corner! 

 

Check out our blog, Facebook and Instagram platforms for our upcoming December promotion, The Twelve Days of CuyGroup, weaved into the memorable holiday jingle: The Twelve Days of Christmas. You can sing along, if you’d like!

Here’s how it works: Each weekday beginning on Monday, December 3 and continuing for twelve week days until December 18, a select snack, beverage, coffee or meal option will be discounted on the designated day as it correlates with the song, at a Cuyahoga Group Vending, Micro-Market or Coffee station near you!  

 

We bring the best in workplace meals, snacks, coffee, beverage and catering!
 

During the holidays and any time of year, The Cuyahoga Group provides the very best in VendingMicro-MarketsMobile Dining, Office Coffee and Catering Services.  

 

We deliver the homemade meal, snack and beverage choices that your employees need to refuel and recharge through the workday, without the expense or hassle of leaving the premises.
 

To contact us, click here or call us at 800-901-8363.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is a reminder to give thanks for all that’s good in our corner of the world, and especially for our family and friends. While we acknowledge our blessings, this time of year may also inspire us to think about returning the kindnesses.    

To pay the gratitude forward, it’s easy to learn about reputable, charitable causes in your community that resonate with you. Simply google ‘top-rated’ charities near me’ to get information on how you can donate your time, resources and talents. In the Greater Cleveland community, discover how  The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, one of the largest food banks in the country, works to change lives, one meal at a time.    

The Cuyahoga Group wishes everyone a Happy, Healthy and Safe Thanksgiving Day!