BonCulina secured the majority share and holds 97% of the business, whilst 3% is retained by current managing director of Bon Appetit Keith Pordum. Pordum Foods was formed in 2003 to provide 24/7 vending solutions in healthcare and B&I sites.
Keith Pordum, managing director Pordum Foods, said: ‘’BonCulina is an exceptional company that possesses the resources and marketing expertise to build a multi-million sales business within the next five years.
“We have always been impressed with the quality of their meals and innovative Torus Pak® straight-to-plate technology. Our market presence and operational capabilities when combined with BonCulina’s advanced product portfolio and delivery systems will create an excellent catering solution which goes beyond vending for the ‘back to work’ environment.”
In September 2020 Pordum Foods formed a strategic partnership with BonCulina to integrate BonCulina’s individual straight to plate meals into approximately 70 NHS hospital contracts across the UK.
A spokesperson from BonCulina, added: ‘’The acquisition of Pordum Foods is a natural progression of our earlier partnership. Whilst working with them we identified operational capabilities within Bon Appetit which would provide BonCulina with a strategic and sustainable platform for the future, which meets our ambitions for growth in the UK.”
All Bon Appetit assets will be rebranded to BonCulina, while the Bon Appetit’s team of 13 staff members will be retained. BonCulina will operate out of Bon Appetit’s office in Crawley, West Sussex.