I’m Craig Smith, Managing Partner, and I am thrilled to be the new owner of St Johns Food Service. I want to start by thanking Melvin for his decades of service to this company – to the employees, to the community and to our customers.  His shoes will be tough to fill, and I look forward to the challenge.

As the owner for the last 13 years of the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, which in itself is a 378-seat restaurant, and a customer of St Johns Food Service, I understand your needs. Like you, I take personally every plate that comes out of the kitchen and every comment a guest might have. And like you, we succeed and fail on how quickly our suppliers can react to our ever-changing needs. Yes, price sometimes comes first, but knowing I have reliable, honest and agile vendors is just as important. When Melvin approached me to buy St Johns Food Services, I immediately thought, “Yeah, we can do this and even make it better.” So here we are.

You’ll start to see our new logo and website and our refreshed trucks on the road. You’ll see some of the faces you’ve gotten to know over decades of building strong relationships. You’ll see more of us in the community and more often. I know you’ll welcome me and our sales consultants as we visit with you over the next few months.

If there is anything at all you need and we can do better, please let me know. Email me directly by clicking here, and I will make sure you are taken care of. Make no mistake: we want to be your go-to purveyor for all your needs. For now, we’re going to learn about your business and how we can make it better.

Kind regards and we look forward to partnering with you,