Company Profile

Canteen Service Co. is a Maine owned and operated family business since 1951.  Our business was founded by James A Willey, Sr. and is now in the fourth generation of family ownership.  We are a franchise of Canteen Corporation and Compass Group of Charlotte, North Carolina – The largest food service company in the world.  Our local ownership and national support offer the “Best of Both Worlds” to our Maine customers.  The owners of our company oversee and actively participate in the daily operations.  Customers can contact the management team easily and get a prompt answer.  Customer satisfaction is our top priority.

Canteen provides manual food, vending, micro market, catering, office coffee, water filtration, and Secure Delivery Services from our Bangor, Lewiston and Portland facilities.  We currently serve every county in Maine except Aroostook.  Whether your business is small or large we are eager to discuss your service needs.  Canteen’s neat, uniformed, and professionally trained staff ensure a quality, consistent service that our customers can depend on every day.

We invite our customers to visit us at any of our three full service branches to see what makes Canteen different from other food service companies.  Our Bangor headquarters features a modern commissary for all our food preparation.  Bangor is home for our Secure Delivery Services to many county jails in Maine.  The Saco facility supports all our manual food locations and large catered events.  Our Lewiston facility serves some of our largest vending customers including Bath Iron Works.  Lewiston is the conduit for daily delivery service between our three branches.  Each branch has a three person maintenance staff, management team, and office to respond to their service area.  No other vending company is so local to all their customers as Canteen Service Co.

There are many reasons for choosing Canteen but our home-made fresh food that is prepared in our own commissary is the centerpiece of our vended food service.  All our kitchen employees are certified by ServeSafe.  Canteen has a comprehensive HAACP food safety program in place monitored by Silliker, an industry leader for auditing the “flow” of our fresh food from beginning to end.  All our fresh food products are prepared, transported, and merchandised under a strict temperature control environment.  Canteen has a full-time nutrition consultant on staff to ensure a balanced menu for our customers.  Our quality fresh food is the reason why most companies choose Canteen for their full-line vended food service.