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Whitsons Emergency Dining is always at the ready, providing twenty-four hour dining services in all types of emergency situations, including natural and manmade disasters, human resource emergencies, equipment failures, building damage and power outages. Our experience runs the gamut from short-term service during hurricanes and building repairs, to serving four million meals over nine months to rescue and recovery workers at the World Trade Center and four other support sites in the Metropolitan area following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We have the experience and the resources to respond quickly to any disaster situation, freeing our clients to concentrate on running their organizations.

We offer the flexibility of choosing to provide meals produced on site or delivered in temperature-controlled vehicles from our USDA-inspected culinary centers. Meal options include individually packaged or family style meals, prepared fresh, flash frozen or shelf stable. Our emergency services include:

  • Development of customized emergency and disaster recovery plans
  • Vehicle and equipment supply and management
  • Remote kitchen planning and set up
  • On site operations/logistics management
  • Food management, from menu creation and ordering to production and inventory management
  • Warehouse and donations management
  • Training of clients' staff/volunteers and/or provision of Whitsons' disaster service professionals
  • Business revitalization/recovery programs


Vast Resources & Customized Plans to Meet Any Level of Need

Whitsons has modern, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment available to be rapidly deployed as necessary to handle virtually any type of emergency situation. Our network of local resources, equipment and operational methods create a virtually failsafe system for providing continuous high quality products and services to our clients.

  • Fleet of mobile kitchens and extensive support equipment, including: propane convection ovens, field stoves, hand sinks, generators, mobile refrigeration and storage
  • Secure, USDA-inspected and approved production facility with full generator backup
  • HAACP compliant cook-chill technology and the availability of fresh, flash frozen or shelf stable meals
  • Extensive fleet of temperature-controlled delivery vehicles equipped with GPS vehicle tracking
  • ServSafe certified staff trained in disaster foodservice
  • Multiple supply sources for redundancy
  • Full compliance with Homeland Security safety regulations

Whitsons has the experience and local resources to quickly respond to any disaster situation, any time. We are capable of providing breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, bottled beverage services and hot beverage service, on an as needed basis or twenty-four hours a day for an extended period of time. We can also provide trained foodservice professionals to fill your service needs.

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