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SAGE Dining Services® Celebrates 10 Years Serving Independent Schools in Canada

SAGE Dining Services®, North America’s leading provider of premier dining services for independent schools and private colleges, is proud to announce the celebration of its 10-year anniversary in Canada.

SAGE Dining Services® Expands into Ontario with Crescent School

SAGE Dining Services®, a leading provider of premier dining services for independent schools and private colleges, is pleased to announce its expansion into Ontario through its partnership with Crescent School, a leading independent boys' school in Toronto. SAGE has been serving schools in British Columbia since 2013.

SAGE Dining Services® Launches Program to Measure and Reduce Food Waste

Program & Concepts04/01/23
In an effort to minimize waste and implement environmentally responsible business practices, SAGE Dining Services® has launched U+SAGE™ (pronounced “usage”), a proprietary food waste tracking program.

SAGE Dining Services® Updates Nutrition Education Program to Highlight Commitment to Safety and Inclusion

Program & Concepts03/01/23
SAGE Dining Services® recently adapted their SAGE Spotlight Program®, the company’s nutrition education program that guides students to easily build a balanced plate based on individual preferences and values. The program was modified to better align with SAGE’s nutrition philosophy — All Foods Fit — and to promote positive relationships with food. The message change also corresponds with SAGE’s priority on safety and inclusion for those at risk of developing eating disorders.

SAGE Dining Services® Launches All Foods Fit Campaign to Help Students Form Positive Relationships with Food and Support Overall Well-Being

Program & Concepts02/22/23
The nutrition philosophy at SAGE Dining Services® is All Foods Fit, and they are using that message in their new campaign to encourage students’ positive relationships with food and remind them that all foods have a place on their plates. All Foods Fit emphasizes that there are no “good” or “bad” foods and honors all the reasons we eat to support overall well-being, including the physical, cultural, mental, emotional, and social benefits.

SAGE Dining Services® and Innovation Works Help Small Businesses Succeed at Baltimore’s Historic Lexington Market

In partnership with Innovation Works, SAGE Dining Services® has provided resources, training, and mentorship to food vendors in the newly renovated historic Lexington Market in downtown Baltimore.

SAGE Dining Services® Launches New Top Allergen-Free Station

Program & Concepts08/30/22
With the 2022-23 school year just beginning, SAGE Dining Services® has launched its newest station concept, Free Style™, which features menu items that are free of the 12 most common food allergens. These include peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, milk, gluten, egg, fish, wheat, sesame, soy, mustard, and sulfites.

IFMA Honors SAGE Dining Services® Founders with Silver Plate Award

AwardsLeadership News03/17/22
SAGE Dining Services® Founders, Tina and Paco Rodriguez, have received the 2022 Silver Plate Award from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), one of the highest honors in the hospitality industry.

SAGE Dining Services® Founders Receive 2021 NBOA Award

Leadership NewsAwards02/10/21
SAGE Dining Services is pleased to announce that SAGE Founders Tina and Paco Rodriguez have won the 2021 National Business Offers Association Sarah Daignault Outstanding Support for Independent Schools Award.

SAGE Dining Services® Appoints New Vice President of Procurement

Leadership News05/04/17
SAGE Dining Services® is pleased to welcome Todd Evans to its leadership team as VP of Procurement. Evans will supervise all procurement functions, including vendor sourcing, contract negotiation, relationship management, compliance, and contract manufacture.

SAGE Dining Services® Launches Custom-Built “Touch of SAGE” Mobile App

Program & Concepts03/20/17
SAGE Dining Services’ customers are able to stay in touch with SAGE 24/7 with the new “Touch of SAGE” mobile app launched to the company’s 250 locations this week.

SAGE Dining Services® Enhances Leadership Team to Continue to Provide Exceptional Dining Experiences

Leadership News09/26/16
SAGE Dining Services is pleased to announce enhancements to its leadership team in order to continue to provide exceptional dining experiences for independent schools and colleges in North America. Jennifer Quick has been promoted to Regional Vice President of the West, and Gary Fugman and Tom Ankner have been promoted from District Managers to Area Managers of the Northeast.

SAGE Names Scott Mowery as New Vice President of Finance and Accounting

Leadership News04/07/16
Mowery comes to SAGE with experience managing the financial operations of major multi-state corporations.

SAGE Welcomes Lyle Kan as New Vice President of Marketing

Leadership News04/07/16
Kan brings a wealth of management consulting experience to SAGE.

SAGE Dining Services® Celebrates National Nutrition Month® with International Cuisine

EventsProgram & Concepts02/25/16
From the savory tastes of East Asia to the aromatic blends of the Mediterranean and zesty spices of Latin America, SAGE Dining Services® will celebrate National Nutrition Month® with activities focused on the flavors of international cuisine.

SAGE Takes Center Stage at National Meeting on Food Allergies

EventsLeadership News02/19/16
On February 22nd, 2016, SAGE Dining Services® CFO and Co-Founder Tina Rodriguez and Director of Nutrition Lesley Vogel will lead a discussion on making your food service program compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at the National Business Officers Association (NBOA) annual meeting at Los Angeles' JW Marriott® Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.

SAGE Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence

The celebration will begin in Boston at the National Business Officers Association (NBOA) and National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) annual conferences, the largest gatherings of independent school professionals in the country. SAGE will be on hand to meet and visit with school leaders from across North America.

SAGE Dining Services® Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Leadership News10/01/13
SAGE Dining Services®, Inc., announces the promotion of Marcel Gallo to Chief Operating Officer, expanding his oversight to all of North America.

New Menu Options at The Vanguard School

Venue Updates09/13/13
SAGE Dining Services® is making things easier for students with dietary restrictions at The Vanguard School this year. SAGE is offering a Gluten-Free Station, a Vegetarian Station, and for those who have lactose issues, a soy or almond milk option.

Elementary students gather at Judson College for SAGE nutrition education program

Venue Updates08/19/13
SAGE Dining and Judson College are partnering with the third-grade classes from Francis Marion School and Marion Academy to bring health and nutrition into kids' lives with an exciting program, "Apple Day: Cutting to the Core."

SAGE Dining Services® Now Serving Judson College

Venue Updates08/18/13
SAGE Dining Services® is pleased to welcome Judson College to its client list. SAGE has taken over food service operations at the nation's fifth oldest women's college.

University of Chicago Plays Host to Maryland Entrepreneur

EventsLeadership News04/25/13
Paco Rodriguez, President and Co-Founder of Maryland-based SAGE Dining Services®, will meet with budding entrepreneurs on the University of Chicago campus. He will discuss how he took an idea and turned it into reality with the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity.

SAGE Serves Up New Film

Program & Concepts04/22/13
At SAGE Dining Services®, food is our life, and now it's the focus of a short film that highlights who and what SAGE is all about. Key components of the film (and SAGE's mission) are education, sustainability, and scratch and batch cooking.

Maryland Entrepreneur set to speak at University of Chicago

EventsLeadership News04/11/13
Tina Rodriguez, CFO and Co-Founder of Maryland-based SAGE Dining Services®, will be among the highlighted speakers this year's GastroConference, which is being held at the University of Chicago on April 13th. The conference will focus on the restaurant/food service industry. EnvisionDo asked Rodriguez to take part in this year's conference because she has helped build and establish SAGE Dining Services® as a sustainable leader in the marketplace.

SAGE Relaunches Spotlight Program®

Program & Concepts09/05/12
SAGE Dining Services®, Inc. recently relaunched the SAGE Spotlight Program®, which encourages a healthy relationship with all foods. The Spotlight Program® was redesigned to emphasize that all foods have a place on your plate when you practice the concepts of variety, balance, and moderation.

SAGE Dining Services® Launches Employee Training Program To Address Eating Disorders

PartnershipsProgram & Concepts06/28/12
SAGE Dining Services® recently launched a new program in partnership with The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt to help employees recognize early warning signs in student populations. SAGE, the nation's leading provider of dining services to independent schools, is the first major food service contractor to address the growing problem of eating disorders.


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