Our History Pomptonian's history of excellence in food service goes back 60 years ago.
    1950's
  • The town of Cedar Grove completed construction of its High School and needed someone to run the cafeteria. The Board members approached The Pomptonian restaurant, asking for some temporary help, and we are still thriving in that district today.
  • 1960's
  • The town of Cedar Grove completed construction of its High School and needed someone to run the cafeteria. The Board members approached The Pomptonian restaurant, asking for some temporary help, and we are still thriving in that district today.
  • 1970's
  • The company was managing four school cafeterias and had another two coming aboard early the next year. The restaurant was sold and Pomptonian’s efforts were devoted entirely to quality school service.
  • 1990's
  • The annual Pomptonian employee picnic.
  • 2000's
  • The annual Pomptonian employee picnic.
  • 2010's
  • Total Food Service – Top Women 2018
  • Food Management magazine’s Top 50 Contract Management Companies 2019
  • Today

The Pomptonian was established in 1959. Founded as a restaurant, The Pomptonian, in Cedar Grove, New Jersey was located across the street from the popular Meadowbrook Dinner Theater. In 1961, the town of Cedar Grove completed construction of its High School and needed someone to run the cafeteria. The Board members approached The Pomptonian restaurant, asking for some temporary help, and we are still thriving in that district today.

The restaurant flair The Pomptonian brought to school food service spurred commendations and recommendations. In 1970, the company was managing four school cafeterias and had another two coming aboard early the next year. The restaurant was sold and Pomptonian’s efforts were devoted entirely to quality school service.

The reputation of quality and innovative service earned by each Pomptonianite encouraged more and more districts to join the family of Pomptonian cafeterias.

Throughout the years, the company has enjoyed diversified experiences in food service, including restaurants, catering, corporate dining, and school service. For many years our single focus has been on school service. Pomptonian serves numerous school districts throughout the state of New Jersey and has over 2,000 employees. The excellent service we provide to our valued customers has enabled us to enjoy successful relationships with our existing accounts while fueling our growth.