Our History Pomptonian's history of excellence in food service goes back 60 years ago.
    1950's
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1980's
  • The first annual Pomptonian employee picnic
  • 1990's
  • The annual Pomptonian employee picnic
  • Mark Vidovich takes over as President
  • Relocated to our corporate headquarters in Fairfield, NJ
  • 2000's
  • Lodi School District named as Kickoff school for the USDA Eat Right Move More Contest in partnership with the NY Jets
  • The annual Pomptonian employee picnic.
  • 2010's
  • Mark and Candy Vidovich, received the prestigious Above and Beyondaward, presented to them by the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO).
  • Bobby Green retires after 54 years! Bobby was one of our very first employees dating back to the Restaurant
  • NJBIZ ranks Pomptonian in the top 250 Privately Held Companies
  • NJASBO names Pomptonian as an Associate Business Member Partner of the Year - Honorable Mention
  • NJBIZ Business of the Year Honoree
  • Pomptonian is awarded their 100th School District Account
  • Food Management magazine’s Top 50 Contract Management Companies 2019
  • Food Management magazine ranks Pomptonian as #29 in Top Contract Management Companies in the country
  • 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.