Employees who have gotten used to working from home in sweatpants and slippers may require some convincing to get back into dress slacks and oxfords and head to the office. Decent dining options may do the trick in many cases. If so, Warren Leeds will be ready. Leeds is the CEO of Dartcor, a corporate food services provider based in Whippany. The company promises to deliver food made from high-quality, locally sourced ingredients and prepared by professionals recruited from top restaurants and culinary institutions. Leeds described his clients as Fortune 500 companies in class A office buildings throughout New York City, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
For this edition of NJBIZ Conversations, Editor Jeff Kanige spoke with Leeds about how Dartcor survived for the past year with offices mostly empty, when workers are likely to come back and what companies are likely to offer them when they do. “The silver lining through this clearly is that we’re hearing from a lot of C-level executives that their employees are going to have more options in terms of working from home or the office or some other space,” he said. “And that what they want to do is they want to elevate the food and hospitality offerings at the office so that when they have the option, they opt to come in, because it feels better.”