The Catering Institute Marks LBP Manufacturing as Latest Certified Vendor Partner

The Catering Institute Marks LBP Manufacturing as Latest Certified Vendor Partner

The Catering Institute Marks LBP Manufacturing as Latest Certified Vendor PartnerThe Catering Institute has completed its vendor certification process for LBP Manufacturing LLC (LBP), the company has announced. The certified supply chain partner program was created to educate and connect industry consultants and suppliers with restaurants and their takeout, delivery and catering operations.

The Catering Institute focuses on helping restaurant operators, franchisors, franchisees and their catering team members implement the 5 Pillars of Successful Restaurant Takeout, Delivery & Catering.  These learning tools also extend to suppliers in the restaurant and foodservice industries.

LBP Manufacturing is a leader in sustainable food packaging and has developed products for some of the world’s most beloved brands in food service.  Working with the Top 20 QSR, LBP has been a trailblazer in catering food packaging with a complete line up of innovative solutions.

“The reason that we found it so important to partner with The Catering Institute is because catering has become such an important revenue generator for the brands that we serve,” said Dorothy Heckle, senior marketing manager at LBP Manufacturing, LLC. “It also helps us to remind our clients that in order to be successful at catering they have to follow the 5 Pillars of Successful Restaurant Takeout, Delivery and Catering, and packaging is a big part of that.”

The Catering Institute’s supply chain partner certification designation is relevant for industry partners looking to become certified in The Five Pillars of Successful Restaurant Takeout, Delivery and Catering.  Education and certification programs are focused on the areas of:

  1. Leadership
  2. Centralized Services
  3. Sales and Marketing
  4. Operations
  5. Delivery

Throughout the certification process the team at LBP participated in training classes, were provided with educational manuals, and received ongoing progress assessments. This partnership means that LBP can continue to work in tandem with The Catering Institute to provide superior service to restaurant companies and to help foodservice operations optimize their takeout, delivery and catering packaging.

“Having the right kind of packaging for any off-premise sales effort is critical for restaurant brands looking to drive increased business and revenue,” said Erle Dardick, founder and CEO of MonkeyMedia Software, The Catering Institute and Catering Insights. “Through our vendor certification process we are able to better educate our partners about the 5 Pillars of Successful Restaurant Takeout, Delivery and Catering so they can, in turn, better serve their clients.”

The Catering Institute’s Supply Chain Certification Program is available to restaurant and foodservice consultants, supply chain vendors and service providers who are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to restaurants in the takeout, delivery and catering revenue channel. LBP Manufacturing LLC is the newest addition to the Supply Chain Certification Program and is joined by ClearPath Solutions, Voice Teleservices, Punchh, Paytronix, PepsiCo Foodservice, SYNQ3 Restaurant Solutions, Robust Promotions, War Room, Primary Color, Southern Packaging Tray, and Inktel.

The Catering Institute is an education and certification institute for restaurants and suppliers implementing or improving takeout, delivery & catering operations. The Catering Institute ensures that executive, management, leadership and all other team members are focused on the common goal of ensuring their catering programs are a success and that programs maintain scalability for future growth. In addition, The Catering Institute team works closely with MonkeyMedia Software during the implementation of Monkey, The #1 Cloud Platform for Takeout, Delivery & Catering. 

Chicago-based LBP Manufacturing LLC combines innovation and performance to develop consumer-preferred, sustainable, on-the-go packaging. LBP harnesses innovation in material science, equipment and converting technology to meet the varying demand of consumer packages for its customers. LBP is widely known for its hot beverage solutions such as the original Coffee Clutch hot cup sleeve, Beverage on the Move insulated beverage to-go carrier and THERMO GRIP double-wall hot cups. For more information, please visit