Corporate Essentials acquires Brooklyn specialty catering company

Corporate Essentials, an office refreshment services company, announced that it has acquired Brooklyn-based specialty caterer Martin + Fitch.

The acquisition will expand the Parsippany-based company’s offerings, which include coffee services, healthy snacks, beverages and workplace staples to now include fresh food options.

“Acquiring Martin + Fitch marks the start of the most-exciting time in our company’s 20-plus year history,” said Judson Kleinman, Corporate Essentials CEO and president. “Being able to offer full-service catering to New York City and New Jersey offices takes what we currently do to a whole new level.”

Under the Martin + Fitch brand, Corporate Essentials said it will offer options to appeal to every office, including workplace parties, Friday happy hours or daily grab-and-go lunches.

“We’re going to be doing something with the Martin + Fitch brand that we know offices are looking for,” Kleinman said. “We speak with the people making the food decisions in offices everyday — we have a really good feel of what our clients want.”

Under terms of the deal, Martin + Fitch Co-Founder Maura Martin will be Corporate Essentials’ new executive chef.

“Joining the Corporate Essentials team gives us the opportunity to do something truly unique,” Martin said. “I think it’s easy to underestimate the importance of a quality food program when it comes to workplace culture.”

Kleinman said the move wasn’t solely to add more services to its offerings.

“We did this to disrupt food service in the workplace,” Kleinman said.

Financial terms were not disclosed.