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Testimonials

Over our 60 year history, we’ve had no shortage of satisfied clients. Here’s what just a few them have said about their experiences with Sam Tell.

Clients that Trust Sam Tell

Misi New York Misi New York
Conde Nast Corporate Dining Facility Conde Nast Corporate Dining Facility
The Standard Spa The Standard Spa
Stony Brook University East Side Dining Facility Stony Brook University East Side Dining Facility
Unilever Test Kitchen Unilever Test Kitchen
Chiltern Firehouse Chiltern Firehouse
Morgan Lewis Office Cafeteria Morgan Lewis Office Cafeteria
The AT&T Center The AT&T Center
The Alamodome The Alamodome
Omni Louisville Omni Louisville
Standard – East Village Standard – East Village
The Venetian Resort – Mainland The Venetian Resort – Mainland
Balthazar Restaurant Balthazar Restaurant
Schiller's Restaurant Schiller's Restaurant
Marea Restaurant Marea Restaurant
Morandi Restaurant Morandi Restaurant
Leonti Leonti
Recreation Recreation at the Moxy
Fournos Theophilos Fournos Theophilos
Four Seasons Four Seasons
Russo's on the Bay Russo's on the Bay

Lure Fishbar

"I'll tell you one thing: we would not be here today without the help of Sam Tell. Sam Tell built what I like to consider the heart and soul of this operation."

– Josh Capon, Executive Chef


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"I’ll tell you one thing, I would not be here, still standing here today without the help of Sam Tell. Sam Tell built what I consider the heart and soul of of this operation. And, of course, by the heart and soul of being a chef, I refer to the heart and soul as being the kitchen. El Corazón, if you will, in Spanish. That’s where we make the magic happen and I’m very proud to have worked with such a company like Sam Tell.

My kitchen is still in top shape. Have we made some improvements along the way? Have we’ve made some adjustments? Have we had to do some maintenance along the way? Yeah, 100% But the foundation that I started with is something that I’m very proud of. And for the same reason, we’ve opened up Burger & Barrel, I’ve opened up El Toro Blanco, I’ve opened up Bowery Meat Company, and I’ve opened up Sessanta all with the help of Sam Tell."

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Arianne Kitchen & Bar

"What keeps me coming back to Sam Tell after so many years is the service. They’ve always been reliable, accessible and my service representative treats me like gold and who doesn’t want that from their service representative?"

– Chef Ariane Duarte, Owner and Head Chef

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"I’ve been using Sam Tell for many years, not only with Ariane Kitchen & Bar, but also with my last restaurant, CulinAriane, and even when I had my catering business back in the 90s. I get everything I need from them, whether it’s large appliances, smallwares, or now even branching into china and glassware. The supplies have always lasted and served their purposes. Every product I need, they have.


What also keeps me coming back to Sam Tell after so many years is the service. They’ve always been reliable, accessible and my service representative treats me like gold and who doesn’t want that from their service representative? When you can tell someone what you need for your business and by the end of the day know that it’s been ordered and it’s on its way, that’s important. 

Not only is it business with Sam Tell. It’s personal and it’s special."

AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX

"Arthur Fisher was the first person I met from The Sam Tell Companies and after our initial meeting I knew we had selected the right vendor to complete the work. His organizational and leadership skills were showcased each day onsite."

– Michael W. Schwan, Senior Director, CAA ICON

AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
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"It is my pleasure to produce this reference letter for Arthur Fisher and The Sam Tell Companies. My professional engagement with Arthur began in the first quarter of 2015. The Sam Tell Companies were awarded the foodservice replacement and renovation contract for the work performed at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX.

The project itself was challenging in that $80MM of renovation work was scheduled to be completed in approximately 130-days. A best value approach was taken for subcontractor selection and the bidding field was limited due to the high risk viewed in completing the work on time and on budget.

Arthur Fisher was the first person I met from The Sam Tell Companies and after our initial meeting I knew we had selected the right vendor to complete the work. His organizational and leadership skills were showcased each day onsite. When any issue arose, he would always produce solutions and provided me with the best options achievable in the timeframe available.

In conclusion, I would gladly invite Arthur Fisher and The Sam Tell Companies onto any project in which I was engaged because I am certain that their involvement would make my project successful."

Stony Brook University

"We’ve used Sam Tell for multiple projects at Stony Brook University, but they played a major role in the completion of the campus’s new East Side Dining Hall. They had everything we needed, handled all of the installation and commissioning and did a huge amount of custom steel work throughout the entire facility that came out great."

– Jeff M., Director of Equipment, Stony Brook University

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"We’ve used Sam Tell for multiple projects at Stony Brook University, but they played a major role in the completion of the campus’s new East Side Dining Hall. They supplied us with all of our foodservice equipment for more than a half dozen dining concepts within the facility including Deli, Halal, Southwestern, and Kosher platforms. They had everything we needed, handled all of the installation and commissioning and did a huge amount of custom steel work throughout the entire facility that came out great.

Our project manager was a pleasure to work with. He made sure that all work was done properly and was extremely accommodating. The entire Sam Tell team is knowledgeable and responsive, which is why we regularly to go to them for our foodservice equipment needs to this day."

The Alamodone – San Antonio, TX

"The Sam Tell Companies met the challenge of an escalated schedule and difficult working conditions. In total, we built (36) concession stands within the predetermined time frame and within the cost parameters provided."

– Nicholas A. Langella, CFE, General Manager, Alamodome & Illusions Theatre


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"The Alamodome is a domed, 64,000-seat, multi-purpose facility used as a football, basketball, soccer, baseball stadium and convention center. It is located on the southeastern fringe of Downtown San Antonio, Texas, United States.

We completed a $60 million renovation in 2017, which represented the most significant capital improvement project in the facility’s 24-year history in anticipation of hosting the 2018 NCAA Final Four Basketball Championship. The goal was to provide the facility with the amenities comparable and competitive with other sports venues and stadiums across the country.

As part of these improvements we upgraded the east and west concourses to give more circulation spaces and more attractive and inviting food and beverage options to our visitors.

Turner Construction was our manager and they selected The Sam Tell Companies to be the Foodservice Equipment contractor. The scope of work included a new beer distribution service, food preparation kitchens and 36 all new concession stands.

The Sam Tell Companies met the challenge of an escalated schedule and difficult working conditions. In total, we built (36) concession stands within the predetermined time frame and within the cost parameters provided.

To be clear, The Sam Tell Companies did an exemplary job and we cannot be more pleased with the final product."

AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX

"Sam Tell met and exceeded all expectations for this project. They were able to meet all our requests including working extra hours and providing extra material and services within a short period of time."

– John W. Morgan, Project Director, Hunt Construction Group

YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR SUCCESS

THE SAM TELL DIFFERENCE

1

Proactive Customer Service

With 100 years of combined experience, our customer service team is dedicated to ensuring that you are completely satisfied with your experience from the first phone call to the completion of your project and beyond.

2

Tailored Attention

No two foodservice operations are alike. So we don’t treat any two clients alike. At Sam Tell, our clients receive tailored attention, specific to their unique needs. Whether you’re using our design, building, or supply services, the Sam Tell team will be with you every step of the way to create a solution that is customized just for you.

 

3

Our Culture

Sam Tell is committed to maintaining a customer-facing, team-based, market-focused culture in everything that we do. And we take this culture very seriously. That’s why we only hire the most passionate industry professionals who are committed not only to the success of our company but also to the success of our clients.

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