We are the only true “full service” catering company operating in the Gulf of Mexico today. We do it all: Groceries, supplies, laundry, delivery, containers, you name it. Unlike any other operator in our industry, we subcontract nothing, so we have full control. And total accountability to you.

Our capabilities

From a small platform with a crew of 8 to feeding 1,500 in a remote location with few resources, we can do it – and we have done it.

We’ve worked with architects and engineers, designing galleys for world-class drillships and TLPs, FPSOs and shorebase operations, supported rig conversions and fed thousands in emergency operations after weather- or environmental disasters.

And every day, we work with our customers to meet cost targets without sacrificing quality through budget analytics and applying our established benchmarking tools.

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Our people

Whether onshore or offshore, it is our people who really do set SONOCO apart. We’re absolutely certain that, once you experience our service, you’ll agree that we are sincere about hospitality. It matters to us. Every meal. Every day.

Our teams offshore are, simply stated, good people who care about our customers and what they do. They are friendly and polite. We respect what they do and they have earned it, and we believe you will agree.

If you call our office, you speak to a person, not a recording. Don’t you hate having to make multiple calls to get a problem resolved or a question answered? We do, and we are mindful of this with every customer call.

Meet the team

Our leadership team is – like good Cajun cooking – “well seasoned”. Our senior management team has more than 300 years combined leadership. That’s a lot of years of learning, insight, and finding out what works and what doesn’t.

Diane Sontheimer
Kent Sontheimer
John Eric Sontheimer



Juan Cosenza
Pam Toups

VP Finance/office manager

Mark Hepburn
David Soileau
Tony Di Salvo

Operations Manager

Phil Foret

Field Coordinator

Al Robinson

Personnel Director

Bridget Patterson

Accounts payable/payroll

Troy Babin

Purchasing Director

Pat Leblanc

Warehouse manager

Jim Guidry
April Harrington

Accounts receivable

Troy Babin
Purchasing Director

safety starts with people first

Yes, systems and processes are important. But it’s more important to build and maintain a culture of caring and communication. Otherwise, the systems are only there to measure our failures. Our focus is to bring aboard great people who value the things we value, with character and integrity.

An accident free workplace doesn’t happen by…well, by accident. It’s the result of preparation, communication, teamwork, and hard work. Everyone has to commit, buy in and participate. So a culture of caring comes first. We think it’s part of why we have over 6 million work-hours with zero incidents.

We are committed to the safety and well-being of both our employees and our customers. We implement a well-designed BBSM program, tracking & trending, ongoing classroom, on-site and computer-based training and more. We owe any success we have to our team; the employees who work every day to keep each other safe while doing their best.

We are a Certified ServSafe Instruction Provider. Our staff are not only trained to deliver the nation’s gold-standard in food safety training, but we are also foodservice veterans with a combined experience of over 150 years in the industry.

Our team members are each trained in food safety, including receiving, storage, preparation, cooking, holding, chilling, how foodborne illness can be spread, and more.

Personal Hygiene is essential for food safety; we do continuing training to ensure that our team members understand its importance.

All SONOCO employees receive T-HUET training, with refresher courses every 4 years. Training is provided by accredited training firms. 

As requirements are updated, we also adopt the latest guidelines. For example, although catering is still exempt from SEMS guidance, SONOCO has modified all of its training to conform to the current SEMS II guidance.

Our team members – and this includes management – are active in DISA, the nation’s leading drug testing, monitoring, and management firm. 

Active Status is a requirement and we have a zero tolerance policy for abuse of alcohol or drugs. We work closely with our customers and DISA to maintain a safe, drug and alcohol-free workplace.

As an active member of ISNetworld, all SONOCO employees are trained according to our requirements, but also receive addtional training as requested by our customers. This training is logged in ISN and is available for review at any time.

Our Behavior-Based Safety Management (BBSM) program generates thousands of data points each year. Analyzing this information has resulted in training that has reduced cuts, slips, and back injuries. The results are evident in our safety performance: Zero incidents for over 6 years and running. 

We continue to work to refine our Job Safety Analysis process; to make it more relevant, easier to administer and report, and to have meaningful impact on everyone’s safety.

As an active member of ISNetworld, all SONOCO employees are trained according to our requirements, but also receive addtional training as requested by our customers. This training is logged in ISN and is available for review at any time.


What we do

Full Service Catering

From a small platform with a crew of 8 to feeding 1,500 in a remote location with few resources, we provide seamless, quality service with skilled, safe workers.

And we can be on location when you need us, with everything needed for the job.

Grocery Delivery

Don’t need staffing but need groceries? We deliver anywhere, any time, across the Gulf of Mexico region from Florida to Brownsville. Any day and on your schedule. Like you, we operate all day, every day.

Our warehouse, meat-processing facility and other resources assure that you get everything you need, when you need it. And our fleet of trucks and professional CDL drivers are at your service.

Remote/Disaster Ops

We can provide service anywhere there is a water supply. Our mobile kitchen – A “kitchen on wheels” is capable of providing hundreds of meals each day.

With our generator package and storage units, we can provide short- or long-term operational support at virtually any location.

Facility Design

We’ve worked with naval architects, engineers and design/build firms to design facilities of all type and size. We have worked with many customers in the design or pre-construction phase, as well as refits and land-based operations. From concept to completion, including equipment specification, procurement, inspection, testing and commissioning, we have decades of experience and a portfolio of successful projects.