Rooted in Tradition

Driven by Innovation

Three decades of expanding the boundaries what is possible and serving clients at the highest level imaginable
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YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

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It all started on may 12, 1987 with the dream to create a firm like no other in the industry

CLIENTS SERVED

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10,000 worldwide clients in all segments of food service, laundry and waste management

COUNTRIES SERVED

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32 countries. Thousands of successful projects completed and happy clients.

OFFICES

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Strategic offices located around the world in Denver, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Perth, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Salvador, Santiago, Sao Paulo and Vancouver

INDUSTRIES SERVED

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Food service, laundry & waste management, sports & entertainment, healthcare, corporate dining, hospitality, correctional, education, restaurants and more

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

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Sustainability is a high priority on every project, from equipment selection to utility usage to long term global stewardship

Bill Caruso Young Caruso Founder
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FOUNDED IN 1987 BY WILLIAM CARUSO

It all started on May 12, 1987 when William “Bill” Caruso set up shop in the basement of his home in Littleton Colorado, with the dream of creating a firm like no other in the food and laundry facilities planning/design/consulting field. 

Nearly three decades later, under the ownership/management of Stephen Young and Michael Caruso, the firm, now known as YoungCaruso, has become one of the leading international food service consulting practices in this very specialized industry. World-renown for its passion, commitment to excellence, innovation, and creativity, YoungCaruso continues to expand upon the legacy kickstarted by Bill Caruso.

We are continually fine-tuning all aspects of our services in order to support our clients in their endeavors and ensure their financial success.

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OUR APPROACH TO HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL BEST-IN-CLASS DESIGN

By seamlessly connecting the design and operations teams, we make the hospitality guest experience more memorable. We are committed to helping our clients bring their guest’s experiences to life.

Our approach:

  • Listen to the client
  • Understand goals and objectives
  • Determine the best solutions
  • Cater to the budget and timeline
  • Consider sustainability goals
  • Strive to exceed expectations on EVERY project
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food court designed by young caruso
food court designed by young caruso

Solutions in Sustainability

Sustainable design means being able to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the next generation

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WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Solid waste management that includes sustainable controlling of waste streams

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MODERN LAUNDRY SYSTEMS

This may include on-premise facilities or high production processing plants

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INNOVATIVE STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Simple and sustainable storage solutions for managing complex inventory 

Leadership Team

Steve Young Young Caruso Designer
Managing Member/Executive Principal

Stephen Young, FCSI

Steve is an owner and co-founding partner of the company and brings to the firm over 35 years of exceptional design and operations experience.

Steve is an owner and co-founding partner of the company and brings to the firm over 35 years of exceptional design and operations experience matched by few in food facility design and laundry planning industry. Steve provides design innovation leadership to the team to assure each project responds to the client’s vision and exceeds their expectation. Steve has been responsible for the programming, design and implementation of a wide variety of food/beverage and laundry facilities all over the world.

He’s an avid hotrod builder and artist.

Managing Member/Executive Principal

Michael Caruso, MBA

Michael is an owner and co-founding partner of the firm and he brings to assignments many years of exceptional financial and operational consulting experience.

Michael is an owner and co-founding partner of the firm and he brings to assignments many years of exceptional financial and operational consulting experience. He provides leadership in areas of finance, asset management, investment banking, sales, operations consulting, management advisory and corporate facilities.

In addition to his business experience Michael has served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Navy Reserves, and he is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Michael is a cool dad of the next generation of young Caruso’s, his son Renn.

Associate Principal

Marcin Zmiejko, FCSI

Marcin brings to assignments a strong background in food service equipment and operations.

Marcin brings to assignments a strong background in food service equipment and operations. With formal educational and practical work training in operational food service, Marcin has worked with major food service chains as a manager dealing with equipment, contract negotiation, and franchises both domestically and internationally. He has also had extensive experience managing our projects in healthcare, correctional, education and hotel industries. He’s a competitive soccer player and intellectual reader.
Ted Groeger Young Caruso Designer
Senior Associate

Ted Groeger

Ted brings a wealth of knowledge related to all aspects of industry standards and design methods.

Ted brings a wealth of knowledge related to all aspects of industry standards and design methods. With a Bachelor of Arts – Interior Design Degree from Louisiana State University, he is sensitive to the client’s look and feel of a project and has dealt with a vast variety of client types and projects ranging from complicated to simple design needs. He is also adept at meeting clients’ needs and is sensitive to other design disciplines requirements. You’ll find Ted at least once a year on the Hawaiian islands.

Clients

Our team is honored to have served 10,000 clients in 30 countries around the world. Here are just a few of the companies we’ve had the privilege of working alongside.

Contact

Located in Denver, Colorado

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Michael Caruso, MBA
Stephen Young, FCSI

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

YoungCaruso personnel are highly experienced and professional food service experts and we are pleased with the work they have done!

Wendy A. Selig-Prieb, Milwaukee Brewers

We are extremely fortunate to partner with YoungCaruso who are the pure definition of excellence within the food service industry. From impactful creative design to providing innovative solutions, Team YoungCaruso are true visionaries on re-defining the guest experience in venue. More importantly, we truly enjoy collaborating and learning from dynamic thought partners who set the standard!

Scott Marshall, Messenger SportsPresident

We are now fully operation with what are arguably the finest and most technologically advanced back of house spaces in North America.

Richard Willett, Metro Toronto Convention CenterVice President, Food & Beverage

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