A responsible catering specialist

Leijona Catering Oy is a Finnish catering company established in 2012. Our biggest client is the Finnish Armed Forces, and we provide all their catering services. Another important client of us is the Criminal Sanctions Agency, with whom we signed a partnership contract in 2018.

Leijona kitchens prepare food with long-standing traditions. Catering services for the newly independent Finland were launched first already in February of 1918. All that operational reliability tested over decades, as well as the unique catering know-how, now lives on in Leijona Catering.

Our kitchens combine iron-clad experience with constant innovation. We prepare tasty and healthy meals on-site from carefully selected, clean ingredients. We cherish the unique aspects our history and companionship with the Armed Forces have created.

Taking responsibility into account is a pivotal policy for us. We know our responsibilities as catering specialists promoting customer well-being and as a work community. We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our processes throughout the food chain.

Leijona Promises

We always listen intently

We fulfill the needs and wishes of our clients regardless of the time and location. We are successful, because we listen to our clients carefully, and not merely with our ears, but also our hearts.

We know and embrace our responsibility

Our main mission is to provide for our customer well-being. We will carry our duties through without compromise or giving up in the face of challenges. When our clients are well, the whole country is well.

We prepare tasty and healthy foods

Our food is clean and fresh, nutrient rich and healthy, tasty, delicious. We know the cuisines of the world, but when it comes to ingredients, we favor the Finnish ones.

The Organization

Executive management

•Ritva Paavonsalo, Chief Executive Officer

•Petri Hoffren, Development Director

•Heidi Kolehmainen, HR Manager

•Petra Granqvist, Business Director

•Sanna Karppanen-Lokka, Financial Director

Board of Directors

•Riitta Laitasalo, Chair of the Board

•Timo Rotonen, Lieutenant General

•Sinikka Mustakari, Lead Specialist

•Teemu Penttilä, General Manager

•Katri Westerberg, Senior Compliance Officer

•Anton Westermarck, Financial Director

Financial statement 2018

Leijona years

2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018