Merdem Catering is a local Turkmen company and a market leader in Turkmenistan food services industry.


We imagined a place where our guests are greeted by name and partner with us in adventures of great food and the quality service.




Merdem Catering and Camp Services

We Believe in Providing Superior Quality Food in a Hygienic Environment at a Reasonable Price


Merdem Catering is a local Turkmen company and a market leader in Turkmenistan food services industry which has been certified with ISO 22000:2005 – Food Safety Management System and ISO 9001:2008 – Quality Management System.


At Merdem, health, safety, and the environment issues are at the top of the agenda and an integral part of our operations.


Merdem has built a reputation as a professional supplier of catering services and camp management for upstream oil and gas, construction and other industries in Turkmenistan. Our customers include some of the largest and leading businesses in the country such as CNPC, Hyundai Engineering ltd. Co., ENI Saipem, Petronas, Eser and Tekfen Construction.


Since 2009, Merdem Catering has been providing its catering services to many other construction companies, government agencies, international institutions operating in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.


Merdem Catering provides complete camp and catering services to meet the needs of your remote location short-term and long-term projects.


Merdem has provided quality food and accommodations for crews located at remote industrial work sites. Using a work site camp provides your staff with a "home away from home" that is close to the job to help ensure safety, improve morale and contribute to higher productivity.


At any time of day or night, it is the food on the table that reflects the combined efforts of every aspect of our service.


This translates into the provision of high quality, healthy and delicious meals by trained and dedicated catering staff, prepared and served with care within the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene.


Our catering services are just one of the ways we work to make life more delicious for the people we serve. We work to meet the ethnic, cultural, and nutritional needs of your people to ensure their health and happiness.

Our Mission

Exceeding Expectations, One Plate at a Time


Our Mission is to enrich the lives of our guests, employees and shareholders by implementing the highest level of business ethics and social responsibility providing superior quality food and excellent customer service in a hygienic environment, through constant training of employees - our most valuable resource.

Our History

Our Passion for Food is to Deliver an Extraordinary Experience to Each and Every Guest


Merdem is the culmination of a creative exercise we started in 2009 to define the best in culinary, beverage, service and atmosphere. Our team wanted to pair a quality restaurant with a great modern camp catering and servicing. We imagined a place where our guests are greeted by name and partner with us in adventures of great food and the quality service.


In February 2009 we opened Merdem in our hometown, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

We expanded our modern restaurant concept into catering services to reflect our commitment to serving the highest quality food to our valued customers. In a short period of time International Organization of Standardization presented Merdem with the “ISO 22000:2005 and ISO 9001:2008” certification for Food Safety and Management System.


Merdem was not developed overnight. Our executive chef teams traveled, tasted and compared notes to refine a menu that would ignite curiosity and surpass expectations. Our operations team sourced the finest and the freshest ingredients to elevate every plate that leaves our kitchen.

Our Culture

Hold Us to High Standards and Treat Us with Respect


The principles of Merdem were developed in 2009 by listening to all levels of the organization.


Principles That Guide Our Culture:

  • Treat employees and clients with respect and dignity
  • Be socially responsible – give back to the community
  • Be honest and act with integrity
  • Act with urgency, courage, and conviction
  • Be accountable – own the outcome
  • Be unselfish – share the success
  • Inspire the talent – through constant training, coaching and recognition
  • Hold each other to high standards – keep raising the bar

Merdem applies the same high standards of excellence in keeping the campsite running smoothly

and efficiently.

Services and Management

Our Guests Expect to Find Clean and Welcoming Accommodation

after a Hard Day’s Work


Whether it's self-supporting remote tented or trailer camps, or constructed village complexes, Merdem applies the same high standards of excellence in keeping the campsite running smoothly and efficiently through the provision of following services:


  • Reception
  • Housekeeping: Cleaning of Rooms, Offices and Communal Areas
  • Laundry
  • Waste Collection and Management
  • Disinfecting
  • Routine and Preventative Maintenance
  • Security
  • Gardening


Merdem offers complete planning, set-up, site management and tear-down capabilities all designed to efficiently operate stand-alone camp facilities.


Merdem is able to provide its customers with a service for the design and construction of infrastructures for kitchens, canteens, stores, accommodation, offices and recreation rooms.


Merdem has an industry-leading health, safety and environment (HSE) initiative, which place a premium on safe working practices.

Meet Our Suppliers

We know you expect good food and good value, and to make that happen, we work with the best food suppliers


In order for us to be able to maintain our high quality-standard we rely on a number of renowned suppliers, for whom the Merdem is an enormously important client. As a result, we are guaranteed that those suppliers make our satisfaction their top priority, very much like the satisfaction of our guests is of the utmost importance to us. We are happy to let our customers benefit from this advantage in quality.

Quality Policy

Services Based on Quality, Consistency and Value


The publication of our quality control policy is an occasion to underline the commitment of the Company’s management and the entire organization to the generation of value for its Customers and continuous improvement of our services.


  • Fulfillment of all the Customer’s requirements, as indicated in the contract
  • Maintaining the maximum possible level of enjoyment of the service by our Users
  • Ensuring continuous control of the wholesomeness and safety of the meals
  • Constantly improving our expertise in the design and provision of catering services; preparing and perfecting them in line with the Customers’ and Users’ requirements
  • Respecting every person, whether they be a Customer or one of our employees, and paying attention to their needs to make them feel a little nearer home, wherever they are in the world.

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