Our Kids Media Names Chartwells Canada as Exclusive Dining Services Partner

June 7th, 2021, Toronto, ON – Our Kids Media and Chartwells Canada, a sector of Compass Group Canada, the country’s leading food service and support services provider, today announced a partnership that positions Chartwells Canada as the exclusive dining services partner with Our Kids Media, reaching 1,850 independent schools including 350+ members. 

The goal of the partnership between Our Kids and Chartwells is to deliver added value to their members, providing a unique foundation for messaging around the place of nutrition in learning. The partnership with Our Kids Media and Chartwells Canada will provide nutrition-based resources as well as case studies from key Canadian educational institutions.  

“The dining hall is the social heart of the school. It’s where students gather informally with peers from across the grade levels and faculty, reinforcing lasting relationships,” said Agatha Stawicki, Publisher at Our Kids Media. “It’s also where they learn about nutrition and build knowledge and habits that will remain long after graduation. Partnering with Chartwells Canada fosters a continuation of that learning through their commitment to their holistic approach to an engaging dining experience Chartwells Canada has continually proven their dedication to offering a student-focused dining experience that originates with chef-driven, seasonally inspired menus and responsibly sourced food.

Our Kids Media is Canada’s trusted source for families researching private and independent school options. As such, this partnership will provide an opportunity to engage with industry leaders across the country in a discussion around key topics including health, culture, creative menus, and sustainable sourcing.  

“We are excited to engage with the Our Kids Media community through this partnership by elevating the conversation around student food and nutrition,” said Ashton Sequeira, President, Chartwells Canada. “At Chartwells, we’re committed to developing customized student dining experiences beyond traditional school programs. We bring a focus on health and wellness, curated dining plans for special diets, and functional food education to create a distinct and dynamic student experience.”

 The news today builds on Chartwells Canada’s commitment to nourishing positive experiences for students in private and independent schools, as both a food services and support services provider. Chartwells Canada is excited to build upon the existing longstanding partnerships with the independent schools they serve, including their recently announced partnerships with Bayview Glen Independent School, St. John’s-Kilmarnock School and TFS – Canada’s International School.

About Our Kids Media

Our Kids helps families find the right schools—and helps schools find the right students. We provide the leading platform for families to discover, analyze, compare, and choose independent schools. Each year, over 2,000,000 families use our website, print guide, mobile app, and virtual and live expos throughout their school-research process. This enables us to provide over 350 schools—large and small—with the most effective school-marketing platform available.

About Chartwells

Chartwells Canada is a sector of Compass Group Canada, the country’s leading foodservice and support services provider with over 25,000 associates working throughout the country. The company specializes in providing foodservices and support services across the core sectors including leading sports and leisure venues, executive dining rooms and cafes, schools, universities, seniors’ residences and hospitals as well as remote camps and offshore oil rigs.  Compass Group Canada has been certified as Great Place to Work (2018; 2019; 2020); Best Workplaces Retail & Hospitality (2019, 2020) and Best Workplaces in Ontario (2020)] by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.

For More Information, contact:

Our Kids Media

Glen Herbert

Writer/editor

glen.herbert@ourkidsmedia.com  

905.272.1843 ext. 26

Chartwells / Compass Group Canada

Courtney Gardner

Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications

647-633-5420

 

Compass Group Canada Celebrates Stop Food Waste Day

 

 

 

April 28, 2021

Taking place in over 45 countries, Stop Food Waste Day is a global annual event that raises awareness of the issue of food waste and encourages the industry, from farm to fork, to reduce the amount of food thrown away.

At Compass Canada, we have made it our mission to create a significant, meaningful, and positive impact on the environment. As Canada’s largest foodservice provider, we have the responsibility to be a catalyst for change in the global food-waste epidemic.

The focus of both the global and national food waste strategies is to reduce food waste at the source. Our overall commitment is to make a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030.

To further this commitment, we are proud to join Compass PLC in the annual Stop Food Waste Day awareness campaign.

Why is this important?

  • 30% of all food produced in Canada ends up in landfill   
  • Canada’s food waste is estimated at $31 billion a year
  • It’s not just about food waste; factoring in resources such as fuel, water, labour, and land, it’s a $100 billion loss
  • 47% of food waste in Canada occurs at home, that’s almost $1500/year 

How are we recognizing Stop Food Waste Day in Canada?

Global Chef Challenge: We participated in a Compass PLC global challenge, where Chefs were asked to submit a recipe for a national or culturally-relevant dish that was low or zero waste in nature.  Winning recipes from 24 countries, including submissions from our Canadian Chefs Tyler Hallam and Michael Hadid, are featured on the Global SFWD website.

Just Now Stop Food Waste Day Teaching Kitchen: You can watch a video of Chef Tyler demonstrating his winning recipe by clicking here: Chef Tyler Video.

SFWD Virtual Event on April 28: Join this free, engaging discussion about the food waste crisis, hosted by Compass US, and featuring more than 25 speakers including chefs, politicians, sustainability experts and more.

Want to know more?

Humber College and Chartwells Canada Launch Pilot for Food Delivery Lockers

MISSISSAUGA, ON March 18, 2021 – Humber College and Chartwells today announced a new Food Locker pilot for students at Humber’s North Campus, in partnership with Apex Order Pick Up Solutions. The Food Locker will be the first of its kind at any post-secondary institution in Canada.

Since the pilot commenced on March 15th, students who order their meals through Boost™, a mobile ordering app from Compass Digital Labs North America, an innovative, technology-focused division of parent company, Compass Group Canada, have the option to have their order delivered to an area nearest to them. With four locations around campus to meet Boost™ couriers, and the additional Food Locker across from Gratitude Hall, students can get hot and fresh food where and when they want it with a simple unique QR code scan to access the secured food.

“We’re excited to provide students with new alternatives to campus dining. With the uncertainties of the pandemic, technology allows us the flexibility to continually innovate and improve our guest experience. This is simply a first step.” said Michael Hachey, Chief Innovation Officer at Compass Group Canada, Chartwells’ parent company.

Ashton Sequeira, President of Chartwells Canada, adds “With the long-term impacts of COVID-19 still relatively unknown, there could potentially be a lasting change to how students use on-campus eateries. Piloting this new delivery feature provides an opportunity to try out technology that supports contactless pick up and pay solution and reduces the number of students in a concentrated area.”

Students can now order from the popular “Grill & Co”, one of Compass Group Canada’s culinary concept locations that offers a contemporary burger experience with a playful personality, and a focus on sourcing only quality Canadian ingredients. Humber’s North Campus Students and faculty who would like to participate in the pilot can download the Boost™ app available on iOS and Android stores.

Looking forward, Chartwells hopes to make Boost Food Lockers available to campuses across the country in the fall. “We’re excited to apply the learnings from this pilot to the broader organization and to provide a convenient, contactless pick up solution to students and faculty coast to coast” said Sequeira.

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About Chartwells Canada

Chartwells Canada is a sector of Compass Group Canada, the country’s leading foodservice and support services provider with over 25,000 associates working throughout the country. The company specializes in providing foodservices and support services across the core sectors including leading sports and leisure venues, executive dining rooms and cafes, schools, universities, seniors’ residences and hospitals as well as remote camps and offshore oil rigs.  Compass Group Canada has been certified as Great Place to Work (2018; 2019; 2020); Best Workplaces Retail & Hospitality (2019, 2020) and Best Workplaces in Ontario (2020)] by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.

About Compass Group Canada

Compass Group Canada is Canada’s leading foodservice and support services provider with over 25,000 associates working in more than 2,200 locations throughout the country. The company specializes in providing foodservices and support services across the core sectors including leading sports and leisure venues, executive dining rooms and cafes, schools, universities, seniors’ residences, and hospitals as well as remote camps and offshore oil rigs. Compass Group Canada has been identified as a Great Place to Work®, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures, in 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018, as a Best Workplaces™ in Retail and Hospitality in 2021 and 2020 and as a Greater Toronto Area Top Employer in 2021.

About Compass Digital Labs (CDL) North America

Compass Digital Labs drives extraordinary customer experiences at the intersection of hospitality and technology. Our suite of digital products empowers operators, enhances customer experiences, and helps identify new business opportunities.

About Apex Order Pick Up Solutions

Apex is the world’s leading provider of self-serve automated pickup solutions for use in foodservice and retail industries. The Apex Heated Pickup Station was a recipient of the 2019 Kitchen Innovations Award from the National Restaurant Association. Apex contactless order pickup solutions are in use in over 5,000 restaurant, foodservice and retail locations globally.  Visit https://apexorderpickup.com for more details.

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning   
Humber College is focused on our students’ future. As a global leader in polytechnic education, Humber students receive in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections. Humber provides career-focused education to more than 33,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time and continuing education students across three campuses. A comprehensive range of credentials including honours undergraduate degrees, Ontario graduate certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates, prepare career-ready global citizens to move seamlessly from education to employment. More than 86 per cent of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.   

Media Contacts

Compass Group Canada
Courtney Gardner – Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications
647-633-5420

Apex Supply Chain
Ashley McNamara – Senior Marketing Director
513-808-0400

Compass Digital Lab Communications
Communications@compassdigital.io

Nadia Araujo 
Media Relations and External Communications Specialist 
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning 
nadia.araujo@humber.ca | 416.580.1364

 

 

WEConnect International Announces Partnership with Compass Group Canada to Support Supplier Diversity in Canada

WEConnect International and Compass Group Canada today announced a partnership aimed at supporting, promoting and increasing opportunities for women-owned suppliers through Foodbuy, the company’s procurement division. This partnership builds on Compass Group Canada’s end-to-end approach to diversity and inclusion. As one of the country’s largest foodservice providers, Compass Group Canada is focused on improving opportunities for women both within their organization and within the industry as a whole.

“As a large service provider with significant purchasing, we have the responsibility and opportunity to support the advancement and representation of diverse suppliers. We are looking forward to working with WEConnect International to help drive more opportunities for women-owned businesses, and to grow the diversity of our Canadian supply chain,” said Keith Carlson, Vice President, Procurement.

Globally, women’s business enterprises continue to earn less than 1% of the money spent on vendors by large global buyers. As a member buyer, Foodbuy joins a community of leading organizations committed to supplier diversity and inclusion and specifically to increasing the participation of women-owned businesses in their supply chains.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Compass Group Canada and Foodbuy into our community and look forward to supporting their supplier diversity objectives in 2021 and beyond.” said Stephanie Fontaine, Regional Director for the US and Canada. “We’ve had productive meetings and the team is enthusiastic and eager to get involved in the WEConnect International network. We’re aligned on creating beneficial buyer-seller matches, and we’re planning a fall activity for women-owned businesses to learn how to become a supplier to Foodbuy.”

About WEConnect International

WEConnect International is a member-led, global non-profit that brings motivated, large corporate, multilateral and government buyers together with qualified women-owned suppliers around the world. It works with over 110 multinational buying organizations, with over $1 trillion in annual purchasing power combined, that have committed to sourcing more products and services from women-owned businesses based in over 120 countries. WEConnect International identifies, educates, registers and certifies women’s business enterprises based outside of the U.S. that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International provides certification in almost 50 countries that represent over 60 percent of the world’s population.

About Compass Group Canada

Compass Group Canada is Canada’s leading foodservice and support services provider with over 25,000 associates working in more than 2,200 location throughout the country. The company specializes in providing foodservices and support services across the core sectors including leading sports and leisure venues, executive dining rooms and cafes, schools, universities, seniors’ residences, and hospitals as well as remote camps and offshore oil rigs. Compass Group Canada has been identified as a Great Place to Work®, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures, in 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018, as a Best Workplaces™ in Retail and Hospitality in 2021 and 2020 and as a Greater Toronto Area Top Employer in 2021.

About Foodbuy

Foodbuy is the procurement division of Compass Group Canada, that utilizes our vast purchasing volume to deliver cost savings. We work with over 400 leading manufacturers and distributors across Canada and leverage over $2.2 billion in purchasing power. We are a team of supply chain professionals devoted to helping both our members and suppliers grow by delivering the highest level of customer value and experience through innovative, flexible procurement solutions. Foodbuy is much more than a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), we help realize savings and efficiencies by collecting purchasing volume and using that leverage to negotiate discounts with manufacturers, distributors and other vendors.

 

Oilers Entertainment Group Launches ICE District Hospitality with Compass Group Canada and Levy

Leverages OEG’s market leadership, Compass Group Canada’s operational power and Levy’s experience serving North America’s most iconic major venues.

EDMONTON, AB, MAR 3, 2021 – Today, Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) announced the launch of ICE District Hospitality for the start of the 2021-22 NHL season, with Compass Group Canada and Levy to enhance the fan experience at Rogers Place and the surrounding ICE District. ICE District Hospitality is a part of OEG’s long-term vision for its food and beverage business and will tap into Compass Group Canada’s operational expertise, as Canada’s leading foodservice company and Levy, a specialized sports and entertainment provider within the Compass Group portfolio. Levy will support ICE District Hospitality through its experience as the market-leader in delivering world-class hospitality at major sports and entertainment venues and iconic events.

“ICE District Hospitality will build upon a strong foundation to elevate the food and beverage offering for our guestwhile creating an integrated hospitality experience across ICE District,” said OEG Business President & COO Tom Anselmi. “We are delighted to work with Compass Group Canada and Levy to bring their experience and creativity to ICE District. We will create a signature experience for guests to ICE District and it starts with fresh, diverse and inspired food and beverage choices, delivered with exceptional service.”

“We thank Aramark for spearheading the launch of our food and beverage program at Rogers Place during our first five years of operation,” Anselmi added.

ICE District Hospitality will be responsible for the Rogers Place food and beverage program, including general concessions, suites and club level dining, restaurants and catering. ICE District Hospitality will also work within a broader, integrated food & beverage program for ICE District, working with its sister company, Oliver & Bonacini, to build off the success of its initial offerings – Braven, Kindred and Alchemy. At the core of ICE District Hospitality will be a focus on elevated hospitality embracing the very best ingredients from local farmers and purveyors, fused with the dynamic and diverse Edmonton culinary landscape. The company is also committed to hiring local hospitality industry talent to help deliver the experience.

“OEG has created an entertainment destination in ICE District that is on par with any you’ll find around the world,” said Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy. “We’re honored to join OEG in fulfilling the vision of the District. From delivering the experiences that Oilers fans enjoy most to creating new, signature hospitality experiences throughout the district. Through it all, we’ll continue to work with the community and Edmonton’s incredible hospitality talent.”

Levy and Compass Group Canada, both sectors within the portfolio of parent company Compass Group, will join OEG to bring ICE District Hospitality to life. Levy will support the development of unique hospitality concepts and programming, and Compass Group Canada will provide the operational expertise and resources.

Levy is known for creating many of the most acclaimed food and beverage experiences in sports and entertainment, from food hall collaborations with local restaurants in concessions and personalized service in premier clubs and suites, to dining and entertainment districts that operate year-round. Levy’s partners include a market-leading roster of major arenas across the continent, including Bell Centre in Montreal, Barclays Center in Brooklyn, United Center in Chicago, and Staples Center in LA, as well as Michelin Star restaurants and award-winning cultural attractions. In crafting hospitality for premium seating areas in Rogers Place, Levy will also tap into its roots as the original innovator bringing restaurant quality food and beverage service to stadium suites. 

Compass Group Canada is Canada’s leading foodservice provider, with more than 2,200 locations throughout the country. Through operational excellence, innovation and seamless execution, the company brings outstanding experiences to guests across the country. Compass Group Canada amplifies their offering further through strategic partnerships including a decade-long relationship with Oliver & Bonacini, to provide a premium culinary experience to guests and clients.

More information about dining at Rogers Place and the surrounding ICE District will be available closer to the 2020-21 season.

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About Oilers Entertainment Group

Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) delivers leading sports, entertainment and special event programming to fans and patrons in Canada and the United States. OEG owns the five-time Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers, the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings, the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors, operates Rogers Place, the top venue in North American sports and entertainment, and anchor of ICE District, Canada’s largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district, a destination for people from all corners of the city, country and world.

 About Levy

The disruptor in defining the sports and entertainment hospitality experience, Levy is recognized as the market leader and most critically acclaimed hospitality company in its industry. Twice named one of the 10 most innovative companies in sports by Fast Company magazine and one of the top three Best Employers for Diversity in America by Forbes, Levy’s diverse portfolio

includes award-winning restaurants; iconic sports and entertainment venues, zoos and cultural institutions, theaters, and convention centers; as well as the Super Bowl, Grammy Awards, US Open Tennis Tournament, Kentucky Derby, and NHL, MLB, NBA, NFL, and MLS All-Star Games. For more, visit www.levyrestaurants.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Compass Group Canada

Compass Group Canada is Canada’s leading foodservice and support services provider with over 25,000 associates working in more than 2,200 locations throughout the country. The company specializes in providing foodservices and support services across the core sectors including leading sports and leisure venues, executive dining rooms and cafes, schools, universities, seniors’ residences, and hospitals as well as remote camps and offshore oil rigs. Compass Group Canada has been identified as a Great Place to Work®, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures, in 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018, as a Best Workplaces™ in Retail and Hospitality in 2021 and 2020 and as a Greater Toronto Area Top Employer in 2021.

For more information, contact:
Tim Shipton, Oilers Entertainment Group: (780)909-8584, tshipton@edmontonoilers.com

Kevin Memolo, Levy: (312) 335-4741, kmemolo@levyrestaurants.com

Courtney Gardner, Compass Group Canada: (647) 633-5420, Courtney.Gardner@compass-canada.com

 

Compass Group Canada Certified as a Great Place to Work® 3rd Year in a Row

Mississauga, ON – (Thursday November 5th 2020) – Compass Group Canada announced today that they have been certified as a Great Place to Work® for the third consecutive year after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada. This certification is based on direct feedback from associates, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience.

Compass Group Canada prides itself on being a people centered organization, with an ongoing focus on their four leadership commitments – We Care, We Share, We Dream, We Deliver.

This year, Compass Group Canada is very pleased to share that their anonymous employee survey returned a 3% overall increase in GPTW’s Trust Index®; this is in addition to the 3% overall lift Compass achieved as part of their 2019 survey results.

“We are incredibly proud of our 3rd consecutive Great Place to Work® certification” said Lauren Davey, Chief People & Culture Office “We are even more pleased that our Trust Index® continues to rise, showcasing that our focus on the associate experience is having an impact. Our Great Place to Work® certification is an official testament to our great people, our commitment to their growth and our effort to recognize their contributions.”

 

About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work® (www.greatplacetowork.ca) is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, Great Place to Work® recognizes the Best Workplaces™ across the world in a series of national lists including those published by Fortune magazine (USA) and The Globe & Mail (Canada). Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.

Follow Great Place to Work® at www.greatplacetowork.ca and on Twitter at @GPTW_Canada

Durham College to Transform Food Services with Chartwells

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Introducing DCEats: Food Matters

TORONTO, ON – October 19, 2020 – After a comprehensive review of proposals from December 2019, Durham College announced they have awarded their food service contract to Chartwells, a division of Compass Group Canada, who put forward an approach that supports Durham College’s strategic pillars – students, people, work and community.  Access to nutritional, holistic and diverse food offerings on campus is important for an enriched post-secondary experience. When students, employees and community are eating well, they can focus on what matters – learning and developing personal and professional skills while supporting each other.

Food matters at Durham College. When the campus reopens to students and employees, food services will operate with a new brand: DCEats: Food Matters. By branding food services DC EATS, we are providing Durham College with a culinary vision that is unique to Durham College. By living the Food Matters mantra, Chartwells aligns to the studentsfirst culture at DC and supports the campus with the people and resources of Chartwells.

“We look forward to Chartwells providing creative, healthy, customer-focused food services when students and employees return to our campuses,” said Barbara MacCheyne, Vice-President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer, Durham College.

As part of this partnership, DC and Chartwells will collaborate to expand experiential learning and employment opportunities for students. In addition, many of the college’s academic and co-curricular programs, such as athletics, AI Hub, Centre for Food and sustainability office, will be included in future planning for food services.

“We are honoured to partner with Durham College and bring DCEats to life on campus to complement their already exceptional student experience,” said Ashton Sequeira, President of Chartwells. “We recognize there will be sensitivities returning to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic and we assure you the health and safety of our guests and the school community is of the utmost importance – we have the necessary protocols in place to ensure the safety of everyone in our care. We look forward to transforming your on campus dining experience.”

Stay tuned for more information about the innovative food projects DC and Chartwells will be rolling out throughout our partnership.

Durham College to Transform Food Services with Chartwells

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Introducing DCEats: Food Matters

 

TORONTO, ON – October 19, 2020 – After a comprehensive review of proposals from December 2019, Durham College announced they have awarded their food service contract to Chartwells, a division of Compass Group Canada, who put forward an approach that supports Durham College’s strategic pillars – students, people, work and community.  Access to nutritional, holistic and diverse food offerings on campus is important for an enriched post-secondary experience. When students, employees and community are eating well, they can focus on what matters – learning and developing personal and professional skills while supporting each other.

 

Food matters at Durham College. When the campus reopens to students and employees, food services will operate with a new brand: DCEats: Food Matters. By branding food services DC EATS, we are providing Durham College with a culinary vision that is unique to Durham College. By living the Food Matters mantra, Chartwells aligns to the studentsfirst culture at DC and supports the campus with the people and resources of Chartwells.

 

“We look forward to Chartwells providing creative, healthy, customer-focused food services when students and employees return to our campuses,” said Barbara MacCheyne, Vice-President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer, Durham College.

As part of this partnership, DC and Chartwells will collaborate to expand experiential learning and employment opportunities for students. In addition, many of the college’s academic and co-curricular programs, such as athletics, AI Hub, Centre for Food and sustainability office, will be included in future planning for food services.

 

“We are honoured to partner with Durham College and bring DCEats to life on campus to complement their already exceptional student experience,” said Ashton Sequeira, President of Chartwells. “We recognize there will be sensitivities returning to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic and we assure you the health and safety of our guests and the school community is of the utmost importance – we have the necessary protocols in place to ensure the safety of everyone in our care. We look forward to transforming your on campus dining experience.”

 

Stay tuned for more information about the innovative food projects DC and Chartwells will be rolling out throughout our partnership.