Meet our Chefs of the Year | Chef Appreciation Week | Part 3

September 14, 2023

Compass Group chefs passionately believe in​ the power of food to bring people together. They create a positive impact both in the industry and​ across the entire food system. Chef Appreciation​ Week is the opportunity to share how our chefs​ and their teams serve so much more than​ food.

Join us in celebrating our talented chefs and learning more about their unique backgrounds, inspirations, and accomplishments. Happy Chef Appreciation Week!

Tom Marlow

Culinary Consultant

Tom sets the pace through leadership, innovation and a can-do attitude, quickly developing a strong Foodbuy Culinary Solutions team through hands-on training and a growth mindset.  He actively works to showcase and implement sustainable products, promote regional vendors and advocate for our diverse supplier community.

Aaron Mason

Regional Executive Chef
Chartwells K12

No question too small, no project too big, Chef Aaron makes every one of the 2300 associates he supports feel like they are his highest priority. Chef understands the complexity of running nearly 170 school districts and uses that knowledge for development, whether it’s new business training or creating a Culinary Master Class to sharpen the team’s skills.

Edgar Solis

Senior Executive Chef
Levy Restaurants

A long-standing staple in the Levy culinary world, Edgar has sharpened his knives at many of the company’s venues over the last decade. Guests have enjoyed his food, team members have learned from him, and partners have admired his work at stadiums, arenas, centers and cultural attractions for the last 20 years. His history of success and willingness to adapt to current trends helped properties succeed financially while amazing guests and partners.

Georg Benzinger

Senior Executive Chef
Morrison Healthcare

Whether it’s cooking, community outreach or patient experience – Chef always delivers results. A passionate innovator with a keen eye to detail and quality, he understands the true power of food. It can touch lives, promote healing and transform the entire healthcare experience.