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Strategic Partners

Connecting with Purpose

Creating more than a mutual benefit, we’re going further with intentional efforts that make a difference. We’re setting focused goals, celebrating milestones that matter and getting more done with our strategic partnerships. Learn how, together, we’re breaking precedents to venture beyond our core competencies. We do more than complement our partners – because we don’t improve in a vacuum, and we don’t innovate in silos.

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There’s always more room at the table. That’s why Compass Group and Thompson Hospitality are connecting clients to diverse suppliers and giving diverse suppliers access to a larger network. It’s the right way to do business and it’s transforming the communities we serve. Thompson Hospitality, the largest minority-owned contract foodservice company in the U.S., has been a strategic partner with Compass Group since 1997.

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Union Square Events brings unparalleled dining and catering experiences from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group. Founded in 2005 as Hudson Yards Catering, Union Square Events is a culinary and operations leader in the hospitality industry, partnering with a diverse portfolio of best-in-class clients. USE produces one-of-a-kind catered events and unparalleled dining experiences in a variety of cultural, corporate, entertainment and private venues throughout New York City and beyond.

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Founded by Rob Katz and Kevin Boehm in 2002, Boka Restaurant Group is one of the premier chef-driven restaurant groups in the country. Anchored by partnerships with seven of America’s great chefs – Giuseppe Tentori, Stephanie Izard, Chris Pandel, Lee Wolen, Gene Kato, Daniel Rose, and Michael Solomonov – BRG has distinct culinary experiences, each of them individually crafted and conceptually unique.


Culinary Partners

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The Culinary Institute of America and Compass Group have formed a partnership to foster innovation in the contract foodservice industry. In support of the CIA’s aspiring chefs, Compass Group has also made a substantial commitment to increasing student scholarships.

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Compass Group partners with Johnson & Wales University to provide mentorship, scholarships and career opportunities for students in JWU’s culinary arts, food innovation, hospitality, nutrition, dietetics, health and wellness programs.


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