We are for clients who recognise the business benefits of bringing people together over great food.
We are for clients who see their employees as their most valuable asset and who understand that great food and service will help them perform at their very best.
We are for clients who understand that great food with great service is a catalyst to successful and lasting external business relationships.
We provide our clients with remarkable food, created by talented chefs, matched by excellent service
We offer a distinctive experience because of our Associates’ attention to the smallest detail, our relationships with the most talented consultant chefs and by sharing the very latest trends and ideas.
We respond to changing times and are committed to understanding precisely what our clients want and need to meet their business goals. They then trust us to provide it consistently every day.
We are passionate about the power of great food and service on business and its ability to inspire, connect, and empower people.
We love getting under the skin of your business to work out how we can help drive business benefits.
We listen to our clients and carefully tailor a bespoke food offering which meets their business needs.
We offer a fusion of trusted partners: ‘DNA’ suppliers, chefs and associates.
We believe our commitment to CSR not only helps our clients to reduce, re-use and recycle; it also helps them save money.
We are interested in your business and what is important to you and your employees.
We offer tangible benefits with our approach as well as offering the best chefs, service, recipes and suppliers in the industry.
We are reframing the discussion by positioning the great food and service we offer as an essential benefit to your business – a facilitator of business success, an opportunity cost that can improve your bottom ine.
At Restaurant Associates we know all about food – and how important it can be to the success of your business.
Founded in New York in the late-1950s, Restaurant Associates began life as an independent restaurant and coffee shop. Corporate catering was an integral part of the business, and in 1997 Restaurant Associates joined Compass Group, a world-leading support services company.We arrived in the UK in October 2001, operating under the Roux Fine Dining and Leiths brands from High Holborn, and following rapid growth Restaurant
Associates became a firmly established part of the hospitality industry. Having moved to our Martin Lane HQ, the business was streamlined to solely function as Restaurant Associates, offering fine dining employee dining and inspiring events solutions, among other services. We work with businesses across a number of industry sectors, including accounting, banking, insurance, legal, media and charity, with around 170 sites in the UK.
Whether working with our nutritionist consultant Max Tomlinson to support health and wellbeing at client sites or working with great charities, CSR is important to our clients' businesses and equally to ours.
Since January 2009, Compass Group has partnered with Cancer Research UK, and in 2014 celebrated hitting a £1.5million fundraising milestone.
As part of its Magical May month-long, company-wide initiative, Compass challenges each of its 10,000 units to raise £100 for CRUK, with thousands of colleagues participating in locally planned fundraising activities from bake sales, quizzes and fancy dress days to raffles, car washes and donation stations.
Our consultant nutritionist, Max Tomlinson supports our wellbeing and holistic approach to food and nutrition. Max Tomlinson is the 'Nature Doctor', with over 30 years experience as a naturopath, nutritionist, and medical herbalist and has a special interest in functional medicine.
We are now committed to a long-term strategy to continue to drive health and wellbeing in our business that contains a number of pledges, and has been tailored to suit our clients.
Healthier Food: Significant and measurable health and wellbeing improvements to the food we serve Healthier Lives: Increasing choice and providing the motivation and education to help people live well Healthier Futures: Investing in lifelong health and wellbeing.
EatFair is a Compass-founded Fairtrade Foundation, which is a counter-top retail range featuring the most-loved Fairtrade products. However it has so much more to offer than just great food: for every item sold, we have pledged to donate 5p to our own Fairtrade projects around the world.
EatFair supports third world communities as well as the Fairtrade Foundation's work in ensuring these farmers get a fair price for their produce.
The first EatFair project, working with the Semliki Co-operative, is up and running in Uganda.
We have rolled out Winnow's Yield Optimisation System to our strategic sites in the UK to help us reduce waste and improve the sustainability of our operations. Today, food waste is down over 50%, and yet service quality has remained at its highest standard. An average of 15 tonnes less food per year, per site is wasted, which equates to over 10,000 plated meals per year.
lt's one thing being a smallish, nimble restaurant business that's bursting with brilliant new ideas. But sometimes you need some big shoulders to lean on. Especially when you want to draw on some serious buying power. Or international connections. Or useful links with other services.
Which is where Compass come in. As well as being the leading provider of contract catering and support services in the UK and Ireland, they're the world's largest food services company. With sites in 50 countries and a multi-billion pound turnover, they've got the scale and the global reach. That's some daddy. And we can call our other Compass brothers and sisters when clients
need a bit of help in other areas like Rapport, for guest services, ICM for cleaning management and VSG for security. As part of Compass Group we benefit from a big investment in systems and infrastructure, yet as a specialist company we provide our clients with a tailored, personal service that you'd normally only expect from a small independent business.