Compass Donates $1M to George Brown


TORONTO — A $1,000,000 donation to George Brown College’s Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts from Compass Group Canada was recently presented to John Walker, dean of the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, in support of the Yes Chef! Campaign — a $5-million fundraising project supporting the Toronto college’s expansion and revitalization.

Compass’s original commitment had been $900,000; the extra $100,000 was a surprise that came at the naming of the new Compass Group Canada Culinary Lab and its student café, at 300 Adelaide St. East, City Café.

This is the largest single donation to the Yes Chef! Campaign. “The integrated learning partnership we have created with Compass will significantly impact our Chef School’s ability to continually improve,” said Walker. ”Most importantly, it will help us prepare more high-quality, work-ready graduates in our expanded facilities.”

Brenda Brown, senior vice-president, Human Resources, Compass Group Canada and ESS North America said, “It is our privilege and pleasure to work together with George Brown graduates, whom we consider to be among the best trained, most creative and definitely service-oriented culinarians that Canada has to offer.”


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