TORONTO — Compass Group Canada has launched its annual event, Chef Appreciation Week (CAW), this week. The week-long event honours the dedication and passion displayed by the culinary professionals who are responsible for creating unique culinary experiences across the company’s multiple streams of business.
During CAW, Compass Group Canada will feature culinary leaders on social media and offer guests at their locations the opportunity to learn about their onsite chefs and sample nominee’s favourite recipes.
The top 27 chefs were selected based on culinary expertise, creativity, leadership, teamwork and customer feedback. The chosen chefs have demonstrated unmatched skills, producing delicious dishes appreciated by guests from a range of industries including, sports-and-entertainment venues, university and college campuses and senior living and patient-care environments. The top three voted chefs will attend a culinary retreat hosted in the Niagara Escarpment, collaborating with local winemakers, distillers, foragers and farmers to produce restaurant-quality dishes using only self-harvested ingredients.
“Our chefs are the backbone of our success and the heart of our culinary journey. Their exceptional talents, relentless pursuit of perfection and commitment to elevating the culinary scene is so deserving of this recognition,” says Saajid Khan, CEO, Compass Group Canada and ESS North America. “Chef Appreciation Week is a special opportunity for us to express our gratitude for their dedication and passion that continually inspires the entire team.”
“I’m thrilled to once again be celebrating our amazing Canadian culinary talent,” says Michelle Pereira, vice-president, Culinary and Guest Experience at Compass Group Canada. “We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from each of our chef’s unique skill sets and culinary expertise. By collaborating across our remarkable culinary teams, we’re able to constantly elevate our offerings and stay on the forefront of culinary innovation.”