VANCOUVER — The Lazy Gourmet, Vancouver’s pioneering catering company, has joined Compass Group Canada. The Lazy Gourmet has catered events across the spectrum, including small breakfast meetings, to prominent, large-scale events, including the 2010 Olympic Games and PGA Tour.
Susan Mendelson, who co-founded The Lazy Gourmet in 1979, will stay on and continue to provide her veteran catering lens for the company, while long-time, award-winning general manager Kevin Mazzone will continue to take the reins and lead the talented team of 130.
“Having completed 43 years in business, with the last year being our most successful to date, I can only reflect on how proud I am of our team and all we have accomplished together, including overcoming the challenges of the pandemic,” says Mendelson. “We have come out of it stronger than ever, so when Compass Group Canada approached us with the opportunity, I knew they were the right partner to take The Lazy Gourmet to the next level. I am excited to see how our team, including Kevin, my partner and general manager of the company, will learn and grow under the banner of such a successful and esteemed company.”
“We are thrilled to have Susan Mendelson, a culinary legend in Canada, Kevin and the entire The Lazy Gourmet team, join our Compass family,” says Jacques Webster, president of Eurest, a sector of Compass Group. “We want The Lazy Gourmet to continue being who they always have been, with Susan and Kevin continuing to lead their day-to-day operations. Our goal is to harness their ingenuity and passion for hospitality while giving them access to our resources to support sustained growth. We also can’t wait to learn from their unique style and award-winning recipe for success.”