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May 16, 2017
A LOVE of food, learning and supporting people to succeed are what motivates Middlemore Hospital’s Food Services Manager Karen Reynecke.
With a background in food services education, Karen began working for Compass Group New Zealand’s (Compass) in 2015 when she took up the challenge to run one of the country’s busiest hospital kitchens. While Karen’s focus is on the kitchen, the ‘classroom’ beckoned when she was invited to give a motivational …READ MORE
April 18, 2017
FRESH produce, family and ‘foodie’ tendencies motivated Mars Petcare Catering Assistant Hannah Cairncross to achieve her Professional Cookery Diploma, from Wanganui Universal College of Learning.
Hannah began working for Compass Group New Zealand (Compass) in Wanganui as a casual employee in 2016. This experience inspired Hannah to explore study options to further her career in cooking and baking; today she is part of the Compass permanent employees team.
“I have worked for …READ MORE
March 30, 2017
MASSEY University students and staff will benefit from one of the country’s most flexible on-site food services payment options in New Zealand.
Compass Group New Zealand (Compass) introduced the #itsyourchoice food services payment offering to the Albany and Manawatu campuses, in response to increased demand for more flexibility and choice around meals on campus.
“The university asked us to come up with a more flexible approach to paying and choosing meals at …READ MORE
March 30, 2017
CRICKET reporters rated Compass Group New Zealand’s (Compass) food the best in the country at the University of Otago Oval.
As part of a ‘best cricket experiences’ in New Zealand review, the University of Otago Oval, Saxton Oval and Bay Oval tied with the top scores. While tied, the reviewers admitted: “In truth, Dunedin is best”.
Compass’s Sports and Leisure Sector catered for the South Africa test cricket series in Dunedin, pulling …READ MORE
March 24, 2017
CHT resident Frank Nicolas and Compass / Medirest’s Senior Living Implementation Specialist Jamie Wan celebrate.
CHT CELEBRATED St Patrick’s Day with its residents with a little Irish flair, over a themed lunch and decorated dining areas across 12 Auckland facilities and three facilities in Bay of Plenty.
“It was a lovely occasion for the residents, who said they enjoyed their meal of Dublin Coddle – bacon and pork sausages stew, Colcannon – …READ MORE
March 23, 2017
THOUSANDS of hungry university students enjoyed fresh flavours, wholesome food and great coffee at Compass Group New Zealand’s revamped campus cafés within days of opening, all in time for Orientation Week.
The new eateries – Streat, Treat, The Bread Co., Must.Have.Coffee and The Sandwich Company – are based at Massey University’s Auckland and Manawatu campuses.
“The Compass team has really loved developing and creating our great new menus, dishes and flavours for Massey …READ MORE
March 23, 2017
Compass’s Dave Gerretzen and Connie Riddell are looking forward to using the site’s new bike to get around.
A PARTNERSHIP between Compass Group New Zealand and Hãhã wines celebrates great Aotearoa wine from the Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay regions.
Through the partnership, a promotion was held inviting wine lovers to purchase the wine at Compass Group’s ESS sites across the country. Customers who bought Hãhã went into the draw to win a …READ MORE
March 21, 2017
Christchurch Tegel Chicken staff enjoyed a little Irish flair, fun and flavour at its cafeteria, thanks to the efforts of Compass Group New Zealand’s creative cookery to celebrate St Patrick’s Day this year.
“We made a variety of ‘green’ foods including meringues, green scones and green muffins. It was a lot of fun – our customers always enjoy theme days,” says Compass Group New Zealand Site Manager Louis De Lange, …READ MORE
March 6, 2017
COMPASS Group New Zealand’s (Compass) Baristas fiercely competed to see who could brew the best coffee in the country at the company’s annual Barista competition on Thursday 16 February 2017.
Compass partners with Cerebos Greggs Food Service (Cerebos) to recognise great Baristas using top-quality ORB 101 coffee beans. Around 40 Baristas enter to compete for the final four top spots.
Amy McKinnon (Medirest, Senior Living, Hawke’s Bay), Sarah Strawbridge (Medirest, Christchurch Public …READ MORE
March 1, 2017
Caption: KiwiHarvest Driver Terry Marsters delivering ready meals to Auckland City Mission.
ALMOST 5,000 Kiwis have benefitted from food donated to community organisation KiwiHarvest by Compass Group New Zealand (Compass).
The company donated around 5,000 freshly frozen Meals on Wheels to Auckland-based KiwiHarvest to share across the city including Manukau, Takanini, South Auckland, Western and Central City Foodbanks, Elim Soup Kitchen, emergency housing accommodation, among other people in need.
“These meals have …READ MORE
February 2, 2017
Caption: Food Services Coordinator Sherry Ning shared her passion for food and her delicious family recipes with her team.
COMPASS Group’s Medirest …READ MORE
January 27, 2017
Caption: Espresso Alley Barista Jessica Jessica is a big fan of the BioPak art series cups used by Compass Group across many of its healthcare sites in New Zealand. Jessica is part of our great Middlemore Hospital team.
A PARTNERSHIP between Compass Group New Zealand (Compass) and ‘green’ packaging company BioPak is achieving good environmental and social benefits.
BioPak provides environmentally-friendly takeaway coffee cups to most of Compass’ healthcare sites in New …READ MORE
December 22, 2016
Caption: One of our festive Christmas menus created to share a little cheer across our New Zealand hospitals.
Thousands of hospital patients across New Zealand will be treated to a special Christmas Day menu on 25 December, created and prepared by Compass Group’s Medirest teams.
The menus include celebration ham with cranberry sauce, roast or mashed potato, fresh vegetables, and warm Christmas pudding, among other choices including vegetarian options.
“The Christmas season is …READ MORE
December 22, 2016
Caption: Some of our Star Awards 2016 Winners (from left) Karen Reynecke and Sherry Ning (Auckland), Wendy Hammond (Gisborne), Robert Prior (Dunedin), and Lauren Scott (Auckland).
Compass Group New Zealand celebrated its people’s talent at the company’s annual Star Awards event, by awarding 10 Star Awards and 30 Excellence awards across the country.
“We like to recognise outstanding performance and innovation across Compass Group through our awards as a way to saying …READ MORE
December 15, 2016
Tasty, hot, fresh and modern food prepared in real-time by our Medirest Christchurch Hospital team.
Medirest New Zealand’s new ‘theatre’ live food preparation service at Christchurch Hospital has got off to a roaring start, selling out within 30 minutes on Day One.
“Our Medirest team introduced ‘live’ food preparation to The Great Escape café, as we wanted to create a different and enjoyable food experience for our customers,” says Medirest Retail Manager …READ MORE
December 13, 2016
Recycled eco office furniture – all made out of cardboard – is being used by the Compass Group team at Victoria University.
Compass Group’s Victoria University food services team has rolled out a number of green initiatives, as part of its commitment towards environmentally friendly, sustainable operations and best practice.
The Wellington-based team has collaborated with its client, Victoria University, to identify smart ways to: conserve energy and reduce water consumption; improve waste …READ MORE
December 9, 2016
The Eat Well, Live Well collateral includes: table talkers and posters. These will be placed in key settings including at schools, hospitals, food retail outlets, and defence force dining areas.
Students and hospital visitors and staff are just a few people who will be supported to make better nutritional choices, thanks to Compass Group New Zealand’s Eat Well, Live Well programme.
Eat Well, Live Well will be launched in 2017, as part of …READ MORE
December 9, 2016
Compass Group’s Food Services Coordinator Sherry Ning adds the finishing touches to her festive beverage trolley.
Compass Group’s great team of Food Service Associates (FSAs) is always keen to brighten up a patient’s day at Middlemore Hospital.
The team recently decorated its beverage trolleys to celebrate the upcoming festive season. Food Services Coordinator Sherry Ning says patients appreciate the team’s special efforts to make food and beverage service fun.
“We always try to …READ MORE
December 9, 2016
Dunedin’s Meals on Wheels Volunteer Drivers test drive the new menu.
Meals on Wheels (MoW) volunteer drivers – invited to give Compass Group’s new MoW menu a test drive at a Dunedin Hospital tasting session this week – have given the new menu a big thumbs-up.
Created by Compass Group’s Medirest specialist team, the menu was tested on Monday 28 November making Dunedin one of the first cities in New …READ MORE
December 9, 2016
Massey resident Dwain Tokoara is always looking for fresh ways to create new menus for clients.
A love of food, great team work and passion to succeed all contributed towards chef Dwain Tokoara’s success in the NZ Chefs’ Association National Salon competition.
Based at Middlemore Hospital, Dwain was supported by his team and Food Service Manager Karen Reynecke to participate in the live MasterChef-style event. Competing against nine others in the Senior …READ MORE