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Welcome to Compass Group New Zealand News.

Media Enquiries: Email Corporate Communications Manager, Justine Banfield, at justine.banfield@compass-group.co.nz
or call / text + 64 27 404 2707.

January 27, 2017

Partnership benefits environment

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 …

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December 22, 2016

Festive fare for hospital patients

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 …

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December 22, 2016

Compass Group celebrates success

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 …

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December 15, 2016

Christchurch enjoys ‘theatre style’ food

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 …

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December 13, 2016

Good approach supports ‘green’ goals

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 …

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December 9, 2016

Kiwi flavour shapes new programme

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 …

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December 9, 2016

Middlemore team spreads cheer

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 …

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December 9, 2016

Meals on Wheels gets thumbs-up

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 …

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December 9, 2016

Passion for food reaps benefits

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 …

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