Skip to main content
Search Results

Compass celebrates success of ‘Forward with Marcus Wareing’ programme at event

19th Dec 2023 - 06:00
Compass celebrates success of ‘Forward with Marcus Wareing’ programme
Compass Group UK & Ireland held a celebration event for its ‘Forward with Marcus Wareing’ programme that showcased the journey of all cohorts so far.

Held at Twickenham stadium, and attended by over 70 people, the event was opened by Jon Davies, managing director of Levy UK + Ireland and Ryan Holmes, culinary director B&I – Compass Group UK & Ireland, who spoke on a panel with Marcus Wareing. They talked through the Forward manifesto, how the journey began and how the programme has evolved since launch in 2021.

The event audience heard from the first, second and third cohorts of participants, which was an opportunity to hear how they have used their leanings to continue to progress and develop.

Marcus Wareing said: “Having all the Forward programme chefs in one place was so rewarding. It has been a pleasure to watch their talent develop and grow and I am very proud of them all.”

Lunch was created by cohort two and based on learnings from away days. The themes included mood food, net zero, hunter gather cook and Ground Up Cookery School. 

Jonathon Foot, head of apprenticeships and early careers at Compass Group UK & Ireland added: “The event has been a celebration of supporting our senior culinary talent and taking their skills to the next level.

“The feedback we get from those that take part is so valuable and days like these are important in bringing us together, acknowledging the journey these participants have been on and celebrating their learnings. 

“We are constantly innovative and evolve this programme and having heard from all three cohorts, it’s clear to see how we continue to make the experience different each time round. Thanks to all who attended.” 

Written by
Edward Waddell