In our April Food with Purpose Newsletter, we'll be highlighting Low Food Waste, Earth Week, and Superfood: Herbs & Spices. Don't forget to check out the Tip of the Month for some ways to add freshness to your meal!
"'The Beast' is a custom-built traveling smoker that Houston-based Chef David Peterson operates for Eurest/Compass Group, bringing the mouthwatering aroma of brisket and other smoked items to events at accounts all over Texas with the Live Feed concept. And the barbecue roadshow is branching out to more locations."
"Tracy Cancro, who oversees 2,000 retail outlets at colleges, business and industry settings, and other locations for the Eurest division of Compass USA, is elevting the snack program to meet the demands of all-day eaters."
"From truck-styled indoor station facades to a 16-foot trailer bringing BBQ to corporate outdoor events, the company puts wheels to a variety of cuisines."
Tony McDonald became CEO of Eurest, a dining services company owned by Compass Group, in 2015. He currently has a 92% approval rating on Glassdoor. The average approval rating for CEOs on the site is 69%.
FE&S' 2018 Future Foodservice Leaders share some indsutry improvements and goals they see for the future, including one from Emily Wunder, Eurest Regional Wellness Director. Find out more about what she would like to see changed about the perception of healthy food in the full article!
"Food halls are absolutely becoming a growing segment, gaining popularity amongst operators and consumers," says Kevin Corsello, founder and CEO, Pork & Mindy's at Forum 55, and Elevate Food Hall in Minneapolis. "With so many restaurants opening and closing, food halls offer a low-risk investment, as they typically have a consistent footprint and operators don't have to cover the largest expenses, like seating and bathrooms. They are an extremely cost-efficient way to gain exposure to new customers, especially for young companies like ourselves."
Over 40,000 employees eat and drink in Microsoft campus cafés and The Commons every single day–that’s 8.75 million diners annually! With those numbers to consider, sustainability drives all dining at Microsoft offerings. Committed to positively affecting the environment utilizing a multi-pronged approach, Dining at Microsoft, a Eurest account, targets harvesting methods, product processes, customer education and waste-stream reductions. Teaming with Microsoft Corporate Social Responsibility and the Green Restaurant Association allows all hospitality services to forge new territory in the green movement. In fact, Microsoft recently became the first technology company in the nation to earn Zero Waste Certification from the US Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC).
“Building chili is about building layers of flavors. Spicy, innovative and unexpected flavors create the foundation of a great chili. While cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper tend to be common additions to the DNA of many chili recipes, there’s a broad world of flavor out there to experiment with.”
—Carmen Marzocco, senior regional executive chef, Eurest
"In addition to eschewing cash for most food transactions, this food hall diverges from others in the area in that it’s a hybrid branded space from Eurest — the $1.4 billion food and vending division of Compass Group North America — with an eye on community businesses, that will also include at least one local chef spot, says Jim Kallas, Eurest Division president based in Chicago."
Want to try out Butcher & Larder, Flo & Santos, and Pork & Mindy's, along with up and coming restauranteurs' creations, all in one place? Read on for the full line up for Forum 55's new opening at 55 E. Monroe St. in Chicago.
"The incubator, dubbed Apron Exchange, will provide entrepreneurs with equipment, assistance with labor from culinary schools, and places to sell their food within Forum 55."
"Forum 55’s owners are saying they’re targeting women and minority would-be restaurateurs. They want to provide them incubator space to help them achieve their dreams of opening a restaurant. The project includes a market to sell their goods"
"An architectural trend that marks Detroit's urban comeback is the repurposing of old buildings. There's more to it than that, though. New restaurants, bars, office spaces, and shops that occupy historic space often tip the hat to that building's history through design and branding. The Press Room Cafe and Market is one example, a Eurest-run onsite cafe housed inside the former building of the Detroit Free Press."
Todd Bowman, an Executive Chef for Euest Dining, joined FOX 11's Emily Deem on Good Day Wisconsin to share some recipes packed with veggies!
"It serves duck breast and fermented pork and dressings made with homemade vinegars.
It offers a taco special that has hungry fans lined up out the door every Friday.
Its chef, a culinary school graduate and former star of the Austin food scene, makes everything from breads to pickles on-site, and in the two years the restaurant has been open, he's never served the same dish twice.
It's one of Wichita's best new restaurants, and it has people talking.
Sorry, you can't eat there..."
"You could call it the melding of software and salad...Each year the hydroponic towers and containers produce more than 7 1/2 tons of lettuce and a ton of micro greens that make their way into the salads and atop the flatbreads of thousands of Mircrosoft employees."
Find our more about Microsoft's Urban Farming initiative and how developers have partnered with the cafe to help pick the greens at their peak and decrease food waste.
Congratulations to Christiana Castillo, Regional Director of Wellness and Sustainability with Eurest at Johnson & Johnson!
What to avoid when ordering room service in hotels: chefs weigh in on what foods they avoid and which to stick with when ordering room service.
Eurest hosted the 15th Annual Compass in the Community Golf Outing benefitting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Read more at the link on the Children's Specialized Hospital page.
Get an insider's look at the delicious menu items and comfortable space at the Press Room Cafe located in downtown Detroit!
"Eurest is planning to partner with a number of Pittsburgh restaurants and celebrity chefs as part of the endeavor. In addition, there are plans for a small market selling fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods and other items.
LaToya Evans, a spokeswoman for Compass Group, could not provide the names of potential restaurants or chefs Thursday, saying that discussions are still taking place.
"The goal is to cater, of course, to residents and employees in the Downtown area and to give them more fresh food options and variety in terms of what they are doing with their meals," she said."
Find out more at the link to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's article.
"A variety of cuisine is very important to customers right now, especially millennials," says Ken MacIntyre, regional VP at Eurest Dining. "This provides a really nice environment where you can get a variety of restaurants and menu offerings all in one place."
MacIntyre stresses that it is too early to say which tenants will make up the market but that they are "looking for a nice balance" of cuisines, from local, regional and national brands, so that different vendors won't be in direct competition with one another. Existing food retailers Starbucks, Au Bon Pain and Sushi & Rolls are expected to remain.
One part of the food hall that is for certain is the Create Exhibition, a venue that will have rotating specials, wine tastings and cooking demonstrations from local and celebrity chefs.
Find out all of the details at the link to Next Pittsburgh.
"The restaurant, operated by international hospitality company Eurest, is slated to open its doors on April 19 with a host of food stalls including two occupied by celebrity chef-backed Italian eatery Mercato by Fabio Viviani, an Intelligentsia coffee bar, and a Press Room Grill."
Get all of the details at the link to Eater Detroit's article!
'“We are very excited about the opening of the new Press Room Café, which will add new, upscale Italian dining options to the downtown Detroit area,” said Jim Kallas, central division president of restaurant operator Eurest. “The new restaurant is designed to cater to both commuters in the Detroit News Building, locals and others who work in the area.”'
Read on at the Detroit Free Press article link.
"The Press Room Café will serve breakfast and lunch 7 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays, with Intellgentsia coffee and to-go menu items until 7 p.m. It will also offer catering.
"It's the perfect mix of local and international," Bedrock President Dan Mullen said in the release. "This concept is going to add a ton of value to the city by providing a great walkable dining option to those who work on that side of town, as well as a convenient market for downtown residents."'
Check out the full story and some photos of the new Press Room Cafe at the link to Crain's Detroit Business's article.
"The Press Room Cafe & Market opened Wednesday [April 19th], offering what creators hope to be a customer-centric, easy lunchtime experience." Find out all the delicious details at The Detriot News article link!
"A newsroom-themed cafe opened inside the former home of The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press on Wednesday, [April 19th] and it features menu items from a Top Chef winner." Click the link to Michigan Live's article for more exciting details!
"A restaurant with pizzas and pasta by celebrity chef Fabio Viviani of “Top Chef” fame has filled the spot formerly occupied by the executive parking garage in the former Detroit News building in downtown Detroit." Read on at the link for The Detriot News' article on our new Press Room Cafe!
"In a building where printing presses once churned out tons of freshly inked newspaper, there now will now churn out paninis and pizzas with fresh mozzarella...The cafe will be Italian-focused and open on April 19 (Wednesday). A special grand opening celebration featuring Fabio Viviani on June 27, 2017." Get the full scoop on our new location and special celebration by reading on at the link above!
This high-end food court on the mezzanine of the Loop's Franklin Building offers a mix of elevated counter fare
Café 83, designed in conjunction with Microsoft’s dining services partner Eurest, is an outstanding example of a high-end dining platform designed to attract a sophisticated in-house customer base.
Detroit, MI (April 19, 2017) – International hospitality company Eurest today announced the opening of the new gourmet restaurant Press Room Café, located in the Bedrock-owned Detroit News Building at 615 W. Lafaytette Blvd. The new Press Room Café will offer an upscale, quality, quick dining experience featuring Italian fare from Mercato by Fabio Viviani, as well as an upscale premium grill, salad and soup program operated by Eurest. The restaurant will open on April 19, with a special grand opening celebration featuring Fabio Viviani on June 27, 2017.
PITTSBURGH – January 26, 2017 – Shorenstein Properties LLC, a San Francisco-based private real estate investment firm, is pleased to announce that it has successfully inked an agreement with Eurest, a $1.4 billion food and vending division of Compass Group North America, to bring restaurants and retailers that will form Oxford Market, a cutting edge food market inside of One Oxford Centre in downtown Pittsburgh. The marketplace is expected to open in summer 2017 and will cater to both residents and downtown commuters looking for a variety of fresh, high quality and affordable meal choices.
Oxford Market restaurants will include well-known brands that feature international fare including Mexican and Italian and specialty concepts focused on salads and hearty meal options. The space will also include Create Exhibition, a place where visitors will enjoy chef demos, wine tastings and other event happenings daily. Eurest is also partnering with a number of popular Pittsburgh restaurants and celebrity chefs to bring the new space to life.
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