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As a member of a global family of companies, we are a tapestry of unique backgrounds, cultures, experiences and perspectives. We believe that our differences contribute to our success, and we are committed to showing our associates, clients and guests what it looks like when everyone is welcome.


In 2020, Eurest developed the Better Together program, which fully encompasses our diversity, equity and inclusion vision and executes our goals and initiatives.

The platform is supported by our Diversity and Inclusion Action Council or DEIAC, comprised of passionate individuals from various departments and roles across Eurest and ESFM who execute and champion programs and activities designed to drive awareness and help all people flourish.


When our associates come to work, it is important to us that they feel valued, included – and, that they can be their complete selves. Eurest and ESFM has prioritized ensuring that our associates know pathways have been created to provide all people with upward mobility and that they see themselves in leadership both through opportunity and representation.

The Eurest and ESFM DEIAC have developed programming that includes
diversity awareness, education and training, job development courses,
mentorship networks and more.

Global University of Lifelong Learning

Our 16-week program allows high-potential hourly associates prepare for salaried managerial roles. Each student is assigned a mentor who coaches and guides them through their learning experience.

Mentorship Network

Mentorship opportunities help aspiring professionals through idea sharing and accountability, allows them to gain senior level exposure and to join a pool of high-potential future leaders.

Computer Literacy Program

This program allows associates to sharpen their business computer skills using Microsoft Learn and experience learning important internal programs necessary in managerial roles.

English as a Second Language Courses

This program helps associates feel more confident in their communication skills. It includes both entry-level and advance courses to help those who want to master the English language.

Women in Culinary

The Women in Culinary program is designed to empower Compass Group female culinarians through dedicated training opportunities, leadership development programs and an annual conference-and-recognition event.


We are committed to using our scale and influence to support small and diverse businesses and local communities. Our supplier diversity team seeks to identify certified Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) for inclusion in our sourcing opportunities.

Having a well-rounded supplier base helps us better anticipate the needs of the people we serve and enables us to provide products and services that are specialized, competitively priced and innovative.

Learn more about Cool Chix, a culinary concept
created from products from two women-owned businesses.


It’s not enough to serve great food; we want to be good citizens in the communities we serve. Eurest Cares is our community outreach program comprised of various initiatives that encourages each member of the Eurest family to give back.

America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity

Compass Group USA continues to earn accolades among the nation’s most prestigious rankings of companies leading in excellence and impact. In 2023, Compass Group was named one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2023 by Newsweek. This accolade recognizes companies that employees say respect and value different kinds of people. Compass was recognized for delivering enterprise-wide diversity, equity and inclusion strategies in all aspects of our operations.

Read Compass Group’s Annual DEI Report

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