Compass Group Podcasts
Harnessing Existing Tech in New Ways with Chris Ludy, Compass Digital Labs and Scott Walker, Waveguide

Harnessing Existing Tech in New Ways with Chris Ludy, Compass Digital Labs and Scott Walker, Waveguide

September 21, 2020

Chris Ludy Vice President of Digital Strategy, Compass Digital Labs, the digital experts for Compass Group North America, is on a mission to create extraordinary experiences at the intersection of hospitality and technology. Joining him is Scott Walker, President of Waveguide, Compass Group’s facilities technology team. Listen in as the two experts discuss activating their suite of solutions and using existing tech in new ways to solve for today’s challenges on this episode of NEXTalk.

Feeding Our Children with Jeremy Everett of Baylor University and Belinda Oakley, Chartwells K12

Feeding Our Children with Jeremy Everett of Baylor University and Belinda Oakley, Chartwells K12

August 31, 2020

Our national school lunch program is instrumental in providing nutrition to America’s children. So, what happened when 98% of US schools closed in March? Join Jeremy Everett, the founder and executive director of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, at Baylor University, and Chartwells K12’s CEO Belinda Oakley as they share with us how their partnership helped make sure hunger wasn’t something rural families had to worry about on this episode of NEXTalk.

The Well-Being of People & Planet with Dr. Mark Hyman of Cleveland Clinic for Functional Medicine, Danielle Nierenberg of FoodTank and Amy Keister, Compass Group Sustainability

The Well-Being of People & Planet with Dr. Mark Hyman of Cleveland Clinic for Functional Medicine, Danielle Nierenberg of FoodTank and Amy Keister, Compass Group Sustainability

June 17, 2020

Food is more important than ever in terms of its global impact on our health, the economy, climate and environment.  Join Dr. Mark Hyman, Head of Strategy and Innovation at Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Danielle Nierenberg, President of FoodTank and Amy Keister, SVP of Compass Sustainability as they discuss how we produce, distribute, eat and waste food could solve some of society’s greatest challenges on this episode of NEXTalk.

The Power of Clean with Seth Ferriell, SSC, and Rich Feczko, Compass One Healthcare

The Power of Clean with Seth Ferriell, SSC, and Rich Feczko, Compass One Healthcare

June 5, 2020

Hospital-grade cleaning solutions, cutting-edge technology and meaningful communication give faculty, parents and students the confidence they need to return safely to campus. The Power of Compass encourages partnership and collaboration between our Healthcare, Education and B&I sectors to take the power of clean to a new level.  Learn about some of the innovations, ways to measure effectiveness and changes you can expect to see as we prepare to go back to school on this episode of NEXTalk.

A Clean & Safe Workplace with David Hogland, Eurest Services and Jim Gauthier, Diversey

A Clean & Safe Workplace with David Hogland, Eurest Services and Jim Gauthier, Diversey

June 5, 2020

What’s going to make people feel safe going back to the office? Hospital-grade cleaning solutions, real-time QA testing, and continuous communication with the end-user are all part of the re-opening strategy. The Power of Compass captures best practices across healthcare, corporate and education sectors with best-in-class supplier partnerships to ensure a clean and safe workplace. Learn about changes you can expect as we return to the office on this episode of NEXTalk. 

Investing in the Food Industry with Mark Rampolla, PowerPlant Ventures and Susie Weintraub, Envision Group

Investing in the Food Industry with Mark Rampolla, PowerPlant Ventures and Susie Weintraub, Envision Group

June 3, 2020

Mark Rampolla, co-founder of PowerPlant Ventures and Susie Weintraub, CEO of Envision Group, talk Regeneration. What’s next in wellness and sustainability for investors in the food industry? Companies who adapt during this time and continue to manage core business, make good investments and are opportunistic about areas of growth will thrive in the new normal. Hear their thoughts on Episode 4 of Compass Group’s NEXTalk podcast series.

The Future of Innovation in Foodservice with Shawn Lange, Middleby and Anthony Gargiulo, Envision Group

The Future of Innovation in Foodservice with Shawn Lange, Middleby and Anthony Gargiulo, Envision Group

June 3, 2020

We’re taking a look at how automation and robotics can solve for social distancing standards and build consumer confidence in the new norm.  Join Shawn Lange, president and co-founder of L2F Inc., a Middleby brand that puts robots in kitchens with the same rigor that put rockets in space and electric vehicles on every road, and Envision Group’s Anthony Garguilo, Senior Vice President of Design Innovation and Transformation, as they explore what’s next on Episode 5 of Compass Group’s NEXTalk podcast series.

Food Insecurity and the Culture of Care Tristram Stuart, Food Waste Pioneer and Amy Keister, Envision Group

Food Insecurity and the Culture of Care Tristram Stuart, Food Waste Pioneer and Amy Keister, Envision Group

June 3, 2020

Tristram Stuart, international award-winning author and expert on the impact of food waste, and Envision Group’s Amy Keister, SVP of Sustainability & Culinary, discuss the increase in community feeding. Why does our food matter? What is our role in taking care of our people and planet in this new landscape? What will change and what can we expect to remain the same? Listen to Episode 2 of Compass Group’s NEXTalk as the two industry leaders take a look at what’s next.

Re-establishing Consumer Confidence: Food Safety and Sanitation with Bob Gravani, Cornell University and Tom Ford, Compass Group

Re-establishing Consumer Confidence: Food Safety and Sanitation with Bob Gravani, Cornell University and Tom Ford, Compass Group

June 3, 2020

Food supply chain concerns have made headlines lately. Hear directly from experts in food safety -- throughout the food system -- including production, processing and foodservice. Bob Gravani, Professor Emeritus of Food Science at Cornell University and Tom Ford, Vice President of Compass Group’s Food Safety and Quality Assurance discuss how we’re continuing to ensure the safety of our guests on Episode 6 of Compass Group’s NEXTalk podcast series.

The New Role of Onsite Dining with Chris LaPata, BHDP Architecture and Anthony Gargiulo, Envision Group

The New Role of Onsite Dining with Chris LaPata, BHDP Architecture and Anthony Gargiulo, Envision Group

June 3, 2020

The “Culture Café,” micro-dining and innovation hubs are all part of reimagining the new role of onsite dining, both at the workplace and at school. Join Chris LaPata, BHDP Architecture and Anthony Gargiulo, Envision Group as they share plans to design for the future with agility and flexibility, creating a safe destination for connection and inspiration.   

Anticipating Consumer Sentiment  and its Industry Impact: Jack Li, Datassential and Susie Weintraub, Envision Group

Anticipating Consumer Sentiment and its Industry Impact: Jack Li, Datassential and Susie Weintraub, Envision Group

June 2, 2020

Jack Li of market research leader Datassential and Compass Group’s Susie Weintraub, CEO of Envision Group, discuss what’s next for the foodservice industry based on consumer sentiment data. How will it impact the way we tell our story as businesses begin to rebuild and reopen? Could it accelerate a new wave of innovation? Listen to the premier episode of Compass Group’s NEXTalk for their thought-provoking predictions.

Re-Establishing Consumer Confidence: Building Trust & Transparency with Jennifer Pritchard and Steve Soechtig, Accenture Management Consulting and Susie Weintraub, Envision Group

Re-Establishing Consumer Confidence: Building Trust & Transparency with Jennifer Pritchard and Steve Soechtig, Accenture Management Consulting and Susie Weintraub, Envision Group

June 2, 2020

Leaders in retail and digital strategy from Accenture Management Consulting join Susie Weintraub, CEO of Envision Group, to discuss the necessary steps to rebuild confidence with our consumers.  Amplifying safety and sanitation procedures, introducing a test-and-learn philosophy, the art and science of social listening plus accelerating innovations are all part of what’s next. Join the conversation on Episode 7 of Compass Group’s NEXTalk podcast series.

Regenerative Food Culture with Chef Dan Barber, Row 7 Seeds and Amy Keister, Envision Group

Regenerative Food Culture with Chef Dan Barber, Row 7 Seeds and Amy Keister, Envision Group

June 2, 2020

Dan Barber, chef and co-owner of New York’s Blue Hill Restaurants, co-creator of Row 7 Seed Company and author of The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food joins Envision Group’s Amy Keister, SVP of Sustainability & Culinary, to talk about how Compass Group can boldly approach what’s next. From supporting local farmers and taking on new challenges in food waste reduction to the future of regenerative agriculture, listen to Episode 8 on how Compass Group will continue to have a positive impact on our Food Culture.

The Workplace of the Future with Steelcase’s Gale Moutrey and Anthony Garguilo, Envision Group

The Workplace of the Future with Steelcase’s Gale Moutrey and Anthony Garguilo, Envision Group

May 21, 2020

We explore the now, the near and the far when it comes to planning the work environment of the future, plans that have a lot of similarities whether it’s an office, school campus or hospital.  Join Gale Moutrey, Global VP of Brand Experience + Workplace Innovation at Steelcase and Anthony Garguilo, Envision Group’s Senior Vice President of Design Innovation and Space Transformation.

Evolving Foodservice Models with Keith Durst, FOC Hospitality Advisors and Anthony Gargiulo, Envision Group

Evolving Foodservice Models with Keith Durst, FOC Hospitality Advisors and Anthony Gargiulo, Envision Group

May 18, 2020

Experts in how foodservice spaces will adapt discuss short and long-term strategies to serve our customers, including new revenue streams. Learn about the critical role of coffee, creating small groups out of big spaces and the importance of an expanded onsite Market with Keith Durst, Principal at FOC Hospitality Advisors and Compass Group’s Anthony Gargiulo, SVP of Design Innovation and Transformation as they explore what’s next on Episode 9 of Compass Group’s NEXTalk podcast series. 

The Future of Hospitality with Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group and Julie Sajda, Envision Group

The Future of Hospitality with Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group and Julie Sajda, Envision Group

April 17, 2020

The food and hospitality industry has had to make some tough choices. How do great employers become exceptional unemployers? Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, and Julie Sajda, Envision Group’s SVP of Strategic Development, discuss thinking outside the box to care for furloughed employees while looking ahead with an entrepreneurial spirit to recreate a sustainable business model when we get back—whatever that looks like. Listen to the thoughtful conversation in Episode 3 of Compass Group’s NEXTalk Podcast.

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