Unity Materials

Café Thompson

Chef Spotlight Materials


Additional Resources

October 2015

National Disability Employment Awareness Month began as National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week. Congress expanded the week to a month in 1988, when the current moniker was adopted. "My Disability Is One Part of Who I Am," this year's theme, embodies "the message that people with disabilities are just that – people," says Jennifer Sheehy, acting assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy.


Chef Spotlight Suggestions

To add excitement to any Chef Spotlight recipe when you offer it at a Chef Table, turn it into an action recipe. Most recipes can de deconstructed and assembled in front of the guest, or add a creative side that can be cooked to order. A salad tossed to order is a great way to make any casserole dish into an action station!

Autumn Cultural

Catering Menus

The Autumn Cultural Catering Menus are available here.


Breakfast Corn Pancakes With
Apple Syrup

What's better than a stack of homemade pancakes? How about a plate of hotcakes topped with apple – instead of maple – syrup? Yum!

Pork And
Poblano Stew

Meat Protein

Bratwurst With Apples, Onion
And Sauerkraut

It's hard to imagine October (and Oktoberfest) without bratwurst. Fortunately, you don't have to – thanks to savory entrées like this one.

Meat Protein

Chicken, Bean And Barley Stew

Great year-round, this hearty stew is especially appealing in the fall. Although multiple steps are required, it's worth the time you'll spend in the kitchen.

InHarvest Grains And Rice

Tricolor Lentil Pilaf

Get ready for a generous helping of goodness. Go ahead and make this dish a day ahead, but store the lentils and the veggies separately.


Pumpkin Parfait
With Gingersnaps

Celebrate National Pumpkin Day on Oct. 26 by indulging in a homemade treat. A flavorful mix of spices enhances the taste.

Chef Art Smith's Stewed White Beans

And Greens With Tomato And
Roasted Garlic

Oprah Winfrey's magazine calls this dish "a fitting and delicious vegetarian meal you can enjoy hot or cold." Make a batch and see for yourself.

Menu items marked as FIT meet certain criteria, which were developed to be consistent with current dietary recommendations.

Connect with diners by providing our exclusive reading material at your location. Each month, Our Cultural Calendar and Entry Signs are filled with fresh, engaging information for your customers to enjoy. Add a little excitement by posting our monthly Cookbook Raffle sign at your location.


For directors and others making presentations to clients, the PowerPoint slides provide a quick snapshot of our diversity content.


Cultural Calendar

Cookbook Raffle Sign


Entry Sign


Guess Who

Promotional Materials Standards

PowerPoint Slides

Café Thompson: The brand, usage and guidelines

Café Thompson is new culinary offering that will improve Thompson Hospitality's onsite presence. With the number of product and corporate brands that are featured in our daily operations, it's easy for the Thompson Hospitality brand to get lost. Café Thompson is a marketing tool that will help solve this challenge.


This is an easy and effective program to implement.

Café Thompson is a live cooking exhibition and is presented as an action station. All recipes come from the Thompson Hospitality recipe library. You can bookmark the Joint Ventures page and find the recipes there, and they are delivered via the monthly e-blast. Use this program at a minimum of once per month, or you can use it biweekly or weekly.


Your culinary staff will appreciate the opportunity to showcase their skills as Café Thompson does not use corporate or visiting chefs. This program is executed by on-site chefs and employees. This is one of the key features that differentiates Café Thompson from a Chef Spotlight event or a Chef's Table.


Café Thompson Marketing

You can find the materials you will need to market this program here. Download the posters and signs that will work best for your operation. Depending on the café station location and space, use a full size poster, an 11" x 17" sign or a regular letter-size sign. Recipes are displayed in a counter-top sign holder or on the poster as seen in the illustration to the left. Display your marketing materials early (when employees first arrive to open and prep) on the day of the event.

Also, the chef or employee working the action station must wear a black bib apron branded with the new Café Thompson logo, complemented by a black skull cap.


Questions and uniforms



Menu Templates (Word)

Celebrating Foods of the World

Chef Spotlight

Thompson Hospitality
And Compass Group's Partnership Signs

These documents come in handy when you need to promote an upcoming appearance by one of our chefs at your location.

Collaboration Poster for Morrsion JV Accounts
- West Coast

Chef Roenicke

Chef Mendoza

Chef McDonnell

Chef Abud

Chef Andrews

September 2015

Hispanic Heritage Issue


As part of our joint venture with Compass Group USA, Thompson Hospitality produces a full-color, eight-page publication six times a year. It's perfect reading material for diners to pick up at your location or enjoy via the Web, tablet or smartphone. Our full-color corporate newsletter provides the latest behind-the-scenes news about Thompson Hospitality.

Unity Magazine

Unity is a cultural publication from Compass Group and Thompson Hospitality. Approximately 25,000 are distributed in Fortune 500 environments (IBM, Microsoft, Bank of America, Boeing, etc.), K-12 schools systems (Chicago Public Schools), colleges and universities (HBCUs), museums (Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian), and other influential venues in coordination with the official heritage months celebrated throughout the year. Stories are positive, inspiring, and focus on food, art and culture.


Read President and Chairman Warren Thompson's message
to all employees. And
get up-to-date info on current initiatives,
new accounts
and much more.

Thompson Hospitality

More Tools at Your Disposal

Café and cafeteria managers can make use of our Chef Spotlight Menu Templates (pre-visit) and Evaluation Reports (post-visit). And if you're in need of a vendor, check out our MWBE Suppliers List.

Our Promotional Table Setup document is a visual guide for setting up our marketing materials at client sites.


Menu Templates

(PDF Format)

Evaluation Reports

(Excel Format)

MWBE Suppliers

(Excel Format)

Promotional Table Setup

Instructions (PDF format)