Chef Table Recipes

Unity Materials

Café Thompson

Chef Spotlight Materials


Additional Resources

May 2018

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month is the perfect time to delve into what's been deemed some of the hottest trends of the year. Bahn mi (Vietnamese), bao (Chinese) and kimchi (Korean) are appearing on breakfast menus worldwide. As Asian food gets more recognition in the U.S., chefs are serving up dinner entrees such as Brick-Pressed Spring Chicken and Korean Fried Chicken.

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Eurest Dining, Raytheon GHQ

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Salmon Pappardelle
With Spinach And Watercress Pesto

Pappardelle (the name derives from the verb "pappare," to gobble up) pasta with salmon and tossed in cream sauce. What's not to love?

Steamed Mussels With Fennel and Tarragon

A simple pan sauce made with Italian beer, caramelized vegetables and butter elevates the flavor of these tasty mollusks.

Braised Short Ribs


Ziti With Portobello Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

Here's a savory favorite: Beefy mushrooms enhanced by sweet onions and just enough tangy, melted goat cheese all mixed with tasty pasta. Yum!

Thompson DeLight

Roasted Delicata Squash With Quinoa Salad

Quick-cooking quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse packed with fiber, iron and protein. It's also the foundation for a main-course salad with squash and springy vegetables.

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.


Mobile App

Cultural Calendar

Promotional Materials Standards

Cookbook Raffle Sign

Diversity and Cultural Awareness Sign

Entry Sign

Did You Know?

PowerPoint Slides

Digital Monitor 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.

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.

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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.



Menu Template (Word)

Apron Info

Celebrating Foods of the World

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

Thompson Hospitality
And Compass Group's Partnership Signs

Chef Abud

Chef Andrews

Chef Mendoza

Chef Rivera

Chef Roenicke


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.

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.

Thompson Hospitality Newsletter

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.


May 2018

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Issue


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 Template

(PDF Format)

Evaluation Reports

(Excel Format)

MWBE Suppliers

(Excel Format)

Promotional Table Setup

Instructions (PDF format)