Chef Table Recipes

Unity Materials

Café Thompson

Chef Spotlight Materials


Additional Resources

February 2020

When it comes to food, there's a celebratory air to February that is the perfect antidote to winter doldrums. Culinary highlights include dishes associated with the rich history of African-Americans, Super Bowl fare, Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day. All provide tempting opportunities to savor a plethora of dishes.


Diversity Table Winner

Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15-October 15

Submitted by Whitney Moyle

Eurest-Compass One @TIAA Charlotte


Shrimp Etouffee

The word "etouffee" translates roughly to smothered, stewed or braised. To us, it simply translates to "happy taste buds." After your first spoonful, you'll heartily agree.

Smothered Pork Chops

This is quick and easy comfort food sure to
please family and dinner guests. So don't worry: There's plenty of flavor
for everyone to savor.

Squash and Corn Chile Rellenos With Smokey Tomato Sauce


Vegetarian Gumbo

Our vegetarian gumbo recipe is easy to make, loaded with tons of savory veggies, and tastes as rich and delicious as it looks. You won't be disappointed.

Thompson DeLight

Chicken Creole

Creole dishes originated in South Louisiana. Our recipe for this Southern staple that's known worldwide makes a fantastic one-pot meal for family gatherings or potlucks.

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, Did You Know and Entry signs are filled with fresh, engaging information for your customers to enjoy. For directors and others making presentations to clients, the PowerPoint slides provide a quick snapshot of our diversity content.



Cultural Calendar

Mobile App

Cookbook Raffle Sign

Promotional Materials Standards

Entry Sign

Diversity and Cultural Awareness Sign

Did You Know?

PowerPoint Slides

Digital Monitor Slides

Café Thompson: The brand, usage and guidelines

Café Thompson is a culinary offering that will improve Thompson Hospitality's onsite presence. With the number of products 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 here. 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 Mendoza

Chef Rivera

Chef Rose

Chef Jonas


February 2020

African-American History
Month 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.

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.

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)