Thursday, May 16, 2024

Compass Group India Launches Its Largest State-Of-The-Art Central Kitchen In Bengaluru

Compass Group India unveils its 8th central kitchen to support business growth, with a focus on food innovation, automation and sustainability.

Compass Group India, one of the fastest-growing food and support services provider, announces the launch of its largest Central Kitchen in Bengaluru. Strategically located in the business area of Whitefield, the 29,000-square-foot Central Kitchen represents a significant step towards the brand’s ability to meet ever-growing demand across corporate, education, healthcare and manufacturing sectors. This move bolsters the company’s position as a leader in the food services industry.

The new state-of-the-art Central Kitchen seamlessly integrates cutting-edge technology to streamline operations and effortlessly prepare 28,000 meals daily, with the potential to scale up to 40,000 meals daily. The central production unit serves 20 tonnes of cooked food daily, which includes 3500 kg of rice, 3500 kg of lentils, 15000 eggs, 15000 idlis, and much more.

Commenting on the launch, Vikas Chawla, Managing Director, Compass Group India, said, “We have achieved a remarkable milestone by unveiling our eighth Central Kitchen in India to support strong business growth across sectors. Karnataka continues to be one of our largest markets in India, where the meal count is expected to doubled, with a significant growth in client base. This state-of-the-art facility represents our steadfast commitment to delivering exceptional culinary experiences while prioritising efficiency, sustainability, and employee well-being.”

“As we continue to expand our footprint, we ensure our clients can focus on their core objectives, knowing their F&B needs are in the best hands,” he added.

With sustainability at the core of its operations, the new Compass Group India’s Central Kitchen incorporates many initiatives, such as energy efficiency by tapping into natural energy through solar panels generating 150 KW of power daily, water efficiency by saving 9,000 litres daily in rice cooking alone, harvesting 900,000 litres of rainwater each season and recycling 64,000 litres of treated water back to the municipal supply daily. Waste management is one of the key aspects integral to the brand’s ethos. Wet waste is responsibly disposed for piggeries, while dry waste is recycled and reused. Used oil finds new life in bio-diesel and soap production partnerships.

The Central Kitchen boasts of hosting India’s second Innovation Kitchen, a haven for culinary exploration. Here, chefs are empowered to curate innovative menus, experiment with sustainable ingredients and techniques, and push the boundaries of taste and experience. This dedication to culinary innovation ensures that Compass Group India continues to stay ahead of the curve, delivering exceptional and ever-evolving food experiences to its clients and solidifying its position as a leader in the food and support services industry.

In addition to advanced technological interventions, the new Central Kitchen has been meticulously designed and planned to ensure efficient operations, high-quality production and expedited deliveries. From dedicated entry points to organised vehicle flow, multiple loading bays, ample parking and designated stations for various processes, every detail is geared towards delivering the highest standards of health, safety and quality.

Fostering a culture of creativity and a collaborative work environment, the central kitchen has dedicated spaces for training, conferences, and recreation.

Compass Group India’s new Central Kitchen sets a new benchmark for the industry. This state-of-the-art facility promises to revolutionise the food service landscape in Bengaluru and beyond. With its unwavering commitment to innovation, sustainability and safety, Compass Group India continues to work towards shaping a happier, healthier and sustainable world, everyday.

About Compass Group India

Compass Group India is a subsidiary of Compass Group PLC, the world’s leading provider of contract food and support services with a presence in 45 countries. Compass Group India has been servicing the Indian Workplace, Education and Healthcare market needs since 2008. It operates in 450+ client locations across India. Our sector-focused businesses give our clients access to unrivalled experience, global best practices, and market-leading innovations. Compass Group India has won awards such as the ‘Most Admired Food Innovation of the Year Award’ for workplace food concepts at the India Food Forum Award, across all retail & food service categories and the Coca Cola Golden Spoon Award for FoodBook, for engagement and food ordering platform. It was also recognised as one of ‘The Economic Times Best Brands 2020’ on the parameters of innovation, trust, and uniqueness. Compass Group India endeavours to continue to innovate and design relevant concepts to nourish and aid the transition to better food habits and choices every day.

At its core, the purpose of this solution developed by Compass Group India is to transform the school café experience for children in India and help create lifelong healthy eaters. It is not just about changing the school food (menu) but also about positively influencing the very relationship children have with food and how children can become change agents for a healthier and sustainable planet.

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