Safety & Awards

2023 Winner of Prestigious IAFP Black Pearl Award for Food Safety

In 2023, Compass Group North America was named the winner of the International Association for Food Protection’s (IAFP) prestigious Black Pearl Award, the highest honor in food safety. With just one winner selected each year, this award is a tremendous recognition of Compass Group’s achievements in advancing food safety and quality through consumer programs, employee relations, educational activities, and adherence to standards. Compass Group’s Food Safety & Quality Assurance program is based on Four Pillars – Safety, Quality, Fraud, and Defense – and is achieved through the support of a team of highly trained, credentialed, influential, and seasoned professionals. At Compass Group, food safety is ingrained in the culture at every level of our organization.

Onboarding Process

Let’s get you vetted & adhering to our food safety Gold Standard.
It is priority one!

  • Restaurants must complete a Vendor Risk Assessment Questionnaire

    FOODWORKS will review along with licenses/permits, suppliers, and health inspections.

  • Restaurants are disqualified from joining FOODWORKS if:

    The restaurant’s last health inspection score/rating was not an “A” or equivalent.

    The restaurant reports that it has been implicated in a foodborne illness outbreak.

    The restaurant reports a history of its license/permit to operate being suspended or revoked, or other enforcement action.

    The restaurant has a history of having multiple or repeat critical or major violations.

  • Risk assessment site visit

    A FOODWORKS Experience Manager will visit the restaurant and commissary base of operations, tour the operation & review its food safety & and sanitation standards in action.

  • Ongoing qualification

    It is imperative to have a system to monitor the continuing compliance status of our restaurant partners & food truck partners. This includes but is not limited to:




  • Once onboard together, we will review:

    We need you and your team to look sharp!

    We pride ourselves on providing great food and unparalleled customer service.

    We’ll create branded collateral specifically tailored to each location and you.

Let's Talk

FOODWORKS is a restaurant and small business incubator committed to the future of corporate dining. Launched in Chicago in 2018, we partner with the best local restaurants and bring their food to office buildings everywhere through creative, technology-driven concepts. We look forward to hearing from you.