Back in the day, contract catering wasn't seen as a rewarding subsector of the hospitality industry. Hotels and restaurants got all the glamour and praise, and even colleges didn't recommend that students seek work in contract catering. 

Oh, how the tables have turned. A new generation of chefs - young people starting off their careers and professionals seeking a change of direction are looking for career opportunities that are secure, flexible and well-paid, and turning to roles in contract catering. 

Compass is recruiting - and the opportunities are endless, from school to entertainment venues, major sporting events and award-winning restaurants - allowing thousands of ambitious chefs to embark on an exceptional culinary career. 

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