Our people

Personality behind every plate

Made by foodies, for foodies our leadership team know better than most what really goes on in the heat of the kitchen, because, well they've been there! Meet the tastemakers re-writing the food services recipe book.

Our journey

How did we get here?

We've clocked up over 20 years in the game thanks to our obsessive drive to promote food as the #1 work perk.

Two decades in the making

  1. Company founded as Cygnet Food
  2. Dan Macpherson joins the business
  3. Company divided into Cygnet Foods (Schools Catering) and Compact Catering (Business and Industry)
  4. Robby Ryan and Matt Wade join the company
  5. Cygnet sold to Compass
  6. Compact Catering changes name to Dine Contract Catering Limited
  7. Michael Court joins the business as a graduate
  8. Recognised by the Telegraph Top Apprentice Careers List as one of the top 10 service and retail companies
  9. Major share hold transfer to Compass UK&I
  10. Michael Court steps up to the board #progression
  11. Dine Contract Catering secure £2m of new business within the first two quarters. Wooo!