Life as a student is always about more than just education. We know that time and budget constraints are big factors in the way students eat… but the key to concentration is a good meal.

Chartwells was founded in 1991 and is the specialist education operating company of Compass Group UK and Ireland. Chartwells has been providing a range of catering and support services to universities, independent schools, colleges and state schools for over 20 years. We are the market leader providing catering, retail and support services to over 80 colleges and 35 universities in the UK and Ireland, with more than 320 universities worldwide, including key markets in North America, the Far East and Europe; we understand the education sector and the changes being experienced across this area.

Education is a large focus for Compass Group Ireland. We have a dedicated team & talented bunch for this specialist sector.   Each year, our 400 Chartwells colleagues serve 3.5 million meals and provide catering and support services to students in our 20 schools, colleges and universities throughout Ireland.

We provide retail high street brands to create a familiar feel on campus, or work with individual universities or colleges to create bespoke brands which bring their values to life. In some cases, we are also able to provide investment to create attractive and welcoming environments in which students can eat, study and meet with friends.


Providing catering services for over 9,000 students and 800 staff at 5 outlets across the campus.

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