George's role as an National Food Leader
George Fouskarinis is the National Food Leader for Eurest, a core Business and Industry brand in the Compass Group portfolio. Servicing a broad range of clients including Air New Zealand, David Jones, Microsoft, Target and Astra Zeneca, George brings a passion and enthusiasm for food, inspiring his team to achieve culinary excellence. With 20 years’ of experience running kitchens from fine dining through to mass catering settings, George is a great people manager, keen to recognise talent and build in-house capability.
George also brings considerable business management skills. His ability to convert business strategy into sustainable service models without compromising quality and culinary flair helps to ensure that Eurest delivers on both financial and service quality targets, retaining valued clients.
Having trained under gastronomic luminaries including Gary Skelton at The Edge in Sydney, and Greg Doyle and Stephen Hodges at Pier in Rose Bay, and with a career history that includes Michelin Star establishments, George understands what it takes to meet client expectations and deliver the very best dining experiences time after time. As only the seventh chef in Australia to be awarded the prestigious Master Chef Accreditation by the Culinary Council of Australia (the highest accreditation possible within the culinary field), George’s proven expertise helps foster a high performance culture based on continuous improvement and innovation in menu design and product development.
Prior to joining Compass, George was the Regional Executive Chef for Delaware North Companies; developing the culinary offering for their sporting and entertainment venues, including: Western Australia Cricket Association, WA; Paterson Stadium WA; Sydney Cricket Ground/Allianz Stadium, NSW; WIN Sports and Entertainment Centres, NSW and the Singapore Entertainment Hub. During this time he developed and delivered high quality, high volume catering solutions for an Ashes Series tour and the Cricket World Cup across two states; won the Best Global Event award in 2014 for the first Major League Baseball event in Australia at the SCG; and also opened the South East Asian Games at the Singapore Entertainment Hub.