Our goal every day is to make sure that students leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than when they came in.

Students first

Choosing to partner with the experts in keeping students happy and healthy means educators can focus on their main priority – student success.

How Chartwells can help

Happy cafeterias

  • Inviting cafeterias where students feel welcome
  • Innovative programs encourage discovery and fun
  • Multiple points of service decrease wait times

Empowered associates

  • Training and career advancement opportunities
  • Expert on-site management teams backed by extensive regional resources
  • Resources for creating fun and successful programs

Financial well-being

  • Operational expertise at the local, regional and national level
  • Guaranteed financial performance
  • Cost savings through the buying power of Foodbuy, the largest purchasing organization in North America

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Our values


Doing the right thing, even when no one is looking


We're focused on getting it right, rather than just being right


Everything is hard before it gets easy, so we stay the course


Leaving people better than we found them


Our mission is serious, but fun is part of everything we do!

Chartwells by the numbers

By The Numbers

Meet our leadership team

Belinda was appointed CEO of Chartwells K12 in January 2018. With nearly two decades of foodservice operations experience, her career has spanned multiple countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Belinda recognizes the critical role she plays in empowering each of Chartwells K12’s employees to create happier and healthier cafeterias to benefit the communities they serve. By focusing on innovation and building collaborative and results-oriented teams, Belinda is elevating the in-school dining experience and helping to change the way a generation thinks about food. A native Australian, Belinda is married and the proud mother of a young daughter.

Essentially the chief dietitian for Chartwells’ 4,100 schools across the country – and a mom herself – Margie has turned her passion for public health into a career. She gives millions of students the nutrition and nourishment they need every day to live healthy, happy lives. With decades of experience designing menus and nutrition education programs in schools, she leads a team of more than 60 dietitians who ensure students are fed great-tasting, nutritious meals. Margie is a registered dietitian and received a master’s degree in public health from Boston University. She is also certified with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in child and adolescent weight management. Her expertise has been highlighted in national media outlets, including Women’s Health, Reader’s Digest, USA Today and Runner’s World.

A true culinary thought leader, Chef Peter is leading the charge to reimagine the in-school dining experience and introduce more great-tasting, restaurant-inspired and nutritious foods in schools across the country. With more than 30 years of culinary and operations experience, Chef Peter develops the menu strategy and culinary philosophy for Chartwells and leads a dynamic team of highly creative executive chefs who cook and serve more than 2 million meals a day. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Chef Peter is a certified executive chef and an active member of the American Culinary Federation. He also has a school-age daughter who not only inspires him, but also reinforces his mission to create change for the future.

Chartwells is a division of Compass Group PLC. Compass Group was recently named the No. 1 food management company by Food Management magazine. We excel at creating one-of-a-kind foodservice programs customized to the needs of every client we have the privilege to serve.


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