Compass Group and logistics company DHL will be working in partnership to provide catering services to customers in the public sector, airline, rail and facilities management industries.
The collaboration will see Compass draw on its supplier network to create cost-effective menus, while DHL will deliver end-to-end supply chain solutions including the flow of products and management of waste.
Andrew Barry, managing director of business and industry at Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: "This partnership allows us to stay true to our core focus and expertise of foodservice whilst building on DHL's strong existing customer base in the passenger gateways sector.
"We will use our respective key strengths to bring a new level of service and innovation to current and future clients in this market."
Paul Richardson, managing director, specialist services at DHL supply chain, added: "Compass Group is a world leading foodservice provider, offering global scale coupled with fine-dining expertise.
"Together we will be able to enhance our proposition as a foodservice provider, offering innovative solutions that provide our customers with even greater choice, cost transparency and quality. We are looking forward to growing in this sector with Compass at our side."
Over the past year DHL has expanded its foodservice offering in the UK, winning contracts with major airline companies and diversifying into rail.