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Month: May 2020

COVID-19 | Corporate Foodservice Survey (the clients perspective)

UK foodservice operators today have to work harder than ever, further having to adapt, evolve, innovate, communicate and reassure corporate clients (and we know this because we’ve talked to over 30 contract caterers in these last couple of weeks of May).

On the back of a conversation with one of the caterers, we approached 50 corporate companies directly to ask them what the “new normal” looks like to understand, for ourselves, first hand, a sense of market trends (the clients perspective).

CLICK on the below image to see the results and read the entire article published in Hospitality and Catering News.

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COVID-19 | Free Social Distancing Advice for Foodservices

The next few weeks will be crucial for staff restaurants and their supply chains, as businesses that prop up UK economy ramp up to pre COVID-19 to support the health and wellbeing of workforces going back to work. After three months “lost in time”, it’s most critical for staff restaurants feeding the UK economy to maximise the provision of safe and immune-boosting menus as soon as possible.

With businesses re-opening offices, even if to those on foot or within (non-public transport) commutable distances, post COVID-19 staff restaurants must adapt foodservice premises and procedures to keep catering staff and their workforces safe.

TAF today announces FREE professional advice on social distancing and safe operation to foodservice operators managing staff restaurants, through My Compliance People.

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On Sunday 10th May 2020, Boris Johnson offered hope to #ukhospitality outlining the COVID alert level plan and signalling a return to work. I wrote “Foodservice The New Normal” to support UK foodservices in the workplace beyond COVID-19.

CLICK here for the article:

As Boris sought to inspire the British Public against the invisible killer, he said: “We will come back to health. The UK will be changed , more resilient, innovative, more economically dynamic, more generous and sharing.”

Here are our ten key considerations to review when designing future staff restaurants to create the ‘new normal’, based on the latest assessments of Covid-19 market intelligence.

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In celebrating VE Day on Friday, I sought inspiration from our post war time efforts which lead to my 1st article in Hospitality & Catering News article “Foodservice Adapting to Reopening”.

CLICK here to go to the published article:

Important to seek inspiration from history, esp. World War II where some 75 million people died. We had to rebuild our country 75 years ago; we can jolly well collectively do it much quicker with positive mental attitude today.

And if you don’t believe in Boris… it might seem more fitting to reiterate our beloved Queen’s Speech from Friday to the people of UK… “NEVER GIVE UP. NEVER DESPAIR.”

Celebrating victory in Europe on VE Day, we now need to come out of the pandemic with optimism, enthusiasm, collaboration, ambition and … drive victory on Coronavirus “VC Day”.

Be strong ukfoodservices and praise the fantastic efforts of UKHospitality, heed my words, foodservice will rise up to be more powerful than ever before! 

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