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.
We approached the largest (mostly global) businesses we knew – including those representing financial, legal and real estate (to name a few).
We suggest that, if you’re a catering provider for corporate clients, appreciate concerns around:
1. PPE (it MUST be certified),
2. Phasing (it MUST be client specific) and
3. Furlough (you MUST talk to clients).
UK foodservice operators have to adapt, evolve, innovate, communicate and reassure corporate clients.
Doing all of the above means foodservice operators will be steps closer to retaining client contracts. Why? Because clients will trust them to eradicate uncertainty, minimise risk and lead them through the “new normal” which will be what THEY will need it to be.
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If you are a corporate organisation with a staff restaurant that needs to open again soon and need some fresh, forward-thinking, app-savvy, sustainability-focused assistance, contact us to project manage your catering consultancy needs.
TRACEY FAIRCLOUGH | Consultant & Managing Director
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.
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: https://www.hospitalityandcateringnews.com/2020/05/foodservice-the-new-normal/
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.
We created the DRIVE AHEAD acronym to help remember what you’re trying to achieve and the infographic highlighting the considerations.
With the UK government providing guidance for lifting the lockdown, you may already be starting to plan your ‘new normal’ but remember you’ll have to support the re-engagement of and communication to customers to help them to adapt to your ‘new normal’, especially in the workplace.
Heed my words, foodservice will rise up to be more powerful than ever before!
#catering #contractcatering #foodservices #eventcatering #caterers #restaurantmanagement #hospitalityindustry #taftalk
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: https://lnkd.in/gGKczi8
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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