COVID-19 | 12 Steps to Social Distancing in Staff Restaurants – Caterer Initiatives

According to Public Health England, COVID-19 can be spread when people with it have close, sustained contact with others who are not infected.

So, when UK businesses reopen their doors and their people go back to work, company staff restaurants will need to be fit for purpose, to help prevent a resurgence of the outbreak.

As a business or as a caterer, you should now start thinking of unprecedented measures to reduce social contacts in foodservices, front and back of house, to help control the outbreak, even if it means adapting the environment drastically.

This infographic identifies, for us, as a catering consultancy, some measures that could mean companies practice safe social distancing in their staff restaurants and focus on immune-boosting menus.

Below: Infographic | Transforming Person to Person Transmission Hot Spots | Why? To protect CATERERS

READ the government general guidance on social distancing NOW so you and your catering team can start to prepare your staff for a brighter future TODAY! See https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

LOOK OUT for our previous Infographic “Transforming Person to Person Transmission Hot Spots | Why? To protect CUSTOMERS”.

TRACEY FAIRCLOUGH | Consultant & Managing Director

If you’re in Foodservices, Facilities, Foodservice Procurement or need advice on how to virus-proof your foodservices ready for service again in 2020, post COVID-19 … Contact us TODAY at hello@tafcateringconsultancy.com!

COVID-19 | 12 Steps to Social Distancing in Staff Restaurants – Customer Initiatives

According to Public Health England, COVID-19 can be spread when people with it have close, sustained contact with others who are not infected.

So, when UK businesses reopen their doors and their people go back to work, company staff restaurants will need to be fit for purpose, to help prevent a resurgence of the outbreak.

As a business or as a caterer, you should now start thinking of unprecedented measures to reduce social contacts in foodservices, front and back of house, to help control the outbreak, even if it means adapting the environment drastically.

This infographic identifies, for us, as a catering consultancy, some measures that could mean companies practice safe social distancing in their staff restaurants and focus on immune-boosting menus.

Below: Infographic | Transforming Person to Person Transmission Hot Spots | Why? To protect CUSTOMERS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

READ the government general guidance on social distancing NOW so you and your catering team can start to prepare your staff for a brighter future TODAY! See https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

LOOK OUT for our next Infographic “Transforming Person to Person Transmission Hot Spots | Why? To protect CATERERS”.

TRACEY FAIRCLOUGH | Consultant & Managing Director

If you’re in Foodservices, Facilities, Foodservice Procurement or need advice on how to virus-proof your foodservices ready for service again in 2020, post COVID-19 … Contact us TODAY at hello@tafcateringconsultancy.com!

COVID-19 | Applying Furlough and Retaining UK Catering & Hospitality Staff

furlough /ˈfəːləʊ/

noun | leave of absence, especially that granted to a member of the services or a missionary (i.e. a civil servant home on furlough).

verb | grant leave of absence to “furloughed workers”.

 

Following the online appeal of a UK foodservice consultancy earlier this week, TAF offer some guidance, having considered how UK frontline organisations are starting to deal with “furlough” to retain their staff.

This article has been written to shed some light and best practice to help contract caterers, and employing organisations, consider the possibilities and reassure that there may actually be light at the end of the tunnel.

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TAF Catering Consultancy Month End BLOG | March 2020 | COVID-19 Hits UK Hospitality

Month End Status

Well what a month end post to launch with for MARCH 2020!

From the very beginning of TAF’s existence, back at the end of 2018, it was my intention to post a month end blog. It never actually happened because I underestimated just how the TAF Catering Consultancy would take off and how busy we would be; it’s been hectic since day one, 1st November 2018.

That was until two weeks ago when we went into “self isolation” with the rest of the UK, back on Wednesday 23rd March 2020. Then there was THAT surreal national broadcast, with everyone in the UK bleakly gathered around TV, PC, laptop and/or smart phone to witness our Prime Minster’s clear instruction to stay at home and only leave your house “to shop for basic necessities (food, medicine and exercise) and if you did leave the house to distance yourself from anyone else by two metres”. The term “self isolation” was one we would never have considered to roll off the tongue so frequently but then that was before the Coronavirus Outbreak or COVID-19 shook our planet to its core.

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Foodservice Business Continuity Plan | Download our FREE Template to help you TODAY!

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Today we’re waking up to the unpredictability of what’s being dubbed the “CORONAVIRUS BUDGET”. Novice Chancellor Rishi Sunak gives his first budget to a country in crisis post-Brexit and already we suspect there could be serious implications for our Foodservices Sector.

Do you currently manage a catering, hospitality or foodservice facility and worried about the impact of CORONAVIRUS in catering for a depleted onsite population? If you haven’t already written a Business Continuity Plan to deal with the unfolding crisis, then ACT NOW, with TAF supporting your first steps. READ…

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March 2020 CROP WATCH Report with TAF Catering Consultancy

Huge pressures face today’s UK foodservices. The impact of climate change and its severe weather implications are already significantly affecting our food supply.

READ the below infographic to access TAF’s KEY CROPS TO WATCH so that you and your catering teams can prepare more sustainable menus, plan menus better and control purchasing budgets more effectively TODAY!

ALEX MINGONI | Consultant

If you’re in Facilities, Foodservice Procurement or just interested in managing your food costs better… Contact us if you want to transform your foodservices TODAY at hello@tafcateringconsultancy.com!

First Year Highlights for one of the UK Foodservices’ Newest Catering Consultancies

What an absolutely amazing first year in 2019 for us at TAF as we reflect and celebrate (especially being touted proverbial new kids on the catering consultancy block)!

First Year Highlights

 

 

 

 

 

TAF’s Top of the Pops highlights 15 of the projects we’ve completed:

  1. 5 MARKET REVIEWS (100% workplace catering)
  2. 500% Average SALES UPLIFT (after the Market Reviews we’ve completed)
  3. 3 Coffee and Café BENCHMARK REPORTS
  4. 10 Happy B&I Catering Consultancy CLIENTS (Facilities and Procurement)
  5. 1 KITCHEN DESIGN (in a London landmark building)
  6. 1 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
  7. 30+ CATERER MEETINGS
  8. 33% Response rates from CUSTOMER SURVEYS
  9. 62,000 CUSTOMERS at client sites benefiting from better workplace catering
  10. 8 Leading CUSTOMER APPS analysed
  11. 10+ Industry-shaping EVENTS attended
  12. 1 Charity Ball SPONSORSHIP
  13. 1 JUDGING of one of the foodservice industry’s most illustrious awards
  14. 1 Little Girl in Tanzania SPONSORED
  15. 1 MAGAZINE Feature

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TAF Celebrates 1st Year as UK’s newest Catering Consultancy

Today we are mostly celebrating 1 year of the TAF Catering Consultancy Ltd and, hurrah, what a phenomenal ride!

Apparently we’re THE “fresh, forward-thinking, innovative, app-savvy & sustainability-focused” catering consultancy (not our words but some of the words used by the clients who’ve appointed us).

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Leadership Skills To Train New Talent in Management Roles

Alex Mingoni - TAF Catering ConsultancyHospitality UK* reported last year that the hospitality sector employed 3.2 million people and produced £130 billions of economic activity. It represented 10% of UK employment and third largest private sector employer. Hospitality is the largest sub-sector of the tourism industry, employing around three-quarters of its total workforce. Its contribution to the overall UK employment rate is impressive, being one of the seven top employers in every region in the country (11% employment across all regions).

Despite the historical figures, most occupations in hospitality, in 2019, are still perceived as “low-skilled” by the general public, making its appeal and recruitment rates poor compared to other industries.

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BITES Live 2019, Conference Highlights According to TAF Catering Consultancy

Yesterday we attended BITES Live 2019. Hospitality business leaders shared thoughts with us on challenges and opportunities within the sector. A lively thought-provoking day, the speakers addressed independent F&B businesses, well-known pub and restaurant chains, food retailers and consultants. The common goal: to be inspir
ed, gain valuable insight and exchange experiences.

Our Conference Highlights

1. Savanta | Top 100 Most Loved Eating Out Brands

The “Top 100 most loved eating out brands” were presented by market research company Savanta in a report, charts and a video shedding light and insight on consumer behaviour and what makes customers loyal to brands. NB. Their report, which we now have copies of, is due to be launched later this month.

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