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Stay up-to-date on the latest improvements we’ve made to Spoonfed, and read our take on catering news and trends from around the world. Some food for thought...

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by Martin Boyd

Be Choosy - pick Group Ordering

If there was a silver lining at all for Spoonfed during the Covid period it was the opportunity to accelerate development on features of the software that has allowed our clients (FSMs, Caterers, QSRs) to be creative as they continue to give choice to their customers. The Group Ordering feature is one obvious outcome from these developments – a misnomer perhaps - its name completely fails to highlight that this is all about the individual choice...…

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by Martin Boyd

Lack of Time...killing recovery and resilience!

A recent independent survey of 250 head chefs, general and operations managers in contract catering, has looked at the key challenges impacting their operations - what role does technology have as they seek operational resilience and the ability to recover post Covid? Here is sum which catering managers are doing in their heads each day: What does Lack of Time + Incohesive Teams = ??…

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by Martin Boyd

Are Coworking Spaces missing Lunch AND Opportunities?!

The philosophy behind Co-working spaces is an interesting one – but if someone doesn’t order lunch what’s the point anymore?? This is about those managing Coworking spaces taking the opportunity to add an extra level of service for clients, protect the vibe they have sought to achieve, and find an extra stream of revenue to boot.…

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by Martin Boyd

Two are better than one

Spoonfed have introduced a method of working for caterers giving practical wisdom to how they work, who they can reach and what can be offered.…

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by Martin Boyd

Because you're worth it!!

When managing complex catering orders with manual processes it can seem like a dream come true to discover a system which is comprehensive and thorough in the job it does. But is it worth it? Why spend on these solutions – after all, ordering via spreadsheets, emails and phone calls all come for free? Don't they…?…

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by Martin Boyd

Hybrid doesn’t need to be Hell for Hospitality?

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield thinks hybrid work might just win after all, but commented, “we have 10 percent of the tools we need" when discussing what will be required in the post-pandemic workplace. ‘10% of the tools we need’?! Is this true for catering managers?…

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by Martin Boyd

Watching the Margins

As the pandemic upset subsides and things become more encouraging there is no doubt that it's still not plain sailing in the Catering world - the cost of food is soaring, staff costs are rising - it's now as important as ever to watch the margins – do you have the tools to do that?…

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by MB

Discover Spoonfed

Discover if Spoonfed is for you.…

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by Martin Boyd

Group Ordering - increasingly popular! Who with and why?

The pandemic Cloud has lifted but the silver lining of the Group Ordering software enhanced remains. It’s all about me! - getting it right for individuals every time and making life easier for those organising catering orders…increase the scores on the feedback. Waste not, want not! - responsible and sensible business practices…increase the revenue! Group Ordering is covering a lot of bases…

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by Martin Boyd

The Challenge of ‘Necessary’ Admin when Ordering Corporate Hospitality

Let’s talk about corporate hospitality ordering. Now it’s no longer your credit card, your handy app or your own food being ordered. It’s high value and more complicated - so definitely not simple? Frankly, it’s the Checkout which makes or breaks platforms taking these corporate orders.- can all the bases be covered?…

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