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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 Willie Biggart

One way caterers can prepare for the UK's new immigration laws

The UK government has announced that so called “low-skilled” workers will not get visas from 2021 onwards, under post-Brexit immigration plans. Waiting tables and certain hospitality-related jobs will fall short of the ‘points-based’ requirements for skill level, so the industry can expect staff shortages…

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by Alistair Coats

Spoonfed customers grew 26% in 2019

There’s a lot of pressure being put on caterers of all sizes right now. Minimum wage rises, shifting consumer preferences, and increasing responsibility for marking allergen content clearly are just a few of the areas that may require businesses to do more with less…

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by Alistair Coats

How to start a vegetarian or vegan restaurant - 5 steps for success

With the move to healthy and ethical eating continuing to gather pace, it’s a great time to be opening a vegetarian or vegan restaurant. But how can you give your business the best start possible…

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by Alistair Coats

Keeping the Caterer Satisfied - How Happy Staff Benefit the Business

Caterers are told all the time about the importance of keeping the customer satisfied, but in an industry with an estimated annualized employee turnover rate of 73.8%, maybe we should be focusing on employees a bit more…

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by Willie Biggart

Should you be advertising your catering business online?

Would buying online ads to promote your catering business be an effective way to reach new customers, or a waste of time and money? Traffic from online advertising is always going to be unpredictable and there are a lot of things that can be done wrong…

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by Alistair Coats

Shortlisted for a PEA and recent wins

We got some exciting news recently from The Caterer that Spoonfed has been shortlisted for a Product Excellence Award (PEA) in the technology category. The PEAs recognise excellence and innovation in food, drink and equipment products within the hospitality sector…

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by Alistair Coats

Denver Gets Spoonfed

A quick update on the new Spoonfed office in Denver, Colorado. You may have seen our plans early this year to bring more software development talent to the team and to build up our presence in America…

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by Alistair Coats

5 Quick Tips for Catering Success

The Spoonfed system is great for handling orders and managing a catering business, but we are often asked what can be done to drum up interest and build the customer base. Knowing that you’ll be able to get every order right and handle more orders is great, but how do you go about getting those new customers…

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by Willie Biggart

Delivery rescues the dining sector

Recent UK dining industry data collected by Cardlytics has shown that spend on delivery rose by 19% in 2018, when the overall industry saw just a 3% increase. A close look at the figures reveals just how powerful food delivery can be…

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by Alistair Coats

The Huge Impact of Data in Catering

A colleague has pointed out a mistake in the article I have had published in Sandwich & Food To Go News this month. In the third paragraph, concerning Brexit, I wrongly predicted that by the time the magazine was printed and sent out, some kind of progress would have been made…

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