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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

Staffing Stress needs a Solution

The issue of staff shortages was something which had been raised as a concern during the Brexit debates. There seems no doubt that the reality of these concerns have now been exacerbated by the pandemic with reports of 9 out of 10 contract caterers facing shortages this year.…

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by Martin Boyd

Name Dropping

Let me casually drop into conversation then, that in the last few months Spoonfed has seen the caterers in 3 of the World’s Top 10 universities* choosing to onboard our catering software system. A shocking piece of name dropping - or is it good news all round?…

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by Martin Boyd

What’s next? Have your Cake and Eat it too?

In the last 18 months many caterers have taken hefty blows to their businesses. Many have only survived because they were able and willing to innovate in order to reach their (new?) customer base. But what is next? It’s great to see the excitement on social media as events start up again, staff come back from furlough and customers arrive to be wined and dined. Will your business go back to what it knew best? Why not have both? Having your cake and eating is possible - with the right tools!…

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by Martin Boyd

People First

Now that there is a desire to see ‘our people’ back in the office, there is a drive to make sure this is viewed as a ‘People First’ initiative. Perhaps this explains why there has been a certain shift in responsibility when it comes to taking the lead in how hospitality and catering orders are ordered and processed in businesses. Whereas it was often the facilities manager who might drive this, this is now being championed by those concerned with ‘client experience’ in the workplace.…

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by Willie Biggart

Are You Ready!

If I could give you the clearest of snapshots into the turbulent year Spoonfed has been through it would be summed up by comparing June 2020 with May 2021. Our implementation team is now powering through their busiest period to onboard these new clients. What happened?…

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by Martin Boyd

Back to School!

Are there key factors to the catering managers choosing Spoonfed? Lots - too many to lay out here. Their environment is pressurised with high expectations to deliver an exceptional culinary experience and to do all that with small teams and inadequate systems full of unnecessary admin. The long and the short of it is they want life to be easier - for everyone!…

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by Martin Boyd

Don't Face The Battles Alone

There are a number of areas where the Pandemic has accelerated change in society - digital solutions in hospitality is one such. In the midst of the real and substantial challenges being faced catering managers can find that the pressure is relieved when technology is allowed to speak into the areas of how staff time is used hour by hour.…

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by Martin Boyd

Cutting Edge? Or Cutting Corners

“Brand visibility, fresh content and a slick digital ecosystem will make or break chances of success, now more than ever” Does this type of advertising resonate, inspire, or make your stomach lurch? All you ever wanted to do was to see people enjoying the amazing food you had created!…

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by Martin Boyd

Contactless ordering – can we shake on it?

It's dirty, unhealthy and banned — and we look forward to its return! Has the catering world, which accelerated it’s already solid commitment to online, contactless ordering in 2020/21, taken this into account? Is there anyway for the caterer to include a ‘firm handshake’ in the ordering process?…

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by Martin Boyd

Reopen Right - Webinar

In a recent Arena webinar there were no crystal balls to be seen...and no hand-wringing either. Just a really open and helpful conversation by sector leaders.…

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