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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

I Tip My Hat

In recent weeks we have engaged in a number of 1:1 meetings with users with the aim of sharing with them our current roadmap and to hear from them - we wanted to understand not only their ‘joys’ but also be aware of the things that frustrated them - we all need to be appraised and to listen carefully to our customers. And what a refreshing initiative it has been.…

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by Martin Boyd

Stepping up to the Calorie Counter

I think most workplaces now have one. The person who randomly announces how many steps they have taken that day. Their watch has alerted them to a milestone of some sort, sending a signal from their wrist directly to their mouth (no point in engaging the brain unnecessarily) to publicise this achievement. But there is a new kid on the block (it may well be the same kid to be honest) who will now announce how many calories are in their sandwich as they enter the info into their calorie counting app.…

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by Martin Boyd

Confidence with Credibility

Smaller catering teams, menu management issues, continuation of Covid secure service, changed workforce deployment, increased individualism in ordering and an expectation of a first rate user experience - all of these have become pressure points in the last 12 months. And each could be reasons for nervousness, depression and even defeatism. But we began determined to be confident and we certainly can be. But it needs to be credible confidence, not just confident for the sake of it. And it can be, with the knowledge that reading the signs and onboarding the correct tools, restaurants and caterers can begin to thrive again.…

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by Martin Boyd

Patience for Tomorrow's World

For those of a certain age, the phrase ‘Tomorrow’s World’ may conjure up a 1970s TV programme, showcasing the next ‘new thing’: Electric cars, Mobile Phones, Compact Discs, touchscreens, HD (but it…

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by Martin Boyd

Plug and Play??

The ‘just get it out of the box and plug and play’ sales chat just isn’t in the real world. That you can have something complex with virtually no relationship, set-up or hand holding. Well, I’m just not buying it, and IT directors and catering managers shouldn’t either.…

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by Willie Biggart

Wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and PREPARING

Maybe I've just always been a ‘cup half full’ person but working with a growing team and acting now to be ready for things growing again is where I want to be...what about you? We’re not pretending it isn’t hard, but we’re not giving in either and are keen to talk with those who aren't just wishing, hoping and thinking about better days but are preparing for them.…

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by Martin Boyd

Flexing into a Brighter Future

Studies have shown that flexible working and the control and choice therein brings with it a wide range of positive health outcomes. Being able to add catering into this mix of control and choice is now in the hands of office managers for everyone’s benefit.…

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by Willie Biggart

Times are a-Changin'

The times they are a-changin’!Bob Dylan’s iconic lyrics move effortlessly across the years. Perhaps there are just some moments in time more than others when Dylan’s lyrics just seem to cut through…

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by Martin Boyd

Changing Landscape of Catering

A recent Spectator article referred to this future of the office as ‘a theatre of work, where you’ll be on the receiving end of a massive hit of social interaction and corporate effort to make the best of you’. Are we really going back to the same corporate catering experience as before? To wait and see may not be an option - the truth is that where there is flexibility to adapt there will be a pay off.…

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by Martin Boyd

Did People Really Do That?

Someone once said the only lessons from history are that we don’t pay attention to the lessons from history. Well, maybe, but we can all do a simple thing like looking back and realising that we can do much better than before. By all means, give yourself a hard time for having been so slow to have seen what was staring you in the face for so long...and then move on, there’s work to be done……

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