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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...

by Willie Biggart

Keeping a calm kitchen through the political storm

The UK is split almost down the middle right now when it comes to Brexit. About half of us are watching in stunned silence as the mess continues to spread, while the other half are fed up with the whole thing

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by Alistair Coats

Confidence in Catering - Promoting your business online

With customers increasingly looking online to decide who to buy catering from, creating a reliable looking brand is more important than ever. But what’s the best way to build up a strong web presence

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by Alistair Coats

How caterers avoid waste by giving customers what they want

Food waste statistics never fail to amaze. Around one in every six meals ordered away from home is thrown away in the UK. The average person in the US generates about four pounds of waste every day.

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by Willie Biggart

How innovative caterers thrive in tough conditions

We have often written in this blog about the benefits of finding additional revenue streams through corporate catering, particularly in these tough times for the industry. Delivering to offices can be a great way to reach new customers

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by Alistair Coats

The Caterer’s Christmas Wish List

Last year, Spoonfed’s Vice President of North American operations, Michael Mayer, wrote a caterer’s holiday wish list asking Santa for things that would make life easier for caterers. We’re happy to say that Spoonfed gave them all their gifts and more

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by Alistair Coats

Spoonfed users growing by 20% per annum

In the first half of 2018 average hospitality revenues for Spoonfed customers were 20% higher than in same period of 2017. Yet more evidence of the powerful impact that Spoonfed’s catering management system can have on corporate catering sales

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by Alistair Coats

Improving Catering - How we can change the industry’s macho working environment

The hospitality industry has always been known as a high-pressure environment, with short tempers and harsh words thrown about liberally. But could the staff and skills shortage in the industry be avoided by turning this around

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by Alistair Coats

APIs - Catering systems that are connected

We live in a connected world. Running a catering business can require the use of dozens of separate systems, all run by different companies. It’s only through APIs that these different systems can speak to each other

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by Alistair Coats

Like and Share - How social media can boost catering sales

Are you using Facebook and Twitter to promote your catering? Or could social media actually be holding you back? Most people realise that getting social media right can provide a significant boost to restaurant sales

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by Alistair Coats

Allergens and special requests - catering to the individual

Whether it’s as part of the latest dietary fad or the doctor’s orders, the number of people looking to avoid certain ingredients in their work lunch continues to rise rapidly. More than 50 million people in the US suffer from at least one food allergy

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by Alistair Coats

Orkestro and Spoonfed

A quick update on Spoonfed’s integration with Orkestro, the delivery operations manager powered by A.I. It’s now possible to use the Orkestro delivery service alongside Spoonfed’s catering management software

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by Alistair Coats

Customer Feedback in Spoonfed

We love getting feedback from Spoonfed users and hearing how our software is making a difference. Feedback lets you know what is most valued, and what you can improve in your service

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by Alistair Coats

Stripe’s in Spoonfed and Menus are Modified

System updates are coming thick and fast right now. The biggest one this week is a payment integration. Spoonfed’s latest update enables Stripe payments, adding to our integration with Paypal, SagePay

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by Alistair Coats

Spoonfed releases 'Group Ordering'

Spoonfed has just launched a ‘Group Ordering’ feature, making it possible for multiple people to make a specific catering request as part of a larger order. It’s going to make a huge difference for caterers looking to build their customer base and deliver their food to offices

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by Alistair Coats

Napkins - The secret to catering success

What can you make with napkins? Aside from origami swans, you might be surprised to know that it’s possible to build a prosperous catering company on the flimsy paper throwaways

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by Alistair Coats

Social Enterprises and Spoonfed - the system for sustainable catering growth

Social Enterprises across the world are using Spoonfed software to manage corporate catering services and increase their revenues, helping them give more to good causes while employing people in need

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by Alistair Coats

2018 Catering challenges and the best way to meet them

Rising food costs, high business rates and wage increases are among the many threats to caterers in 2018. With economic and industry challenges piling up in 2018, it’s a good time to look at what caterers can do to not only survive, but thrive

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by Alistair Coats

Your app needs updating - Could the future be mobile websites?

A recent article on QSR magazine’s website weighed up apps against mobile websites and found in favour of apps. At Spoonfed we have put a lot of thought into the pros and cons of each option

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by Alistair Coats

Spoonfed caterers saw a 54% increase in their web order values in 2017

Caterers using Spoonfed to take orders online saw a huge 54% increase in revenues from online ordering in November 2017 compared to the previous year. If you’re still looking for a New Year’s resolution

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