We can have a think about why the word *‘community’* is often used in the context of coworking spaces, we can consider the ideology behind these spaces and we can look at the future flexibility for the workforce - but if someone doesn’t order lunch what’s the point anymore??
There’s not been much to smile about recently - even those whose businesses have been on the ‘winning side’ during the pandemic have done so in a climate of anxiety and uncertainty. What about the Hospitality sector? After the struggles of recent months do you think we will go back to our tried and trusted ways?
For the caterer (especially in days of online ordering, but also looking ahead to things returning to face to face gatherings) making sure that your clientele know you take their vegan needs - temporary or otherwise - seriously is vital. The demand for vegan menu options means some caterers will be overlooked if they don’t step up properly.
2020 Vision or just 2020 Hindsight! What about 2021 Vision? What's your view of the months to come? Can you see something in your mind’s eye you want to bring to fruition. Do you have a view of what you believe can be achieved and have the imagination to set about working towards that goal. January is always a good time to take stock and to see how things can be improved
Which is your favorite? If this is a question about a holiday destination, or an ice cream flavour, you’ll happily get involved. However, if it’s about your kids the question is best avoided - especially if it’s being asked by one of them! With so many options now online in the marketplace how can your business be the ‘golden child’ and avoid being the overlooked, ‘demanding’, ‘tricky’ one?
It was Rob Parsons who used the phrase ‘Don’t settle for being money rich – time poor’ What is striking is that having a moment to stop and reflect on things this year is allowing people to consider how they can stop throwing their time down the drain. Many businesses are time poor because what begun as a ‘put up with it’ became a ‘that’s just how we do it’ solidified into an accepted ‘process’.
2020 has been the year of Zoom and Team meetings and across the globe we have heard this year’s most used phrase: ‘estas en silencio’, ‘ти німий’ and of course ‘tu es muet’. What else have these virtual meetings taught us about ourselves and how we might view catering in the future?
So many in the hospitality sector have needed a helping hand this year - they couldn’t stand up without depending on others in a whole host of different ways. Everyone will have their own story about contracts being re-worked, suppliers being understanding, customers being prepared to adapt. ‘Self sufficiency’ was not part of this story - solidarity, empathy and patience were the foundations for pushing through the challenges.
Did you know that more and more families now order in their Thanksgiving meal – about 25%. If the new tradition is for people to use restaurants and caterers to help them with their Thanksgiving meal it makes sense for catering managers to have a new tradition too. It’s time to make sure that your customers can find your menus online and be able to plan their meals.
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
Allergens are becoming an increasingly important part of catering. Being able to show clearly which menus contain certain ingredients, and to guarantee that they won’t sneak into an order
We recently read a great article on The Caterer website, written by Peter Ducker, Chief Executive at the Institute of Hospitality. The article details the importance of businesses ‘working smarter, not harder’
On Friday we received some superb news; we have been nominated for two awards at the Scottish Business Awards, with this year’s event being hosted by none other than George Clooney!Spoonfed has been