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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

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

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

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

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

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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