Looking to review you catering service to make efficiencies or improve quality?
With school food governed by an ever increasing plethora of legislation and guidance it is often a challenge for schools and settings to recognise their responsibilities or maintain a grasp on the constantly evolving standards and benchmarks. Health Education Partnership will provide you with straightforward, focused advice to deliver noticeable and sustainable improvements to your catering operation. Our uncomplicated and professional approach coupled with extensive experience within the catering sector will help you to understand and optimise your catering service achieve the quality and standards your pupils deserve.
Reviews and Audit – We will listen to your concerns, analyse your catering operation and offer key changes needed to improve quality and meet your expectations. Our opportunity focused observation action plan will identify strengths and weaknesses and offer realistic small step improvements achievable within a realistic time frame.
People – Success of any business is built on the talents of its people and attracting the right calibre of candidate is the key to future growth. We can help shape and strengthen your catering team and when required support with advertising, interviewing and trade testing to ensure the best people possible deliver your catering service.
Kitchen Design – Working with independent kitchen designers and catering equipment suppliers we can offer advice on the right equipment choices to improve productivity and efficiency. With our understanding of the industry we are positioned to negotiate competitive discounts on your behalf whether you require a single piece of equipment or complete turnkey kitchen design and build project.
Safety – Overlooking food safety legislation can be disastrous for a business’s reputation and distressing for the customer. We aim to achieve the highest level of food safety compliance though our auditing process, local authority environmental health approved documented food safety systems and accredited training courses.
If you have engaged a contract caterer to run your catering service on a day to day basis it is beneficial to monitor the service to ensure practices and procedures as detailed in the contract documents are being adhered to. Food safety, meal quality and customer experience are three important factors we consider in our contract caterer monitoring packages.
Competitive Tendering - In-house or outsourced?
Our consultants will listen and spend time with you to clarify your vision and then identify the best option for your setting. We have a wealth of experience with self-managed and outsourced catering operations and we will be able to advise you on the best fit.
If outsourced catering is for your school we offer a very competitive, fixed price and comprehensive UK/EU compliant catering tendering support service to ensure the catering service and service provider are tailored to your setting’s individual needs.
"Dominic is a supportive and highly professional consultant. His knowledge and expertise have been great help to me, and as this was my first year managing a large secondary this has been of even more value. Dominic helped us to successfully recruit an excellent new catering manager and has helped us to save money and to score extremely highly on all areas of compliance and performance in our dining and kitchen area.
I have no hesitation in recommending him highly."
Duncan Lambe Business Manager, Our Lady’s High School, London, N16
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