5th September 2018

The rationale for outsourcing catering

Summary:

  • Why outsourcing food service is the best choice for your business
  • What you should expect from a catering supplier
  • Why Compass can be your ideal food service supplier

Outsourcing is a tried and tested way that organisations entrust responsibility for their non-core business activities that  is becoming more and more popular in times when pressure to cut costs really ramps up.

Outsourcing catering is a big decision but it is also one that we can easily clarify for you.

Having worked for years with clients across the globe, we know very well what type of questions and uncertainties are in the mind of our clients before they start outsourcing food services to us: 

Will an outsider feel part of our team? Is this really going to cut costs? Would our current catering employees lose their jobs, if we outsource to an external provider? 

We can simply answer all those important questions. 

First, your chosen catering provider will have gone through the process of forming new partnerships dozens of times and they will have tried and tested systems to ensure everything is transparent, smooth and rapid. Then, a specialist catering provider will have access to significant purchasing economies of scale which will reduce your costs (plus, refurbishment is often funded by the catering company and offset against the expected profits during the contract’s duration). Finally, a catering company will be experienced in welcoming and absorbing your existing catering employees into their own workforce – probably providing a career route that was not open to them before.

A specialized catering provider will also offer full centralized support and take over all legal responsibilities regarding regulations and compliance.

What to look for in a catering supplier.

So, when you have decided to outsource your food services, what should you look for in a supplier to make sure you choose the right one?

You need a supplier that makes safety central to everything they do, so your restaurant is fit-for-purpose and fully compliant; you want a supplier that  understands your organization perfectly and fits seamlessly into it. They should be able to create Innovative food offerings and hit the quality-service-price equation perfectly. They should support your workforce and give them the service they want. 

If you would like to know more about outsourcing food service, you can download our outsourcing whitepaper below.

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“You need a supplier that makes safety central to everything they do, so your restaurant is fit-for-purpose and fully compliant; you want a supplier that understands your organization perfectly and fits seamlessly into it.”

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