It’s safe to say that catering staff are essential when it comes to the day-to-day running of your business. They provide a vital service and contribute to overall employee wellness. But, is it possible that they’re losing you money, and could there be potential for cost reduction?
When it comes to breakfast meetings that are only being attended by company employees, there’s no need to get your catering staff involved. If you’ve promised food, then your staff will be content with fresh coffee, juice, and some pastries that you’ve brought in. Caterers only need to come into the equation when you’re hosting for potential clients or investors.
If you are hosting for non-employees, then try to create a menu that can be eaten without the need for servers. Canapés, for example, can be placed on silver trays and set at tables. Buffets don’t have to consist of cold sausage rolls and cheese sticks, so think creatively and you can easily save on your overall costs.
What time of year is it? Are many of your workers on holiday? You might find that, during the summer, fewer employees are in the office. If this is the case, then not only do your lunchtime caterers need to produce less food, but fewer of them need to be in to make and serve it. It might be beneficial in these circumstances to have a few permanent caterers on staff and to then employ contracted workers to help cope with busier periods.
Cost reduction methods can be employed in almost any area of your business – including services like catering – that might initially seem impossible to negotiate on. If you think your business could benefit from the help of a facilities management consultant, then get in touch with Blueshark Consulting. We’ll be able to look at your current processes and offer solutions that will save you both time and money. To learn more, get in touch.
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