YO! Sushi founded in 1997 brought the concept of Japanese ‘kaiten’ sushi bar, delivering food to customers via a travelling conveyor belt, to the UK. Originally based in London, the group has grown to 84 worldwide restaurants serving 6 million customers a year, with the introduction of the new Allergen Legislation meant it was vital that YO! Sushi were able to provide consistent and reliable allergen information to these customers.
Lindsay Graham Limited specialises in giving advice and support to Local Authorities, Government agencies, voluntary organisations and the commercial sector on all aspects of school food and health promotion. FDH have worked with Lindsay for the last nine years, where we have built up a great relationship through our mutual passion for healthy school food catering. Hear what Lindsay has to say about us
Lincolnshire County Council is one of the largest Local Authorities in the UK to roll out Nutritional Analysis integrated with cashless catering technology within secondary schools.
With over 300 schools in the authority, how would the catering team integrate two solutions to maximise uptake whilst offering greater menu choice within the nutrition standards?
The Highland Council provides catering services, incorporating school meals, welfare, staff and leisure centre catering, from their head office in Inverness with four satellite offices across the Highlands.
Covering an area equivalent in size to Belgium but twice as remote, The Highland Council faced the challenge of the introduction and monitoring of nutritional standards across 200 locations whilst also improving operational efficiency.
Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies, offering advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and front-line services to the public and private sectors. Interserve’s aim was to drive forward the catering side of the business through consolidation of reporting, a more streamlined purchasing process, reduced wastage and more accurate recipe and menu management, ultimately befitting their clients.
The Children’s Food Trust is a national charity working to reduce childhood obesity and malnutrition and enhance educational performance through improving the food children eat at home, in pre-school settings, in school and beyond. Offering evidence based advice, guidance, interventions and accredited training to support children’s nutrition, health and wellbeing they required a nutritional analysis support package that could accurately analyse recipes and menus.
With 27,500 students and 6000 staff on-campus, the University of Birmingham boasts 35 different catering outlets, from coffee shops and grab ‘n go eateries to full blown restaurants and bars. In such a complex catering environment, the University was looking to improve its back office processes to increase both the visibility of the operation and its administrative efficiency.
The National Trust’s catering department is responsible for around 150 restaurants at trust-owned properties throughout the country, which presents a significant challenge in coordinating the supply and collation of information that can help improve margins.
In 2011 UKWEZA were invited to tender for the catering services at Mediclinic, a leading private health care company with a range of hospitals across the country. With hospitals ranging from 20 to 400 beds requiring numerous dietary, ethnic and medical requirements of patients, staff and visitors, UKWEZA required a solution that enabled cost effective management of the quality, nutritional analysis and costing with scalability to grow as new sites were implemented.