A great evening of food (my favourites being the jambalaya and the Love Joe’s chicken with sour dough bread), accompanied by entertainment which consisted of stilt walkers, New Orleans jazz, Latin American beats & music and an impressive fireworks display certainly got the conference off to a great start.
The next day’s proceedings started more sedately but after the first conference session which led to a rather quiet start to the exhibition, delegates quickly filtered through to the exhibition hall and the Saffron stand was soon buzzing with universities wanting to find out more about the new solutions being introduced. There was great interest in the newly announced Saffron Check solution, particularly the ability to carry out temperature checking and monitor staff hours, all on a mobile device. The Saffron Wellbeing portal, with all the capabilities it gives to university caterers to accurately and effectively communicate allergen and nutritional information in line with changing legislation, was also recognised as being a key benefit to users of Saffron software.
Around the rest of the exhibition hall there was an obvious concentration of food suppliers, many of whom are supplier partners with Saffron. A sign that the sector is moving more towards the world of e-procurement in the future.
During the final evening’s TUCO Awards, we were delighted to see yet more Saffron customers being recognised for their work and we congratulate the Universities of Chester, Kent and Manchester on their success.
Tuco provided the Saffron team with the opportunity to renew acquaintances with university caterers and to share our solutions with new contacts as well and we look forward to continuing to support all our university clients in the days that lie ahead.