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5 steps to outsourcing your in-house catering


Faced with new challenges including hybrid working, inflation and supply chain disruption, some companies who manage their catering in-house, have decided to outsource catering.Ā 

While many companies successfully manage their own catering operations, there are numerous advantages to leveraging specialist outsourced contract catering services. Before delving into the broader benefits of contract catering, let’s outline the essential steps involved in outsourcing your in-house catering.

Step 1: Clearly define your objectives

Begin by clearly outlining your objectives for outsourcing catering services. Whether it’s reducing costs, enhancing quality, or improving efficiency, having a clear vision will guide your decision-making process.

Step 2: Select the right partner

Take the time to identify a catering partner that aligns with your specific needs and values. Consider factors such as experience, expertise, and cultural fit. Engage in discussions with potential partners to assess compatibility and ensure a successful collaboration.

Step 3: Establish a flexible framework

Collaborate with your chosen partner to establish a flexible framework that accommodates your unique requirements. Whether it’s complete outsourcing or a tailored approach, ensure clarity on roles, responsibilities, and expectations.

Step 4: Define key performance metrics

Agree upon key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure success and track progress. These metrics should be aligned with your objectives and regularly reviewed to ensure the caterer is meeting expectations effectively.

Step 5: Foster effective communication

Maintain open, honest, and regular communication throughout the outsourcing process. Establish clear channels for feedback, updates, and reporting to ensure transparency and alignment with your goals.

Key benefits of outsourcing catering

Ready to explore outsourcing your in-house catering? Contact us today to discuss how we can help streamline your operations and elevate your dining experience.