Before COVID -19, food at work was a big part of the employer value proposition, and the employee experience.
Our global Eating at Work survey illustrates clearly that having an on-site restaurant shows care, and that it influences the attraction & retention of exceptional talent for our client businesses. Research also shows that teams who know each other on a social level collaborate and work better together. So, fostering a culture of social lunches away from the desk is a great way to facilitate the kind of interaction that leads to these strong working relationships.
But the widespread impact of Covid-19 has impacted our relationship with food, our focus on wellbeing, and how we work.
Last week the government announced plans for the easing lockdown restrictions, including a roadmap for businesses on how they can start to bring people back to work.
How this might play out practically for employers is still unknown. It’s highly likely that the office environment as we know it, won’t be the same for a long time, and businesses will need to adjust in many ways to accommodate social distancing. (…and not forgetting the many people who may continue working from home)
So, at a time when employee engagement, health and wellbeing is at its most vital—and fragile, how can employers adapt to support the needs of their workforce and protect them as they return post-lockdown?
We have considered this question and are delighted to offer clients the benefit of our Cloud Canteen, to make the return to work easier by providing employees with a safe, practical and efficient way to go about their daily routines. In addition, we have created a cost-effective solution to look after your teams working from away from the office with our home delivery service.
Whether you’re working from home or back in the office, we can bring your teams togethers, the best way we know how –through delicious food from our Cloud Canteen.
So what is a Cloud Canteen?
Our Cloud Canteen is a full-serviced food solution that gives your team access to healthy, high quality meals delivered.
Food is prepared fresh daily by our Cloud Canteen team based in Dublin.
We will serve as your virtual kitchen, meaning your culinary ambitions need no longer be tempered by limited resources available onsite.
In physical terms, the Cloud Canteen is a purpose built remote restaurant kitchen, staffed by our finest chefs. We cook everything from scratch and all our fresh ingredients are 100% Irish.
The benefits of providing a delivered catering offer – aside from best quality – is the opportunity to manage costs by adjusting resource levels onsite. Rather than maintain an onsite chef team and incur the costs of running a full kitchen, it is more cost efficient to have a shared resource through our Cloud Canteen. We will ensure greater consistency through portion control, taste and menu variety resulting in improved customer satisfaction levels.