Work Smarter Not Harder: Cafeteria Outsourcing for Your Business Categories: Corporate Cafeteria (10), Corporate Catering (2), Cost Management (1), Food Service Case Studies (25), Food Service Management (11), Health & Wellness (13), Self-Checkout Micro Markets (2) Share this story, Choose your platform! In today's fast paced business environment, your business demands your complete attention. Ranging from the important management and marketing initiatives to personnel decisions to the smaller details of financial accounting systems, there are a million decisions which need to be made on a daily basis. Regardless of what type of company you are managing or how many employees you may have on the payroll, as a senior manager you are most likely already stretched way too thin in far too many areas. Resources can be scarce, and one of the scarcest of your valuable resources is time. With that being said, delegating responsibilities within your company is essential to effectively managing your time so you can give your full attention to the important things that generate revenue and profitability. Managing your company's cafeteria should not have to be one of those important details that consumes either your or one of your managers valuable time. Therefore, it makes good business and economic sense to outsource your company's cafeteria management to a qualified company that specializes in that service. The Reasons to Outsource Cafeteria Management to a Third Party: Let’s face it, managing a food service operation within your company is not high on your list of priorities. There are a number of reasons why cafeteria management services should be outsourced to an outside company. Among the most important reasons are: Let somebody else worry about food services. Managing a business takes a lot of time and attention, and when your background and work experience is not in the food services industry the company cafeteria can be difficult to manage. Not only does outsourcing to a company which specializes in dining services free up valuable resources for you, it allows you to hand over the responsibilities, the worries, and the minute details of cafeteria management to an organization that is more highly qualified. Let someone else worry about managing food service personnel, managing food preparation, and cafeteria administration. You are not a food service expert. While you may have a discerning palate and a flair for gourmet cooking and dining, cafeteria management is a completely different operation than your core business. You are an expert at what you do, and in most cases it does not involve managing a cafeteria. A cafeteria management company, however, is an expert at cafeteria management and they know what it takes to keep your corporate cafeteria running smoothly, efficiently and profitably. Cafeteria management firms typically provide higher quality food for less money. They specialize in efficiently providing quality food with varied dining options, and at lower costs for your valued employees. They have the established connections to qualified food vendors and suppliers along with the expertise to use their resources effectively to obtain the products they need at the lowest possible price. The bottom line is that you will pay less for their services while receiving a much better quality of food offerings for your employees. Experienced and qualified personnel. Corporate cafeteria management companies have an experienced, professional management team for completely managing their staff, food preparation processes, and delivery to the consumer so you don’t have to. As a business owner or manager, you don’t need to worry about whether cafeteria staff calls in sick or food deliveries are late. You have bigger things on your plate than a line cook with a bad attitude. They handle any and all issues within their area of expertise, which allows you to focus on important projects that are more relevant to your business. They keep their finger on the pulse of what’s popular. Food trends change just as quickly and can be as equally fickle as fashion trends. The ever-changing tastes and demands of consumers can make it difficult to stay abreast of the freshest and most popular ideas in the food industry. A cafeteria management company makes it their business to ensure they are giving diners what they want and like at an affordable cost. The ups and downs of the economy and business climate make running a business quite complex. There is a lot of work and a lot of demands being made on today’s business leaders, and cafeteria management doesn’t need to be one of them for your company. By outsourcing your company's cafeteria management needs, your management team can focus on what is really important in your business while leaving the food services tasks to them. They have the expertise to handle every facet of cafeteria management for your business ranging from dealing with vendors to managing cafeteria employees to providing quality dining choices for your employees. This smart economic decision leaves your management team free to handle the most important parts of operating your business. Share this story, Choose your platform! I’ve been born and bred corporate dining and corporate catering from the very beginning of my career in the Silicon Valley and now, since 2001 in the Boston Metro Area. While working my way up through the ranks, all the experience has led up to my current position as the Corporate Executive Chef for Café Services, based out of Manchester, NH. I have the privilege to be able to utilize creativity, research and technology to dream up our company’s new culinary programs and custom menus for corporate cafeteria clients and bring them to life. Café Services supplies the resources to ensure success of our ever-evolving companywide culinary initiatives and I’m very grateful for the opportunity. Seeing the success of new programs in the field is my motivation. It’s a win win.