Successful Food Service Trends for the Modern Employee Dining Program

Posted by Aleya Harris on 2019-09-30 16:07:03

 

In today’s tight labor market, every organization is looking for ways to stand out. From flexible vacation policies to pet-friendly offices, company perks are an expected part of the workplace.

One of the best ways to attract (and keep) talent is by offering healthy and delicious dining options. Thoughtful touches like fresh squeezed juice, premium coffee, organic produce, and meal prep services are just a few of the options that employees are finding in their company cafe. One industry report says 48% of respondents would consider the snack options of a company when considering taking a new job.

Smart companies with modern employee dining programs are capitalizing on this by staying on top of the latest trends. Here’s what a modern employee dining program looks like, the latest trends to watch, and how to choose the right one for your company.

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Why It Pays to Splurge on a Company Event

Posted by Aleya Harris on 2019-09-23 15:58:52

 

The food service business is, above all else, a people-driven business. Behind every delicious food item lies an effectively managed web of relations, running from the executive suite to the farm to the service floor. When these relations are fostered within a positive, rewarding company culture, the benefits are tangible.

Higher quality products are put on the catering table, and innovative dining services are offered to the public. One proven way of strengthening company culture is through events.

What Is a Company Event?

A company event can be defined as a gathering that is sponsored by a company for its employees, business partners, clients, and/or prospective clients. An event can be large and hosted at a convention hall; or it can be a small, intimate affair like a meeting or holiday party. An event can be serious and instructional, or laid-back and fun.

Other examples of company meetings include trade shows, retreats, incentive programs, sports events, company milestones, board meetings, and shareholder meetings.

When planning an event, it’s important to keep company goals and directives in mind. Ultimately, every company event should serve to improve productivity.

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Warning Signs: Is it Time to Rethink Your Food Service Partner?

Posted by Lisa Welch on 2019-09-16 17:27:58

 

At Guckenheimer, we always like to think of a new year as a new beginning. Even if you're totally satisfied with the way things are going for your business, it's always valuable to stop and reassess things from a critical perspective. Only then will you be able to confirm whether you are truly headed in the right direction, or if you became a victim of complacency without realizing it.

This is especially true of your food service partner, which will directly impact the long-term success of your employee food programs. Even if you think you're satisfied with your current cafe, things might not be as straightforward as they appear. There are a few key warning signs in particular that you'll want to watch out for, as they can indicate that it may be time to rethink your corporate dining program on a larger scale than just swapping out menu items moving forward.

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Red Light, Green Light: Innovative Labeling Program Leads To Healthy Employee Choices

Posted by Edith Clogg on 2019-09-09 15:14:00

 

Everybody’s got to eat, and statistics show that today’s modern workforce spends about half of their waking hours at work. This means that potentially half of the meals they consume within a week are, or could be, provided by onsite dining services and other corporate food providers.

But with onsite convenience, comes the temptation to eat whatever is quick and tasty. Given that most workers keep a tight lunch break and only have a short amount of time available to make eating decisions, they need fast and convenient solutions to encourage optimal eating choices that empower them to maintain a healthy diet and encourage job satisfaction.

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Health Hacks Back to School Fuel

Posted by Edith Clogg on 2019-09-03 18:44:19

September brings the start of the school year for many families. If you are a parent or caregiver, you’ve likely tackled the back-to-school list: new back pack, school supplies, a lunch box…but how about what goes in that lunch box? Healthy eating is essential for children’s growth and development, but did you know it is also tied to their higher academic success, well-being, and self-esteem? I’m Jessie Groth, a Registered Dietitian with ISS Guckenheimer, and today on Health Hacks, we’re hacking Back-to-School Fuel.

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What Are Plant-Based Protein Foods?

Posted by Bill Billenstein on 2019-08-26 19:48:42

 

People are paying more attention to what they eat and making smarter food choices for themselves and their families. For some, that means reducing or eliminating animal protein from their diet.

It’s a conundrum that leaves corporate dining services that focus on providing healthy alternatives to companies with the need to shift their thinking. Learning to rethink their use of animal protein in favor of plant-based protein is the key. What are plant-based proteins?

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Food+Thought: Eat Your Water

Posted by Edith Clogg on 2019-08-19 15:40:00

 

It’s hot outside. And this means we all need to stay hydrated. Dehydration isn’t just uncomfortable, it can be dangerous, too. We’ve been hearing all summer that we need to drink more water when it’s hot out. That’s true, but it’s also a little bit boring. So, let’s think of other, tastier ways to stay hydrated!

 

Here are our top 5 fruits and vegetables that will help you beat the heat in August.

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Fostering Community Engagement Through Corporate Cafes

Posted by Aleya Harris on 2019-08-12 15:29:00

 

It’s no secret that today’s business landscape is becoming increasingly socially aware. As a result, corporate philanthropy promoting the welfare of the community at large is becoming more commonplace. This new face of corporate philanthropy is more active, engaged and multi-faceted. 

Forward-thinking companies are shifting away from donations and ad hoc practices. They are embracing community engagement, a more sophisticated approach that aligns company goals with the needs of their community. One of the ways it is being fostered is through the innovation of corporate cafes.

Let’s take a deeper look into community engagement, its benefits for corporations and the community, and how corporate cafes tie it all together.

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Health Hacks - Eating and Brain Performance

Posted by Edith Clogg on 2019-08-05 16:56:50

 

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The Benefits of Incorporating Fitness into Your Employee Nutrition Plan

Posted by Aleya Harris on 2019-07-29 18:51:57

 

As healthcare costs rise, more and more companies are realizing that helping their employees stay healthy is good business, plain and simple. 

In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, over 75% of a company’s health care costs and loss of productivity are connected to employees’ lifestyles. It’s not just obvious health care risks like smoking either. A major culprit in the ongoing healthcare challenges is inactivity for long periods of time – as you may have heard, sitting is the new smoking. 

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