The northern-based facilities services provider has expanded its service range with the addition of workplace catering.
With the launch of the company’s AM Food brand, the company said that it “aims to disrupt the UK contract catering market”.
Michael Wilkinson, Masterchef The Professionals semi-finalist with a strong track record of food development, passion for local and regional produce and world culinary skills, has been involved with developing the AM Food offer, ensuring that the company is at the cutting edge of food trends and training.
AM Services Group’s Operations Director Neil Cooper, who led the creation of AM Food, commented: “We want to disrupt contract catering as we know it and to bring a successful, modern, desirable high street quality food offer to people in their workplace. We are ideally placed to work with businesses that put people and their wellbeing at the heart of workplace food. Whether your staff are working on the factory floor or in an office, food should be a central focus of an employer’s wellbeing and productivity strategy and matched to the unique needs and changing demands of the employees. We are delivering innovative solutions, using latest technology, hardware and software, full functionality apps, and allergen and nutritional control modules to make this happen.”
Cooper added: “We want to take UK contract catering and turn in on its head. For far too long and far too often we have seen avoidable food waste, long queues and limited service, reduced choice for out-of-hours staff, poor portion control, high costs and lack of nutritional information. We are working with our clients to rid the market of these problems and we will continue to look at new ways of doing things better, because people should have a choice. The offer must be flexible, agile, creative and responsive because what worked yesterday may not continue to work tomorrow.”
The company’s challenging approach to workplace food has already landed its first catering contract for around 600 people at the Deeside engine plant of a leading Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer.
As workplaces open up and restrictions lift the role of the FM has become more important than ever.
The challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic are now providing a valuable opportunity for FMs to demonstrate their skills and adaptability. Whilst on a practical level FMs are responsible for making buildings safe and comfortable, they are also crucial in attracting people back to the office.
In speaking with industry leaders, it is clear that there are six key areas of focus. Zip has published a white paper which looks at each one, suggesting ways that facilities managers can tackle the complexities and pace of a return to the workplace, whilst demonstrating clear and effective leadership along the way.
To find out more download the white paper here.