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Talkington Bates serves up new concept in workplace catering

The bespoke contract caterer has launched a new flexible catering offer to support businesses as they start planning the post-Covid return to the office.

The FLx Catering Solution is a completely flexible offer to help organisations wanting to provide catering as part of their return to work programme but concerned about signing up to long-term contracts and fixed service levels at such an uncertain time.

The offer includes quarterly or biannual contracts; a three, four or five day-a-week service offering with variable service levels to accommodate changing headcounts; fixed overhead operating costs; reduced service or annual closures in the summer and Christmas breaks; and flexible payment terms.

Paul Bates, Co-founder and MD of Talkington Bates said: “Providing catering as part of the return to work programme will reduce the need for people to risk going into external food outlets while enabling the much-needed collaboration with colleagues in a safe space. FLx will help organisations provide an essential food offer to their people while being completely flexible in terms of contracts and head count. It offers companies a pick n mix of requirements to fit their individual needs. We’ve supported our clients through this pandemic and we will continue to do all we can to facilitate a cost-effective return to the workplace.”

The new offering will see Talkington Bates continue to use local suppliers and focus on providence and high levels of sustainability.

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