By Monica Hollifield, MSDN, RDN

One of the biggest lessons this pandemic has taught us is how important it is to keep ourselves healthy and fit.

These days, people are extremely conscious of what they are eating. As a result, organizations across different sectors are planning to increase the quality of the food they currently offer, allowing them to meet the ever-increasing needs of their employees or consumers.

From airports to healthcare facilities to large corporations, companies are realizing the incredible benefits of outsourcing their food service to food manufacturing specialists over in-house catering. The most prominent benefits of outsourcing food service include cost savings, deep expertise, menu innovation, operational efficiency and accountability, and time and resource savings to focus on what you do best.

Financial Savings
Studies indicate that outsourcing food service to a reliable food manufacturer can help businesses save up to 35% in overall production costs.

Food manufacturing companies are proven experts in their industry and have existing infrastructure, equipment, and the required manpower to deliver superior-quality food to an extremely large audience on a regular basis.

Outsourcing your food service will allow you to tap into the manufacturer’s cutting-edge technologies, innovative marketing solutions, and top-quality materials, resulting in high-quality service at a competitive price.

Deep Expertise
Most businesses, especially the ones who do not belong to the food sector do not realize how rapidly changing and complicated the industry is.

Food manufacturers hold deep expertise in their sector and will help you deliver not only a safe and fulfilling experience but also a delicious one because food manufacturing companies take into accountability not only the safety of the food and nutrition, but even special dietary needs which are far too common these days.

Menu Innovation
Aside from ensuring your food is tasty and nutritious, it is important to have innovative menu items to offer a truly memorable experience to different stakeholders.

Food manufacturers are constantly innovating their offerings to ensure your customers have different options to choose from, ranging from items such as sandwiches, fruits, fresh salads,
wraps, dips, etc.

Operational Efficiency & Accountability
Food manufacturers are trained professionals and industry experts. Not only are they knowledgeable, dedicated, experienced, and well-trained, but they also focus on meeting all
applicable regulations regarding the handling and production of food.

Time and resource savings to focus on what you do best!
Imagine what you can do with all the time and resources you will gain back if you outsource your food operation. Freeing up these resources will allow you to focus on your core business activities which is what you do best and what is actually important for you!

As Peter Drucker said, “Do what you do best, and outsource the rest.