There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on our global society. As well as serious implications for people’s health and healthcare services, the hospitality and foodservice industry has experienced unprecedented turbulence and change. As the world looks ahead to the rollout of vaccination programs, and as kitchens slowly begin to reopen once again, the team at Winnow are focused on supporting our clients and the wider sector in this recovery.
In our first whitepaper we analysed data and collected insights from around the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the this second part, in conversations with operators across the world, we have shortlisted four megatrends that will shape the agenda for the medium term.
Key highlights include:
„Disruptions in supply chain have caused us to rethink menu design in a few ways - We have worked with our vendors and suppliers to work around what is available and tailored menus to utilize those products to reduce food waste and menu fatigue. By sharing what we want to prepare ahead of time with suppliers and working backwards we have reduced the chance that products will not show up or be subbed for those that do not meet our purchasing requirements.”
- Bill Billenstein, Senior Director of Food Excellence,