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Brakes has created a range of solutions to help care caterers save money, manage skills shortages and tackle food waste.

Published: 4th October 2023

To help them save money Brakes customers benefit from a discount that increases with spend, as well as regular offers and promotions. Brakes 3,000 own-brand lines offer savings of 30% plus compared to branded alternatives, whilst its ready-made products and basic mixes reduce the need for multiple ingredients. Using their mybrakes rewards account new customers earn 10% cashback on online purchases for the first 10 weeks, and then receive personalised offers to earn further cashback, redeemable as Brakes credit, to buy gifts in the mybrakes rewards store, or to donate to charity.

To help care caterers tackle the skills shortage, Brakes specialist care development chefs have created simplified menu cycles, multi-portion meal solutions and dish ideas so that care caterers can provide a safe, consistent service, even if they’re down on numbers. The recipes are suitable for all skill levels, so anyone could step in to ensure residents get a meal. Brakes also has quick, simple solutions for out-of-hours catering, and for residents who can’t, or don’t want to, eat at regular mealtimes.

Less in the bin means more in the budget, so Brakes has formats and pack sizes to match resident numbers, pre-prepped fruit and vegetables, and frozen and bulk-pack products that let care caterers cook as much as they need and no more. Its dedicated care webpage contains videos from its specialist care development chefs demonstrating how to use a single product in several different recipes, so nothing gets wasted.

Despite the challenges they face, care caterers still need to meet their residents’ individual, often complex needs. To assist, Brakes provides a range of free support including IDDSI and accredited nutritional training, allergen and dietary guidance, plus themed menus, recipes, and activities to help maintain residents’ wider health, wellbeing, and quality of life.

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