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Published: 20th June 2023




Chris Rees, Taylor and Taylor’s Group Executive Chef, initially started discussions with food procurement specialists, allmanhall mindful that a successful growth strategy, staying true to Taylor and Taylor’s high standards and focus on resident experience and wellbeing, would require a long-term partnership approach and shared values.

Taylor and Taylor are a group of family-owned residential care homes. They approached food procurement experts allmanhall looking to achieve scalable cost savings and efficiencies to support their growth, without any detrimental impact to the excellent quality of their food offering and their residents’ dining pleasure. Their desire was to achieve a food cost saving and to ensure ongoing effective management of catering budgets despite food inflation. The required outcomes also included quality produce, consistency of supply and standards and the ability to continue buying certain brands.

Administrative efficiencies and support for growth, from a solution that is both scalable and sustainable were essential. Visibility of data and access to reports and insight to help inform decisions was identified as key, as was ease of ordering and management of stock and deliveries.

allmanhall undertook a benchmark and identified cost savings of 11.4%. They also delivered tech demos of the catering control platform, to ensure it met Taylor and Taylor’s needs. Samples and on-site supplier meetings were also arranged on behalf of the homes.

Taylor and Taylor were very impressed with the administrative efficiencies and time savings. As well as providing useful operational functionality like stock taking and standing orders, the catering control platform proposed would also facilitate central billing and conversion of all supplier invoices in to 1 per month.

Says Chris Rees: “From day 1, the care and attention provided by allmanhall has been exceptional. The team truly listen to us, to what our challenges are and are always willing to help in any way they can. Their approach is thorough and responsive, meaning we feel fully supported. Everyone we’ve met from allmanhall has been hands-on, down to earth, genuine and considerate.

I would wholeheartedly recommend allmanhall’s services to others in the care sector and I look forward to continuing to grow our offering and provide outstanding food for our residents, with allmanhall as our trusted partners.

I’ve been impressed by the savings we’ve already seen, the flexibility regarding suppliers and by the excellent quality. The consolidation of invoices into 1 per month is a huge win.”

Next steps? Ongoing cost savings and efficiencies… but first allmanhall are organising a wine tasting event as a treat for the residents at one of the homes! Ultimately, allmanhall and Taylor and Taylor are in absolutely agreement that incredible experiences for the people that matter most are at the heart of everything they do.

To find out how allmanhall’s award-winning food procurement could benefit your team, visit allmanhall.co.uk or contact Rachael.Venditti@allmanhall.co.uk

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