Owner-managed and truly independent food procurement professionals. We manage the food supply chain to deliver catering cost savings. We are agile, responsive and very flexible when it comes to your catering procurement needs.
“We regard the allmanhall team as absolute experts in their field, delivering the best food at the best prices along with the best support. We find allmanhall proactive in managing price increases and even decreases, and extremely responsive when needed. Nothing is too much trouble… They are a truly essential service – not an overhead at all, but a critical partner without whom we could not achieve the support or savings we see today.”
– Chris Ingram, Head of Catering, ACS International Schools, July 2020
As experts in food cost negotiation, we fully understand the intricacies and impact of macro factors on the food supply chain, movement in commodity markets, food inflation and trends. We apply this insight to deliver improved food procurement for our clients… essentially enabling the best cost savings.
By working with allmanhall, you will enjoy these catering cost savings, coupled with extensive hands on support and notable improvements.
We provide administrative efficiencies via EDI and central billing. Our online portal, The Pass provides clients with access to the latest market reports and insights, whilst our catering control platform puts you in control of your catering operation with information on spend, SKUs and stock at your fingertips. We can also help provide a click and collect solution to enable social distancing. We can provide carbon-labelling to support sustainability goals and Natasha’s Law compliant allergen labelling solutions, too.
We also provide expert foodservice consultancy. Our team of foodservice experts have hands on experience of working in professional kitchens and catering environments, and can help with compliance, cost reduction, menu design and sustainability support, tender management and HR. Whilst our Registered Dietitian can provide nutrition advice and allergen training.
Our approach has 4 parts:
As procurement experts, allmanhall provide full management of the foodservice and catering-related supply chain. As well as food, we enable competitive pricing for equipment and disposables, house-keeping and cleaning products.
We deliver essential cost savings and other improvements at the same time.
How do we do this?
- Negotiation skills of qualified buyers
- Procurement expertise
- Leveraged purchase volumes
- A proven and competitive pricing structure
We start by undertaking a benchmark exercise. Benchmarking a weighted basket allows decisions based on facts. The aim is to provide a detailed view of current catering procurement, together with recommendations to help identify opportunities for adding greater value, such as cost savings. Most recently, our benchmarks have demonstrated a 15% cost saving!
Cost down, not quality down
Financial savings are often the reason clients start working with allmanhall; clear cost savings without comprising on quality. Our approach then goes beyond this; we continue to drive savings whilst supporting clients in other ways, to add value and inspire improvement.
To see examples of cost savings delivered, take a look at some of our case studies.