Rising food costs, wage increases, new legislation and wide-spread industry uncertainty are among the many challenges facing catering providers.
Saffron catering management software helps you deliver nutritious, allergen aware and planet-smart food. We’re supporting customers across the public sector, education, health and care and foodservice industries to improve the efficiency of complex catering operations, through streamlining stock control, purchasing and menu engineering.
Our paperless kitchen management, cashless catering, e-payments and pre-order are a complete solution for public sector catering. Together they deliver peace of mind, help you be more productive and improve experience for those using your services. We can help you:
- Safeguard services by delivering nutritious meals on budget by rapidly altering recipes and menus in response to changing ingredient prices and availability
- Tightly manage costs by controlling what’s purchased centrally while engaging more easily with a wider range of suppliers
- Power free school meal programmes using our data-driven technologies
- Protect customer wellbeing and ease anxiety by better supporting those with allergies and medical conditions
- Cater more sustainably by cutting food waste, tracking carbon and buying local to reduce food miles.
Why choose Saffron?
Greater efficiency through automated, paperless processes designed to save you time - from ordering stock to designing menus.
Control costs through better stock management and visibility of data - reducing waste and powering better decisions.
Ensure wellbeing through compliance with nutritional standards and allergen management regulations, including Natasha's Law.
Market leading integrated solutions for catering management
Saffron Menu & Wellbeing
Helping you maximise revenue, and your customers make clear, safe food choices
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Streamlining the purchase-to-pay process to save you time and money.
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Civica digital bedside meal ordering drives £180K saving
Saffron Bedside drives food reduction and improves patient satisfaction for Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Sodexo.Read the case study
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Introducing Civica Saffron catering management software has helped the council to identify and address inefficiencies, boost productivity and increase transparency in school kitchens.Learn more
- Local Authority
Local authority catering managers continue to face increasing budget cuts while being expected to meet nutritional standards. Saffron helps authorities to serve healthy, personalised meals, while providing an efficient and compliant service.
We recognise the different challenges of school and university catering. School caterers need to produce meals that meet school food standards. Whereas university caterers face more commercial challenges, with a focus on improving customer service and meeting demand for healthier menu options. Saffron helps schools and universities ensure their catering operation is efficient and compliant.
- Health and Care
Healthcare catering operates seven days a week, 365 days a year, delivering a vital element of a patient’s recovery. Saffron supports customers across NHS Trusts, private hospitals, care homes and day centres with paperless ordering and detailed analytics.
Saffron is widely used by Contract Caterers and Facilities Managers to increase the efficiency of catering operations and drive profitability. With the logistical challenges faced with large multi-site companies, Saffron provides accurate, real-time performance reporting of units spread geographically across the country or globally.
- Hospitality and Leisure
Restaurant chains, pub groups, quick service and holiday resorts have varied offerings, scale and customer base. Saffron helps retail food service businesses overcome common challenges: maximising profit, communicating allergen information and giving customers the best hospitality experience.
The speed and accuracy of access we have to data is one of the key benefits of Saffron.
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