New food service working group formed

Catering equipment suppliers may want to keep an eye on the development of a new food service workgroup that was unveiled today by the Food Service Industry Council.

The FM Workplace Group (FMWG), as it has been called, has been set up to specifically focus on food services in the workplace.

The group’s membership will consist of facility managers, corporate services directors, UK government agency officials and nutrition and health experts.

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It also includes venture capital investors, interior designers, food producers, executive chefs, food innovators and operators.

At the moment there is no indication whether catering equipment manufacturers or providers will be invited to join the group.

The group’s inaugural meeting will take place next month, kicking off a series of four-weekly briefings on a range of topics. Initially the group plans to look at EU food legislation regulations, healthy eating and balanced menus.

Siobhan Hennessy, head of membership services at the FSI Council, said: “This new workgroup will help facility managers and corporate service directors to consider new ways to navigate the increasing demand for food service facilities in the workplace while promoting food innovation, employee well-being and workforce productivity.”

In a statement, FSI Council chairman, Ralph Smith, commented: “We anticipate that the FMWG will be a talented group of leaders from their respective fields who will help to bring fresh ideas to the table with an eye towards ensuring employee well being and productivity.”

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