Back to School: How to attract student diners to your restaurant 31st August 2017

It’s that time of year again, when the smell of new stationary is well and truly in the air and the sales of durable shoes go through the roof. Students across the country are gearing up to go back to school, college and university.

In our industry, this raises an important question. How do catering managers ensure that students are visiting their restaurants come lunchtime? And although there’s no easy answer, there’s one thing to guarantee a better chance, and that’s making sure your facilities are as up-to-date and efficient as they possibly can be.

We have extensive experience operating in the education catering sector, having recently worked alongside The Litmus Partnership on projects for University College School, London, and Lady Margaret Hall at the University of Oxford – stay tuned for our upcoming story on the latter.

What these two sites had in common was the heritage of their buildings. Both being listed spaces, our team had to be sensitive to the surroundings to ensure that no installation would interfere with the properties’ existing features.

The result? We introduced cutting-edge technology in to the kitchens and unique servery options in the dining hall, keeping within the set timescales and budgets for each client.

You may be wondering how implementing new kitchen gadgetry has a direct impact on attracting student diners, but by doing this, wait times are reduced and the possibilities are opened up so that more interesting concepts can be explored.

Offering a full-service package, from design right through to installation, our team will work with you to create a bespoke solution that’s guaranteed to exude student appeal.

We’re currently looking forward to this year’s Foodservice Cateys awards where we are proud sponsors of the Education Caterer of the Year category.

Find out how our team can help with your next education catering project, call us on 0844 873 4993.