Our Approach

  



The foundation of SanusVita is to build transparent and honest relationships with our clients, we care.  We will help you successfully navigate an area that is sometimes overlooked, but is at the heart of every school.  We will use our Consultants' experience and expertise to ensure you understand every facet of the catering operation in a concise and straightforward way.  We will ensure that we understand exactly what is important to your School, without that we cannot guide you or make recommendations that will support and compliment your School's values and ethos.


The SanusVita 3 R's approach is simple and effective.





Review

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Like anything, once you understand it, it's simple, food and catering is no different. It is a multifaceted discipline that should be fully reviewed operationally and financially to identify what and where improvements can be made - a health check.

Report

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A detailed report is provided following any catering review that will include a full operational audit detailing; financial bench marking, safeguarding, allergen processes, labour ratios, culinary skills assessment, procurement, food style and presentation. 

Recommend

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We care that our recommendations fit into the ethos of the school. They will provide solutions that improve operational process and performance, standard of catering, dining & boarding experiences, drive financial efficiency and ensure complete transparency. 

Services

Safeguarding

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Safeguarding pupils is of paramount importance.  We audit your Catering Partner's safeguarding processes.

Finances

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Partnerships are built on trust and transparency.  We will help you understand Purchasing Income and Investment and ensure your partners provide robust Monthly Reports.

Reviews & Audits

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Reviews & Audits include Catering Partner Monitoring, Benchmarking your Cost of Catering, Full Operational & Financial Reviews, Labour Ratios

Allergens

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Never has Allergen Awareness been more necessary.  We review, check and test your in-house or outsourced catering team's Allergen Processes and Practices. 

Food Development

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We work with your team to develop your food strategy; menus, food concepts and presentation that suit the demographic of your School. Food must be age appropriate, offer on trend, international and classic favourites as options.

Design Innovation

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We bring leading design expertise. Understand what your servery & dining room design needs to achieve - it's more than just aesthetics.  Understand kitchen legal requirements. Keep up to date with the latest kitchen equipment innovations.

Catering Tender Management

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 A fully supported & robust tender process that allows you to evaluate each potential catering partner with ease and clarity.

Driving Enterprise Business

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Working within the perimeters of school life, we work with you to identify sustainable growth opportunities through your Enterprise Business,  and introduce risk free strategies to aid continued growth.

Front of House Training

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 The goal of your FOH service is to provide your pupils, visitors and staff with the best possible experience, whilst confident that all staff have been allergen trained. 


Chef & Management Sourcing

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Utilising our wide Hospitality Network we can assist with finding the right Chef or Manager - these roles are essential to the success of your catering department.

Chef Training & Development

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Our Chef Trainer has worked as a Development and Executive Chef within Independent Schools for several years, allowing us to offer this unique training expertise.

Procurement

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Whether your catering is in house or outsourced, we understand rising food cost is an area of concern. Catering is often one of the largest budgetary lines for a school.  Allow us to use our expertise and talk you through different available options.