Food cubes proving a hit with school and its pupils
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UK Kiosks is a young and dynamic company, brought together by a wealth of event management experience, and offers clients an innovative portable buildings supply operation.
We provide secure and flexible accommodation solutions by supplying portable and modular polycarbonate kiosks to the security, retail, event, construction and catering sectors.
Our range of kiosks are an ideal, practical and low-cost way for any business to increase or enhance their accommodation needs.
Available in a range of sizes and lay-outs, kiosks are suitable for a whole host of uses - as security huts, gate houses, car park booths, construction site offices, ticket booths and pop up shops, or as market stalls, information centres, catering units, portable bars, retail units and event offices. In fact, the use of a kiosk is only limited by your imagination!
The clientele we're less well known for is the education sector, in particular schools. This is an area in which we are rapidly growing and it's easy to understand why. Secure, versatile and available in different sizes, our school catering kiosks can be constructed as serveries or walk-in shops, giving schools the flexibility to enhance their catering operation according to their needs. There are great advantages to be had for schools expanding their catering facilities - here is a list, by no means exhaustive, of the many benefits:
Reduce queuing times - adding an additional catering unit can significantly reduce queues at key times. Pupils are able to buy their food and snacks more quickly and easily, giving them added time to enjoy their lunch and break periods.
Relieve pressure on existing dining facilities - school dining halls are invariably busy, noisy and overcrowded. By spreading catering outlets around the school grounds, pupils queue for less time and the 'crush' in dining areas is avoided.
Reinforce the school's brand - a fully branded catering outlet is a highly attractive addition to any school playground. A real talking point for pupils!
Expand the range of food on offer - increased catering space enables schools to sell a wider variety of food and snacks, thereby appealing to a larger number of pupils.
Attract more pupils to use the school's catering facilities - when an eye-catching catering outlet is strategically placed in a central school location, it will no doubt appeal to the curiosity of pupils. By ensuring there's a wide selection of food on offer, it will attract even the most hesitant of pupils.
Encourage more pupils to stay on site - a tempting and nutritious menu, which is offered in a quick and convenient way, will make it more likely for pupils to stay on site.
Avoid missed lunches - pupils with busy schedules and extra curricular activities such as sports training sessions or music lessons, are often pushed for time. Unable to wait in line to be served, missed lunches can be a regular occurrence. Additional catering outlets can help alleviate this problem.
Encourage pupils to get involved - the involvement and input of pupils is a key consideration for the success of any new project. Pupils can be consulted regarding the menu for the catering kiosk, gain valuable experience by being offered the chance to serve in the kiosk, get involved in the branding of the unit or be given control of the unit during charity or fun day cake sales.
Boost revenue - with a broader selection of food and snacks, additional outlets and more students using the school's service, it is easy to see how using a school catering kiosk will result in increased revenue.
Convenience for staff - less stress, enhanced working conditions and additional prepping areas for catering staff; more convenience and improved supervision of pupils for teaching staff and a better service all-round is just some of the feedback we have received.
Educational establishment are under constant pressure to perform, and feedback has shown time and time again that the benefits of school catering kiosks are real, increasing school meal uptake and catering revenue, reducing queue times in the main canteen, supporting the stay on site policy and supporting the recommendations highlighted in the School Food Plan 2013.
With a wide range of units available, from standard to custom-built sizes and designs, our kiosks are both low maintenance and affordable and are constructed to meet the needs of any building application. Mounted on steel pallet bases, each unit can be moved easily and, when painted and liveried, can provide powerful brand exposure in any location. Our expert team will work closely with each school to provide a bespoke service ensuring all requirements and functions are satisfied.
For further information please get in touch with the UK’s kiosks specialist by email, or visit our website.