Food technology platform Culinary Digital is working with dining service provider Whitsons Culinary Group to launch Café Connections across 110 school districts, the companies announced July 1.
The alliance will allow Whitsons to deliver real-time information and updates directly to the onsite staff at each location.
“We’re growing at a very rapid rate, and the larger we get, the more challenges it presents in terms of trying to reach out to all our team members. The goal was to be in front of it and start coming up with solutions before we would have to go backwards looking for a solution,” said Kelly Friend, chief operating officer for contract management at Whitsons.
Café Connections will inform staff with real-time information on new products, plans, training, features or recalls; provide responsive communication between corporate and district offices and onsite teams; and offer system flexibility to personalize messages across each district.
“We have been partners with Whitsons Culinary Group over the last eight years and worked on various projects involving automation and digitization of back of the office and front of the office cafeteria management functions,” said Abilash Krishnaswamy, vice president of products at Jersey City-based Culinary Digital. “Café Connection further strengthens our already existing long-term strategic partnership.”
“The high-impact communication platform can be used to send day-to-day happenings including OSHA training needs, supply chain challenges, newsletters, benefits, and much more,” he said.