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Recognising innovation within the catering industry

We are pleased to announce that CRB Cunninghams has been shortlisted in the Public Sector Catering Awards 2020 for Innovation, recognising CRBC’s Fusion Online, the pre-order platform for pupils, as an innovative development within the catering industry.

The Public Sector Catering Awards, which will be held on 16th April at the Hilton London Metropole, celebrates individuals, teams, businesses and organisations working within public sector catering.

With award categories ranging from Care Catering and Contract Caterer of the Year to Innovation amongst a few, the awards highlight special achievements and unique developments that have made a positive impact on the public sector catering industry.

The Innovation Award recognises products or services that have dramatically changed an operator’s catering strategy, such as saving time and money and reducing food wastage.

Our pre-order platform, Fusion Online, provides a secure and adaptive platform for secondary schools, encouraging pupils to pre-order their preferred meal options in advance, whenever and wherever they are. No longer restricted to the dining hall, pupils can choose their favourite school meals on-the-go to ensure their order is ready to pick up at lunchtime.

Now used by pupils in hundreds of schools across the UK, the Fusion Online app first went live at Frederick Gough School in Scunthorpe. The app, which can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store, provided a simple onboarding process for pupils and was positively received amongst staff and pupils.

“Fusion Online was introduced as an extension of what we offered in terms of pre-ordering and provides a further function for which there is a high demand for at our school,” said John Curtis, Business Manager at Frederick Gough School. “Modern and reactive, our school is benefiting from new technology as it advances and that is something that is only going to continue.”

Innovative in both conception and implementation, Fusion Online is a testament to the teamwork, creativity and leadership shown by each member of the CRB Cunninghams family and proudly represents our staff, values, company and our customers.

At CRB Cunninghams, we have consistently proven our leadership and innovation as market leaders in the education sector for over 50 years and are proud to have been recognised for our forward-thinking contribution toward the catering industry.

The Fusion Online app is a direct result of our dedication to our customers and our determination to provide innovative and effective solutions to the issues that they face.