POWER LIST 2018, KITCHEN INNOVATORS: Mark Teed Food Strategy & Implementation Manager, Star Pubs & Bars

Star Pubs & Bars has been one of the most proactive investors in the market over the past 12 months, reinforcing its commitment to building a well-resourced and supported pub estate that currently numbers nearly 3,000 sites.

Its ‘Just Add Talent’ initiative has proved to be a compelling mechanism for individuals keen to kick-start a pub business at a fraction of the cost of taking on a leased or freehold premises, with dedicated menu packages offering a fast-track route to providing a comprehensive food proposition. 

Food strategy and implementation manager, Mark Teed, whose role involves making sure partners are equipped with the infrastructure and skills to develop food sales, has been intrinsic in expanding the catering toolbox.

One of the big success stories has been the launch of a ‘free-from’ menu featuring 16 dishes.

Mark says that larger managed hospitality chains have adapted their menus to meet trends, so it’s only right that independent operators do the same.

“Putting together a ‘free-from’ menu is daunting for many licensees. We wanted to take the hard work out of it and offer them an easy-to-implement menu with a broad appeal as well as the reassurance of knowing the ingredients are correct and the dishes properly labelled.”

Profile

Company: Star Pubs & Bars
Address: 3-4 Broadway Park, South Gyle Broadway, Edinburgh, EH12 9JZ
Tel: 0345 878 7076
Twitter: @starpubsandbars
Website: www.starpubs.co.uk
Focus: Pubs

The Kitchen Innovators category of the 2018 FEJ Power List is sponsored by Induced Energy. For more details click HERE

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