Connect are an award winning, independent, family business delivering bespoke catering solutions since 1989. These include contract catering, purchasing, consultancy, training and kitchen design, operating in both the independent school and business and industry sectors.
Family is at the heart of Connect, with founder and chairman John Herring, and his three daughters Kate and Louise, Joint Managing Directors, and Liz, Personnel Director. We believe that loyalty is built through care, respect and support for every individual. We have created teams of highly trained, motivated and loyal PEOPLE who put the customers first, provide the very best possible QUALITY food and service, and deliver outstanding VALUE for money.
Connect's philosophy is simple… To Enjoy Catering & Be Proud Of The Service We Provide.
Our motto, “fresh food is our passion, people are our strength” underpins the way we do business. Our chefs and teams are passionate about service. The training and support we invest to develop them ensures they are truly proud of the food they serve. We ensure our menus are innovative by using seasonal, local produce where possible.
The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For 2011 To 2019
Based on our employees' feedback, this award measures criteria such as leadership, personal growth, attendance, wellbeing and staff turnover. We are delighted to have been placed FIRST in the 2019 awards. This follows a place in the top 20 for the last seven years for which we are so proud.
Investors In People – Gold Status
This standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people for sustainable results, and is externally audited. We were awarded Investors in People in 2001, achieving Gold Status in April 2011, which we have retained to date.
Our ISO CertificationsISO 14001: Awarded in November 2007 and retained to date for our environmental management system to reduce our impact on the environment.ISO 9001: Awarded in 2001 and retained to date for our quality management systems.
ISO 50001: Awarded in 2015 and retained to date for our energy management systems.
ISO 45001: We are currently working towards this certification for our occupational health and safety systems and our first assessments in April 2019.
What This Means For You
These awards and certifications demonstrate Connect's focus on our people, food and service and gives confidence in the knowledge that you are working with an experienced, knowledgeable and flexible caterer who adapts easily to your needs. Our commitment to the environment, along with robust legislative systems and high standards to deliver consistent quality, further endorse our passion for the service we deliver.
Connect Catering has been developed by enthusiastic employees who drive our training and food innovation. We have a wealth of experience with the credentials you are looking for in a catering partner.
We are a people oriented company with a long serving loyal workforce supported by communication, excellent training and development programmes, underpinned by our approachable management style. We take great care of our clients and staff, ensuring close working relationships and long term partnerships.