Monthly Archives: May 2020

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May
2020

Comments off Germany: Reduction of the value added tax – What has to be done?

Reduction of the value added tax for the gastronomy industry 7% instead of 19% value added tax. The tax relief for food that is served in-house was an important demand of the industrial association DEHOGA. The aim is to help gastronomy industry in Germany, which is suffering heavily from the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. From 01 July 2020 the decision of the grand coalition will come into force and will be valid for one year. However, drinks are excluded from the tax reduction. Unfortunately, this means that for the time being the politicians are falling far behind the demands of the industry, which wants to push through a rescue fund and a permanent reduction in VAT. However, a temporary adjustment of...
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May
2020

Comments off Home office virtual brunch during Corona (Covid-19)

Virtual Brunch It's been #61 days since we moved to the home office and gotten used to the new daily routine. Quickly the whole company adopted to mobile working, as we had already allowed flexible days from home in the past.  The biggest challenge was to maintain the excellent communication between all teams. Regular calls were quickly established and all employees could be seen in video conferences via webcam. The management has ensured that regular information was and is provided to all employees to ensure they are kept up to date about the current situation.  After the first few weeks, virtual coffee breaks, were being undertook. Along with the employees coming up with creative & funny backgrounds...
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May
2020

Comments off Improved Room Service Ticket Layout in Version 14.20

Ticket Layout In day-to-day kitchen and dispatch operation, Room Service Tickets must be clearly laid out and easy to read so that staff can work efficiently. The tickets are normally used for tray assembly in the kitchen/production line and text needs to be as clear and readable as possible to increase tray setup time and minimize errors. Ticket text in most cases contains component names and meal time/ date/ hospital information. They must be readable from a distance one step or two away, as they are usually attached above or beside the production line area. Font size has been increased for the most important text parts (i.e. Serving Time and Components) in order to make this information stand out from the rest...