There’s nothing like a truly great café dining program
for boosting morale and enhancing productivity in the workplace. We should know. Each day, we provide full-service, on-site café dining programs for facilities ranging from 200 to over 3,000 employees. We work with clients in business and industry, education, healthcare, and the non-profit sector. And our customer retention rate—across all client categories—is the highest in the industry.
“Switching to Continental for our cafeteria dining program was one of the best things we’ve ever done. The food and service are outstanding. The dining area is always clean. Lunch has become a positive experience. That’s good for efficiency--and morale. Everyone is impressed with Continental.”
--Len Russo, Test Operations Manager
Dearborn Visteon Labs – VTC-Dearborn and VPAC
When it comes to café dining services, we don’t believe any organization should have to settle for a one-size-fits-all solution. So our goal is to create a program that’s completely unique and exactly right for your site and your employees.
As a first step, our team of food service professionals will consult with you to determine your needs and plan a destination dining experience. Then, once you’ve selected specific “experiences” from our Signature Café Concepts®, a Certified Executive Chef and Account Manager will modify those menus to reflect the tastes, regional preferences and dietary needs of your employees and their guests. With the help of focus groups, market research and close inventory tracking, we’ll adapt our menus to meet changing needs and preferences. And regularly scheduled feedback sessions will assure that we continue to make improvements…and exceed your expectations for café dining in every way.
Our Signature Concepts® include more than a dozen different café experiences, all of which can be customized for your specific needs and locations. Menus are constantly being refreshed with new recipes and, to ensure variety and broad appeal, daily specials are a regular feature.
By staying ahead of trends and focusing on fresh, original ideas, we assure that Signature Concepts are always upbeat, creative and forward thinking. And we add to the fun factor with special events, promotions and customer incentives. The result is exciting selections, constantly changing menus, and a dining experience that will keep your employees coming back for more.
The healthiest possible food… plus educational materials that help customers make the healthiest possible choices. That’s the philosophy behind Balanced Choices®--our comprehensive health, nutrition and wellness program.
We start with great tasting, health-enhancing menu items customized to the tastes and dietary needs of our customers. As much as possible, we use local organic produce and prepare all foods from scratch, avoiding preservatives and fats. We use the most healthful cooking methods. We even provide educational materials on-site—everything from newsletters, menu icon guides and information on wellness resources—to help customers make informed nutritional choices.
To help your employees make informed nutritional choices, all menu items are clearly marked with the following icons:
Fit menu items are moderate in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium
Vegetarian menu items contain no meat, fish, poultry, shellfish, or related products and are appropriate for those on lacto-vegetarian diets.
Carb-Control menu items contain 12 grams or less of carbohydrates per serving.
Balanced Choices menu options are available in vending machines displaying this symbol.
Every corporate dining client is matched with one of our Executive Chefs, who also functions as the Account Manager. Recruited from the nation’s finest cooking schools, country clubs and hotels, these professionals are among the best in the business, known for their creativity and attention to detail. Through ongoing consultations, your Chef/Account Manager will help you make planning decisions. He’ll also enhance your menus with new recipes and local favorites made from seasonal ingredients. His talent and creativity—combined with the skills of the entire Continental culinary team—guarantee that your dining program will always feature fresh ideas and customized menu items.
From black-tie events to pizza parties, corporate catering is one of our specialties. We can transform almost any site into a welcoming venue. Our Chefs and Account Managers are available on a day-to-day basis to plan for your catering needs, create special menus, or help you select items from your corporate café or Continental’s on-line menus. For major events, our Corporate Chef and his team of catering specialists are on–call, ready to provide comprehensive, expert planning and support. In addition to on-site catering, we offer complete banquet and event planning services for sales meetings, conferences, employee appreciation parties, product launches, strolling dinners, and a wide array of other corporate events at off-site locations.
ALOHA® POINT OF SALES SYSTEM
The key to a profitable food service operation is complete, accurate, timely information. And that’s exactly what the Aloha® Point of Sales System is designed to deliver.
With Aloha®, our managers can monitor sales on a daily basis to determine what your employees are buying—and what they’re not—and adjust the product mix accordingly. This award-winning enterprise management system makes it possible to reduce inventory costs, increase the availability of top-selling products, avoid pricing errors, improve efficiency at the cash register and, ultimately, enhance customer satisfaction.
Designed by Aloha Technologies, a leading provider of software and information solutions for the food service industry, our point-of-sale system:
Ensures employee accountability by automating time and attendance records.
Maximizes cash accountability by continuous monitoring of transactions.
Reduces food costs by generating a complete record of purchases production, sales, and waste.
Enables managers to share product-mix information with chefs and managers at each café site.