Facilities management firm Compass Group Ireland is to deliver food directly to workers of clients in a bid to continue serving meals to its customers.
Speaking to the Irish Times, Compass Group Ireland managing director Chris Chidley said the company plans to ramp up deliveries in the coming weeks. “We’re seeing a keen interest in that they’ll be utilising [the service] on the basis that staff won’t be going into the office,” he said.
He said that workers will be able to order their meals online, with the food then delivered to their homes.
Mr. Chidley said that the company has been working on home deliveries for the past six months as the incidence of working from home was generally on the increase, and that the spread of COVID 19 had accelerated those plans.
Workplace catering is a huge aspect of office perks in recent years, especially in large multinationals, and Compass Group has been at the forefront of this evolution.
Compass Group currently provides catering services to organisations such as Google, Intel, and Vodafone, as well as consumer-facing venues such as the Aviva Stadium.
Compass has also developed an office app called Time2Eat, which allows workers to schedule timeslots to visit the office canteen. This allows companies to better observe social distancing guidelines while still have an office presence.