If you have a vision for your catering offer, we will help you recognise that vision.
Neylons capability and experience will deliver a food offer that is tailored to meet the individual needs of your organisation using our catering design code.
Neylons understand the need to create a nutritionally balanced catering experience across a range of sectors including, Education, Healthcare and Assisted Living. We will use our catering offer to positively contribute to the development of your community.
Neylons will provide quality, healthy and nutritional dishes that are cooked fresh daily using our approved suppliers and producers with the Bord Bia Quality Mark.
We deliver a range of Menus to suit a variety of tastes, with healthy options from traditional to vegetarian and vegan including foods that cater to specific dietary requirements.
Our menu development meets the recommendations of Nutrition Standards from SafeFood Ireland and the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) programme in the Health Service Executive with input from our Nutritional consultants.
We have embarked on a partnership with the Food Standards Agency to develop and implement a programme to offer our service users a healthier choice. It is our commitment to pursue and maintain government guidelines in relation to healthy eating which include:
- Reduced salt;
- Reduced sugar;
- Reduced fat;
- Increased fibre.
We believe that nutritionally-balanced meals are key to supporting our Nation’s health, A varied, healthy diet also encourages us to sample new dishes with different flavours which add even further development of our taste palate.
Our approach is to fully evaluate your requirements and create a business plan to deliver on your objective to provide a high quality, food and refreshment service for your organisation. Satisfying all customers is our primary focus, with service user involvement in menu design critical to achieving this. All special dietary requirements will be satisfied.
Our Chefs and Managers are trained to understand allergens and special dietary requirements. We will always accommodate any particular requirements there may be including nut allergies, coeliac, diabetic requirements, vegan, vegetarian, kosher or halal.
Food Sustainability Policy
Sustainability to us is managing the financial, social and environmental impact of a local business. Neylons only procure products from approved suppliers who comply with our food sourcing policy.
We Care Where Our Food Comes From
The food accreditations our suppliers have achieved include:
- Sustainable Egg Assurance Scheme (SEAS) – Bord Bia
- Bord Bia Quality Assurance for Bacon, Beef, Chicken, Duck, Eggs, Fruit, Lamb, Pork, Turkey, and Vegetables
- Fairtrade & Rainforest Alliance
- The MSC’s fishery certification programme and seafood ecolabel recognise and reward sustainable fishing
These accreditations provide you with trusted reassurance with regard to food production standards that we are committed to maintain.
Our Environmental & Social Accountability Policy
We recognise that our catering operations create waste, which have a negative environmental impact. Waste generation contributes to the depletion of natural resources and to increased demand for waste management capacity.
We recognise that landfill is not a sustainable waste management option, and thus we must continue to meet the challenge of identifying innovative solutions to preventing or minimising catering waste at source, whilst maximising opportunities for reuse, recovery and recycling.
As such, we acknowledge that as our business grows, reducing waste will continue to be a major challenge for us. At Neylons we avoid the use of one-off plastic bottles and offer canned drinks as an alternative which is a better choice for the environment. Recycling facilities will be implemented, and our team are trained to understand waste management requirements in terms of separation and segregation of waste.
Our strategic principles in relation to the management of catering waste are:
- We segregate our waste in our catering operations using recycling bins that our collected by our approved waste disposal contractor to their recycling plant
- To focus on waste reduction/minimisation rather than treatment solutions to manage waste more efficiently
- We instil best-practice in waste management at our catering operations and in partnership with our suppliers
Energy and Emissions
Our business consumes energy, which has both a financial and environmental cost.
Neylons strategic principles in relation to the management of energy and emissions are:
- To reduce our dependence on and consumption of finite fossil fuels
- To reduce emissions, conserve resources and reduce expenditure on energy
- To instil best practices and reduce the lifecycle energy costs of our operations.
As a responsible business, we see part of our role as contributing in a positive way to the communities in which we live and work.
We achieve this by being a good neighbour, by supporting family businesses which in turn, provide employment and opportunities, thereby stimulating local economies, generating revenue and building prosperity.
Biometric Cashless Systems
Technology & Innovation – We can introduce our cashless system with custom-designed and online functions for ordering.
iPayimpact is our own online payment solution which integrates perfectly with Impact and eradicates cash usage.
Impact is also compatible with a variety of third-party online payment providers. Online payments allow payments to be made remotely, check transaction histories, account balances and see an detailed schedule of purchases and transactions.
Impact Cashless Catering is a sophisticated solution that offers multi-system integration. Impact is user-friendly, efficient and flexible to your requirements. Cashless Catering reduces the need to handle cash and the common issues associated with it. This means more efficient customer service and less time spent performing manual admin tasks, thanks to a centralised reporting database that can link with your MIS system. Impact functions as both an online and offline system and will run in sync with your MIS platform but can also run independently if necessary.
‘Free Issue’ Dining
Impact caters for ‘free issue’ dining and ensures complete anonymity for all situations including the free school meal initiative. . Whether populated from the MIS system, or by direct configuration in Impact, service users who are eligible will automatically receive their ‘free issue’ catering allowance.