Total facilities management company OCS has teamed up with Slimming World to provide healthy meals in staff restaurants in a ground-breaking healthy eating partnership.
The two companies have joined forces to demonstrate that it is possible to cater for large numbers of staff and provide healthy yet tasty menu choices.
OCS and Slimming World catering staff worked together to create 55 healthy and low-calorie dishes from fish and chips to pasta carbonara and lamb curry. The meals have been developed from Slimming World recipes and provide OCS clients with easy-to-follow menus.
The dishes are currently being trialled in two OCS client sites as part of a pilot programme. Should these prove popular with staff at the two sites, the new Slimming World menu options will be rolled out to the majority of OCS client canteens and staff restaurants in the New Year.
Mark Nelson, director of catering at OCS Group said: “What we’re aiming to do is provide staff with choice. Staff are offered a daily healthy hot menu choice, soup and dessert choice. Whether they want to lose weight because they are already following a weight loss programme, or simply want to eat more healthily and cut down on fat, salt and sugar, it’s possible to do so without having to feel hungry.
“The relationship with Slimming World demonstrates our commitment to work with our clients to help them to support their staff in making healthy lifestyle choices,” added Nelson. “If this pilot project proves popular and successful, we will roll it out to more client sites across the country. It’s an innovative approach that reflects OCS’s responsibilities as a sustainable business which is here today, here tomorrow.”
Slimming World’s business development manager, Paul Sharpe who worked with the OCS team to set up the pilot said: “At Slimming World we’ve always known that it is possible to prepare and enjoy healthy food without compromising on quality or taste. The staff restaurant at Slimming World has always been an excellent example of how it’s possible to cater healthily for large numbers. More than that it’s famous among our 3,500 consultants and head office staff for providing a menu of delicious and tasty menu choices. We’re delighted to be able to share our knowledge and expertise with OCS and hope that this is the start of a long and successful partnership.”