Building on Success – Meet 2018

Pabulum Staff Conference and Awards Day

Each year we hold our annual staff conference known as Meet. It is a day of celebration whereby we recognise outstanding achievement in the past year by our staff and this is symbolised by our awards. We also set out our aspirations for the forthcoming year, with everyone knowing how they can contribute to the continued success of Pabulum, giving them the confidence to be able to add value and influence the way we move forward as a company.

Each year we create a theme for the day and based on the recent Management Buy Out (MBO), we have called it Building on Success.

 The MBO has meant we have secured the future for Pabulum that enables us to retain our vision and values, and build on this success we have enjoyed so far. But it would be a huge mistake to think any of this has been achieved without our people, it is because of our people that we have built this platform for the future and at Meet 2018 we will discuss what this will mean to everyone at Pabulum.

 We reach out to all our stakeholders to participate in the awards, and last year we were overwhelmed with not just the number of nominations but indeed how many of our clients got involved. It’s totally unique and works incredibly well, that so many people get involved.

We have split the nominations into the following categories:

  • People’s Award
  • Chef of the Year – Primary School
  • Chef of the Year – Secondary School/FE/B&I
  • Catering Team of the Year – Primary School
  • Catering Team of the Year – Secondary School/FE/B&I
  • Fantastic Support
  • Best Innovation

At Meet 2018 we have three finalists for each category, and each of these finalists is recognised alongside the actual winner.

The day also celebrates the wonderful partnerships that we share with our suppliers and it gives all of our staff an opportunity to meet the main principles and discuss with them their own ideas on food and menu development.

For me it is an occasion that represents everything that Pabulum stands for, integrity, openness, transparency, great relationships, a sense of fun, celebration and most of all, an absolute passion we all share of doing the very best for our customers.

We take our responsibility very seriously.

As always, we stand tall and we stand proud.