As a dynamic, young, hospitality distribution company, 1765 Gemini offers a one-stop shop for F&B table top solutions as well as in-room and housekeeping.
As a sponsor of the Catering News ME Big F&B Forum, Clive Piper, director of sales and marketing is delighted to be able to meet and communicate, on a face to face level, with key players in the industry. He says: “With the event being run by Catering News we know that the forum will be well supported and that the delegates will have been carefully chosen.
For Clive, the most pressing issues facing the F&B industry today is the lack of training and investment in staff. “Restaurants spend thousands, if not millions of dirhams on furnishings, equipment and product, but don’t seem to spend time and money developing and incentivising their staff,” says Clive.
He adds: “This is a precursor to my second issue, which is service levels. Over the past 10 years the standard of service in general has dropped considerably, whereas the costs have increased. When I pay good money, I expect good service.”
Over the past year 1765 Gemini has had great success with their Stonecast and Igneous collections. “The buzzword at the moment seems to be “Rustic”. As a result of the success of Stonecast so far, Churchill will be adding to the range in the very near future,” says Clive.