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Safer Food Better Business - Feedback From Torridge Food Businesses

This page contains feedback comments from business operators that have attended workshop training in the Safer Food, Better Business pack.

Workshop & Coaching Feedback

Anglers Paradise "Very good and informative"

Banks Coffee Shop "The workshop and coaching process were extremely good and it is definitely helping us to run our business better."

Barton Farm Fresh Meats "Really worthwhile."

Bidna House, Northam, Mary Mayhall, "Very useful exercise, will enable us to comply more easily than re-inventing the wheel."

Big Sheep "It was very informative & useful.  The mentor was well understood."

Blacksmith Arms "Very good. Can see the pack benefiting our business in relation to food safety and will hopefully reduce the paperwork."

Café du parc, Bideford, Pierre Pauchet, "Very helpful. I learned new things, good programme."

Country Kitchen "Very pleased with the workshop. We were put at ease and everything put into terms we could understand."

The Half Moon Inn "Found it very useful."

Hope Farm "Jerry communicated with myself at a positive level and was informative and approachable for which I was grateful. I feel this is a way forward for all businesses."

Ho Sam (formerly Szechuan House) "Useful. Patient instructor"

Khyber Take-Away "All good. With thanks – Diane & Rahim Jan."

North Devon College, Barnstaple, Mervin Barker, "A well-presented course to encourage employers/employees in food industry to implement food safety."

Northam Fish Bar "It was informative and reassuring that our food safety is correct."

Northdown Lodge, Bideford, Lorraine Pearce, "Very interesting and informative course. Relaxed atmosphere & handouts extremely useful & user friendly, thank you."

Roosters Restaurant "Informal and friendly approach with clear English instruction."

Small School, Hartland, Jane Scott, "Even though I don't really come from a catering business, I enjoyed the course, there lots of issues covered that can be implemented within our small school kitchen."

Torrington Rugby Club, Keally Flather - "Very good and very clear information."

Royal George, Appledore , Barry Lewis, "I found it clear, interesting and the right amount of time."

The Royal George "An excellent workshop, I am most impressed with the manual and I use it a lot. Useful information and help."

Village Inn "I have found the pack very helpful and useful."

Westcountry Inn "Find the process very informative and will be useful for staff training and upkeep of hygiene standards."

Wessex Pantry Ltd "The whole experience was very positive. It focused you on the key points, and made you realise why it is important to have controls and records – giving everyone confidence in the company, customers and staff."

Anon "Very good system that helps point to areas that you may have missed."

Anon "The workshop was very informative and interesting. It wasn't boring. The coaching was helpful with a few pointers on what I was unsure of."

Anon "Very useful, hopefully we'll work together on all aspects continually."

Anon "Very educating. Enjoyed the process."

Anon "For a small business like mine I found the instruction and Safer Food Better Business pack invaluable.  I wouldn't have known where to start without it."

Anon "Maybe a few more minutes allotted to the group exercise at the end, as I found this very useful but not enough time."
Feedback: We are now allowing much more time for the group exercise.

Anon "Very good, enjoyed case study and felt that it highlighted the use of the system."

Anon "The training was very clear and informative, the pack is simple and easy to use, lots of information to use in training staff."

Anon "Nice one thanks, I am looking forward to using the process."

Anon "Looking forward to having a go"