Following a recent training day at the Centerplate head office, the catering team at Sage Gateshead have been fully embracing the Fish! Training philosophy, with energy levels and performance at an all-time high!
The winner of our Big Fish Award was Garry for his excellent performance during the recent Vintage Trouble concert. He was responsible for organising the band’s rider and keeping the band fed and entertained for the whole evening (see picture on the right). His service was so impressive that he was requested for the Ben Folds rider for his show with the Northern Sinfonia.
The Fish! philosophy has been inspiring a lot of developments in our Sir Michael Straker Café. It started with a simple idea of adding a personal touch by getting staff polaroids on chalkboards, with pictures of our chefs for our specials board coming soon so customers can see who has created the dishes.
We’ve had staff members Alex and Esther pitching new iced coffees to our Café Manager, Arran who decided to start selling them straight away! This has inspired other members of the team and given them confidence to pitch their own ideas for the café – most notably Ellen, who brought in her homemade iced tea for the team to try and it is delicious! So far she’s created 8 different flavours, which are selling very well in the North East heatwave – she even gets her deserved recognition on the chalkboard sign.
On August 13th we’re hosting the Sage Gateshead summer BBQ to say thanks to all of our staff for their hard work and with more Fish! developments in the pipeline, expect to hear more news from us very soon, including a recap from the Summertyne Americana Festival!