Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. FOODICS, the leading cloud-based restaurant technology and payment platform in the MENA region, has signed a strategic partnership with SaveFast, the best training academy accredited both locally and internationally, focused on improving communities communities and their preparation for the labor market.
The partnership was sealed during the Saudi Feast 2022, the Kingdom’s most anticipated gastronomic event of the season. As part of the alliance, Foodics and SaveFast, through its sister organization, the Hospitality Institute GCC, are also launching a first restaurant simulation training center in Riyadh to build technical and soft skills in the F&B sector.
The unique learning center provides a safe controlled environment, which provides not only theoretical training, but also much-needed practical and simulated training experiences, ranging from F&B customer service to F&B technology, food safety, food waste reduction And much more.
Abdulrahman Joud, Director of Foodics Academy, said: “The Foodics Academy training center was created to support the entire F&B ecosystem, from our own Foodics talents to customers as well as community members. to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to excel. in the F&B industry. Our sector is very dynamic and is supported by several strategic initiatives led by Saudi government ministries, including the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Culture, where they aim to create huge development opportunities for job seekers. Our initiative aligns with these, as well as with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”
He added: “Together with our training partner, SaveFast, the Foodics Academy training center will help to strengthen the technical and soft skills of job seekers in the catering sector, for the benefit of job seekers, restaurateurs and operators, as well as the whole ecosystem.”
For restaurants, this initiative will give them access to certified job seekers and therefore help them to upgrade their teams more quickly. For individual job seekers, this will allow them to increase their employability.
SaveFast Training Academy has been in operation for over 10 years and has trained thousands of people around the world. Their courses are designed by experts in their fields and delivered by experienced trainers who have worked with different industries, making them an ideal partner for Foodics.
Mania Hossaini, CEO of SaveFast Group, said: “SaveFast is delighted to sign this unique partnership with Foodics. Our vision is to empower our learners, to improve their lives through learning. Through the GCC Hospitality Institute and this academy, we aim to develop local talent for the Saudi hospitality industry, helping to realize the government’s ambitious Vision 2030 and delivering a unique Saudi hospitality revolution. We have secured promises of employment for our graduates, from many of our clients and government funding, ensuring that our courses add maximum value to industry and those who attend.
The Foodics Academy itself was launched in 2022 as a unified and trusted learning center in the F&B sector, having successfully enrolled over 1,000 learners in multiple courses so far this year. Building on this success, Foodics and SaveFast will effectively empower local talent in Saudi to find employment and also the ability to be up and running from day one, as well as provide ongoing training to support their career aspirations.
FOODICS is the leading restaurant and payment technology company in the MENA region, with an innovative 360° SaaS ecosystem that makes it a pioneer in the regional restaurant industry. Formally licensed as a Fintech company by the Central Bank of Saudi Arabia (SAMA), the company’s vision is to create a complete restaurant management ecosystem that enables owners to seamlessly manage their operations and grow their business. Its mission is to provide restaurant and merchant owners with a complete cloud-based point-of-sale system to enrich their operations. FOODICS caters to all segments of the F&B industry, from traditional restaurants, cafes, quick service restaurants, bakeries, food trucks to cloud kitchens and non-food micro-retailers. Since its inception in 2014, it has successfully processed over 6 billion orders through the platform and raised a record $170 million in Series C, making it one of the most promising SaaS companies to emerge from. the MENA region.
For more information, visit www.foodics.com
SaveFast Training Academy is based in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia and operates throughout the IMEA, offering over 100 training courses in 14 sectors. From humble beginnings as a fire safety and first aid training provider, the company has grown to become one of the region’s leading providers of bespoke training solutions, SaveFast is a one stop shop for all your training needs. Our hospitality training solutions cater to all sectors of the industry and encompass mandatory and elective courses, from entry level to diploma, catering to everyone from hygiene officers to general managers. Our expertise includes specialist courses, such as food safety and HACCP and we are exclusive face-to-face delivery partners of the British Institute for Cleaning Science (BICSc), helping them drive a hygiene revolution at scale Of the industry. SaveFast continues to expand the scope and breadth of its services and we aim to become the premier hospitality training provider in the region.
For more information, visit: https://sfast.ae/