S&P Kitchen for Kids
S&P Syndicate Public Company Limited
For the past 6 years of the project, there are in total 15 schools participated in. Each school’s kitchen has been improved while the school’s staff and students have been equipped with knowledge on sanitation
INTRODUCTIONFor more than 40 years of its operation, S&P has accumulated the specialization in managing the chained restaurant, the bakery shop and the food production. The CSR project called S&P Kitchen for Kids, which initiated in 2009, was thus built on this background. It is regarded as a main mission of the business operation in consideration of society, with executives and employees participating in it. This CSR activity aims to improve the hygienic condition of the school’s kitchen. By doing this, the school will then have a standard cooking place for students and staff leading to their good quality of life. The project also helps promoting the sustainable agriculture for schools. Most of all, it is considered one of the missions of the Company to give a sustainable return back to the society and community.
FRAMEWORK AND STRATEGYEach year, the project will start from surveying the needy school for improving the kitchen; the PR staff will go to the targeted school to observe and discuss with the teachers. Then the specialists from S&P will be brought to share their knowledge in kitchen sanitation with school’s cooks and students. Besides, the kitchen utensils will be donated to the needy schools as well. The Company also supported the sustainable farming with the aim to help each school preparing their own quality and fresh raw materials for cooking lunch and at the same time the farm will be a good learning center for the students. Specially, on the day that the Company visits each school, special lunch and activities for the kids will be brought.
There are two unique aspects of this project. First while many projects focuses on securing the supply of raw material for cooking and also the nutrition of the food provided, the Kitchen for Kids Project focuses on the sanitation of the kitchen where the cooking will be prepared and cooked. Also, the specialists from the Company can suggest how to utilize the local products to create a delicious meal for students. The school staff and the students will then have both quantity and quality lunch. Second, this project was not just a ‘donation- style project.’ It, however, is in fact a ‘tailor-made style’. The Company has tried its best to develop each school’s kitchen in according to its requirement; while some schools only need to improve the standard of the kitchen sanitation, other schools need to develop the cooking place, the dining hall as well as the raw material required for cooking lunch.
ACHIEVEMENT AND IMPACTFor the past 6 years of the project, there are in total 15 schools participated in. Each school’s kitchen has been improved while the school’s staff and students have been equipped with knowledge on sanitation. As for the school’s sustainable farming, each school can save much of its budget for buying material for cooking. Since the schools participated in this project have experienced the real benefit from it, the word of mouth have been spread. Recently more and more schools asked S&P to visit their school for supporting the kitchen’s sanitation improvement. This project could then be considered one of the crucial factors supporting each school to achieve the target for providing the nutritious, clean and delicious food for its own students.
FUTURE DIRECTIONIn the past years, the Company in fact has done the CSR in many aspects; another popular one is the free of charge meditation practice and the dharma course at Baan Raiva (Sri Racha, Chon Buri province) for the public. However, for S&P Kitchen for Kitchen, it is not only the contribution of financial support and knowledge to help improving the quality of the juveniles who will become the important human resource of the nation in the future. The project is also the platform for the Company’s executives and employees to do the social activity together. The project has been continued with at least 2 schools participated in each year. However, sometimes in the past years, with strong financial support from the Company the eligible schools were up to 4 schools. The Company plans to continue this project to cover more schools, especially in the rural area.
S&P Syndicate Public Company Limited was found in 1973. The Company and its group of companies have operated a restaurant and bakery business, which includes the distribution of products under the “S&P” name and other brand names. The Company is among the leaders in custom-made cake decoration and cartoon-designed cake in Thailand as well as in impressive package designing. It opened its first Thai restaurant under the name Patara in London, England, in 1990.