The Staff Canteen is the world's leading social networking website for chefs. Their platform lists the latest recipe ideas, supplier information and resources for chefs and hospitality professionals.
They approached b4b with an ambitious brief to build a bespoke website and mobile app as their existing platform was not fit for purpose. Initially, our developers built a custom system in Phalcon PHP that would manage posts, profiles and advertising on the site, and allow them to push posts to social media.
This was later upgraded to a CakePHP system to improve usability and offer even greater control over posts and the ability to show them as a live feed. The sheer size of the platform meant that an upgrade would display the volume of content better.