New chef training to focus on attracting new customers with special dietary needs
Fort Collins, CO (RestaurantNews.com) MenuTrinfo®, a provider of nutritional analysis and allergen identification for foodservice operators, has announced the addition of AllerChef™ to its suite of menu analysis and training certification programs.
AllerChef™ trains executive chefs and foodservice directors on preparing allergen- and gluten-free foods in today’s commercial kitchens with a focus on the growing segment of diners with special dietary needs. The training includes insights into foodservice best practices, the best menu substitutions and menu planning to ensure customers’ health and well-being.
“AllerChef is the latest addition to our lineup of training classes designed to help foodservice operators protect the health and lives of their customers,” said MenuTrinfo founder Betsy Craig. “As the special-needs diner segment grows, it is the responsibility of foodservice providers everywhere to make sure their menus are served with confidence and that the dishes they prepare are free from cross contact – from the kitchen to the table. We are excited to offer chefs and foodservice directors the next level in hospitality training.”
AllerChef joins MenuTrinfo’s AllerTrain™ training and certification program, a full suite of training opportunities and webinars designed to teach foodservice employees and chefs safe handling and delivery procedures of meals to diners with food allergies, intolerances, or sensitivities, including gluten intolerance and celiac disease. Other offerings include AllerTrain U™, designed for directors of university and college dining services, AllerTrain K12™ for administrators, food service managers and anyone involved in providing meals to students in elementary, middle, and high schools.
AllerChef classes also are available online through MenuTrinfo’s unique webinar series.
“AllerChef is a great way for foodservice operators in any type of service environment to ensure they’re creating menus that matter,” Craig said. “When dealing with the lives and health of customers with special dietary needs, vigilance is key. It really is about serving menu items people can trust, which will keep this segment of diners coming back for repeat business.”
An AllerChef™ class will be offered at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, Aug. 18-20, in Los Angeles, and at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, Sept. 22-24, in Orlando, Fla. Classes will be offered at no charge to show attendees and additional classes can be booked during the show.
MenuTrinfo® is dedicated to helping foodservice operators protect the lives and health of their customers by meeting or exceeding new nutritional labeling regulations as required by law and by partnering with restaurants to provide safe products and procedures that meet a wide range of dietary restrictions. MenuTrinfo’s complete suite of services includes menu analysis, AllerTrain™ certification and training in the areas of gluten-free menus, specialty menu development, nutritional counseling and policy development. Its nutritional analysis is the only full-service solution for nutritional labeling that is insured and based on an FDA-approved process. MenuTrinfo® clients cover the spectrum of food service, from large universities to restaurants and catering operations. For more information go to www.menutrinfo.com or call (888) 767-MENU (6368).
Tracy Aiello Henderson