Since 2020, we have been an official partner of the Konzeptfabrik and, together with other well-known companies, have been providing impulses for economic and ecological decisions to interested parties from the community and social catering sector as well as hospital catering.
After 2020 and also the first half of 2021 were characterized by online seminars, the Konzeptfabrik took place in the usual presence format at the Hotel Pullman Stuttgart Fontana on June 15 and 16.
Björn Neumann showed how a food management system helps to save both money and valuable time, and to comply with legal requirements during implementation. Looking to the future, he revealed to the audience upcoming developments with Rieber to simplify the HACCP process as well as the interface to Rational to transfer cooking programs from the current menu plan to the combi steamer and thus relieve the kitchen staff.
Insights were also given on the planned development of a forecast module to get sales and production figures based on current weather data, past sales figures, days of the week, competing menus, etc. from the system as a suggestion and thus achieve better planning capability and ultimately also avoid food waste.
Important topics like hygiene HACCP are still the leading topics in all kitchens. Ongoing changes to DIN and the great flood of information poses challenges for every kitchen professional. In the end, the food business operator has the burden of proof and must be able to present a HACCP concept. Robert Diede from Ecolab and Marco Hofmann from the Institute IQL gave ideas to meet the requirements on the market.
Participants got further impressions about the value of coffee, how convenience products can enrich the menu, as well as how operating costs can be reduced with proper water management and how modern kitchen equipment and solutions simplify work processes.
“You take away something new every time” was the statement of one participant, who was attending for the second time.
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