Employee Development Co-ordinator, Contemporary Catering
A former personal chef of Russell Crowe with over 30 years experience in the industry, David Chambers, has developed a new app the aim of which is to increase productivity in commercial kitchens.
The Cuisine Manager App streamlines many of the day-to-day kitchen processes by increasing measurability across staffing and ordering, improving the overall consistency of getting the food from the kitchen to the table and improving productivity.
Chambers says, "I've drawn on my 'wandering spirit' among all types of kitchens to create the Cuisine Manager App. I've worked in kitchens all over Australia from high-end restaurants to catering companies, hospitals and aged care facilities - and in many cases, there is a common theme that runs through all of them."
Most chefs are fabulous at turning out amazing, creative dishes but are a little lacking when it comes to managing workflows, staff and administrative duties. (No one is good at everything after all!)
The aim of the app according to Chambers is to deliver catering managers and chefs all of the prementioned processes as a complete solution via an ipad. As an added bonus it also manages system workflow and recipe cards, enabling management to improve continuity of service.
"How many times have you been to a restaurant and had a stunning meal, only to return the next time in anticipation of the same quality meal only to be let down as a different chef is on that shift? This app allows anyone to step into a role along the kitchen workflow and produce consistency right across each recipe - it could be the difference between winning and losing regular clientele."
No doubt an exciting and innovative product for the whole industry ....