Seasoned professionals can learn to manage menus for special dietary needs; attain certification as Master Trainer
Restaurant professionals can sign up now to attend the AllerTrain Master Trainer Program offered April 8 and 9 by MenuTrinfo, a leader in menu and nutritional analysis for food service operators and restaurants.
Designed for seasoned food industry professionals and food safety trainers, the new program teaches how organizations can handle and manage menu items for those with special dietary needs. Covered topics during the two-day session in Fort Collins, Colo. include food allergens, intolerances and celiac disease, policies, laws and regulations, prevention of cross contamination, and safe food handling and storage practices. Attendees will learn how to manage and teach food safety literally from the loading dock to the tabletop.
After the session, attendees will be certified AllerTrain instructors – able to train their own employees on how to make menus safe for the increasing body of allergy-sufferers in the U.S. Food trainers will also be able to incorporate teaching on food allergens and gluten-free into their curriculum.
The Centers for Disease Control reported that the number of U.S. children who have food allergies rose by 50 percent from 1997 to 2011, and, according to a 2012 Mayo Clinic Study, celiac disease is more common than previously thought. As a result, every restaurant operator and food service professional is on notice. Not only are tastes changing due to dietary restrictions, menu design now has life or death consequences. The AllerTrain Master Trainer program is designed to give operators the solutions to manage these new issues.
Bill Moore director of safety and security at Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, a portfolio of regional foodservice concepts covering both retail and institutional dining, recently completed MenuTrinfo’s January AllerTrain Master Trainer series, noting: “Our allergy program is the number one compliment we receive on our customer service line.” As a result, he plans to conduct AllerTrain classes for managers, cooks and servers of Eat’n Park concepts.
For more information visit MenuTrinfo or call 888.767.6368.
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 include menu analysis and AllerChef and 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).