Putnam-based restaurant Someplace Special becomes first in area to be awarded the prestigious FSM 22000 quality food award
When it comes to restaurants being recognized for food quality and safety, FSM 22000 is the gold standard ahead all other awards sought after by food establishments throughout the Northeast. Last month, Someplace Special achieved that distinguished recognition by becoming the first restaurant in Putnam, Connecticut and only the 7th in Windham County to achieve FSM 22000 quality food certification. Someplace Special is located at 58 Main Street, Putnam, CT (http://www.someplacespecialrestaurant.com)
The award and certificate was issued to Someplace Special owner Tony Pasiakos, and personally presented by FSM 22000 leadership Daryl Guberman and Donald LaBelle. Mr. Guberman is the President of G-PMC Registrars, LLC, an accredited registrar that certifies quality management systems of food establishments and other businesses nationwide. Mr. LaBelle is the Founder and President of FSM 22000, and author of, ‘Safe Dining in New York.’
According to Guberman, Someplace Special as well as dozens of nearby restaurants was reviewed by diners on multiple occasions discreetly representing FSM 22000, including establishments in Putnam, Thompson, Woodstock, Pomfret, Brooklyn as well as other neighboring towns. “Someplace Special scored the highest over other restaurants in all key areas, including food quality, cleanliness, value and customer service,” said Guberman.
“With the restaurant business being so competitive, and with so many establishments in the area, it’s definitely a monumental achievement to be recognized as one of the best local restaurants,” said LaBelle. He added, “In addition to their fresh quality food and impeccable service, Someplace Special offers something for everyone, whether it be a romantic dinner, post-work drinks, or casual dining on their comfortable patio, Patrons are sure to enjoy their cuisines.”
FSM 22000 (http://www.FSM22000.com) was established in New York City, well-known for being the most highly competitive restaurant market in country, and has grown into a leading quality safe food (QSF) management standard. Being FSM 22000 certified enables restaurants to have a third party quality management system in place to demonstrate a commitment to food safety, customer service and food quality. Less than 250 of New York’s 24,000 restaurants have been able achieve FSM 22000 certification, including historical Fraunces Tavern, one of the oldest restaurants in the country, and Fino’s Ristorante, one of Manhattan’s finest restaurants and a Wall Street landmark. Recently FSM 22000 has expanded into Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey.