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What Is QA Chef All About?

QA Chef – an Overview

Introducing QA Chef

Designed specifically for complex, large volume catering facilities, QA Chef digitizes food safety compliance processes through a single handheld device, enabling accurate time and temperature recording across most CCP’s, unprecedented ingredient-to-customer food traceability and greater efficiency and productivity.

With 50 years’ experience in large-volume catering, our team’s mission is to develop user-friendly technology that liberates chefs from manual processes, enabling them to concentrate on creating world-class food. Meet the team behind QA Chef to discover more.

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Who Is It For?

QA Chef is suitable for large-volume catering facilities anywhere in the world, including:

Airline
Caterers

Casinos

Convention
Centres

Cruise
Ships

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The QA Chef System

Featuring a Q-Pack – a device with temperature probe, IR sensor, barcode scanner and touchscreen, QA Chef replaces the paper trail used at most CCP’s with digital records.

Features different time/temperature parameters for all types of food preparation (E.g. >75 degrees, <21 degrees/2 hours, <5 degrees/6 hours)
Facilitates data and user management with comprehensive QA reporting with filters for shift, team, ingredient, component and dish
Proprietary software that enables the details of every event, flight, menu, dish, component, and high-risk ingredient to be integrated from your ERP to your Q-Pack
Camera to record quality issues for QA
Barcode scanner
IR Sensor
Temperature probe
Drop-resistant, splash resistant, chef-friendly
Records food safety data at most CCP’s and allows for corrective action
Touchscreen
Labels print wirelessly from Q-Pack
Direct thermal, day-colour-coded washaway, hot fill, and freezable labels for all CCPs of the catering operation
Prints item name, person responsible, preparation date/time, use by date/time, unique barcode
Q-Pack

The QA Chef System

Featuring a Q-Pack – a device with temperature probe, IR sensor, barcode scanner and touchscreen, QA Chef replaces the paper trail used at most CCP’s with digital records.

Q-Pack
Features different time/temperature parameters for all types of food preparation (E.g. >75 degrees, <21 degrees/2 hours, <5 degrees/6 hours)
Facilitates data and user management with comprehensive QA reporting with filters for shift, team, ingredient, component and dish
Proprietary software that enables the details of every event, flight, menu, dish, component, and high-risk ingredient to be integrated from your ERP to your Q-Pack
Camera to record quality issues for QA
Barcode scanner
IR Sensor
Temperature probe
Drop-resistant, splash resistant, chef-friendly
Records food safety data at most CCP’s and allows for corrective action
Touchscreen
Labels print wirelessly from Q-Pack
Direct thermal, day-colour-coded washaway, hot fill, and freezable labels for all CCPs of the catering operation
Prints item name, person responsible, preparation date/time, use by date/time, unique barcode

The QA Chef System

Featuring a Q-Pack – a device with temperature probe, IR sensor, barcode scanner and touchscreen, QA Chef replaces the paper trail used at most CCP’s with digital records.

Q-Pack
Camera to record quality issues for QA
Barcode scanner
IR Sensor
Temperature probe
Drop-resistant, splash resistant, chef-friendly
Records food safety data at most CCP’s and allows for corrective action
Touchscreen
Q-Pack monitor
  • Features different time/temperature parameters for all types of food preparation (E.g. >75 degrees, <21 degrees/2 hours, <5 degrees/6 hours)

  • Facilitates data and user management with comprehensive QA reporting with filters for shift, team, ingredient, component and dish

  • Proprietary software that enables the details of every event, flight, menu, dish, component, and high-risk ingredient to be integrated from your ERP to your Q-Pack

Q-Pack printer
  • Labels print wirelessly from Q-Pack

  • Direct thermal, day-colour-coded washaway, hot fill, and freezable labels for all CCPs of the catering operation

  • Prints item name, person responsible, preparation date/time, use by date/time, unique barcode

Benefits Of QA Chef

IMPECCABLE COMPLIANCE

QA Chef is paperless and user-friendly, which minimises gaps, inaccuracies and falsifications in food safety records.

IMPECCABLE COMPLIANCE

Total accuracy: No other digital system gives you such impeccable food safety data across your CCP’s; minimises gaps, inaccuracies and falsifications.

Peace of mind: QA Chef alerts key staff when time or temperature breaches occur and when corrective action is applied anywhere in the facility.

ROBUST FOOD SAFETY

QA Chef gives you end-to-end digital traceability across your CCPs, minimising the production of unsafe food that can result from poor compliance.

ROBUST FOOD SAFETY

Total traceability: QA Chef produces a digital map of every dish’s food safety journey, from raw ingredients through to your customer’s plate.

Temperature monitoring: QA Chef is partnered with CCP Technologies, a global fridge/freezer temperature monitoring company which utilises the QA Chef dashboard to cover CCP2 data.

Business continuity and growth: QA Chef lowers your risk profile and boosts your reputation, enabling you to grow your business with confidence.

INCREASED PROFITABILITY

QA Chef can reduce costs and improve your bottom line. It frees up your team to focus on delivering an efficient, high quality service.

INCREASED PROFITABILITY

Reduces labour cost: QA Chef removes the need to handwrite records and labels, reducing shift times, saving you money. No more after-the-fact analysis of paper records by the QA Department means they can focus on the bigger picture.

Increases productivity: By removing distractions, QA Chef facilitates better focus, workflow and productivity and enables you to hold chefs accountable for completing their prep lists on time.

Lifts team morale: By streamlining compliance throughout your operation, QA Chef reduces friction between your QA staff and chefs, reducing stress, boosting morale and reducing staff turnover.

REDUCED RISK PROFILE

QA Chef’s unprecedented food safety compliance mitigates your business risk to give you peace of mind.

REDUCED RISK PROFILE

Product recall at the press of a button: Generate digital food safety ‘chains-of-custody’ within seconds, either from any dish back to its components and ingredients, or of any ingredient forward to its components and final dishes.

Legal protection: QA Chef provides unprecedented proof-of-compliance, which means superior defence against food poisoning allegations or litigation.

How We Work

We’ve designed our Client Onboarding Program to integrate with your day-to-day operations and ensure minimal downtime throughout the transition.

Professional
Services
ASSESSMENT Analyse your catering, logistics and food safety compliance processes.
REPORT Produce a set of blueprints for your digital end-to-end food safety traceability system.
PROPOSAL Provide a proposal to build, implement and integrate your system.
Development
Services
DEVELOPMENT Build your system and integrate it with your backend systems.
IMPLEMENTATION Implement the system and train your staff in QA Chef best practices to achieve extraordinary levels of food safety compliance and efficiency.
License
Contract
SUPPORT Provide technical support, maintenance and upgrades. Aggregate your data and help you interpret it to achieve maximum results.

Meet The Team

David Cox
Chief Executive Officer

David Cox is an Executive Chef with over 20 years’ experience in airline catering, convention centres, events and fine dining. Previously Executive Chef at Stix Catering (Sydney) overseeing Qantas and Etihad Airlines First and Business Class and Macquarie Bank’s in-house catering. David founded QA Chef to solve problems in catering and make chefs’ lives easier.

Andy Palmer
Chief Technology Officer

Andy Palmer has over two decades of experience in highly technical industries, from high-availability systems in telecommunications to financial institutions handling millions of transactions per day.
Having been a guest lecturer at Oxford and Reading Universities and with his technical expertise being key to the capture and conviction of a serial killer, he leverages a great range of skills as Chief Technology Officer at QA Chef.

Werner Kimmeringer
Adviser – Global Catering

Werner Kimmeringer is a world-renowned airline and hotel catering specialist with over 40 years at Executive Chef level. Being experienced in virtually every facet of airline catering and logistics means he brings huge value to the team. He ensures that our products are developed with the operational requirements of clients around the globe in mind.

Philip Johnson

Joe Schmetzer
Head of Engineering

Joe has 25 years of software experience, having worked on critical projects at the core of banking operations that process billions of dollars in trades. He takes his expert knowledge of modern cloud-based applications’ design and operation and applies it to QA Chef, with particular emphasis on robust agile and DevOps practices.

Joe Schmetzer

Philip Johnson
Chief Strategy Officer

With over 30 years of financial, operational and entrepreneurial experience in roles ranging from Managing Director of Silicon Valley Bank to investor, adviser and mentor to companies in China, Philip has played a vital role in helping emerging technology companies be successful.
As Chief Strategy Officer at QA Chef, Philip is responsible for leading the business’s corporate development and client engagement and international expansion strategy.

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