With an almost endless list of duties and responsibilities, it can often be a challenge for caterers to keep track of routine jobs within a kitchen, bar or dining room.
But technology provider Monika is promising to change all that with the availability of itsnew TaskMinder system, which “never forgets” when a kitchen task needs to be done. It allows operators to schedule routine jobs and use Smart Readers to record real-time task completion data.
Recording essential tasks such as cleaning, maintenance, stock rotation and temperature probing, TaskMinder provides operators with a platform to carry out regular duties in an effective, paperless format, delivering efficiencies in terms of labour, stock and time.
It is capable of omitting audible and visual reminders and alerts at pre-set intervals, and records completion data including time, location and even the individual responsible, to provide fully traceable, accurate logs.
Data records from the TaskMinder system can be downloaded to provide fully compliant HACCP reports, complying with the very latest legislation from regulatory bodies as well as serving to protect a business from public liability claims.
With the option to log data and results onto a cloud-based computer dashboard, business managers can regularly check task completion data and can even drill down to identify the efficiency and accuracies of individuals within their team.
It can also be optimised for multi-site businesses and large chains, allowing regional management and head office teams to view results by area, by outlet or by individual between two predefined dates.
Simon Frost, managing director of Monika, said: “Food safety and hygiene is paramount within any catering business and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly; this doesn’t mean to say it needs to be stressful however. By using the latest technology, caterers can deliver ongoing efficiencies, saving time, paper, stock and ultimately money when it comes to undertaking essential routine tasks.”