The NutriHotel application eases the management of the kitchen recipes of hotels and restaurants. This solution allows to inform the guest about all aspects of the gastronomic offer (menus, thematic dishes, allergens in each dish, dishes suitable for diets, etc.), as well as internally manage Food and Beverage recipes easily and dynamically, giving facilities to keep nutritional information updated at all times and offering automated options for labeling dishes in the buffet. It also offers tools to boost the sale of Food and Beverages. The investment made in a NutriHotel software license, as well as the hardware and services for its implementation, is likely to be subsidized by European funds.
NutriHotel informs hotel or restaurant customers about the potential allergens contained in a dish according to European Regulation 1169/2011. In the gastronomic screen the allergens of a dish are reflected, differentiated between those that it contains and those that it could contain according to the indications of the producer of each ingredient. This differentiation may be important for allergic or intolerant clients depending on their tolerance threshold for a certain allergen.
The application has an allergen discriminator that facilitates the search for allergen-free dishes, for example gluten-free dishes The customer can discriminate several allergens at the same time, in case of allergies or multiple intolerances.
NutriHotel is designed from the hotel operation to help the F&B management and minimize time. Any change of allergens in any ingredient immediately updates the recipes that include this ingredient, what instantly updates the menus where these recipes are included and the screens that show these menus to the customer. This can also be done from the NutriHotel application for smartphones.
From the NutriHotel application you can print the “allergen book”, which shows a summary of the allergens contained in each menu or menu dish. The acquisition of the software includes training on allergens to the staff of the A&B departments, as well as advice on the safest procedures to ensure updated allergen information.
Diets and habits
In addition to allergen information, the NutriHotel application offers the customer a wide range of nutritional information, such as signaling dishes that correspond to certain popular diets (for example, “low-carb” diets) healthy diets (for example, Mediterranean diet, or the transmission of certain supplementary information such as, for example, the sweeteners contained in a “sugar-free” product (information that may be important for a diabetic guest).
Likewise, NutriHotel allows to signal the dishes that correspond to certain nutrition habits (vegan, vegetarian, etc.) and is designed in a flexible way to adapt to any new nutritional trend that may arise in the hospitality, such as the appearance of new allergens, the signaling of dishes which include pork meat, identification of dishes with BIO ingredients, etc.
The application allows you to show the nutritional values of a dish, which are calculated based on the recipe introduced. It comes preconfigured with the seven mandatory labeling values for product manufacturers: calories, proteins, carbohydrates, of which sugars, total fats, saturated fats and salt, being flexible to extend the parameters (for example: fiber, calcium, etc…).
The current customer is very interested in knowing what the ingredients of a dish are, especially in the composed dishes such as sauces or mixed salads. NutriHotel lists the ingredients contained in the information on each dish.
The correct labeling of a buffet is essential for the transmission of the gastronomic offer. The NutriHotel application allows you to print the buffet labels directly and quickly, taking to the label all the updated information that you want to project (translations of the dish, allergens, hotel or restaurant logo,…) and saving a lot of time compared to the manual method.
With the support of new technologies we offer different more advanced options for labeling, such as the electronic label, which can be programmed for automatic reception of the daily menu data, or the transmission of specific dishes to small touch screens located in the buffet sections (cold buffet, warm buffet, children’s buffet, desserts, etc…).
Gestión de Recetas
The software is designed from the hotel operation to facilitate the management of recipes and ingredients and minimize time. Any change of any ingredient instantly updates the linked recipes and menus where these recipes are included. This can also be done from the NutriHotel application for smartphones.
From the NutriHotel application you can print a large battery of operative information, such as the “allergen book”, which shows a summary of the allergens contained in each dish of the menu, or the individual recipes of each dish with all the related information (name of the dish, picture of the dish, ingredients, amounts, allergens, preparation method, nutritional values, etc.). The application shows the traceability of each specific ingredient with a link from the recipe of the dish to the fact sheet of each ingredient.
From Nutrihotel can be also used on a touch screen in the kitchen area to facilitate and accelerate the information from menus, recipes and ingredients, something especially useful in kitchens with a many staff changes. The cook could access quickly any technical information to solve a doubt (for example: presentation of a dish, ingredients, way of elaboration, amounts of ingredients, allergens included, etc.). Additionally, the application includes an option to calculate recipe costs.
F&B sales boost
In the gastronomic screen you can not only reflect the offer of the buffet included in the pensions (breakfast, half board, full board), but also the other Food & Beverage departments with their sales products, such as: the offer of cocktails in the Pool Bar, the à la carte lunch offer at the Snack Bar or the Room Service menu, which can also be viewed on a TV channel in the rooms (if SmartTV is available). Therefore, NutriHotel is an effective support for the promotion of sales products.
For a la carte restaurants, the possibility of using an “electronic menu” is offered, displaying the gastronomic information through a tablet, which allows the instant update of the menu in cases of Chef’s flexible dishes.
The investment made in a NutriHotel software license, as well as the hardware and services for its implementation, is likely to be subsidized by European funds. For this we offer advisory services with consultants specialized in this matter through our partner GESTYCONS Consultores S.L.
Demonstration video of 2:00 minutes that shows how hotel or restaurant customers can use NutriHotel in an easy and intuitive way to obtain the gastronomic and nutritional information of the offer, either through a touch screen at the entrance of the restaurant, a digital menu or by scanning a QR code from a menu label at the buffet directly to the mobile phone.