Laine Pub Company works with Kafoodle on allergen compliance

Laine Four Thieves grill

The Laine Pub Company has teamed up with labelling and allergen compliant experts Kafoodle as part of menu development across its London estate.

The Brighton-based group wanted to encourage chefs and general managers to better understand and promote low-calorie and superfood dishes as well as effectively manage allergen compliance.

The cloud-based Kafoodle system allows seamless communication of vital allergen and nutritional information from kitchen to front-of-house staff. In addition, diners can find outlets serving dishes that meet their dietary requirements using the free Kafoodle app.

Chris Cannarile, food and beverage operations manager at The Laine Pub Company, said: “We want our pub menus to cater for customers with a host of dietary needs and therefore look to provide the best range of options possible.

“Dishes like quinoa burgers, superfoods and summer salads are popular with customers and our work with Kafoodle will allow us to build on this range. Kafoodle simplifies and streamlines the process of ensuring that staff and customers understand the nutritional and allergen content of the dishes we serve.”

Kafoodle was founded in 2014 by Kim Antoniou and Tarryn Gorre after the introduction of the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation requiring staff and menus in pubs, bars, restaurants and other food and drink establishments to communicate about allergens.

Kafoodle’s software was developed after working closely with the hospitality industry and organisations such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and BSI.

Pictured: Part of the summer grill menu at the Four Thieves in Battersea, south London.

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