It's not pretty, thats what they said about our group photograph, so I'll describe the three guys behind EatZoo.
We are Paul, Ryan & Patrick. Paul has 40 years in the hospitality trade with a background in programming. Ryan has a degree in Computer Science and has hit the road running since he joined the real world. He has crafted apps, platforms and servers for the great unwashed public. Patrick has been programming for the last 40 years, he was around when they were thinking of a name for the internet. Since then he has worked for many companies running big data solutions and is a legend here and in the west coast of america, he tells me this, and I assume its for programming!
Why Food Safety Management?
Quick story. While running a restaurant the team decide that a fridge needed a little bit more attention, short term. We weren't sure were the problem was and why it was giving erratic temperature results. But as we looked at the problem we realised that the whole team needed to be in the loop to ensure proper recording. But with so many team members and many of them part-time we decided to simply ask the team to record extra temperature for all the fridges.
This worked well, we were getting the extra readings but while we were doing this we received an inspection for EHO. Everything was fine but they did not like all the data they had to assimilate for the fridge readings, they asked us to drop the reading down to previous HACCP plan.
And that was the Eureka moment, or later on when Paul tried to find a solution to allowing a kitchen to operate a HACCP plan which works for them but is human friendly for the EHO.
Nothing could be found which was priced at a level to make it practicable or which could be used easily with the need to purchase bespoke tablets and digital probes.
We're introducing EatZoo as a HACCP recording tool but we are really developing a platform to help everyone including customers in the hospitality business.
Future releases are going address 'margin creep' on menus, front of house operations, customer integration, calorie counting for chef and customers, full HACCP reporting on all aspects........and more I'm not allowed to share!
We've gone through Beta, Alpha versions for the last two years and have reached our Version 1.
Our next step will be to close for sign ups to Version 1 once we get our required number.
In 2 to 3 months time we will be ready to reveal our next release. This release will be initially to current Version 1 users only. Current users will already have experience with our apps and portal so any feedback will be focused on the new features not onboarding for the first time.
We have two main releases for the future.
The first will be a 'Lite' version which will have everything in Version 1 plus...........
The Full version will go further .........