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Food Safety Systems

Protecting what matters most – Your well-being

At KDJ Catering, we recognise that food safety is not just a priority; it’s a fundamental responsibility. Whether we’re catering for a small corporate meeting or a large-scale wedding reception, the health and well-being of our clients and their guests are our utmost concern.

Our commitment to food safety starts from the moment we source our ingredients. We meticulously select suppliers who share our dedication to quality and safety. Our professional culinary team undergoes rigorous training in food handling, storage, and preparation to ensure that every dish is prepared with the highest standards of hygiene and safety in mind.

Throughout the catering process, from kitchen to table, we implement strict protocols to maintain the integrity of the food. This includes proper temperature control, safe storage practices, and vigilant monitoring during transport and setup. We understand that a single lapse in food safety can have serious consequences, and we leave no room for compromise.

Our clients can have confidence in the meals we provide, knowing that not only are they delicious but also safe to consume. We believe that exceptional catering should be a harmonious blend of taste and trust, and our unwavering commitment to food safety is a testament to that belief.

Food safety is of paramount importance at KDJ Catering.

Our food safety system is of the very highest level. We use a monitoring system called Safe Food Pro.

It is an online system that needs data to be input in real time. Each Kitchen is equipped with a customised tablet that monitors all aspects of our Food control plans. 

There are reminders set for all the checks, staff training, cleaning schedules and temperature recordings. 

Head office gets all the information everyday and alerts if any part is missed. It is the highest level of protection that is available on the market today.

Saffron is a web-based catering management solution, designed specifically for any industry in which nutritional care and guidance are provided. With its ranging functionality, chefs and caterers are able to have control of allergen information, menu management support, costing and full technical reports, all at the touch of a button.

KDJ Catering employs industry-standard Saffron Allergen Management and Nutritional Analysis software to meticulously record the dietary preferences of every child, enabling us to serve them appropriate meals. 

This tool enables us to accurately incorporate nutritional information into our delectable recipes and ensures precise ingredient selection. 

In addition to catering to traditional dietary preferences such as vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free, KDJ Catering can tailor daily menus to accommodate the specific dietary needs of a substantial number of students with unique requirements.

Francisco Mac-Guire

Executive Chef

My name is Francisco Mac-Guire, and I proudly hold the role of Executive Chef at KDJ Catering.  

With 17 years of professional culinary experience spanning New Zealand, Peru, and Chile in South America, I bring a wealth of international expertise to our kitchen. Notably, I hold qualifications as a nutritionist, which not only allows me to uphold the highest standards of food quality and service but also ensures that the meals we provide are nutritionally balanced and beneficial for our clients’ well-being. 

At KDJ Catering, we prioritise health and safety to provide our clients with the utmost confidence in the quality and safety of the food we serve. We rigorously adhere to industry best practices and take immense pride in sourcing New Zealand and local products. Additionally, we leverage state-of-the-art technology to meticulously control food safety and traceability throughout our operations. 

One of our core commitments is to establish and maintain best practice models at all our sites. We invest in thorough training for our chefs, ensuring they are well-versed in our policies and procedures. 

This dedication guarantees that every dish reaching our clients not only meets the highest standards of quality but also adheres to the most stringent food safety regulations. Your satisfaction and well-being are at the heart of everything we do at KDJ Catering.