Let Kitchens with Confidence (KwC) help you provide the best possible dining experience for those with food allergies, food sensitivities, food intolerances and those who need to eat gluten-free. Whatever your establishment style is, we can meet your needs. We offer three lines of service:

  • Certify your kitchen free from one – or all – of the top eight allergens and/or gluten.
  • Certify your product free from one – or all – of the top eight allergens and/or gluten.
  • Consulting- let food allergy experts assist you in all parts of your food allergy-safety protocol.
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What is a Food Allergy and Gluten-Free Audit?

A hands-on review and analysis of your food service operation from loading dock to table top.

Our Allergen Audits review and analyze all commercial kitchen policies and procedures. This ensures diners with special dietary needs are being served correctly by the knowledge we provide and the confidence we instill.

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Our audits have 3 phases:

Phase 1: An application is reviewed for the content and the extent of the facility’s policies, procedures, training and assessment tools.

Phase 2: Onsite audit confirms the policies, procedures, training and assessment tools are in place and functional in the intended environment.

Phase 3: A certificate and a detailed report is provided that is a summary of the audit including any recommendations for improvement.

* Certification requires annual review from Kitchens with Confidence.
* Certification requirements are monitored monthly through required allergen testing, and quarterly reports and annual audits are produced and performed.
* Program is location-specific. However, portions of program will be generalized to all institutional food service facilities.

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Allergen Audits-Review and analysis will cover:

  • Potential cross-contact issues from loading dock to table top
  • Procurement procedures
  • Ordering and storage process
  • Substitution and recall procedures for your commercial kitchen
  • Policy, procedure, plan, and process for optimal special dietary needs-success
  • Complete suggested standard operation procedures
  • Required posters and statements as current with the laws in your state, city, and county
  • Flow of food for all possible fail points along the way
  • Review and written report delivered upon completion of audit
  • Legal proof of attempt and due diligence to safely serve those with special dietary needs
  • Suggested food allergen training, gluten-free training and needed follow up for success
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Following the completion of your Allergen Kitchen Audit, you will be given a written report of auditor findings with suggestions for improvement. You can use this report as a snapshot into the success of your current food allergy protocol and as a benchmark strategy for measuring your future success. You can also use the process and report of legal proof of attempt and due diligence to safely serve those with special dietary needs.

Call us today at 970-295-4370 to find out what Kitchens with Confidence service is best suited for you!