Aug. 2, 2012
Kitchens with Confidence, an international food training organization based in Northern Colorado, has teamed up with Boston-based AllergyEats, which specializes in rating how well restaurants cater to consumers with food allergies.
Kitchens with Confidence, led by CEO Betsy Craig, is able to train restaurant staffs and certify restaurants in allergy and gluten-free offerings through its AllerTrain certification course. The course provides information restaurant employees need to communicate with diners about menu options.
Established in 2010, AllergyEats is an interactive, peer-based website that offers a comprehensive guide to allergy-friendly restaurants across the U.S. The site has a database of more than 600,000 eateries that food-allergic customers can rate based on how restaurants accommodate their needs.
Kitchens with Confidence's partnership with AllergyEats will provide one-stop shopping for restaurant operators amid a rapidly growing industry of special dining needs training.
"We are extremely pleased to be partnered with Kitchens with Confidence," said AllergyEats CEO Paul Antico. "Betsy Craig has a proven track record in the foodservice industry, specifically in dealing and accommodating special dining needs. We believe our partnership will benefit both consumers and eateries and have an immediate and lasting impact in the industry."
Kitchens with Confidence was launched in 2011. Craig was named the No. 4 CEO in the fast casual industry for 2012 by FastCasual.com.
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