Food Safety Series -1- Food Allergy Technology with Shandee Chernow from Certistar

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Show Notes:  Originally aired on September 8th, 2020

Happy Tuesday, and I hope you all had an enjoyable, safe and relaxing Labor Day. It has been pretty rough this year so you have all deserved that extra day off!

Today kicks off our new 5 part series on Food Safety.  It was a 4 part series until I found out that Chef Robert Irvine will be joining the Tech Chef podcast to close out this series.  Yes, that’s right, Chef Robert Irvine!

Upcoming events….

October 12th and 13th, the Restaurant Technology Network along with MURTC is presenting an exciting two days in an event called Restaurant Next.   I will be speaking at one of the sessions and alongside of me will be Matt Friedman CEO at Wingzone and Chris Demery SVP Off-Premises Dining at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc.  We will be talking about the rise of Native Delivery, 1st Party Delivery, Self Delivery, whatever you want to call it. 

FSTEC is going virtual this year where from October through December, three webinars, each up to 20 minutes, will launch every week and will feature executive interviews, keynote presentations from experts and industry leaders, interviews with Restaurant Business editors and Innovation Forums.  For more information and to sign up, please visit

Shandee Chernow, Founder and CEO of Certistar

I am exited to have Shandee Chernow, the CEO and Founder of Certistar on the show to talk about a food allergy technology she created to help keep your guests safe and even open up a new profit center for you!

Shandee discovered in her late 20’s that she had life threatening allergies.  She knew that the hospitality industry needed a solution not only a software to make things easier on the restaurants, hotels, schools or airlines but also on the customer with food allergies.  Hence the creating of CertiStar which was founded 2017  that allows for guests dining out to have a safer and easier experience by the way of the MenuStar software. For more information, CLICK HERE.


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Next Week’s Show…

Next week is part 2 of this food safety mini-series and I will have Christine Schindler, the CEO & Co-Founder of PathSpot which was awarded one of Time Magazine’s Top 100 Inventions of 2019, is used by restaurants, packaging facilities, and farms to encourage sanitation practices, protect our food supply, and create a healthier world.

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