Category Archives: News

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May
2020

Comments off Germany: Reduction of the value added tax – What has to be done?

Reduction of the value added tax for the gastronomy industry 7% instead of 19% value added tax. The tax relief for food that is served in-house was an important demand of the industrial association DEHOGA. The aim is to help gastronomy industry in Germany, which is suffering heavily from the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. From 01 July 2020 the decision of the grand coalition will come into force and will be valid for one year. However, drinks are excluded from the tax reduction. Unfortunately, this means that for the time being the politicians are falling far behind the demands of the industry, which wants to push through a rescue fund and a permanent reduction in VAT. However, a temporary adjustment of...
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May
2020

Comments off Home office virtual brunch during Corona (Covid-19)

Virtual Brunch It's been #61 days since we moved to the home office and gotten used to the new daily routine. Quickly the whole company adopted to mobile working, as we had already allowed flexible days from home in the past.  The biggest challenge was to maintain the excellent communication between all teams. Regular calls were quickly established and all employees could be seen in video conferences via webcam. The management has ensured that regular information was and is provided to all employees to ensure they are kept up to date about the current situation.  After the first few weeks, virtual coffee breaks, were being undertook. Along with the employees coming up with creative & funny backgrounds...
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May
2020

Comments off Improved Room Service Ticket Layout in Version 14.20

Ticket Layout In day-to-day kitchen and dispatch operation, Room Service Tickets must be clearly laid out and easy to read so that staff can work efficiently. The tickets are normally used for tray assembly in the kitchen/production line and text needs to be as clear and readable as possible to increase tray setup time and minimize errors. Ticket text in most cases contains component names and meal time/ date/ hospital information. They must be readable from a distance one step or two away, as they are usually attached above or beside the production line area. Font size has been increased for the most important text parts (i.e. Serving Time and Components) in order to make this information stand out from the rest...
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Apr
2020

Comments off Seasonality Filter for adding Recipes in Menu Planning

Seasonality Filter Chefs generally prefer to use seasonal products when creating Menu Plans. We already offered an option to define seasonality for Recipes. However, identifying seasonal Recipes from a large number of available options still posed a challenge. Finding the right Recipes for each season was quite time-consuming. The “Edit Menu Plan” View has now been enhanced with the new option “Apply Seasonality Filter” for Menu Plan and Menu Lists to facilitate Menu Planning with seasonal Recipes. You can now make the season selection for head chefs much easier by enabling the checkbox “Apply Seasonality Filter”. The “Recipe” selection field will then only list recipes marked for the respective...
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Apr
2020

Comments off Efficiently generate your Product Specification Documents

Product Specification Documents This feature provides various functionalities and settings to create a customized Production Specification Document. It is used in several modules, for example “Conference and Events”, to provide users and customers with all important information about products offered. The Product Specification Document saves a lot of time and effort as it enables you to monitor nutritional values, allergens, regeneration data etc. all in one place. You can configure an Authorization Procedure where your designated qualified employees review and approve the ProductSpecification Documents. This means that correct and up-to-date Documents are available at all times. Example The Product...
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Apr
2020

Comments off ClearDATA meeting in Austin (Texas) back in March 2020

Review ClearDATA Meeting Productive days in Austin, Texas. Our recent visit to the headquarters in Austin (Texas) of our cloud hosting Partner ClearDATA back in March included 2 days of highly informative work sessions. We met with specialists across the hosting spectrum including solutions architects. Additionally, there were previews of exciting new tools that will soon be coming available from AWS. With all this new information, we are even more ready than ever to meet the ever-increasing demand in the US for cloud hosted foodservice technology, servicing large healthcare organizations and foodservice management companies. With the enhanced data security provided by ClearDATA (HIPAA standard) we are able to...
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Apr
2020

Comments off Good to Best Roadshow in Dallas (Texas) – Review

Good to Best Review The 2nd Good to Best – Roadshow was held on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 at the Doubletree Dallas Campbell Centre, 8250 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75206. Stella powered by Delegate were a proud sponsor of the event. Due to the success of last year’s inaugural Road Show held in New Jersey, DM&A took “Good to Best” on the Road again! As in previous years the mission of Good to Best is to provide healthcare food service and environmental services executives, operators and their teams with the vital information, skills and tools needed to be successful in 2020 and beyond in all areas. The Good to Best conference provides leadership training, professional development and the...
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Mar
2020

Comments off sec4dev: Conference and Bootcamp – Security for Software Developers

sec4dev: Conference and Bootcamp From 24th to 27th of February the 2nd sec4dev Security Conference & Bootcamp took place in Vienna. Like last year the security event was organized by SBA Research – one of the leading research parties for information security in Austria. The sec4dev-conference offers practice-oriented lectures, workshops and full-day boot camps in the areas of secure coding, secure operation, security testing, threat modelling, IoT Security, Cloud Security and so much more. Software security and secure development practices and processes always had been important for us as a software manufacturer but are getting more and more attention also by our customers using the software in their...
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Mar
2020

Comments off Symposium on Digitization in Commercial Kitchens

Digitalisation in the canteen kitchen When it comes to the future of community catering, digitization has been on everyone's agenda since 2019 at the latest. But what is behind that buzzword? What are the requirements of the future? What is already possible today? On April 2, the Catering Management magazine will be discussing precisely these topics at the symposium "Digitalisation in the Commercial Kitchen". In the beautiful Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg, speakers from various areas of large-scale catering will highlight the steps already taken and give an outlook on the possible future. As a keynote speaker, Dipl.-Ing. Peter Leppelt will give an overview on data and cyber security. An important aspect when...
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Mar
2020

Comments off Meet Stella at the “Good to Best Roadshow!” in Dallas (Texas)

Good to Best Roadshow For the past decade, DM&A have hosted the annual “Good to Best Conference”. Due to the success of this year’s inaugural Road Show held in New Jersey, DM&A are taking “Good to Best” on the Road again! This time they will be in Dallas Texas. The format for the Road Show will be the same, full day of informative speakers that will advise on market trends and what is new and exciting in Healthcare Food Service. Lunch will be provided along with Morning and afternoon Coffee Breaks, where you will have a chance to talk with the exhibiting Vendors. To end the day there will be a Cocktail Reception including canapés, allowing you to network a little more or maybe even close a deal...