The Montana Difference always starts with - Real cooking, contemporary, great taste. This is created by our internationally experienced Chefs, in state of the art kitchens, using locally sourced ingredients, made by our team. The difference is always on the plate.
Making sure our food is safe and suitable is our number one priority. Every Montana kitchen follows a tightly regulated Food Control Plan, which is registered with the Ministry for Primary Industries. We have a dedicated Nutrition & Food Quality Manager who oversees the Food Control Plan across our business and conducts detailed monthly audits across each site. In addition, our kitchens undergo a regular external verification process to ensure we are meeting the requirements of the food act.
Our kitchens have achieved the prestigious Qualmark stamp of approval – Gold level. The lengthy audit process explored our products and services, customer satisfaction and feedback processes, facilities, equipment, staffing processes, cultural considerations, health and safety, and overall business management. We are extremely proud to be awarded this achievement. To find out more about Qualmark please visit – www.qualmark.co.nz
While all foods have a place in the diet, the food landscape is changing, and we are listening. Our in-house dietitian, below, provides a critical nutrition lens across our business activities, looking for opportunities to improve our offerings and stay on the pulse with the latest food and health trends. We cater for a number of special dietary requirements and take allergen management seriously, with regular staff training, creative menu development and a clinical eye to keep us on track during food production.
Claire Owen, Nutrition & Food Quality Manager
Claire is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian, with a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food science and a Master’s degree in dietetics from the University of Otago. She has spent the majority of her career working within the food industry, providing nutrition expertise to food companies within product development, food regulation, marketing and PR activities. At Montana, Claire connects the dots between quality food production, food safety and nutrition to ensure our offerings are up to the highest possible standard.