Newmarket Road Cambridge.
As an advisor and trainer, I worked on the necessary paperwork, signage and allergens training.
Copley Hill Business Park:
Cambridge Road, Babraham.
As a Food Safety consultant, I advised on the lay out and design of the food preparation area for the coffee shop and the design of storage areas, staff changing room and the customers seating area to meet current EU Regulations.
The Copley Hill Business Park now has Coffee Barn which is a wonderful environment for customers to enjoy.
As a trainer, I taught level 2 Food Safety Hygiene and Allergen Awareness to all of the staff members. They were successful with their results. The manager had training to level 3 Intermediate for Managers in the Food Industry and she achieved a pass with credits and a merit awarded by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
The Coffee shop has some exciting new space, now being constructed for a new kitchen area to allow even more home made goodies for the customers, it has well defined areas for the preparation and cooking of raw ‘high risk’ food.
Cookies and cakes, have their own area, taking into account allergen awareness.
The Coffee Angels:
Cheryl Coxall attended a level 3 Intermediate Food Safety Course that I was teaching and achieved a pass with 3 merits and a credit.
Janice Brown Bakes:
Janice bakes cakes and pastries from home for local markets and community gatherings
I worked with Janice, audited her premises and advised her on what actions were needed.
“If I want any information regarding food or allergens I always go to Jo, I respect her knowledge”.
Hills Road, Cambridge.
I advised on the allergen information contained within their meals/menus and signage to meet compliance with the EU Regulations. Saffron Brasserie customers are now able to make a safe and informed choice.
Shelford Rugby Club:
As a trainer I taught Level 2 Food Safety to the volunteers who helped in the kitchen on a rota system. This had to be done as an “attended course” rather than a final exam due to lack of funding by the rugby club as it is run mainly by the volunteers. Over two sessions all 35 people were able to be awarded attendance certificates.
Student Union Cambridge University:
I worked in an advisory capacity concentrating mainly on the Food Safety Management System to demonstrate how to use the Safer Food Better Business Pack correctly.
We have had some very good feedback from your training at the Social Club.
“From our point of view, Jo’s help in this regard was absolutely invaluable. I would also like to add that we found Jo to be professional, whilst at the same time very friendly and completely approachable when asking her for advice on any issue.”
The Netherhall School, Cambridge:
I taught the catering team the level 2 food safety hygiene and advised on safe practices. I also interacted with pupils via the biology lessons, explaining how bacteria was a common daily occurrence within the kitchen environment.
The North Cambridge Academy formerly The Manor School:
I advised and helped to put all the systems in place, equipment, safe practices, menus to meet the new government nutritional standards.
I trained the staff the level 2 food safety hygiene and audited the premises prior to external inspections.
One to One Training:
I also teach one to one with candidates for whom this is appropriate. I have done this on numerous occasions over the last 10 years.
This is a relaxed environment and it is possible to tailor the training to suit the specific needs of the candidate and their business.
I have worked closely with Terri Stigwood, undertaking training, audits and filing reports of my findings back to the company.
On behalf of MAS Environmental I was employed to deliver the Level 2 Food Safety Hygiene Course at a takeaway food premises in St Ives, Cambridgeshire and then to implement The Food Safety Management Systems.
Fulbourn Institute Sports and Social Club (FISSC):
I work closely with FISSC as an auditor and trainer, covering both Level 2 and Level 3 in Food Safety and Allergen Awareness.
I compiled the Allergens folder and trained all the staff on the importance of having the information for their customers and how to avoid any serious situations arising.
FISSC is very competent in using the Food Safety Management System and very knowledgeable on how to implement the information safely.
Julie Peachey Manager Fulbourn Institute Sports and Social Club.
“Jo is competent and reliable, Jo trains in a way that doesn’t confuse issues and explains situations clearly. I gained credits and a merit on my level 3 course thanks to jo and her patience”.
Robyn Barrel: makes cakes and pastries and sells them locally. She achieved credits and a merit on her level 3 Intermediate Course.
“I had the Environmental Health Officer (EHO) round today. She was very impressed with my diary, I had all the answers to her questions, she gave me a five star rating”.
The Red Bull Public House:
Barton Road Cambridge.
I worked with the staff in the kitchen, the manager and the proprietor.
They originally had a Food Hygiene Rating of 4.
Paperwork, signage and training were upgraded to conform with current Laws and Regulations.
Chris Cozens studied the Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety for Management, he achieved a pass with 3 credits and a merit.
They were rated a 5 Food Hygiene Rating.
Congratulations to everyone involved for their hard work and dedication.
The proprietor Chris Cozens had this comment to add in his text:
“5 stars, boom!
Thank you so much for your help”…..
Matt, the Head Chef at the Red Bull achieved 100% with his level 2 Food Safety Hygiene Course. Matt was so delighted he went on and achieved his level 3 Implementing Food Safety Management Procedures with a credit.
Well done Matt.
“Jo is awesome.”
I gave a presentation to members of Cambs Acre on “Food Safety in your village Venue”.
It was well received and the people present have now got a better understanding of what they should implement in their venues to help avoid any Food Safety incidents occurring.
The Safer Food Better Business diary pack, Temperature Chart, Glass policies and Allergy Awareness signage are now displayed across Cambridgeshire in the local village halls and community centres.
I am continuing to work with Cambs Acre and their members offering advice and training where necessary.