Nutri Planner Zest: The solution tool for catering planning, management and control

At Food and Drink Matters we believe that fantastic companies deserve recognition. This is why we are pleased to profile Nutri Planner as our Food Technology Company of the Month. This has been awarded to Nutri Planner for their consistent commitment to first class customer service and exceptional product software.

Ian Hayes and David O’Malley founded the company in 2006, having over 40 years’ experience in the technology industry and some 45 years’ experience in the catering industry. The company are currently based in South Yorkshire but their clientele are scattered all over the UK, happily supplying to anyone no matter their location.

Nutri Planner are proud to provide a solution tool for catering planning, management and control, offering a complete solution for menu management, financial control, catering planning and dietary and allergen analysis. The ‘Zest’ system has been deigned to focus on four primary areas: Mise-en-place, Finance, Landlord and Trakker. Mise-en-scene enables users to plan, manage and control their menu provision. Recipes can be entered, menus assembled, prices checked and allergen and nutrition evaluated. The Finance module provides additional tools to help users manage their business in an efficient and economical way.

Furthermore, the Landlord Module is easy-to-use and allows users to keep track of non-food items that a restaurant or culinary establishment consume. This includes: setting up ‘consumption units’, stock levels, orders, tariffs and the expected usage. Lastly, the Trakker module allows users to create separate food diaries to keep track of the nutritional needs of individuals, recording and evaluating their dietary requirements if and when required. This module consists of an easy set-up, specific allergen avoidance, nutrient standards and targets, time-of-day segmentation and nutritional evaluation.

It is clear to see that the Zest planner offers businesses a dynamic, web-based tool that will allow users to manage their restaurant by looking into and evaluating every aspect of their service. This is incredibly important not just from a business perspective, but also to meet the legislative requirements necessary to run a successful business.

It is important to note that the Zest Planner is the ideal solution for any catering operation in an educational establishment. This is because, the Zest planner can offer establishments a menu evaluator, food details, recipes, cost and stock control, multi-site control features, purchase order creation and much more.

If you would like to see the outstanding benefits that the Zest planner can offer your establishment, go to: to sign up for a free trial. Alternatively, if you would like to get in touch with the company regarding any queries, contact David O’Malley on the number listed below. For any further information, make sure you check out their website.

M +44 (0)7910 453461