Success Story

Technology Transfer Partnerships: Garde Manger (CONII)

10/18/2012

Cool as a cucumber


Garde Manger is a digital monitoring system for commercial refrigeration developed by a cross-disciplinary team of faculty and students from Niagara College
With help from CONII, a cross-disciplinary team of faculty and students from Niagara College’s Culinary, New Media and Computer Programming programs and professional chef Michael Olson have developed an easy-to-use and cost-effective method for digitally monitoring refrigeration.

Called Garde Manger, the system tracks refrigeration temperatures through individual temperature sensors that wirelessly send alerts to a manager’s computer or mobile device in the event of a serious temperature change. This ensures food served in restaurants remains at the right temperature to avoid food-borne illnesses.

As a result of successful testing, Garde Manger has been licensed by Quick Service Software for use by A&W.

Return on Innovation

  • Immediate economic development in Niagara
  • Three jobs created

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