On any given day at Canyon Ranch, you might spy me or one of my designated accomplices ordering an entrée, salad, or dessert from one of our restaurants. Very quietly and out of sight of the chefs, we scrape the food off the plates into plastic containers. The containers are labeled and placed in an insulated container with ice packs and shipped to an analytical laboratory where the food is put to the test.
The lab analyzes each item for calories, protein, carbohydrates, fat and fiber. Once it sends back the results, we compare them to the dish’s actual recipe using our comprehensive food service analysis software program, Computrition, to ensure there’s no more than 10% variance between the lab results and our computer-generated information.
This rigorous testing and comparison is just one facet of the quality assurance program we use so that the food we serve meets our strict Canyon Ranch nutritional parameters. Whenever we create a new dish, we check at each step in the process – from the idea stage where we first analyze the recipe, to how the recipe is finally prepared and served. That way, the nutritional information on the menus is credible and reliable each time you order. And you can savor every bite, knowing that the food you enjoy here is as healthy and nourishing as the menu says it is.