Compass therefore began using the Youmeal software to meet this client’s needs. Youmeal not only allowed the quick and accurate calculation of the environmental impacts of thousands of meals, but also facilitated the automatic presentation of these through comprehensive and didactic dish and menu cards. These cards include allergens, nutrients and labels. This means that diners are informed in real time and without effort. This also provides Compass with a concrete action plan for reducing CO2 emissions.
To provide fast and reliable results on tens of thousands of products, recipes and menus, Youmeal relies on 4 major assets: its giant database, its algorithms, its dedicated interfaces and its team of experts. The database covers 3,500 fully qualified generic products (apples, chicken drumsticks, etc.). It also covers hundreds of thousands of branded products, which can be easily retrieved (based on their EAN, supplier references, names and so on) in order to document the client’s products. Dedicated interfaces allow chefs to easily encode their recipes and menus, based on the customer’s own products, and the algorithms analyse the recipes and menus automatically. As a result, your recipe for cod fillet in a spice crust with baby vegetables will automatically include fish, the required nutrients and even its environmental footprint.
Youmeal’s algorithms can calculate all the results of a recipe: allergens, nutritional values, nutri-score, vegan, veggie, presence of pork or other delicate ingredients, labels (organic, MSC, etc.), material cost, carbon footprint, water consumption, soil, endangered fish, eco-score and even nutri-eco-score.
Sophie Flagothier, CTO of Youmeal explains: “Our algorithms take into account food processing such as cleaning (the bones in 200g of chicken drumsticks are not eaten), cooking (pasta, spinach, etc.) and dilution. Without this, the results are wrong! A final prowess of our algorithms is to put all this together instantly for a pleasing result for the diners”.