‘The Cellar’ is the award winning 100-seater restaurant where Ramon is the chef, the last 5 years have seen an explosion in restaurants opening in the area, competition is driving up quality, but, ‘The Cellar’ has established a solid and loyal customer base and is at the higher end of the market.


The Cellar’s high end target is a demanding crowd, and the restaurant aims at staying in that customer space as it is both prestigeous and rewarding.

The Cellar hired Ramon as the main chef of the restaurant after they learned about his signature dish and his high standards. Ramon’s hiring has made ‘The Cellar’ stand out and is a real gem among gems when it comes to culinary experience. And the clientele experienced a serious leap in quality which also drew more prestigeous and demanding crowd.

The problem

The increase of choice for the consumers in the restaurant space is forcing traditional restaurants like ‘The Cellar’ to innovate. Customers demand to know the provenance of their meals, the more they pay the more they want to know.

The information that they are interested in can include the breed of cows and how they are fed and reared, the type of potatoes used and their provenance, the type of lettuce and how it was grown, and the list goes on and on.

How can ChefChain help?

Jan can set himself up on chefchain and create transport blocks. Access to the blockchain will allow him to connect and sell products that are on the blockchain and have a data flow to please his ever demanding local trade, by adopting the blockchain he can target food recalls to a single batch or single box saving money on food waste and valuable admin time. His blocks would contain the following information:

  • Business address
  • Vehicle information including maintenance records
  • Driver information
  • HACCP Compliance forms (temp – cleaning – cross contamination)
  • Route information (real time) starting point & destination
  • Batch & pallet information
  • Business certifications (ISO 2000) 
  • And more…

With this information Jan can conduct good due diligence and can be able to deal with any food safety enquiries by simply looking into the blockchain and referring them to the block in question. When information about transporting items from farmers and suppliers are on the blockchain, details of the transport block can be included in those specific produce and food blocks allowing for greater due diligence and provenance almost underpinning the automation that will inevitably come.