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Cotemar’s Kitchens of the Sea

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Cotemar is an oil company that is 100 percent Mexican owned and operated. As a part of the operations, they have about 4,000 people involved on a daily basis. Since many of the work sites are offshore, Cotemar is responsible for not only feeding their employees but housing them as well. The operation is so large, that a subsidiary is responsible for handling this task. The name of the subsidiary is Cocinas Del Mar meaning “Kitchens of the Sea,” when translated.

The company not only provides services for employees of Cotemar but many other companies as well. Since the operation is certified by ISO 9001 and must meet many regulations, they are considered a “reliable” catering vendor for external companies.

Included in these sanitation standards are not only food safety, but room sanitation, healthcare, and housekeeping for recreational areas. The organization also provides accommodation for those rotating shifts, as well as transportation accommodations as well.

As food safety is a major concern anywhere, and especially for those at sea, the standards are rather high. The menus are prepared by the supervisory staff and dieticians to monitor everything to ensure well balanced and prepared meals are being served. An extra step is added to the equation to ensure food quality.

The supervisors, nutritionists and dieticians practice “innocuous and manipulation normativity compliance.” With this added step, the risk of any type of foodborne illness is significantly reduced. The food is always audited by continuous audits by this team. An external company also audits the food to ensure quality and food safety.

While the operation of Cocinas Del Mar is certainly impressive, it’s also a necessity. As much of the staff is regularly aboard a vessel or other structure that cannot be quickly returned to land, it’s a huge responsibility. Read more: Cotemar | Elmanana

Not only does Cocinas Del Mar have to be concerned with the catering and food for their own employees, but often for other companies that do business with them as well.

Any sort of illness outbreak in these types of environments could be disastrous, so the role Cocinas Del Mar plays in operations is among one of the most important. Cotemar, the parent company, also takes a people first approach to business.

As Cotemar states people are its most valuable asset, protecting their health and well being is critical to a well running business. These practices are consistent with Cotemar’s values, which are admirable unto themselves.

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