The Fundamental Purchasing Checklist

Have you realized that you haven’t thought enough about food service cost control? Want to change your purchasing ways for the better? Well, to purchase efficiently, you need to ask these questions and have set-in-stone, written answers each and every time you...

Crucial Food Cost Calculations

Nobody likes math, and nobody likes equations. Unfortunately, equations are a vital part of food service cost control. Here’s a short list of necessary equations for food cost.   Maximum allowable food cost A. In dollars: Food sales – Profit goal – (Labor...

9 Basic Elements of Food Cost Control

If you run a restaurant or caterer, costs are never far from your mind. Margins in the food business are razor thin, and effective cost control can be the difference between a profitable restaurant and an empty storefront. The following list are the 9 basic elements...