It’s important to know your market and how to satisfy them. Consider the following questions:
Who are your guests/customers?
What do they expect in terms of food and service?
What type of operation do you have?
Are the ingredients you need readily available?
Can you price your menu based on your market? Is your pricing affordable yet profitable?
Organise your manpower with the following in mind:
Hire the right people
Clean appearance and presentable
Project an image and attitude that’s right for your restaurant
Adopt the economies of scale
Enjoy cost advantages with bulk buying and leverage on your staff to produce at maximum capacity
Make each kitchen staff accountable for smooth and efficient workflow
Ensure work safety
Staff must follow basic safety procedures in handling and operating equipment
Calculate time and activity for flexibility and maximum performance
Seek feedback to improve efficiency
With proper staff rotation and scheduling, your staff will work better in teams.
Prepare weekly or monthly work schedules
Use your task analysis as a basis
Give equal workloads to all shifts
Include cleaning schedules
Be open but firm about complaints
Materials refer to the ingredients, kitchen equipment and physical inventory such as cutlery and plates. When selecting materials, ensuring their quantity, quality and safety are paramount. Forecasting and inventory should precede any planning for large production of food. Forecast raw materials or ingredients by planning the menu and quantity of dishes in advance.
It’s important to think of the following when selecting and purchasing ingredients:
When compared to raw ingredients, the convenience of ready-to-use products cuts down on preparation time for certain recipes such as soups, stocks bases and sauces
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