Meal Measurements Made Easy
Bergen Linen Food & Beverage Industry Tip!
The Food & Beverage Industry has found a way – meal measurements made easy! Over the last few years, there has been more and more discussions regarding restaurant portion control. In the past, this technique has been geared towards franchise establishments. However, the more you look at your food cost, waste and other factors – portion control makes a lot of sense. When a plate leaves your kitchen, it is important that the recipe (and portion) remains consistent for both you and your customer.
Good for You…and Good for them
When you create portion-controlled dishes, your kitchen will run more efficiently and economically. (As your area’s trusted local linen provider, we think it’s important to keep on top of the latest F & B news.)
Bonus: Your customers can trust that they will be served that same great tasting meal each time they visit. (And each meal served will look the same as well.)
Your menu items can then also have a known food cost due to the exact serving sizes. This will help your kitchen team track ingredients and how much is being used. Presumably, your venue will also see a reduction in food waste. With more controlled (and healthy) portions, there is less food to throw away.
Keeping meals under control is easier than you may believe:
- Train staff with the correct serving sizes
- Create breakdown charts for each dish
- Consider investing in scales, molds and other measuring tools
Managing customer expectations and providing consistent meals is easy and attainable with a few adjustments. And so worth it. In the beginning, measuring tools are suggested. Before long, you and your team will be portioning by sight.
Bergen Linen understands the needs of the Food and Beverage Industry. While we may not be able to assist you in all areas, we are certainly here to help! Keep your business running smoothly by trusting local vendors who truly care.
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