When you’re manually managing daily orders and corresponding inventory lists, there’s no effective way of avoiding miscalculations. More often than not, you’ll want to err on the side of caution, and end up purchasing far more food than needed. After all, being a chef, or even restaurant guru, does not mean you’re a genius mathematician! And this isn’t food you can necessarily use for orders the following day – no, this food is headed straight for the garbage. Because what else can you do?
Our clients have told us again and again that before Sprwt, they would glance at their daily orders and roughly estimate the quantities of ingredients needed. The result was waste, waste, and more waste. And scaling the ingredients blindly like that, as any chef knows, will create unforgivable errors.
At Sprwt, we refuse to accept this unreliable and unsustainable way of preparing customer orders. Once you’ve uploaded your recipe information and customers can order on your website, Sprwt automatically generates a series of reports designed to maximize accuracy and precision – and minimize food waste.
First of all, we have the inventory shopping list: a list of all the ingredients you need for the day, along with the amount of each needed, calculated from orders, recipe amounts, and trim percentages. The trim percentage, importantly, is the amount of ingredient lost during the cooking process. This report also pulls from your ingredient page to provide the purchasing cost and vendor information, all categorized by ingredient category.
Additionally, our cooking report provides the recipes for all purchases across the different ordering systems for that day, including the amount of each ingredient/sub-ingredient needed for each item, and for the day, as well as all prep information for both the meals and ingredients/sub-recipes. Or, for a broader overview, check out our meals report for a high-level summary of all the meal variations you’ll need for the day, their quantities, and associated order numbers.
And these are only three out of many valuable reports right at your fingertips. However you choose to view this data, you’re guaranteed to reach optimal accuracy and precision when it comes to purchasing food. You can say goodbye to the days of inevitable food waste, and embrace the practical and sustainable changes in your business operations.