If your business has a sizeable food operation, it is always worth considering the benefits of having regular food stocktaking. Much like on liquor, food stocktaking can find extra margin where you were previously unaware it existed.
The question that will always remain when discussing this subject is whether you choose to control every single peppercorn or if you only produce counts on a range of high value ingredients. Ideally, you would and should count everything, whether that’s by ‘each’ or by weight, although it is perceived that the costs to the business of doing so, dependent on the scale of the operation, may outstrip the benefit – the margin and gross profit improvement. If this is the case, you might decide that only counting high value items, such as steaks, is a worthwhile time vs benefit arrangement.
And you may well be right. At Venners, we believe that not one single company is the same and as such, what works for one business might not be ideal for another. When discussing your food stocktaking with you, we always focus on what is right for your company. So whether you require a demanding food stocktake or a simple high value count, we will be able to offer a food stocktaking solution that is perfect for your business.