Restaurant Management: 7 Features that Save Precious Time

The work of a restaurateur, caterer or baker is not an easy job. With Melba, you can save time in managing your operations by efficiently organizing your supplier and recipe data.

Published on 08/07/2021Cladie Olivier

The work of a restaurateur, caterer or baker is not an easy job. With melba, you can save time in managing your operations by efficiently organizing your supplier and recipe data.

1. Centralize your ingredients list and your recipe database online

Access your data anywhere, anytime. Your recipe and production data is safe on our secure cloud. They are no longer blocked on a single workstation, but accessible wherever you are via the internet.

2. Calculate your production costs and margins

After having entered the purchase costs of your ingredients, Melba calculates the cost of each recipe for you. Indicate your selling price and directly access your gross margin. And of course the updating of these indicators is dynamic: modifying the price of an ingredient automatically impacts the margin and the cost price of the recipes concerned.

3. Dynamically calculate the quantities according to the number of portions to be produced

Indicate the number of portions to produce, Melba is responsible for calculating the quantities of each ingredient.

4. Use sub-recipes in recipes

Two scenarios where the sub-recipes are very useful:

  • For sauces, pasta, appliances: sub-recipes can be used as ingredients in other recipes
  • To check the profitability of your formulas without making a mistake
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5. Work collaboratively: several accounts in the same organization

As an administrator, you can distribute access to members of your team. For example :

  • Manager / Treasurer: Recipe database, production planning, stock, supply
  • Chef: Creation and modification of recipe data
  • Employees / Apprentices: Consultation of recipe database in the kitchen

6. Production planning: express your need directly in number of portions per recipe

Manage your production and anticipate your needs easily by creating production tasks. For example "  I want to produce 65 portions of veal blanquette for next Tuesday  "

7. Generate purchase orders directly from your production schedule

The platform compares your production schedule to your stock, and generates the list of ingredients to order, sorted by suppliers.