Produce

Produce includes fruits and vegetables and it is used in every food service operation. The type and variety of produce available is seemingly endless. There are more than 8,000 varieties of apples alone. Produce consumption has increased dramatically in recent years as scientific research has proved some health benefits to eating produce. Produce can be served in a variety of ways, limited only by your imagination. It can be an appetizer, a salad, an entree, a side dish, and even a dessert....

Recipe Cost and Portion Cost

Now that Sammy has the revised quantity of all of the ingredients for the Beef Stew with Assorted Vegetable recipe for July 13, he can purchase the correct quantity of product. Based on the price paid for each ingredient, Sammy can determine a recipe cost for the 17 portions and a cost per portion. The current prices for the ingredients are listed below, along with their quantities. 21.15 (rounded recipe cost) 17 (portions) 1.24 It costs Sammy 1.24 for every portion of Beef Stew with Assorted...

Miscellaneous Items

There are many other items that we use daily in a food service operation. The majority of them are ingredients added to a recipe to produce a final product. Some of the items are costly, others are not. Fat and Oil Fat and or oil adds flavor and texture to any product and is a necessary ingredient in many recipes. The source of fat used in food service is from animals. Fat from beef, pork, chicken, and cows' milk is highly saturated. Saturated fat is considered a risk factor for heart disease...