Purchasing for Chefs: A Concise Guide / Edition 2

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Excellent food and outstanding service are the hallmarks of successful foodservices operations, but a chief's skill at making smart purchasing decisions can make the difference between success and failure. This Second Edition of the bestselling Purchasing for Chefs provides managers and chiefs with a streamlined introduction to making practical purchasing decisions and help them run their businesses effectively.

In this accessible, easy-to-understand book, the bestselling author team of Andrew Hale Feinstein and John M. Stefanelli guide the reader step-by-step through every facet of purchasing: from which items to buy and how much to order, to getting the best deal and preventing fraud and pilfering.

Revised and updated to reflect current purchasing standards, this new edition features:

Employee fraud stories that help chefs identify ways to protect their inventory

Professional Advice sidebars, highlighting some of the major purchasing challenges and issues that chefs face every day

Practice Problems that encourage readers to exercise and demonstrate their understanding of the topics covered

Reinforcement sections such as Discussion Questions and Apply What you've Learned problems that challenge readers to put what they've learned into practice

Web site links in each chapter for additional information

Written in a conversational style that makes even complex subjects clear, Purchasing for Chefs, Second Edition will enable every chef to dramatically improve purchasing practices at any establishment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470292167
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/23/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,043,560
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Menu Planning: What Kind of Stuff Should I Sell? 1

2 Product Quality: What Kind of Stuff Should I Buy? 17

3 Food Vendors: Who Should I Buy This Stuff from? 49

4 Purchase Orders: How Much Stuff Should I Buy? 71

5 Purchase Prices: How Do I Get the Best Deal? 91

6 Ordering Process: How Do I Actually Buy This Stuff? 121

7 Inventory Control How Do I Keep Track of All This Stuff? 133

Resources 187

Purchasing Terminology 191

Index 241

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