DOWNLOAD: Buffet Cost Tracking Template
Adding a buffet line to your menu selection can be a powerful sales building tool, especially for those slow nights that just never seem to draw enough customers. A successful buffet not only requires fresh and appetizing food, it also needs to have a balanced selection of low, medium, and higher cost items.
The Buffet Cost Tracking template is a universal spreadsheet tool to help operators plan and manage their buffets. The extremely user-friendly design enables even novice spreadsheet users to easily and swiftly configure a comprehensive cost tracking system that will keep them informed on the daily profit performance of their buffet.
Summary of features & benefits:
- Tracks up to 100 user-defined buffet items
Groups buffet items by category (Salads, meats, seafood, desserts, etc.) for better performance analysis
Includes a printable cost tracking chart to record usage during the shift
Tracks the number of ounces consumed as well as cost per guest
Incorporates the "ABC" method of cost control where "A" group represents higher cost items and "C" group is lower cost items
Tracks waste and customer consumption
Step 1 - User-friendly Setup Screens
The commonly accepted practice is to stock your buffet with 20% A items, 30% B items and 50% of C items. As you add or subtract items to your buffet, the target # and actual #, % and cost per oz. will change based on the cost of the menu items added.
Step 2 - Track the Usage and Review the Results
The Buffet Cost Tracking Template is downloadable in Microsoft Excel® file format.