As a food business, your recipes are your bread and butter. The dishes you make play one of the biggest roles in your business when it comes to bringing people through the door and getting them to come back time and time again. So how much thought have you given to how you’re managing your recipes?
With pressure to manage allergens and free-from dishes mounting and competition between businesses increasing, there’s never been a better time to think about switching to a digital recipe management system. So, let’s take a look at some benefits of digital recipe management and why you should consider it for your business.
Benefits of digital recipe management
- Compliance, compliance, compliance
We said your recipes are important to you, but compliance is important to us – so of course it’s number one on our list. With a digital recipe management system, you can store allergen and nutritional information in one place, meaning you can comply with your legal obligations with much less hassle. And, if you pick a system like Nutrition+, you can pull your menus through to your website, adjust your recipes and make last minute changes easily and quickly.
- A great food safety risk management process
Along the same lines as compliance, with a digital recipe management system and standardised processes, your whole team will become familiar with where risks might come into play and the most common risks associated with preparing certain dishes and how to avoid these risks – for example, cross-contamination.
- Standardised processes
When it comes to producing your dishes, consistency is one of the most important factors to nail that high quality over and over. One single source of information and instructions is the best way to execute the dish with (nearly) no errors every time. And with that, you’ll get…
- Higher customer satisfaction
Being able to produce the same high quality dishes each time a customer visits just enhances their experience and puts you on their radar as somewhere to go back to. Having a digital recipe management system just means you can give customers the same special experience every time.
- Improve your margins
With a recipe management system like Nutrition+, you can see the cost of all your ingredients and therefore the cost of all your dishes. This means you can work out your profit margins, get a clearer picture of your spending and cost-effectively optimise your menu.
So, how can Food Alert help?
Nutrition+, which we’ve mentioned a couple of times in this article, is Food Alert’s smart solution to recipe management. Nutrition+ allows you to input ingredient information (either by creating your own ingredients or pulling it from over 12,000 ingredient lists on the Erudus database), create your recipes and compile them into menus. You’ll get allergen and nutritional information generated automatically, and then just publish the menu on your website for an easy customer experience.
So, if you’re ready to say goodbye to manual paperwork, PDF menus and messy compliance records, Nutrition+ might be just what you’re looking for. Just get in touch on 020 3918 7510 to see how we can help, or take a look at Nutrition+ in more detail to see if it’s for you.
Not ready to commit yet?
If you want a taste of what Nutrition+ has to offer, why not try out our nutrition calculator first for free? Sitting in our compliance software Alert65, you can add your ingredients, create recipes and use McCance & Widdowson’s database to generate nutritional information in seconds. Interested? Get in touch to get started!