When running a food service business in today’s economy,
You have to think of your Purveyor as your partner. You need to trust that they have your back when things don’t go your way. You should also remember, however, that they are trying to make a living just like you. With costs rising not just in food, but in labor, supplies etc.; many food service operators can no longer afford to have extra employees. So how do we cut our hours so we can have a successful operation and a personal life?
The first thing you can do is learn how to place your orders online. All food companies have online ordering, but very few of us take advantage of this system. When you order online you don’t have to wait for a sales person to arrive. Yes, I know you can give your order over the phone but that takes time and planning. Think of the convenience of ordering online. For example: You are ready to place your order, you can’t get a hold of your sales person and you want to go home for the day. So you can get your order placed on line and be done with it. I place my orders when I am ready and, on top of that, if I need information I can do the research when I want to. The cool thing about online ordering is that it can be done anywhere: at work, at home, or even if you are away at a conference. [Continue reading]