Food Cost Calculator    Food Cost Percentage

Want to know how to calculate food cost?  Using the  recipe cost calculator  you have accurate food cost information on the ingredients cost for each restaurant menu item. This recipe costing software has the best and most accurate food cost formula to give you the most accurate food cost percentage. The food cost calculator is a key part of food and beverage cost control. Understanding how to figure food cost for each menu item will let you know which menu items are the most profitable and where they should be placed on your restaurant menu. Calculating food cost is automated by downloading invoices from vendors. This software uses the best food cost formula method available to give you the accurate food cost percentage for each menu item. One of the most important things you can do for cost control in a restaurant is to develop accurate menu cost profiles on each and every menu item you have. This cost must be updated everyday and you need to be alerted when the menu cost are over the goals you set for each item. With solid food cost controls you have one of the biggest hurdles covered in overall cost controls. Restaurant food cost can get out of control quickly.


Set up each of your restaurant menu items in the food cost calculator listing each ingredient. You can also include non food menu items such as paper goods and even labor. When you have established the actual recipe cost of each men item you then have a basis to answer how to price a restaurant menu. Windstar's recipe cost calculator software lets you create and build each menu item with menu cost and selling price but it keeps every menu item updated with current cost. This includes not only the ingredient cost but labor and paper products as well.  As a food cost calculator this program can save you thousands of dollars in food cost each year.  Knowing your food cost per menu item is important but knowing all of your cost, labor, paper and more lets you set the correct menu price for each item based on all cost or actual menu cost. Total food cost percentage is displayed for all items.  Your restaurant menu is the lifeblood of your operation and contributes most of your bottom line.                  Continued below.....


Mone Cost and Food Cost Calculator You can Answer the question of how to figure food cost by using the Windstar food cost calculator for each restaurant menu items actual food cost. This recipe cost calculator is part of the master tool for total food and beverage cost control. The food cost formula calculates each menu item and breaks down the cost into different categories such as food cost, labor cost and or paper and disposable cost. The biggest difference between this recipe costing software and other restaurant menu templates is that Windstar's food costing calculator is updated with actual food cost each time an invoice is received from a vendor like Sysco, Gordon's food service and many more food vendors that can download their invoices directly into the Windstar restaurant software program.  Restaurant menu design is very important as it helps direct your customers focus to your most profitable menu items. This restaurant costing software with the recipe cost calculator keeps you on top of your restaurant food cost every day. Unlike a simple food cost spreadsheet this recipe cost calculator is automatically updated each day by downloading vendor invoices. AS a restaurant food cost calculator it shows you your restaurant food cost percentage both currently and by how much your food cost has changed. There are many recipe cost calculators that you can use but this truly tells you how to figure food cost for your restaurant .                              POS System for inventory control and restaurant menu templates.                                 MenuCostTool.swf         Main Menu









Windstar restaurant menu cost software can download vendor invoices electronically to updated the items in your restaurant inventory which will automatically calculate food cost and then calculate menu cost, You will always have accurate food cost for each recipe and menu item every day.


Another thing to understand about how to calculate food cost is how much profit you have on each menu item. Based on the sell price of each menu item and the current menu food cost you will see if your restaurant menu cost and price will generate enough profit.


The next component in how to cost a menu is your restaurant sales mix. Each menu item usually has a different level of profit and the total number of each menu item sold gives you a total cost and profit for your menu. The Windstar restaurant inventory software will calculate  food cost every day and each time you receive a vendors invoice.


Another feature of this restaurant inventory and menu cost program is the ability to display and print photos of each menu item on the menu cards. The photo of the menu item should show the plate presentation should look like.


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