Potential food cost is the most ideal food cost your restaurant should have if you followed the standard recipe to the T.
However in reality many factors affect food cost and can change your food cost percentage.
- Spoilage and many more
Using a standard recipe format to find out the potential food cost of the dish is the first step in understanding what you need to fix.
Once you know what is the gap to your potential cost, you can initiate action to reduce your food cost.
To read all the steps on how to save food cost, go to this link