Similiar to Ross, but I am a computer eejit. Made my own program with excel, call it my "orthodontics" sheet.
Column 1 is weight of goods
Column 2 is price
Column 3 is price/ kg Everything in $/kg even liquids. Makes inventories and scaling out recipies soooo much faster.
This is all I need to know. I can use it for inventories and have column 4 for goods on hand and column 5 for price of goods on hand.
Remember, prices ALWAYS fluctuate, suppliers come and go, and menus change
Since I only work with maybe 150-odd ingredients I can use it to cost out my recipies. Separate spreadsheet for recipies, plug in my weights of ingredients and my cost/kg and it spits out my cost of recipie. Many of the "store bought" programs have an ingredient list of 1000's of items and it become very confusing
Hate computers and fight with them all the time. Have attempted to use "store bought" programs, but back then, they came with a 200 pg instruction manual. Now the newer versions don't even have insturctions, they assume you already know the program, or download the 400 pages like an eejit.
Did I mention I hate compukers and fight with them all the time?.................