I'm a former line cook/sous chef (10 years ago) and am building a business plan to see if a restaurant idea will work. I need to crunch the numbers to find out how long it would take me to pay back my loans and start making a profit.
I'm starting with a menu, and then I'll work out my food costs. Can you suggest a place I can go --online-- that lists the costs of foods? For example, "flour, AP, 50#, $20," or "tomato paste, 24 oz, $5." I think I can work out the numbers myself if I can just get the prices for the materials.
Also, do you think the Mastercook software would make this easier?
Thanks for your advice,