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Food cost advice for independent living facility

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Does anyone have any food cost advice for an independent living senior retirement community? I ask because as an exec chef, I am in charge of the kitchen and am really struggling with our food cost of $4.03 PDD. My past experience has been in restaurants which figure their food costs different and I am finding that experience totally irrelevant. I try to put on menu variety while not using expensive ingredients/recipes, but I find myself either going over on food cost and not running out of staples, or meeting food cost and running out of staples. Is there a happy medium? Is anyone in a similar boat or have been in the past? Any advice is really appreciated. Thank you!!
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How do they figure out their food cost? What is PDD? What constitutes staples?

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They figure on 4.03 per person per day, for 3 meals drinks and snacks times the 117 residents that you have, times the number of days per month. That's your budget
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Yikes, that's a tricky PPD.

 

I've been at it for about 15 months now, after being in the restaurant business.

 

It's hard to give real useful advice because there's so many variables. Are you trayline or point of service? Do you have approved vendors and formulary ordering or do you get to shop around? Are you providing meals/paper products to anyone but residents? Is that getting paid for?

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