I am the Assistant Controller for a luxury property in downtown San Diego. I have volunteered to lead a presentation discussing food cost control best practices. I read your article “Essential Food Cost Control” on Hotel F&B that you wrote in June 2007 and thought I would write you. Do you happen to have a good source for obtaining industry food cost best practices? I am hoping to show a few examples of how to best control food cost.
Thank you for your time.
Assistant Director Of Finance
Thanks for the note Brandon. I encourage you to use whatever articles you wish from my blog. Please include proper attribution and there is no charge.
I would recommend two books:
Purchasing for Chefs: A Concise Guide
Wenzel's Menu Maker
You may want to checkout the articles on Tom Wahl's site Hotel Trends using the Food & Beverage link on the left sidebar.
Cornell University has a Center for Hospitality Research with an excellent website. You may wish to register online - its free. You will find lots of hotel articles you can download.