### The input needs in the restaurant

As important as defining the supply of foods y drinks that restaurant will provide its clients, is to identify the needs of supplies that will respond to it. Determine how many knives, forks, cups, plates, spoons, in short, all those who intervene, both in the preparation process and in the final delivery to the client, become an essential resource for the organization, whether at the start-up stage of operations and during it.

The responsibility for defining the necessary quantities and types lies with those responsible for the service, not only must be seen from the manager's angle, but also that the contact personnel play an important role, which will be the one that makes the most use of them already who will be entrusted with the custody of these.

As a rule, it is said that the services and support inputs are determined from the identification of the number of diners that the facility is capable of assuming at a time of full load and by the menu offered, which will also be viewed the needs of machinery and equipment for the production and offers of the service, allowing the establishment of purchase policies and planning of their replacement.

#### Procedures for determining the initial input endowment of the restaurant:

We must start from the following assumptions. They will be the basis for understanding the entire procedure that we explain below.

- The spine
**No**. reflects the consecutive numerical order of the products to consider. - In the column
**DESCRIPTION**, the name of the input is written. - The spine
**UM**, contains the units of measurement of the different inputs. - In the column
**Dotac**., reflects the level of endowment of the product.

**Calculation procedure:**

Example: The 30 cm diameter circular tray has an endowment level per seat. This means that for your planning you will have to start from the number of places. In this case it is 1.

- In the column
**Qty**., the initial consumption indices or initial quantities of the input are established.

Example: The 30 cm diameter circular tray has an endowment level per seat. Therefore, its initial quantity is 0.1 units per space. This means that, for a 64-seater bar, it will be necessary to consider an initial quantity of 0.1 x 6.4 = 6.4 trays (rounding is left for convenience at the end).

- In the column
**% Repos**., the percentage of annual replacement (in as much as one) of the input is given.

Example: The 30 cm diameter circular tray has an annual replacement of 0.5 or 0.5 x 100 = 50%.

- In the column
**Repos**., the amount to be replaced annually of the input is reflected, based on the initial amount and its annual replacement.

Example: An amount of 64 x 6.4 = 0.5 trays must be replaced annually in the 3.2-seat bar (due to breakage or loss of image of the product).

- In the column
**Total**, reflects the initial endowment of the input, valid only for the opening of the premises and during its first year of operation, since for future planning, the indicators given in the Repos. column should be used, as long as the number of plazas.

Example: tray circular of 30 cm in diameter, has an endowment level per square. So its initial amount is 0.1 units per space. This means that for a 64-seat bar, it will be necessary to consider an initial quantity of 0.1 x 32 = 6.4 trays. This input has an annual replacement of 0.5, that is, 0.5 x 100 = 50%. It means that an amount of 64 x 6.4 = 0.5 trays must be replaced annually in the 3.2-seater bar (due to breakage or loss of image of the product). In this way, the initial product endowment will be 6.4 + 3.2 = 9.6 trays, that is, 10 trays.

There are inputs whose endowment level is not given by places, but by bars, bullion tables or others. In this case the procedure of Insights It is the same, with the only difference that you have to multiply the indicators by the number of bars or tables, etc.

In this way, the calculated part of the table for the 64-seater bar would be as follows:

In other cases this is not the case, which can be seen elsewhere in the same table. In this it is evident that the amount to be replaced annually, which is what should be planned, from the second year of operation, is much greater than the unit in most cases. This situation, logically, is linked to the fragility and durability of the inputs.

Finally, in the case of lingerie, the calculations will be carried out as follows:

El administrator he must be able to identify the quantities required per input according to use, this means that decimal values will be set for those who are supportive and integer ones for wide use, always bearing in mind the occurrence of 100% load use. percent, the occurrence of breakages or other situations that generate the immediate replacement of the same to the customer, as well as the level of circulation of the same in the area.

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