If you purchase an item by weight, the whole amount may not be sellable/usable in a dish. First it has to be prepped/processed. This includes trimming meat, peeling produce, or even cooking.
To account for this, you need to create a batch to set the yield for the item.
For example, you have 1kg of salmon, but it needs to be cleaned/trimmed before it can be used in a dish. After it’s ready, you have 750g.
By setting up a yield, the cost of the 1kg of salmon applies to the prepared 750g.
Setting the Yield
1. From the “Batches” page, click “Actions” > “Create New Batch”
2. Give the batch name that describes the prepared item and set the quantity of the yield. In this example, we’ll put “Salmon Fillet (Prepared)” and set the yield to be 750g. Click “Save”.
Note: The value set for the yield should be based on an average to account for variation.
3. Click into the “Search for ingredient” field and type the item you want to add. Click the match in the search results. In this example, we’ll select ‘Salmon Fillet”
4. Add the amount of the ingredient that is required to achieve the set yield. In this example, we’ll add 1kg of Salmon Fillet to achieve our desired yield of 750g. Click the “Add” button.
5. The amount is added to the batch, and the yield has been set.
Using in a Recipe or Batch
With the yield set, you can then use it in other batches or POS Items to get accurate costing.
1. Find the POS Item or Batch on it’s corresponding page and click the “Ingredients” column
2. In this example, we have a POS Item called “Seared Salmon”. Click into the “Search for ingredient” field and type the name of the prepared ingredient. Click the matching item to add it. In this example, Salmon Fillet (Prepared).
3. Enter the amount of the ingredient used in the “Quantity” field, and select the unit of measurement. In this recipe, we use 125g of Salmon Fillet (Prepared). Then click “Add”
4. The ingredient is added to the POS Item. The cost reflects the amount of the ingredient used based on the yield that was set. You can then add the rest of your ingredients.
If the yield had not been set, then the cost of the ingredient would appear as lower than it actually is. In this example, 1kg of Salmon Fillet is $20.
Without Set Yield - 0.125kg / 1kg * $20 = $2.50
With Set Yield - 0.125kg / 0.750kg *$20 = $3.33