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CulinaryCalculationsSimplified Math forCulinary ProfessionalsTERRI JONESJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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CulinaryCalculationsSimplified Math forCulinary ProfessionalsTERRI JONESJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.

CONTENTSPREFACEChapter 1INTRODUCTION TO BASICMATHEMATICSVII1Chapter 2UNITS OF MEASURE39Chapter 3THE PURCHASING FUNCTION ANDITS RELATIONSHIP TO COST49Chapter 4FOOD-PRODUCT GROUPS69Chapter 5INVENTORY MANAGEMENT109Chapter 6PRODUCTION PLANNINGAND CONTROL121Chapter 7MENU PRICING139Chapter 8LABOR COST ANDCONTROL TECHNIQUES157SIMPLIFIED MATHEMATICSAND COMPUTERS IN FOOD SERVICE171Chapter 9

viContentsAppendix IUSING A CALCULATOR181Appendix IICOMMON ITEM YIELDS187Appendix IIICONVERSION TABLES189GLOSSARY195INDEX197

ACKNOWLEDGMENTSThe State of Arizona had to find an additional 1,000,000 that yearto feed its prison population. That meant other state programs hadto be cut or state tax rates needed to be raised.These examples bring to light just how important basic mathematics are for successful food service operations. Accurate platecost is critical regardless of the type of operation, the marketit serves, or the profit motive. This text will assist you in learninghow to use simple mathematics to run a successful food serviceoperation.ACKNOWLEDGMENTSSpecial thanks to my family for all of their support. Thanks to theculinary faculty and staff at CCSN for all of their help.Thanks go to the reviewers of the manuscript for their valuableinput. They are: G. Michael Harris, Bethune-Cookman College, Vijay S. Joshi, Virginia Intermont College, Nancy J. Osborne, AlaskaVocational Technical Center, Reuel J. Smith, Austin CommunityCollegeFinally, JoAnna Turtletaub, Karen Liquornik, Mary Kay Yearin,and Julie Kerr of John Wiley & Sons supported me from concept topublication. Thank you!ix

Chapter 1INTRODUCTION TO BASICMATHEMATICSBASIC MATHEMATICS 101: WHOLE NUMBERSMathematical concepts are necessary to accurately determine a costper portion or plate cost. As we adjust our way of thinking aboutmathematics, we can begin to utilize it as a tool to ensure that we canrun a successful food service operation. Correct mathematical calculations are the key to success. Let’s review those basic mathematical calculations using a midscale food service operation. A midscalefood service operation is a restaurant that serves three meal periods:breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It has affordable menu prices. Themenu prices, or the average guest check, range from 5.00 to 10.00.AdditionA basic mathematical operation is addition. The symbol is . Addition is the combining of two or more numbers to arrive at a sum.For example, a midscale restaurant serves three meal periods. If 80customers are served breakfast, 120 are served lunch, and 150 areserved dinner, how many customers have we served today?Breakfast:Lunch:Dinner:Total customers served:80120 150350

2Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO BASIC MATHEMATICSSubtractionSubtraction is another basic mathematical operation. The symbol is . Subtraction is the taking away or deduction of one number fromanother. Let’s suppose that when we reviewed the number of mealsserved at our midscale restaurant, we found an error. We servedonly 70 customers at breakfast, not 80. When we adjust our customer count, we subtract:Original count:Updated count:Difference:80 7010Now we can adjust our total customer count for the day by 10:Total customers served originally:Adjustment for miscount:Updated customer count:350 10340MultiplicationMultiplication is the mathematical operation that adds a number toitself a certain number of times to arrive at a product. It abbreviatesthe process of repeated addition. The symbol for multiplication is . For example, the 70 customers who ate breakfast had a choiceof two entree items. One entree item uses two eggs and one usesthree eggs. If 30 customers ordered the two-egg entree and 40 customers ordered the three-egg entree, how many eggs did we use?30 customers 2 eggs 60 eggs40 customers 3 eggs 120 eggsTo arrive at the total eggs used we add:Total eggs used:60 eggs 120 eggs180 eggsDivisionDivision is the mathematical operation that is the process of findingout how many of one number is contained in another. The answer iscalled a quotient. There are several symbols that represent division.They are , /, yx or ) . Let’s continue with the number of eggs weused during breakfast. We multiplied to figure out the total numberof eggs we used for each entree item. Then we added the number ofeggs used for each entree to arrive at the total used for breakfast.

4Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO BASIC MATHEMATICSEggs are purchased by the half case. There are 15 dozen eggs ina half case. There are 12 eggs per dozen. Our cost for 15 dozen is 18.00. Here we divide the price per half case by the number ofdozen eggs to find the cost per dozen. 18.00 / 15 dozen 1.20 per dozen eggsNow that we have the cost per dozen eggs, we need to divide thecost per dozen eggs by 12 to find the cost per egg. 1.20 / 12 (eggs per dozen) 0.10 per eggOne egg costs 0.10. Now we use multiplication to find out howmuch it costs for the eggs in our breakfast entrees. For the breakfast entree that uses two eggs: 0.10 (price per egg) 2 (eggs) 0.20 (price for 2 eggs)For the breakfast entree that uses three eggs: 0.10 (price per egg) 3 (eggs) 0.30 (price for 3 eggs)The total cost for the eggs used in the two-egg entree is 0.20. Thetotal cost for the eggs for the three-egg entree is 0.30.The next item on the plate is the hash browns. Hash browns arepurchased by the 5-pound bag. A 5-pound bag costs 4.00. We needto find the cost per pound. To do this we divide the 4.00 by 5 pounds. 4.00 (cost for 5 pounds) / 5 (pounds per bag) 0.80 (cost per pound)Then we need to find the cost per ounce. We know there are 16ounces in 1 pound. We divide the cost per pound by 16 (number ofounces in a pound). 0.80 (cost per pound) / 16 (number of ounces in a pound) 0.05 (cost per ounce)Hash browns cost 0.05 per ounce. Our recipe uses 4 ounces ofhash browns. We need to multiply the cost per ounce by the number of ounces in the recipe to determine the hash-brown portioncost on the plate we serve to the guest. 0.05 (cost per ounce) 4 (number of ounces per portion) 0.20 (cost per portion)The portion cost for hash browns on each entree plate is 0.20.Our last recipe item is the toast. A 2-pound loaf of bread costs 2.00. There are 20 slices of bread in a standard 2-pound loaf. Weneed to find the cost per slice of bread.

BASIC MATHEMATICS 101: MENU, RECIPES, AND PURCHASING INFORMATION 2.00 (cost per loaf) / 20 (number of slices) 0.10 (cost per slice of bread)A slice of bread costs 0.10. We use 2 slices of bread. We need tomultiply the cost per slice by the number of slices we use to determine our portion cost per entree. 0.10 (cost per slice) 2 (portion size) 0.20 (cost for 2 slices of toast)The portion cost for the toast per entree is 0.20.Now we can add together all of our ingredient costs to determine the total cost to serve one portion of each breakfast entreeitem. Let’s start with the two-egg breakfast:Cost for 2 eggs:Cost for 4 ounces of hash browns:Cost for 2 slices of toast:Total cost to serve breakfast with 2 eggs: 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.60We served 30 customers the two-egg breakfast. How much did itcost to serve 30 portions?30 (number of customers served) 0.60 (cost for the entree) 18.00 (total cost for 30 portions)The two-egg breakfast sells for 2.95. We sold 30 portions, so howmuch sales revenue did we collect?30 (number of customers served) 2.95 (menu price) 88.50 (sales revenue from 30 entrees)What is our gross profit for the two-egg breakfast? 88.50 (sales revenue from 30 entrees) 18.00 (total cost for 30 portions) 70.50 (gross profit)Total sales 2 eggs:Total cost of sales:Gross profit: 88.50 18.00 70.50The three-egg breakfast is calculated in the same way. First, we addtogether all of the ingredient costs:Cost for 3 eggs:Cost for 4 ounces of hash browns:Cost for 2 slices of toast:Total cost to serve breakfast with 3 eggs: 0.30 0.20 0.20 0.705

6Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO BASIC MATHEMATICSWe served 40 customers the three-egg breakfast. How much did itcost to serve 40 portions?40 (number of customers served) 0.70 (cost for the entree) 28.00 (total cost for 40 portions)The three-egg breakfast sells for 3.95. If we sell 40 portions, howmuch sales revenue did we collect?40 (number of entrees served) 3.95 (menu price) 158.00 (sales revenue from 40 entrees)What is our gross profit for the three-egg breakfast? 158.00 (total sales revenue) 28.00 (total cost for 40 portions) 130.00 (gross profit)Total sales 3 eggs:Total cost of sales:Gross profit: 158.00 28.00 130.00The total cost to serve 70 customers breakfast is: 18.00 (2-egg breakfast) 28.00 (3-egg breakfast) 46.00 (total cost for breakfast served)The total sales revenue collected from selling 70 customers breakfast is: 88.50 (2-egg breakfast) 158.00 (3-egg breakfast) 246.50 (total sales revenue collected)What is our total gross profit for breakfast? 246.50 (total sales revenue) 46.00 (total cost for breakfast) 200.50 (total gross profit)Total sales breakfast:Total cost of sales:Total gross profit: 246.50 46.00 200.50A profitable business operation is impossible without a solid understanding of mathematics. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, anddivision are the basic mathematical functions necessary for all foodservice calculations.

BASIC MATHEMATICS 101: WHOLE-NUMBERS REVIEW PROBLEMSBASIC MATHEMATICS 101: WHOLE-NUMBERS REVIEW PROBLEMSUse this information to solve the problems that follow.Basic Mathematics 101: Review MenuChicken FingersCheeseburgerFrench FriesOnion Rings 6.95 4.95Basic Mathematics 101: Review Recipes1 4 lb. hamburger patty8 oz. chicken fingers1 slice American cheese1 hamburger bun3 oz. french fries3 oz. onion ringsBasic Mathematics 101:Review Menu Purchasing InformationChicken fingers are purchased Hamburger patties are purchasedby the case.by the case.A case weighs 10 pounds.A case weighs 20 pounds, pattiesare 1 4 pound.A case costs 25.00.A case costs 30.00.French fries are purchasedby the case.A case weighs 20 pounds.A case costs 10.00.American cheese, sliced, ispurchased by the case. A casehas four 5-pound blocks.Each block contains 80 slices ofcheese.Each case contains 320 slices ofcheese.A case costs 22.20.Hamburger buns are purchasedby the bag.There are 12 hamburger bunsper bag.A bag costs 1.20.Onion rings are purchased by thecase.A case weighs 15 pounds.A case costs 11.25.1. What is the cost for 1 pound of chicken fingers?2. What is the cost for an 8-ounce portion of chicken fingers?7

8Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO BASIC MATHEMATICS3. What is the cost for 1 pound of french fries?4. What is the cost for a 3-ounce portion of french fries?5. What is the plate or portion cost for the chicken-fingerentree?6. What is the gross profit per sale?7. If we sell 185 chicken-finger entrees, what is the total salesrevenue?8. If we sell 185 chicken-finger entrees, what is the total productcost?9. If we sell 185 chicken-finger entrees, what is the total grossprofit?10. What is the cost for a quarter-pound hamburger patty?11. What is the cost for a slice of cheese?12. What is the cost for a hamburger bun?13. What is the cost for a pound of onion rings?

BASIC MATHEMATICS 101: WHOLE-NUMBERS REVIEW PROBLEMS14. What is the cost for a 3-ounce serving of onion rings?15. What is the plate or portion cost for the cheeseburgerentree?16. What is the gross profit per sale?17. If we sell 225 cheeseburger entrees, what is the total salesrevenue?18. If we sell 225 cheeseburger entrees, what is the total productcost?19. If we sell 225 cheeseburger entrees, what is the total grossprofit?20. What is our total sales revenue from the chicken fingers andcheeseburger entrees?21. What is our total product cost from the chicken

Culinary calculations : simplified math for culinary professionals / by Terri Jones. p. cm. ISBN 0-471-22626-2 (Cloth) 1. Food service—Mathematics. I. Title. TX911.3.M33J56 2003 647.95 01 51—dc21 Printed in the United States of America 10987654321 at www.copyright.com. Requests to the Publisher for permission should be addressed to the