Frequently Asked Questions
WHY DOESN’T HOSPITALITY SOLUTIONS COUNT THE INVENTORY?

Only your Chef or Kitchen manager knows where everything is and what each prepared item is. Because of this, it is imperative that this person is aware of these items, their location and the necessity of their rotation to ensure maximum use and minimum waste.

Hospitality Solutions will participate in and guide the initial set up and counting process. We will also be available, as needed, to ensure a complete understanding of the process and assist in ongoing training as is necessary.

DOES HOSPITALITY SOLUTIONS COUNT THE BAR INVENTORY?

Yes. For the Bar Inventory Program, Hospitality Solutions does provide the count service – We are able to do this with alcohol due to the ease of product identification, not afforded us with food products.

Bar products are the ones where you really want an independent count being performed, and we will do it for you!

HOW OFTEN WILL MY INVENTORY BE AUDITED?

The frequency of the inventory audit is dependent on your sales volume. We recommend a bi-weekly audit, although sometimes it is necessary to perform the inventory weekly for large volume, or problem situations.

HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT MY FOOD AND BAR COSTS TO BE REDUCED?

Many industry reports have claimed that the average loss on bar inventory is as high as 20%.

Many of our clients experience a cost reduction of over 10%, but for the average client, cost reduction is in the 5 to 10% range.

HOW DOES HOSPITALITY SOLUTIONS IMPROVE QUALITY CONTROL AND REDUCE WASTE?

Full inventory counts and increased internal awareness draw attention to things like product rotation, improving quality control and reducing overall product waste. When staff are aware everything is being counted, they tend to be more conscientious.

WILL AUDITS TAKE MUCH TIME?

Not at all. First and foremost, our priority is you. Our highly experienced, independent audit staff will process your results efficiently, accurately, and on time every time. Counting time will be reduced considerably using our customized count sheets, paperwork will be at an absolute minimum, and the reviews will be productive and to the point.

Your people will be able to spend their time where it counts – on the line, and with customers – not in the office!

HOW CAN HOSPITALITY SOLUTIONS INCREASE MY CASH FLOW?

Knowing what you have in stock, what you need and what you have excess of allows you to tighten up your purchasing, thus reducing inventory levels and increasing cash flow.

HOW CAN HOSPITALITY SOLUTIONS IMPROVE MY PURCHASING?

The order guide provides purchase suggestions based on historical information, putting an end to “gut feel” ordering or ordering by par levels that are not adjusted by sales and inventory levels. The Price Variance Report alerts you instantly to every price change, small or large, eliminating supplier inconsistencies and helping you improve how and where you make your purchases.

We provide constant feedback to improve your purchasing – We know what all the distributors are charging and we see what your competitors are paying, thus, we know what you should be paying.

CAN I AFFORD NOT TO USE HOSPITALITY SOLUTIONS?

Absolutely not.

Using Hospitality Solutions reduces expenses and pays for itself time and time again.