Why Are Standard Recipes Important?

Standardized recipes allow food service operations to prepare a consistent product repeatedly. This allows kitchens to prepare food in large amounts without a change in quality or portion size.

Having a set of standard recipes allows managers to calculate the exact amount of ingredients to purchase to fit their needs and budget. Menus and purchasing decisions can be made in advance, freeing up time and money for other concerns. Standard menus also speed up workflow after the recipes have been learned by the staff, reducing the need for direct supervision. Standard recipes reduce the amount of unexpected surprises encountered during normal kitchen operations.