Lesson 06 : Food Purchase


Purchase of good food is the basis for preparing and serving meals that are acceptable to the customer .Purchasing is function concerned with the search, selection, purchase, receipt, storage and final use of a commodity in accordance with the catering policy of the establishment.

Purchasing function is very important in the control cycle – inefficient management creates problems which affect costs and profits, lead to dissatisfaction of customers.

Quality standards are to be specified for commodities and quantities should be properly controlled – no specification leads to poor and indeterminable yields. This makes it difficult to measure the performance of various departments if non –standardized commodity items are provided.

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