In our last COVID-19 update, we discussed how to navigate the labor shortage. This week in our COVID-19 update, we will discuss a little more about ways work around the labor shortage.
As we previously discussed, the shortage of labor will certainly be continuing for the near future. This has led many businesses to start looking for long term solutions, and re-evaluating the way they do business.
A big shift we have noticed is the switch to pre-cut produce. Without extra hands available, pre-cut produce can save you time, and even money. While the initial price may be a little higher, there is far less labor involved for your kitchen.
The other work around is pre-cut and portioned meats. Here at Kuna, we take pride in the quality and efficiency of our meat operation. Instead of your staff taking the time breaking down whole animals, we can provide pre-cut proteins in array of options. Much like the pre-cut produce, while the initial cost might be higher, you save in two places. First, you save on labor and second you have no yield loss. What you pay for is 100% sellable. This also makes it easier to control cost and inventory, and on high dollar items like steaks, this certainly helps lower your margin for error.
Each item has its pros and cons and during this time it might help take another look at that list. Reach out to your rep with any questions and to see how our pre-prepped program can help you.