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Your go-to restaurant and food service industry guide and resource providing insightful stories, market trends, interviews and lessons from across the foodservice industry. Power to the Chef!

Keeping Prices Locked Up

What kind of checks and balances does ChefMod have in place to make sure that we are constantly getting the best pricing available? Restaurant owners and Chefs commonly complain about suppliers who come in with pricing that may be below market value, but then slowly but surely start to raise prices as the relationship evolves. In fairness, buyers sometimes overstate their volumes, and supplier reps too may be overly aggressive at first, in the hopes that they will grow sales so large that they will be able to sustain these very low prices, or introduce other items where they can ...
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Hindsight is 2020, but soon 2020 will be hindsight!

Hindsight is 2020, but soon 2020 will be hindsight!We’re working like elves to get you the new version of ChefMod and other great deals! We’ve been working hard with our members to help them through this year and on to the next, and to get you more of what you love. As we move into the 2021, we’re committed to offering you the newest services and features, and ensuring you get the most out of your membership.   MyChefMod is launching! Plus, training support modules. Take a look at MyChefMod here! Your system will automatically update 1/1/21 Many new ways to save! Choose and ...
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Announcing ChefMod FRIENDS- Wholesale Food Home Delivery!

We are proud to announce the launch of CHEFMOD FRIENDS – Wholesale Food Home Delivery Program! Connecting you directly with several of the amazing wholesale partner food suppliers in our network and gives you access to discounted wholesale prices on some of the best quality food in town delivered right to your doorstep! ABOUT THE CHEFMOD FRIENDS PROGRAM In light of the unprecedented toll that COVID-19 has taken on our community and food service and hospitality industry, we are proud to announce the launch of CHEFMOD FRIENDS – Wholesale Food Home Delivery Program! Our program connects you directly with several of ...
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Proactive Response to Disorganization

Product waste, menu engineering, and recipe management all contribute to a well-managed food cost. What about Supplier pricing though? How is this managed and could paying high prices actually be your own fault? High food cost is one of the problems restaurant operators struggle to manage. Besides theft, waste, understanding product mix, and setting the correct sell price, operators must watch the suppliers’ product pricing, as it directly affects the bottom line. The question is what does affect supplier pricing? In this post, we will discuss how to best manage supplier prices, and how to keep it down through better ...
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ChefMod Year In Review: 2019 Growth & Trends Report

We are happy to share our annual report looking at how our membership and service has grown over the last year and some of the purchasing trends and insights we’ve gained in 2019. Enjoy! Staying on trend and watching for new and different brands is at the core of what ChefMod delivers. When markets spike and even when they don’t, we have been the leader in providing quality Alternative options for nearly everything that you buy for your restaurant.  We are happy to share our annual report looking at how our membership and service has grown over the last year, look ...
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Top 10 Mistakes Restaurants Make in Their Purchasing Process

Failing to Receive/Request Quotes ahead of the purchase. One of the simplest questions you can ever ask your supplier is “can you do better?”. Get a price for items you’re buying, and always ask them to do better. You would be surprise on how powerful this one question can be.  2. Poor Organization and Planning: Set par levels to maximize delivery size and negotiate lower prices. Waiting until the last minute is never a good idea, especially in a commercial kitchen. Some business are highly seasonal and can change on a dime, but most of us work in fairly stable environments ...
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