A study into the gripes of food & beverage (F&B) managers has revealed that many feel they spend too much money on catering supplies.
When asked to name their top three pains, 79% of F&B managers said their biggest issue was regularly overspending on supplies and struggling to control recipe and menu costs to stay competitive.
In second place, 52% said they spend too much time on administration and not enough time doing their actual job.
In third place, a quarter of F&B managers said that the tedious stock take continued to create headaches for them.
The research, which was commissioned by F&B software company Caternet, canvassed the opinions of 200 managers from across the industry.
Jerry Brand, managing director of Caternet, said: “To be honest, the results of our research are probably not a huge surprise for most, but are perhaps a gentle reminder of the daily pains we all face together as an industry.”
Caternet released the results of its poll as it unveiled an integrated online management system for the F&B industry.