5 Way’s to Maximise Your Canteen Profits

5 Way’s to Maximise Your Canteen Profits

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5 Way’s to Maximise Your Canteen Profits

 

  1. Cater for Everyone: Have Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian and other diverse food options, to cater for everyone who visits your club. Having items that fit into many categories, are non-perishable and appeal to everyone, is a great way to reduce waste.
  2. Reduce Waste: Having procedures regarding how much of an item to cook at a time and a time to finish cooking for the day, as well as choosing non-perishable items and eliminating unpopular items are great ways to reduce waste and save money.
  3. Record financial information: make sure to record the bare basics; what money you spent on supplies, how much income you’ve made in a day. Without keeping accurate records, it is impossible to make informed decisions.
  4. Purchase in Bulk: Provided you have enough storage space, purchasing non-perishable food and utensils in bulk will often help you save money in the long term. A store that specialises in bulk products like Costco will further improve your profit margin.
  5. Advertise!!!: Advertise your canteen’s menu and opening hours on social media, website and newsletter before gameday. If your canteen is part of a large venue (like a football oval) post some flyers or signs around the club, so that everyone knows the canteen is open.

 

Bonus!

Create your ‘signature food’! If you have a staff member or volunteer who knows their way around the kitchen, ask them to whip up an iconic meal or snack! Something that visitors just can’t pass up. Having an iconic food at your club spreads word of mouth and will encourage fans or parents to arrive on an empty stomach!