Pasta provides a myriad of culinary advantages to any foodservice operation. Its tremendous popularity, low food cost, amazing
versatility and unique ability to carry flavor have made it a favorite of chefs from haute cuisine to fast food.
When you compare culinary attributes of pasta products to other popular starch items side by side,
the advantages are clear.
^ Pasta comes in a multitude of formats and can be used as a side
item, appetizer, entrée and more.
* Pasta is 100% usable. Can be pre-cooked, then stored in cooler for later use.
The powerful combination of low food cost and outstanding plate coverage make pasta an ideal
option for delivering customer satisfying, high margin menu items.
Here are a few illustrations of how the low food cost of pasta translates into attractive margins:
* Other ingredients include sauces, spices and miscellaneous cooking ingredients.
^ For illustration purposes only. Costs are based on estimated delivered operator
food cost after distributor mark up.
The difference in the product yield, between pasta and other popular starch items,
delivers a profitable advantage no matter how you serve pasta:
* Different pasta styles deliver different plate coverage results. For example, long
cut pasta styles produce an even higher yield advantage than Penne style pasta.