Choosing A Better Food Supplier

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Choosing A Better Food Supplier

After struggling for months with poor food vendors, we realized that we needed to start shopping around for a new food supplier. I knew that our restaurant was only as good as the food that we served, so we started meeting with different vendors and trying to tell what set them apart. After meeting with several different businesses, we were really impressed with one supplier that really knew their stuff. This blog is all about what to look for in a food supplier and how to avoid problems with poor quality foodservice and ingredients. You never know, some of this advice could make your restaurant truly special.


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How To Properly Place A Large Deli Order

If you are going to have a need for a large amount of deli foods, such as for a wedding reception or a holiday party at your office, you will need to know how to get your order filled in the best way possible. This way, you are not going to end up with any disappointments.

Figure Your Portions Carefully

It is important to first figure out how many people you are expected to serve with the deli order you will be placing. While you will want to remember that some of the people may not have any of the deli items you order, there may be others who will have second and third helpings. Therefore, you may want to figure out how many people are expected to eat and then multiple that by two or three. It is always better to have leftovers than to not have enough for everyone. You can always make use of the leftovers later or send some of it home with your guests, which they should enjoy.

Call To Inquire About Order Placement

Most deli companies will need advance notice on large orders. This is to ensure that they have enough product on hand and that it is prepared for you for the time you would like to pick it up. After all, they cannot empty their display cases, as they would then have nothing to sell to anyone else until the next delivery truck arrives. Make sure that you are calling the deli as soon as you know how much you will be ordering. Give them the figures and ask how far in advance you need to give them for an order that size. You may be asked to place your order right then and there if it is incredibly large.

Arrive A Few Minutes Early For Your Order 

Depending on the set up of the deli, they may have to continue to serve other customers as they come into the deli. Therefore, you might want to show up a few minutes earlier than expected. This way, as soon as the deli employee has a moment to begin ringing you up without disturbing others, he or she will be able to do so. This way, you will be able to grab your large order without inconveniencing other people.

Of course, before you can do any of this, you will need to first locate the best quality deli, such as Deer Park Deli.