Onward to the rest of my paperwork.
The next thing that I will do is create a Budget document (for working out what it is going to cost to create my menu). This can be done a few ways, I just use an excel file.
After that I look into my Prep Order. This is the document I use to outline those things that we can pre-cook or pre-prep in some way (and those things that must be prepared beforehand). This list is then sent out to the crew and we figure out who can do what (including who can store things).
Just as important as the Prep Order paperwork, is the Run Order. This is a list of when we need to start cooking what bits on the day. Remember, it will always take longer to cook the larger amounts you are cooking than it did during your trials.
Lastly, I put together my Cookbook Sheets. These are laminated and placed in a binder so that they do not get lost. As the menu item is being cooked, the page is removed and then returned when it is finished. The Cookbook is my lifeline.
Well, there you have it. The rest of my paperwork.
On the day of the cook, I have meetings with my team. I will get into that in my next blog on this…the update on what happened on the day.
Until then, enjoy the sun in the south, the cool in the north.