CASE STUDIES

Transforming Kitchen Operations with meez at RMD Group

RMD Group

BUSINESS TYPE
Nightlife and Restaurant Venues
MEMBER
Wilfried Bergerhausen,
Culinary Director
LOCATION
San Diego, CA

In this case study:

With meez’s recipe platform, CityBarbecue is able to…

  • Consistent Quality Standards: meez's recipe management tool empowers CityBarbecue to maintain and propagate their competition-quality standards across all locations.
  • Accessibility: By providing accessibility to recipes via tablets throughout the restaurants, meez ensured uniformity in recipes, improving staff satisfaction and enabling consistent execution of the brand's high-quality offerings.
  • Catering Operations Optimization: meez revolutionized CityBarbecue's catering operations. The tool enabled better preparation forecasting, allowing the company to accurately plan and prevent wastage

Introduction

Wilfried Bergerhausen, the Culinary Director of RMD Group, has been a power user of meez for more than two years. Known for pioneering concepts in the nightlife and restaurant industry, RMD Group boasts a portfolio of award-winning venues. Wilfried oversees culinary operations, ensuring seamless consistency, efficiency, and culinary excellence across all venues.

Wilfried Bergerhausen,
"With all costing data unified in one platform, I can make quick, informed adjustments to our recipes based on cost and yield data. This has enabled me to focus on negotiating with vendors and working on contract pricing collectively. As a result, we’ve achieved substantial cost savings, amounting to multiple six-figure savings."

Challenges

Before integrating meez, RMD Group faced several operational challenges:

  • Costing: Managing and reviewing costs across multiple platforms was time-consuming.
  • Accuracy: Manual recalculations and updates to recipe books often led to inconsistencies and errors.
  • Organization: Maintaining multiple systems and formats for recipe books and cost cards was inefficient and labor-intensive.

Results

The introduction of meez brought a unified platform that streamlined various aspects of kitchen operations at RMD Group.

Substantial Cost Savings:

The ability to manage costs efficiently led to multiple six-figure savings.

"With all costing data unified in one platform, I can make quick, informed adjustments to our recipes based on cost and yield data. This has not only streamlined our process but also enabled me to focus on negotiating with vendors and working on contract pricing collectively. As a result, we’ve achieved substantial cost savings, amounting to multiple six-figure savings."

Enhanced Recipe Consistency

The implementation of touchscreen displays in the kitchens revolutionized recipe management. Direct access to updated, scaled recipes ensured consistency in food preparation across all venues.

"Our prep teams now have direct access to scaled recipes, eliminating the need for manual recalculations and potential errors during the process. This system has not only ensured consistency in our food preparation but also significantly reduced the time and effort previously spent on managing recipe books and constantly updating massive binders."

Improved Operational Efficiency

The streamlined workflow reduced the time and effort previously spent on managing multiple systems, allowing the team to focus on more critical tasks like vendor negotiations and contract pricing.

"The elimination of managing recipe books and cost cards in different formats has been a game-changer. This consolidation has not only simplified our workflow but also saved a considerable amount of time and effort that was previously spent on maintaining multiple systems and formats."

Conclusion

The adoption of meez at RMD Group has transformed kitchen operations, bringing efficiency, consistency, and substantial cost savings. Wilfried Bergerhausen's experience highlights the significant impact of a unified costing and recipe management platform on a high-performing culinary team. With continued enhancements, meez has the potential to further streamline operations and support RMD Group's commitment to excellence in the hospitality industry.

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