Tortazo, an embodiment of Chef Rick Bayless's culinary mastery, represents a celebration of Mexican cuisine, vibrant culture, and unwavering hospitality. Initially launched in Chicago's Willis Tower in 2020, it later expanded to New York City's NoMad area and subsequently opened a second location in the heart of Times Square in 2023.
Challenges Before meez
When Heather Terhune joined as the Associate Director of Culinary Operations in June 2021, Tortazo was using Restaurant 365 and other third-party accounting and recipe systems. However, these platforms were deemed archaic and insufficient for recipe management, leading to scalability issues and a lack of interconnectivity among Tortazo's three locations.
Seeking a more scalable and user-friendly solution to streamline their expanding operations, Tortazo started exploring alternatives. Through recommendations from chef acquaintances, they discovered meez as a potential partner.
“We needed a system that could seamlessly grow with us. Traditional systems lacked scalability; we needed a platform that could manage our recipes effortlessly.”
Implementation and Impact of meez
After adopting meez, Tortazo aimed to enhance training, reduce errors, and ensure recipe consistency across locations. Although not fully integrated into their costing system yet, meez helped Tortazo with:
Future Prospects and Expansion
Tortazo's vision involves further expansion, potentially into Vegas and additional locations within Chicago and airports. While they continue to refine the integration of meez into their operations, they anticipate achieving greater scalability and efficiency.
“meez has emerged as a valuable ally in Tortazo's quest for culinary excellence and operational efficiency. Through its user-friendly interface, scalable capabilities, and emphasis on consistency, meez has minimized errors and enhanced the overall staff training experience."
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