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A Standard Recipe is a tried and tested formula that consistently meets an establishment’s standards of quality and yield. This provides:
Components of a Standard Recipe
When creating the Standard Recipe format, include the following information:
Examples of a Well-Written Recipe
Note the ingredients exactly, stating how they are budgeted and outlined in a clear flow, including the presentation and cooking time. This allows kitchen staff to ensure that a dish is always prepared consistently.
Recipe Name: Chocolate Cinnabons with a Cream Cheese Glaze
Download our Sample Standard Recipe Sheet for use in your kitchen.
Weight and Volume Measurements
To compute the cost of a recipe, it’s important to know the cost of each ingredient based on the amount used. The amount of ingredients is usually measured in:
There are two methods of measurements, the metric and imperial (US systems). Reference the formula below for converting metric measurements to the US system:
Recipe Scaling is also known as Recipe Conversion. It is defined as changing the amount of ingredients used in a standard recipe to produce a different yield based on the number of portions that need to be prepared.
Why are Scaling Recipes Important?
The number of portions of each recipe to be prepared each day varies depending on forecasted needs. Scaling recipes prevents wasteful overproduction or embarrassing underproduction, which is a potential source of lost income.
How to Scale Recipes
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