Sometimes it’s the little things that can make you crazy, like As Purchased To Edible Portion Conversions (AP/EP)
CostGuard Calculates Shrinkage and AP/EP Calculations for you.
How easy life in the kitchen would be if all ingredients came ready to use with no trimming, waste, shrinkage or expansion to worry about. Since that is not the case, CostGuard helps you with these tedious calculations.
AP (As Purchased) is how most items are bought.
EP (Edible Portion) is what you have left after you prep the item. Some examples of AP/EP conversions include:
•Your case of lettuce weighed 50 pounds when it arrived, after you cut off the outer leaves and core, you have 35 pounds left.
•Your beef ribeye roast was 22 pounds when delivered, but after you cut off the extra fat, you had 19 pounds left.
•Your raw turkey breast weighed 8 pounds before it went into the oven, now after it came out, it weighs 6 ½ pounds.
•From your cooked turkey breast, you sliced 100 1-oz portions. Somehow, you “lost” 4 oz in the slicing.
You are now using this information to cost out your recipes and menus accurately. And, since CostGuard calculates shrinkage for each recipe unit, you can manipulate your usage. CostGuard allows you to set up several different units for the same item, each with their own shrinkage rate.