Saffron Central is our new catering software designed specifically for multi-outlet caterers operating from a Central Production Unit (CPU). It helps you to track, cost and manage your menu offering, production and delivery, with complete visibility across your entire estate.
The advantages of CPUs
Real estate in today’s retail catering can be challenging. You might have limited food production facilities, whether that’s due to size of the property or down to the property being of A1 classification – where limitations on what can be produced on site are stipulated. CPUs can help you realise improvements in costs and maintain brand standards – providing you can manage them efficiently.
How does Saffron Central work?
When you have multiple sites, order requirements can be complex – you have to manage mass production, multiple orders, deadlines, stock management, and production management. That’s why we created the only integrated central production solution providing complete visibility.
Saffron Central manages the process of Head Office creating items for ordering and enables each unit to requisition goods from the CPU. These are then centrally prepared and dispatched to the individual outlets.
Saffron Central works with its own unique functionality, Saffron Central uses a web ordering sheet via any device, to create your picking lists (ingredient list) and supplier orders based on the requisitions received from your outlets. CPUs have the flexibility to plan production based on these orders which are then prepared, packed and dispatched, where all stock movements and costs are tracked within the system.
Features and benefits of Saffron Central to overcome your CPU challenges
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Why choose Saffron and Fretwell-Downing?
We began our journey 30 years ago from a need to have visibility of costs and profit within our own hotel and catering business. Our goal is always to provide solutions that help operators improve business performance through all parts of the cost cycle. We ensure we drill down into each sector and industry we operate it so we’re always at the forefront to help you overcome your specific challenges.
Designed by caterers for caterers, Saffron is a powerful, yet easy to use, web-based
solution that keeps you informed of business performance any time, any place. Our main catering software Saffron is widely used throughout the catering industry, with clients like Professional Nursery Kitchen, Wrap It Up and Around Noon.