When you run a restaurant, baking your own buns in-house is quite a lot of work. A baker has to come in very early, and there are a lot of ingredients to keep in-stock that you would not otherwise need. As such, it can be a lot more convenient to just have your buns delivered by a commercial bakery. Here are a few tips to follow as you transition into bun delivery.
Ask for daily delivery, if possible.
Most bakeries that deliver buns and similar items will give you the choice between having buns delivered daily, and having them delivered every few days. While you might be tempted to select a less-frequent delivery schedule, this means that, on some days, your customers will get buns that are not as fresh. As such, it is worth putting a little more time into daily deliveries. Your staff will soon adapt to having new buns arrive each day. It will still be a lot less work than having to make the buns in-house!
Designate a cool storage area.
Freshly baked buns should not be stored in the cooler, as this will make them hard and stale a lot faster. However, they should not get too warm or moist in a hot, moist kitchen, either. So, before you start having the buns delivered, you want to set aside some space in your restaurant to store the buns. A spare closet off the kitchen or even the corner of the kitchen furthest from the oven is a good choice.
Track your bun use before you order.
When you're ordering buns daily, you need to know ahead of time how many you need. Start tracking how many buns you are using before you start ordering them. Track for a week or more so you get a well-rounded idea of how many you use. This way, you won't be at risk of running short on your first few days.
Taste test the buns beforehand.
Before you start ordering buns from a certain shop, ask to taste them. Most shops are happy to let you taste what they have to offer. They may even have several types of buns that you can compare. This helps ensure the buns you order have a flavor and texture that you're confident your customers will enjoy.
Ordering buns is endlessly easier than making them in-house. With the tips above, it can be a great experience. Look for buns delivery options in your area.