Propose ambitious improvements to your boss how to

Propose ambitious improvements to your boss HOW TO

Propose ambitious improvements.Below is actual proposal that I have made to my boss within the first month of being hired as Executive Chef of a large catering production in Jakarta. These kind of reports are done purely based on operational observation and above all common sense.

Please note that I am not discussing related budget proposal neither the details of the follow up and the implications in matter of commitment that are required from all stakeholders. Meaning it is only a proposal that must be submitted and approved prior to implementation.

 

how to propose ambitious improvements to your boss
propose ambitious improvements

 

I generally like to jump right the way into the heart of the subject because time is money:

PRODUCTION: propose ambitious improvements

Below is actual proposal that I have made to my boss within the first month of being hired as Executive Chef of a large catering production in Jakarta. These kind of reports are done purely based on operational observation and above all common sense.Propose ambitious improvements

  • flexible approach for lounge menus ( upon management decision)

considering that we are making no or next to no money from lounge operations ,we should be allowed to manage and change the menu whenever it is profitable in our operation , for example using extra food stock or slow moving items or relocate cancelled loads etc…it would just require last minute adaptation of food tags from our side. At present time we have to provide pre agreed menu at each cycles which is too costly in regards with the above mentioned situation.

 

how to propose ambitious improvements to your boss
propose ambitious improvements

 

  • Considering vacuum pack products 

The use of vacuum (sous vide) system offers numerous advantages when well implemented, better shelf life of raw products, reduce space use, and increase shelf life of cooked products up to 2 weeks. Just need to purchase a vacuum pack machine and organize part of our production.

  • How to improve standardisation in production processes ( see below “The mechanisation of the workflow

Lot of hand works can be handled by machines (no necessarily electrical), we already purchased few vegetables cutters, peelers etc… We plan as well to buy 2 dough dividing machine for bakery : 1 to cut and shape  bread buns , the other can produce at will up to 200 pieces of dough, within the next month of the purchase it will enable us to alight some of our man power.

 

how to propose ambitious improvements to your boss
propose ambitious improvements

 

  • Best practice method sessions 

We should once a month organise “best practice method” sessions with operational supervisors from all departments and evaluate  all workflow methods ( few at the time ) and find ways to perform better and more efficiently.These sessions would produce new or revised SOPs meaning  to improve organisation , synchronization between departments as well as reducing food cost.

 

how to propose ambitious improvements to your boss

propose ambitious improvements

  • New kitchen layout ( project attached)

A meeting should be organised as soon as possible to finalize all drawings and move on to the next step of the project which includes equipment purchasing process.

  • Hygiene and sanitation solutions ( stewarding , pot wash , housekeeping)

Some best practices remain to be found in this department ,for instance the pot wash area is very disorganised, the flow of kitchen equipment is left to the users only .we should hire a chief stewards to organize the collection ,the cleaning, the storage and inventory of  our cooking equipment.

 

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propose ambitious improvements

NON PRODUCTION   Propose ambitious improvements

Below is actual proposal that I have made to my boss within the first month of being hired as Executive Chef of a large catering production in Jakarta. These kind of reports are done purely based on operational observation and above all common sense.Propose ambitious improvements

  • Improve our hospitality performance, during presentations.

We should be able to welcome our guests better in our property as I believe all details are important during their visits. Quality of food and beverages is of course paramount, however all aspects of the service are important. We could purchase a new set of service (plates, cuttleries, glassware etc…) ,considering hot or cold towels , also fixing the AC in our board room .

 

how to propose ambitious improvements to your boss

propose ambitious improvements

  • Flooring problems to be solved (urgent)

Discuss and find solutions to maintain and repair epoxy floor as it is a permanent hassle, engineering department must find a set of best practice adapted to our operations or an alternate upgraded product to this epoxy.

 

how to propose ambitious improvements to your boss

propose ambitious improvements

  • Interior decoration of corridors ,

We should display a set of notice boards in our corridors, of course technical information, management socialisations but also social information’s which might interest our employees as well also motivational posters and  food trends etc..)

  • Harmonisation between production, purchasing, receiving and storage.

How to improve the synergy between these 3 departments especially during weekends and when there is last minute requests from customers. Minimum stock rotations should be created, store requisition system must  be improved.

 

how to propose ambitious improvements to your boss

propose ambitious improvements

  • Cost control  So far nobody can ensure that our food cost calculations per customers are accurate despite the heavy system in place, and I seriously doubts that our weekly cost report per customers is accurate. Clarification is most needed concerning the method used. the bottom line monthly results is believed to be accurate. Precise data are extremely important to be analyses in regards with monitoring and future strategies.

 

OTHERS  Propose ambitious improvements

  • Create a waste management program, aiming to lower the cost and increase revenues. A lot of our non food leftovers still have market value, like cans, Styrofoam boxes, bottles, cartons, papers etc…And if sold properly could reduce our expenses.

 

how to propose ambitious improvements to your boss

propose ambitious improvements

  • Employee meals to be outsourced It is very costly to run a full canteen operation with kitchen and crew, outsourcing would be cheaper, and food allocation per employee could easily be significantly increased without affecting the bottom line.
  • Improving motivation of the employees  Company vision, mission and culture is important for all participants and keeps the employees’s focus on one goal of quality and integrity. Best employees programs, incentives, social programs, carrier plans, training, can be very profitable for company.
  • Improving knowledge of the employees  We must precisely identify together our employee’s competency needs and provide technical training.

 

how to propose ambitious improvements to your boss

 

  • Reinforce security regulations  Body check should be implemented as soon as possible to avoid unwanted situations. Prevention is always better than repression.
  • The usage of paper We urgently need a program concerning the usage of paper in all areas because it represent a significant cost every year for the company not to mention space needed. Developing integrated computerized system should enable us to save cost , however ,best practices and recycling program should be put in place, starting by employee’s awareness training and complete evaluation of relevance of our daily usage.

 

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