Prep items are different recipes that must be prepared by the business. Since Production works with Inventory, it is important to note that if an organization has not built any recipes they will have no items available to use as prep items.
How to create a Prep item
To begin building a prep item, click on the Production tab, select the Setup subtab, and choose Prep.
The Prep page will display previous recipes that have been set up. If you have not built any before, a message will display in the center of the screen to tell you. You can begin building a new prep item by clicking Add Your First Item.
A window will open asking you to set up different details regarding the recipe that you are adding.
The Recipe drop down will be used to choose the recipe you would like to use. Status will allow you to set whether the prep item is active now or inactive. Prep unit of measure is where you will choose a unit of measurement to assign to the item. You will be presented with a unit conversion menu if you choose a unit of measure type not applied to the item. Prep Time is the amount of time it takes to build the recipe. Hold Time will be used to specify how long the recipe can be held for before it is no longer fresh. You are able to enter a value up to 999 in this field. Prep Schedule is where you will be able to choose the schedule you would like to assign the prep item to. Minimum Prep Quantity is the minimum amount that has to be prepped of a recipe. Further Information regarding Prep Stations can be found here.
Once you have finished setting everything up, click on Ok.
This will bring you to the prep set up page. Here you will see the prep items you’ve built up to this point and their settings. You can remove a prep item by clicking the trashcan icon to the right of its name.
Ingredients that are recipes within a prepped recipe will only be depleted if it is assigned to the group that the store is in.