Culinary, hospitality and technical schools and colleges are utilizing BirchStreet to streamline their purchasing, provisioning and food costing processes. Institutions, such as Le Cordon Bleu, a Career Education Corporation (CEC) entity, use BirchStreet to purchase, track and provision their students with classroom supplies, food and beverage kits for their daily lesson plans as well as food & beverages for their restaurant and retail outlets.
Having been designed to meet the business process automation needs of multi-location enterprises has led to BirchStreet being sought out by such non-traditional customers such as technical schools and colleges like CEC, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Kendall College and others.
Educational facilities that have a culinary focus can scale the size of their orders in the classroom, have access to allergens and nutritional values and even upload educational videos and images for consistent recipes. Moreover, along with access to real-time data and budgets, any type of campus can centralize their purchasing and compliance with approved suppliers.
As in any traditional hospitality business, tracking, budgeting, forecasting and inventory are much easier to manage once they are automated. Similar to our hospitality customers, using the integrated suite of modules will result in greatly enhanced visibility, compliance, efficiency and control for back office operations.
Facilities with multiple locations or campuses find that a cloud-based system works best. There are often many inventory outlets on campuses, and the system can not only track overall usage, transfers and budgets, but what each classroom is spending, creating visibility and accountability.
Click here to read Francis Tuttle Technology Center’s case study.