Determining whether to produce or purchase a sauce involves weighing both labor and prepared sauce expenses. While labor costs undoubtedly play a pivotal role, it’s essential to consider the evolving landscape of prepared sauce costs. Labor expenses have seen a significant increase, but prepared sauce costs have risen even more steeply. The critical question arises: Just how much labor investment is truly required to create a speed-scratch culinary sauce that aligns with your existing menu offerings?

At Midas Foods, our instant sauces typically demand only a minute of preparation time—simply hand-whisk them with one to four quarts of water. Cookup versions may take around five minutes, requiring you to add them to boiling water and stir. With labor valued at $20 per hour, each minute translates to just $0.33.

That’s a mere $0.33 investment to potentially save between $5 to $10 per gallon on a sauce, glaze, or dip.

Moreover, our products can be conveniently prepared in batches and refrigerated for later use, offering added flexibility and efficiency to your operations.

Is it time to explore speed-scratch alternatives that can help you navigate the rising costs of prepared items? The math speaks for itself. Contact us today to receive samples or learn how we can create a custom recipe just for you.