Before manufacturing this feature needs to be enabled in the management console. Go to Settings → General and click Use manufacturing of dishes and preparations. Save changes right after.
To manufacture a dish:
Go to Inventory → Manufactures in the management console.
Enter date and time of the manufacture.
Choose storage where manufactured dishes will appear.
In Product field choose dish or preparation from the drop-down list.
Enter the quantity of dishes for manufacturing. For example, 25 cakes.
Save your progress.
Once 25 cakes has been manufactured, flour, sugar, eggs, chocolate, and cream are wasted from the storage.
Now you have 25 cooked cakes and equal amount of ingredients wasted on the same storage. Go to Inventory → Ingredients movements report to see the amount and sum of manufactured dishes.
💡 Selling cakes after manufacturing reduces the cake balance at stock. Balance of manufactured cakes below zero in Storage → Stock means more cakes were sold than provided by manufacturing. Make a new manufacture to update the negative stock.
💡 Food cost of manufactured dishes and preparations is made of ingredient cost at the moment of manufacturing. Add another manufacture once a new supply updates current ingredient cost. Thus manufactured food cost will be recalculated.
☝️ First manufacture must be done on a current date as ingredients for its preparing will be converted to prepared dishes. Next manufactures could be made backdated, for example, to cut off negative dish stock on the storage.
To check stock of manufactured dishes and preparations on the storage, make an inventory check.