I am starting a new business and I want to serve hand-cut French fries to my customers. What do I need to know about this process before I get started?A:
Any freshly-prepared potatoes will have to follow a strict HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) process, which includes proper temperature controls, product handling, approved equipment and other necessary tools, storing, preparation, packaging, shipping regulations and more - to ensure that you are delivering a safe and usable product to your customers. For anyone interested in this business one great way to learn about the process is to work for a local fresh produce/food processor who is already proficient in the business. This is the most cost efficient way to learn about any business before deciding to invest in and venturing out on your own.
As for a good French fry primer, here’s a link for one of our more popular Dr. Potato posts: https://idahopotato.com/dr-potato/ten-steps-to-better-homemade-idaho-potato-french-fries
The website has numerous French fry discussions which may also be of benefit to you. Good luck!