Day Parts

The Portal Chef Set Up Menus Setup Hours and Day Parts

Day parts are used to organize data such as Cook List items and Sales Projections. Day parts also control the products displayed in the Holding Units, such as eggs for breakfast.

Day parts topics of interest are:

Time Period Examples

Day part time periods are usually defined by the Parent Brand. Day part examples for a 24-hour site are listed in the table below:

Day Part

Start Time

End Time

Breakfast

05:00 AM

10:30 AM

Lunch

10:30 AM

2:00 PM

Snack

2:00 PM

5:00 PM

Dinner

5:00 PM

8:00 PM

Late Night

8:00 PM

5:00 AM

Create New Day Part

The Portal Chef Set Up Menus Setup Hours and Day Parts

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Set the first day part to begin 30 minutes prior to opening. This allows the holding unit to warm up to the appropriate temperature.

24-hour sites do not need to follow this tip as the holding units are always on.

To create new day parts:

  1. From the Store list, select the site.

    • Alternatively, use the Search field to locate and select a site.

  2. From the Day Parts section, select the day of the week.

  3. Select +Add New Daypart.

    • The Add New Daypart option is not available when scheduled day parts are already in place for the entire 24-hour period.

  4. In the Name field, type the day part name.

  5. From the Start Time dropdown, select the day part start time.

  6. From the End Time dropdown, select the day part end time.

  7. (Optional) If the holding unit has a timer bar that has day part display lights, and is connected through a serial cable, use the BB Day Part dropdown to determine which light is illuminated during the selected day part. Leave blank if unknown.

    For more information, see Black Box (BB) Day Parts.

  8. On the upper-right of the panel, select Save Changes.

  9. If a new day part was created, read the message about kitchen equipment and pan assignments. Select OK to acknowledge.

    For more information, see Kitchen Equipment Setup and/or Holding Unit Pan Assignments: Create.

  10. On the Save confirmation message, select OK.

  11. (Optional) Select Copy to All Days.

  12. From the menu list on the left of The Portal, select Sync Changes.

    For more information, see Sync Changes.

Edit Day Parts

The Portal Chef Set Up Menus Setup Hours and Day Parts

To edit existing day parts:

  1. From the Store Selector list, select the site.

    • Alternatively, use the Search field to locate and select the site.

  2. From the Day Parts section, select the day of the week.

  3. Select +Add New Daypart.

  4. In the Name field, type the day part name.

  5. From the Start Time dropdown, select the day part start time.

  6. From the End Time dropdown, select the day part end time.

  7. (Optional) Use the BB Day Part dropdown if the holding unit is connected through a serial cable. Leave blank if unknown.

    For more information, see Black Box (BB) Day Parts.

  8. On the upper-right of the panel, select Save Changes.

  9. If a new day part was created, read the message about appropriate equipment and pan assignments. Select OK to acknowledge.

    For more information, see Kitchen Equipment Setup and/or Holding Units (PHUs).

  10. On the Save Settings confirmation message, select OK.

  11. (Optional) Select Copy to All Days.

  12. From the menu list on the left of The Portal, select Sync Changes.

    For more information, see Sync Changes.

Black Box (BB) Day Parts

The Portal Chef Set Up Menus Setup Hours and Day Parts

The control box that connects the Holding Unit Timer Bar through a serial cable is described as a Black Box. Not all holding units use this type of control box.

If the Holding Unit Timer Bar contains day part indicator lights, the BB Daypart field determines which indicator light is illuminated during the day part. A description of each setting is listed in the table below.

Setting

Description

BB Day Part 0

Illuminates Timer Bar light 1

BB Day Part 1

Illuminates Timer Bar light 2

BB Day Part 2

Illuminates Timer Bar light 3