The Drafting Room is known not only for an extensive beer and scotch menu, but also as a fine restaurant. The beer menu consists of over 20 rotating taps and over 100 different bottled beers. The Drafting Room provides guests a vast selection of the finest handcrafted beers, micro-brews, and seasonal releases from the world's greatest breweries.
Another extensive menu is the selection of single malt scotches. The Drafting Room pours over 70 different single malts from all regions of Scotland. To introduce novices to the world of scotch The Drafting Room provides "scotch tastings" which are samples of scotch to help educate consumers without breaking the bank.
Wrapping up the entire operation is the restaurant menu. Offering dishes form Phyllo Cheese Steak to Louisiana Gumbo the creative, contemporary American menu is created from scratch and rotates three times a year. Seasonal items are utilized in daily specials and the large menu is executed with a team oriented kitchen staff.
Brickside Grille, their sister restaurant, opened its doors in 2000. Brickside Grille is a chef-run restaurant offering food prepared from scratch, featuring unparalleled freshness and variety of flavors. It is an upscale, casual restaurant where fish is delivered daily from the local fish market. Their raw bar is stocked with the freshest oysters, shrimp, and clams. In addition to their seasonally changing menu, they feature daily specials taking advantage of seasonal ingredients.
At each location a chef and sous chef work with the program for inventory tracking, price changes, costing new menus, creating orders, and recipe maintenance.
Owner, Andrew Weintraub, originally purchased ChefTec software in 1998 to help manage their extensive restaurant and liquor menu. Both locations use the program for inventory tracking, pricing changes, costing, menus, creating orders, and recipe maintenance. "ChefTec creates a food history which helps us maintain communication in the kitchen. When a Chef is out, the sous chef picks up his duties, and ChefTec is the record of everything that was ordered or received during the Chef's absence," said Andrew Weintraub. "By using one program for all our back office functions it is easy to see what has occurred. Our chefs and sous chefs use ChefTec every day."
The Drafting Room also uses ChefTec to help with liquor ordering. Since the operation is part of the state Pennnsylvanian liquor system ordering needs to be efficiently organized to alleviate shortages. Weintraub set up all liquor to be ordered by pars. Liquor inventory is taken daily and if an item is below par an order is automatically generated for that item. The order is then faxed to a state liquor store and it is ready for pick up the next day.
Another area where ChefTec is used is in the tracking and ordering of small wares, such as tongs, paper towels and plates. "ChefTec helps us avoid mismatched smallwares," said Weintraub. "For example, if a strainer breaks we might have ordered three strainers before we got the one we originally purchased. With ChefTec we have a record of what we purchased, so it is easy to reorder the same item. In fact, ChefTec creates the order for us!"
Besides all of the other great things that ChefTec does for us, it also helps us avoid mismatched smallwares. For example, if a strainer breaks we might have ordered three strainers before we got the one we originally purchased. With ChefTec we have a record of what we purchased, so it is easy to reorder the same item. In fact, ChefTec creates the order for us!~Andrew Weintraub, Owner
The Drafting Room, Exton, PA