How to Prepare Sandwich Wraps for a Restaurant

Preparing sandwich wraps for restaurants is simple, no matter what's inside.
Preparing sandwich wraps for restaurants is simple, no matter what's inside. (Image: Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Many restaurants of all types include sandwich wraps in their menus. Sandwich wraps come with a wide variety of ingredients and recipes that can include cold cuts, grilled or fried meats, vegetables, garnishes and sauces. No matter what ingredients your sandwich wrap requires, the preparation procedure is similar.

Things You'll Need

  • Large tortillas or Pita bread
  • Meat
  • Condiments
  • Garnishes
  • Plate
  • Aluminum foil

Prepare your ingredients. Cook and cut all meats, slice or shred cheeses, cut garnishes -- such as lettuce, tomato or pickles -- and keep condiments like mustard, mayonnaise and dressing easily accessible while you're at your food preparation station.

Place a large tortilla or pita flat on the preparation counter. In a straight line down the center, from one end to the other, apply a moderate layer of the desired condiment or dressing, like mayonnaise or mustard. Using this line as your guide, place garnishes such as lettuce or tomato directly on top of the condiments, and pre-cooked and sliced meats on top of the garnishes.

Fold the tortilla to enclose the fillings. At the short ends of your "ingredient line," gently fold each edge inward -- about an inch -- to cover a small portion of ingredients on either side. With the short ends tucked in, fold one of the wider tortilla flaps over the top concealing all the ingredients.

Roll the folded sandwich over to secure it closed. With one hand on each end, firmly and tightly roll the full end of your folded sandwich towards the flatter, empty edge of the tortilla. Depending on the size of your tortilla, you may roll it over one to two full times. Your sandwich wrap should resemble a burrito.

Cut the wrap in half to prepare for plating. Place one toothpick on each end of the wrap, about 1/4 of the sandwich length away from the ends. Use a very sharp, non-serrated kitchen knife to cut your wrap just between the toothpicks. For a more appealing appearance, cut the wrap on a slight angle to better display the layered contents.

Place both halves of the prepared sandwich wrap on a plate. Tilt each half slightly to reveal the contents for presentation, leaving sufficient room on the plate for side dishes and garnishes. Depending on your particular menu, you might add chips, french fries or a small salad as a side dish. Typical plate garnishes might include a pickle wedge, parsley leaves or a small dish or container of dressing or dipping sauce.

Tips & Warnings

  • For carry-out and to-go orders, you can use a sheet of wax paper or aluminum foil, and the same tortilla folding and rolling technique to package sandwiches for delivery.

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