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Now you can select this option to print or save as PDF every one of your dishes, recipes, sub-recipes and list of ingredients and suppliers associated with a menu IN ONE GO. No more flitting backwards and forwards - save loads of time and have the printed versions handy in the kitchen or for training. 


 

Tech Spec

The system security is achieved using 128-bit encryption to protect data right through the user's browser, which is the same level as online banking. The platform on which CaterCost is hosted is backed by one of the largest software developers in the world and is already used by several Blue Chip companies worldwide. It is a proven platform with all the usual items of system robustness including mirrored servers and real time back up – ensuring the end user doesn’t have to worry or spend money on these vital items.

At around a £1 a day, it’s miles more affordable than other big fancy-pants systems – we know you don’t need a sledgehammer to crack a nut.

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features_new.jpg  Audit log

Unlike other systems we don't let you delete an ingredient if it's in use in a recipe or dish. The audit log feature will help you identify recipes and dishes that contain specific ingredients.

Also - see what your additional users have been up to in our 'last actions' audit log.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DEMO

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features_new.jpg Allergen tracking and menu scanning

With CaterCost you can flag 14 food allergens against supplied ingredient info and CaterCost will track that allergen through every sub-recipe and dish you use it in. Far less room for user error 14 Allergens listed to comply with new legislation 13th Dec 2014

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features_new.jpg  Menu scanning

Make a menu public and it will generate a unique QR code allowing anyone with a Smart Phone or Tablet to scan and view full nutritional data and allergenic ingredients contained in every dish on the menu.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DEMO

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features_new.jpg  Stock count

Grab your Ipad and count your locations stock - as you enter the detail the system calculates a cumulative stock holding. Close of the stock count, enter sales and purchases for the period and see an accurate GP and Food Cost for that period.

Set locations in your system to count by where items are physically stored!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DEMO

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features_new.jpg  Choose Sterling, Dollar, Baht, Euro or any currency

Customise your location to reflect your country’s tax and currency on all your costings, spec sheets and menus

Free-type ingredients in any language.

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features_new.jpg  Print dish and recipe specification

CaterCost food cost calculator allows you to print a PDF style sheet showing recipe and dish ingredient details, method, photo, nutritional components – with and without costs and GP

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SAMPLE RECIPE SHEET

CLICK HERE TO SEE SAMPLE DISH SPEC

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Conversion function

Goodbye to calculators and spreadsheets forever. This isn't a thinly disguised 'glorified spreadsheet', it's a truly user-friendly menu costing system that speaks your language.
When creating a recipe or dish you can choose metric, imperial, a clove, a pinch, an onion, a fillet, a head, a bunch. We know that not everything comes neatly in grams!

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features_starflash_2_recipe_.jpgRecipe within a recipe

Component dishes – no problem. We understand that loads of your menu dishes contain mini recipes within recipes.
That's why CaterCost remembers all your batched items and lets you add a fully costed dollop, drizzle or a decent-sized portion to your plate with just the click of the mouse!
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Easily get extra accuracy by creating recipes to accurately account for shrinkage.

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CLICK HERE TO SEE A SAMPLE RECIPE SPEC SHEET

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Profit Alerts

Keep on top of price fluctuations. The only system that alerts you on the home page to dishes selling below your desired Gross Profit.

When your suppliers' prices go up, the system automatically updates all dish spec and warns you if any dishes have slipped below your target GP.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DEMO

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features_new.jpg  Add a photo / Add method

Leave nothing to chance whoever’s in the kitchen with an accurate photo of every dish and a written dish preparation method.

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features_new.jpg Sales Mix

Create an up-to-the-minute accurate theoretical profit report by entering actual sales against every dish sold on the menu. See profits as a cash margin and as a Gross Profit percentage for any given sales period.

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features_starflash_7_preload.jpgPre-load and copy function

Pre-populated to save you time. Don't you just hate the thought of starting from scratch? That's why we've pre-loaded the system with 600 basic store cupboard ingredients and 200 average conversions (fruit, veg, slices, egg sizes, etc).

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Overwrite our existing store cupboard suppliers with yours or use 'copy' function to fast-track to getting fully costed.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DEMO

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features_starflash_8_safesecure.jpgSafe and secure

Demystify the kitchen and maintain standards. CaterCost builds a library of all your food specifications, giving you the security that your standards will stay consistent - whoever's in the kitchen!

One administrator per outlet means you're always in control. Add additional users and set permissions for extra security.

Running on the Microsoft Azure Platform, CaterCost system security is the same as online banking.

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features_starflash_9_nutritional.jpgNutritional info

Give your customers the info they want - yes really! Whatever you may think, more and more people are asking what's in the food they eat. All the big boys are doing it and now you can too.

CaterCost automatically puts nutritional info against all your recipes and dishes at the same time as calculating the cost. Now it couldn't be simpler for you to sign up the the Government's Responsibility Deal!

There is extensive nutritional info in the system or you can enter your own - whichever you prefer.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DEMO

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Auto-calculate batch size

With a three way functionality, CaterCost will automatically calculate your batch size and let you play around with portion sizing - dropping 5 grams per portion is a great way to boost the profits - your customers won't notice but your bank account will.

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features_starflash_11_printmenu.jpgPrint menu

Now you can print today's menu at the touch of a button. Download a PDF and print direct from your office PC or Mac.

Choose icons to highlight vegetarian, gluten allergy, lactose intolerance, low salt items, select low calorie thresholds or display the full calories for every dish.

CSV menu downloads available too!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DEMO

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features_starflash_13_dishspec.jpgDish spec as quick as a wink

Writing a dish specification has never been a chef's favourite job. CaterCost takes the pain away. All items in your store cupboard and in your component recipes are at your finger tips, all supplier specific, fully costed and nutritionally analysed for you to add to recipes and dishes in what ever quantities you choose.

This really is a dish spec as quick as you can type - no calculators, no spreadsheets, no messing around.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DEMO

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features_starflash_12_oneclick.jpgOne-click price change

Price fluctuations are a real nightmare and yet if they go unnoticed they can erode your margins by stealth.

CaterCost lets you make just one change to your store cupboard item price, click 'save' and the effects of that change get nested throughout every recipe, every component and every dish automatically.

If the change brings any item below your desired GP threshold it will pop up in your alerts!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DEMO

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features_starflash_14_swap.jpg'Swap', 'Copy' and 'Supplier Intelligence'

Save time re-writing dish specs for similar dishes - simply make a copy and edit the bits you want to change.

Easily see the impact on your profit when you buy the same ingredient from multiple suppliers with the swap function.

Compare prices per 100 grams with the unique 'Supplier Intelligence" wizard.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DEMO