Catering software

Discussion in 'Professional Catering' started by culinairezaken, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. culinairezaken

    culinairezaken

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    Hi everybody,

    What's your opinion on cateringsoftware?
    At the moment i'm using a spreadsheet but i think i lose to much time behind the computer
    I used a demo of caterease, which looked perfect, but i can't afford it...


    Pieter.

    I love to cook with wine, sometimes i even put it in the food...
     
  2. culinairezaken

    culinairezaken

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    Anybody?


    Pieter.

    I love to cook with wine, sometimes i even put it in the food...
     
  3. petemccracken

    petemccracken

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    What are you wanting the software to do?
    • manage recipes and food costing
    • schedule events
    • customer service
    • prepare quotations and contracts
    • handle accounting
    • run payroll
    To suggest specific software one has to understand what you are looking for.
     
  4. culinairezaken

    culinairezaken

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    I want to:

    -manage recipes,
    -do calculations
    -easy print out productionsheets
    -materiallists/shoppinglists
    -combine production for severall party's..



    Pieter.

    I love to cook with wine, sometimes i even put it in the food...
     
  5. petemccracken

    petemccracken

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    OK, it appears that you are looking for something along the lines of recipe management-food costing-inventory management rather than event management or customer management. In other words, BOH.

    What kind of volume are you experiencing, i.e. events or covers per week-month?

    Do you need vendor tracking and order interfacing?
     
  6. culinairezaken

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    I don't necessary need ordering modules...

    Around 200 couverts a week


    Pieter.

    I love to cook with wine, sometimes i even put it in the food...
     
  7. jennyg

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    I am considering buying Caterese as I have heard from a friend who has used it that it has made her life much, much easier. Hope this helps! 

    Keep drinking! 

    Jenny G