Looking for advice on menu building tools etc.

Discussion in 'Professional Catering' started by beastiebox, Mar 23, 2017.

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    beastiebox

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    Hello everyone! I'll start by explaining my situation. Currently I work for a major catering corporation. Recently some serious trouble has shaken the account I work at, and my Executive Chef & mentor suggested I should apply at a more stable‚Äč account. Not only that, but he has suggested that I should make the transition from Head Cook to a Chef manager position.
    I feel completely confident in my abilities, and have decided to take his advice. It is quite a transition, but he has been training me extensivly in my companies systems (Schedule,menu,vendor,costing, inventory etc.) In addition to my regular duties. I thought it might look well on me to provide a few example menus including cost,portion, profit etc. With my resume. The issue is, when I'm not working with my Exec, I can't access the systems, it's above my current position. If I have to I don't mind pointer pushing in Excel, but I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions of free software or sites that could provide an easier and quicker layout to work with? Thank you for your time!
     
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    I didn't even consider Google sheets. I'll have to look into that. Thank you greatly for the advice! I'll pass that up the grapevine too.