Better Cater Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Better Cater

Simple, mobile-friendly catering software

4.74/5 (19 reviews)

Better Cater overview

Better Cater is a simple, mobile-optimized catering software that serves various types of catering businesses, large and small, helping users to schedule, produce, and manage numerous events. Organizations are able to create and streamline professional-looking proposals for clients, generate a variety of reports, and organize event details using the integrated calendar.

Better Cater enables businesses to create and send professional proposals to clients, including all details on the products and services offered. Ordering and prep sheets can be created to help streamline the kitchen, while menus and invoices help organize tasks for the sales team. Scheduling and packing lists can also be created to guide the operations team. All details of the events can be organized within the solution’s integrated calendar which can be synchronized with Outlook, Google Calendar, and iCalendar. Users can view all events by day, week, month, or year, as well as manage all bookable spaces and reschedule events.

The solution stores and keeps all information in a centralized location, allowing users to streamline all the documents needed in order to fulfill jobs. Customizable reports can be based on previously entered information and generated to track various types of data such as overall food sales, inventory, and staff. Better Cater can be accessed from anywhere, using any computer, smartphone, or tablet in order to retrieve information and view menus, proposals, and event details while on the go.


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United States

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Better Cater - Home Video

Better Cater reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
Carol Hamre

Good service

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-01-31
Review Source: Capterra

I like better cater. It has helped me streamline my business and really give it the total professional look. I like that I can access it from anywhere, whether I am out shopping to putting together a bid for a client on the spot - its very convenient. There have been some issues though with the delivery of my proposals - their software if often sensed as spam and I have had NUMEROUS instances where my bids are not being received in a timely manner. This has been a detriment to me. I also wish I could get it to be synced with my quick books, which would make bookkeeping much easier and faster. It is easy to use

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Joshua Bouley

Took our catering business to the next level.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-07
Review Source: Capterra

Great way to organize our job calendar. Works great to organize and categorize all of our menu options, customers and invoices.

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Yolanda Barnett

I have had a wonderful experience with BC. I have been with them for over a year and I love them.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-11-13
Review Source: Capterra

Central location for my clients information, Recipes, Quotes and product databaseEasy to use, professional quotes and the ability to add attachments and store all of my clients in one place. I can also look back on past orders which make it easy when a client requests a duplicate order.

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Sirota Hoffman

It seemed great at first, but lack of customization and flexibility is frustrating.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-23
Review Source: Capterra

Very easy to set up and get started on it. Had cancelled Caterease as it was too clunky and difficult by comparison. I like being able to message a question and get a quick reply if the hours are right.

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Chad Gardner

Better Cater - The best software system for growing catering operations, hands down!

Reviewed 2015-04-05
Review Source: Capterra

The user friendliness of Better Cater is amazing! I was able to prepare professional proposals in minutes vs hours from my previous in house process, on the first day I started using Better Cater. This in turn allowed me to generate more business with less effort and time. My business was just myself and my assistant and now we have a staff of 20 including an Executive Chef, Special Events Manager and Business Manager. As a matter of fact, Dash and a Handful Catering is running so smoothly, I just bought a restaurant! Also, I can not say enough about the tech support. As I starting using Better Cater, I found I had a need for certain information to further streamline my business and gather information. I would pose my need to the support team and they were amazing! They would literally go to work and generate another report that offered me the information I requested. Better Cater listens to the needs of their clients and reacts! I would recommend their software system to any catering operation, from a startup to an existing operation looking to streamline the proposal and reporting process. Thanks Better Cater Team!

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Better Cater pricing

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Pricing options
Free trial
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Monthly Plan: $59 (add additional users for $30 each per month)

Yearly Plan: $590 (add additional users for $25 each per month)

Better Cater features

Activity Dashboard
Automatic Reminders
Calendar Management
Contact Database
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates

API (294 other apps)
Activity Tracking (120 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (156 other apps)
CRM Integration (110 other apps)
Custom Fields (126 other apps)
Customer Database (116 other apps)
Customizable Branding (146 other apps)
Data Import/Export (142 other apps)
Electronic Payments (112 other apps)
Email Integration (144 other apps)
Mobile Integration (117 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (162 other apps)
Social Media Integration (125 other apps)
Third Party Integration (161 other apps)

Additional information for Better Cater

Key features of Better Cater

  • Create invoices/proposals
  • Event manager
  • Instant profit reports
  • Vendor manager
  • All-in-one contact manager
  • Recipe manager
  • Various sales reports
  • Customizable reporting
  • Ordering and prep sheets
  • Scheduling
  • Integrated calendar
  • Multiple calendar views
  • Rescheduling
  • Contact management
  • Store historical client data
  • Setup menus
  • Packing lists
  • Preview functionality
  • Vendor management
  • Dashboard
  • Event templates
  • Task management
  • Due date tracking
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Streamline and generate professional proposals for clients and explain products and services in great detail with Better Cater.

Get a variety of reports to track important data such as overall food sales, staff, and inventory to better manage and organize the business.

Create and manage hundreds of bookings and keep track of clients and their events with Better Cater's contact management tools.

Keep track of dates with Better Cater's integrated calendar that syncs with Google Calendar, iCal, and Outlook, and manage all bookable spaces and rescheduling.

Access Better Cater to retrieve information from anywhere using any computer, smartphone, or tablet and view menus, proposals, and event details while on the go.