Better Cater Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Better Cater

Simple, mobile-friendly catering software

4.72/5 (29 reviews)

Better Cater overview

What is Better Cater?

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.
www.bettercater.com

Pricing

Starting from
$59/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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Better Cater reviews

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Tim Mokry

Better than the others

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-31
Review Source: Capterra

Been using it for three years and we do a ton of catering and special events. It works great for us! Don't spend a ton of cash on others when better cater is a great option and cost effective

Pros
Ease of use and simplicity for smaller companies that don't need something as intense as caterease.

Cons
I wish there was a mobile app and a better way to sync the calendar

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jodi Deason

Made the switch

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-20
Review Source: Capterra

We made the switch from Caterease to Better Cater about 2 1/2 years ago. The system was easy to learn and use. It is great- I can sign on from any computer or phone and access all of my accounts. They are great to work with for any questions you may have. They are constantly implementing updates for ease of use. We are happy with Better Cater- the yearly fee is much more realistic then the larger companies out there who offer the same or less.

Pros
Ease of use and mobile ability. Cost effective

Cons
The only con I have about Better Cater is that I would like to be able to move around the (change the order) of the Event Menus.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mark Bidinger

Great for beginners, lacks features for pros

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-03-09
Review Source: Capterra

It was great for getting me started. The cost is lower than competitors, which made it an easy choice for using while launching our business. We grew out of it, though, and their support and dev team really showed no signs of advancing the product any time soon.

Pros
Overall ease of use. There's not much to the application, and what is there is very easy to navigate through and use. Well worth the price if what they offer is what you need.

Cons
The lack of features my company needed. Needed more reports/better reporting. Emailing and customizing proposals from the system was not easy and didn't look that great. Needs a more comprehensive recipe/ingredient management program.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Sullivan Ortiz

This site stands for its name "Better Cater"

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-06-05
Review Source: Capterra

To make this short I will say this way, Better Cater is my main tool to communicate customer with the kitchen staff, and it does it smoothly.

Pros
As a daily user of this software, I can surely say I like the fact of how easy is to organize and communicate with customers. Also, it gives the chance for customizing orders for the kitchen and invoices for the customers.

Cons
There is not an app. Yikes! I would love to have this thing on my phone also or at least the website to be mobile friendly. I would love to have Better Cater with me everywhere I go

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Responsive and flexible

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-22
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
This package encompassed all of our needs without being as bulky and expensive as competitors. Better Cater's support staff have always listened and made quick modifications to better suit our needs.

Cons
The software will log me out even if one of my staff just checks our availability or schedule on another platform. Maybe the user count should be based upon on ability to modify.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Better Cater pricing

Starting from
$59/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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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
Calendar Management
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Reminders

API (399 other apps)
Activity Tracking (179 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (220 other apps)
CRM Integration (144 other apps)
Custom Fields (157 other apps)
Customer Database (174 other apps)
Customizable Branding (226 other apps)
Data Import/Export (200 other apps)
Electronic Payments (152 other apps)
Email Integration (208 other apps)
Real Time Data (145 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (272 other apps)
Social Media Integration (188 other apps)
Surveys & Feedback (164 other apps)
Third Party Integration (247 other apps)

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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
  • Dashboard
  • Event templates
  • Task management
  • Due date tracking
  • Vendor management
  • Preview functionality
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Benefits

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.