Better Cater Features

Better Cater

Simple, mobile-friendly catering software

4.73/5 (30 reviews)

Better Cater Feature Summary

  • 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

Competitor Feature Comparison

Activity Dashboard
Automated Scheduling
Banquet Management
Billing & Invoicing
Booking Management
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Contact Database
Contact Management
Contract/License Management
Cost Management
Customer Database
Customer History
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Deadline Management
Discount Management
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Marketing
Event Calendar
Event Management
Event Scheduling
Facility Management
Invoice Management
Kitchen / Menu Management
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Order Management
Preview Functionality
Profit/Loss Statement
Proposal Generation
Purchasing & Receiving
Quotes/Estimates
Recipe Management
Reminders
Reporting/Analytics
Sales Orders
Social Media Integration
Task Management
Template Management
Vendor Management
Waitstaff Management
Weddings/Parties
iCalendar Support
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Activity Dashboard
Automated Scheduling
Banquet Management
Billing & Invoicing
Booking Management
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Contact Database
Contact Management
Contract/License Management
Cost Management
Customer Database
Customer History
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Deadline Management
Discount Management
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Marketing
Event Calendar
Event Management
Event Scheduling
Facility Management
Invoice Management
Kitchen / Menu Management
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Order Management
Preview Functionality
Profit/Loss Statement
Proposal Generation
Purchasing & Receiving
Quotes/Estimates
Recipe Management
Reminders
Reporting/Analytics
Sales Orders
Social Media Integration
Task Management
Template Management
Vendor Management
Waitstaff Management
Weddings/Parties
iCalendar Support
Visit WebsiteCompare App
Activity Dashboard
Automated Scheduling
Banquet Management
Billing & Invoicing
Booking Management
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Contact Database
Contact Management
Contract/License Management
Cost Management
Customer Database
Customer History
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Deadline Management
Discount Management
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Marketing
Event Calendar
Event Management
Event Scheduling
Facility Management
Invoice Management
Kitchen / Menu Management
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Order Management
Preview Functionality
Profit/Loss Statement
Proposal Generation
Purchasing & Receiving
Quotes/Estimates
Recipe Management
Reminders
Reporting/Analytics
Sales Orders
Social Media Integration
Task Management
Template Management
Vendor Management
Waitstaff Management
Weddings/Parties
iCalendar Support
Visit WebsiteCompare App

Better Cater Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Better Cater's features:

Mark B.

Great for beginners, lacks features for pros

2020-03-09

The cost is lower than competitors, which made it an easy choice for using while launching our business.

Pros

There's not much to the application, and what is there is very easy to navigate through and use.

Cons

Needs a more comprehensive recipe/ingredient management program.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Cara S.

Good, Easy to Use Product

2021-02-10

We can very easily track a project from proposal to completion with seeing proposals sent, checking email bounce backs, payments made, remaining balances due, and closing out the event.

Pros

The calendar function with color key and filter is great to see the big picture and upcoming events.

Cons

Our customers would love a digital signature feature added on the proposal.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Dawn W.

Catering Software Review

2019-05-22

Everything has been easier, less time consuming with Better Cater, I did purchase caterese it was not easy to use.

Pros

Ease of use, ease customer support, menus and lists are available at your finger tips

Cons

Would like Kitchen Report to include beverages or notes rentals should be a check off list instead of trying to remember everything.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tim M.

Better than the others

2019-07-31

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Joshua B.

Took our catering business to the next level.

2018-02-07

Pros

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

Cons

It would also be nice to have an app to quickly check the calendar without have to log in on a mobile browser.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Yolanda B.

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

2017-11-13

Central location for my clients information, Recipes, Quotes and product database

Pros

Easy to use, professional quotes and the ability to add attachments and store all of my clients in one place.

Cons

I wish they had suggestions on measurements in the recipe sections and the ability for clients to respond directly into the program instead of a separate email.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jodi D.

Made the switch

2019-08-20

It is great- I can sign on from any computer or phone and access all of my accounts.

Pros

Ease of use and mobile ability.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Alonso A.

Really great catering software

2019-05-19

An efficient solution for your catering bussiness

Pros

Easy to use with excelent reports for all you have to take in account in preparing your cateting events

Cons

So far we dont have any complains about the tool

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kevin H.

It Just... Doesn't Meet Expectations

2018-03-23

Pros

The ingredient listing is good. The calendar tool is pretty good.

Cons

Tied in with the last two sentences: the beverage packages management is also terrible.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Software Advice
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Sullivan O.

This site stands for its name "Better Cater"

2019-06-05

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

I would love to have this thing on my phone also or at least the website to be mobile friendly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sirota H.

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

2018-05-23

Pros

Very easy to set up and get started on it.

Cons

I don't like the rental interface as I have to remember everything to include vs. looking off a list and checking a box, etc.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Catherine B.

Fantastic for off site caterings as well as events at our Club!

2015-11-30

You can access the software on your phone or tablet too!

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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HL O.

Customer bids are easy now. We know our food costs in an instant. Worth the money!

2016-04-17

Easy to learn and easy to use.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Melissa V.

Love it, very easy!!

2016-05-09

Great fast Customer service!

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Chad G.

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

2015-04-05

They would literally go to work and generate another report that offered me the information I requested.

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Source: Capterra
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Carol H.

Great service

2016-04-20

The most difficult part was entering all of my recipes in the database, but now that they are in, bidding is a snap!

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Mary M.

Great Program, easy to use

2019-05-28

Pros

It has been so helpful in staying organized and sending emails back and forth with clients along with the invoices is incredibly easy.

Cons

I am not sure there is anything that I am not happy with about this software, it has taken care of all our needs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Gideon A.

Interesting and easy to use software

2017-11-14

It's currently up to my expectations as to the people I recommended for.

Pros

It's really good and performs just as my business activities is expected to.

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Lauren R.

good

2018-05-07

Pros

It is very basic and fairly easy to use.

Cons

The customer service could step up their game.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Carol H.

Good service

2017-01-31

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.

Pros

It is easy to use

Cons

cant sync with quickbooks

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Judith E.

Very Easy to use. A real time saver!!

2015-05-05

It allows me to quickly search past orders, communicate more intelligently, and look more professional.

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Source: Capterra
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Beth B.

Efficiency

2019-08-07

Pros

This program is so easy to use and very explainable to customers. I really like the way it is broken down into sections for their review.

Cons

There isn't anything that I don't like. I like the software

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ian G.

Better Cater is great.

2015-06-03

I use Better Cater to track all my invoices, catering schedule and customer payments.

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Source: Capterra
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Fabio C.

Better Cater, help me build my business!!

2015-04-05

A great cloudbase software we have been customers for the past four years It will save you tons of time putting a proposal together only take a few minutes...

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Source: Capterra
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Tiffaney C.

Software changed my life

2016-04-17

The software is simple and the easy to use and helps our company standout and close business faster.

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Source: Capterra
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