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Recipe Costing

Restaurant management & recipe costing

4.83/5 (6 reviews)

Recipe Costing overview

What is Recipe Costing?

Recipe Costing Software is a cloud-based recipe costing and restaurant management solution designed to assist businesses with cost control, inventory management, sales data tracking, and more. Recipes, sub-recipes, and menu items can be costed, and users can manage allergy and nutrition information for all of their ingredients and finished goods.

Users can create fully-costed menu items, recipes, and sub-recipes, including the cost of ingredients, materials, and labor. Cost breakdowns for both the total recipe and individual portions can be viewed and tracked. Integration with the USDA database allows users to search for nutritional information for standard or branded food products, and print nutrition labels for their finished goods. Allergen information can be added for each ingredient and is automatically carried through into any recipes or menu items made with that ingredient. Inventory can be tracked and managed, with options for multiple par levels for different locations, point of sale (POS) integration for real-time inventory updates, and inventory transfer between locations.
www.recipe-costing.com

Pricing

Starting from
$35/month
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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
Recipe Costing screenshot: Menu items can be created and costed, with a breakdown of the food, material, and labor costsRecipe-Costing-OverviewRecipe Costing screenshot: Allergens for each ingredient are automatically carried through into recipes and menu itemsRecipe Costing screenshot: Preparation and cooking time can be recorded for each recipe, allowing users to calculate the recipe's labor costsRecipe Costing screenshot: Nutritional label for menu items can be generated and printedRecipe Costing screenshot: Different par levels can be set for inventory items for each locationRecipe Costing screenshot: Users can track product sales in the dashboardRecipe Costing screenshot: Daily sales can be tracked for each restaurant locationRecipe Costing screenshot: Employee profiles can be added for each location, including their pay rateRecipe Costing screenshot: Inventory quantities, costs, and values can be trackedRecipe Costing screenshot: Recipes can be scaled up or down as requiredRecipe Costing screenshot: Users can generate purchase orders to replenish their inventoryRecipe Costing screenshot: Labor hours reports can be generated to determine the sales value per labor hourRecipe Costing screenshot: Labor cost reports can also be generatedRecipe Costing screenshot: Recipe cards can be generated and printed

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Tamer Erian

Overall a great product to plan and review your food cost. Best customer service I've encountered.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-10-19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Simplicity of use, amazing support. They customize and make requested changes promptly and efficiently.

Cons
Reporting features need some work as well as not being fully mobile ready. Would be good to have customization units (which i'm told is being developed)

Response from Kitchen Porter Tech


Tamer, thank you for the review. We believe providing exceptional support is key to building long lasting relationships with our customers. We are planning to build out an Android and Apple app early next year. The custom units will be ready in November.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rick Herbst

We loved using Recipe Costing Software because it did all the heavy lifting figuring out our margins

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-09-27
Review Source: Capterra

We've been able to have our start-up food company grow from within 4 months thanks to Recipe Costing Software. Had we not been able to figure out our profit margins we would've been leaving thousands of dollars on the table.

Pros
There are truly too many elements of this software that I absolutely love. It gives me the ability to cost compare all of the vendors we deal with so that we can get the best value and increase our bottom line as well as ensure the best value for our customers. We can scale our recipes with a touch of a button for larger catering orders and know that we are ALWAYS in profit.

Cons
If I had to list anything that I like the least about this software is that I have not yet delved into ALL of the functionality available to me with reports, to shopping lists etc. But, I know as my business grows, I have an amazing tool to make planning our growth easy and safe.

Response from Kitchen Porter Tech


Rick, thank you for the positive review. We are happy to hear Recipe Costing Software continues to be an asset in your business.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Bruce Hart

Very good application for Costing recipes and Scaling Recipe Production.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-10-18
Review Source: Capterra

Simplicity of Use. Production Requirements Food Costing Inventory Management. Great Price/Support

Pros
Costing Recipes. Scaling Production. Simplicity of Use. Customer Support is Great. i have really enjoyed working with the team and i believe their product fills a need in the market for a hosted service that does Costings/Scaling and Inventory control with a simple user experience - and they are continuously evolving. Price and open monthly contract is also great.

Cons
Inventory management can feel a bit cumbersome. Updating inventory is limited to Purchase Order in order to effect calculations - however there are ways to get around this.

Response from Kitchen Porter Tech


Bruce, thank you for the review. The work around is to adjust the inventory manually. The only problem is on the reporting end. To get an accurate prime cost, we need what was purchased, what was received, actual sales, and labor to give an accurate financial picture. It may seem a bit cumbersome, but it will give you an accurate prime cost going the long way. In any case, I've challenged our development team to find ways to improve inventory management. I look forward to discussing ideas with you.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Paul Arellano

took my recipe scaling from a 2-3 hour process to 10-15 min :)

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-08-22
Review Source: Capterra

This has literally changed my business from the get go. I use to hand calculate everything. Once I found this software I was able to start focusing more on my business and less on the logistics of food costing and shopping.

Pros
I love how easy it is to configure a shopping list. Have the ability to scale a recipe from 1-1000 if I needed to is simply amazing!! So convenient!

Cons
I would like to see more common ways to break down units into smaller measurements. For example: food industry uses 10 pound cans, I would like to be able to break down those into fluid oz in my recipes.

Response from Kitchen Porter Tech


Paul, thank you for the review. We're happy to know that our software has made a positive difference for your catering business. I hear you and we will offer a custom unit feature in the next few weeks. This will allow you to define a #10 can and specialty weight/volume units. We are working with culinary universities to offer a free course to our users to help improve the ease of use.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Chris Freeman

Kansas City Catering

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-05-16
Review Source: Capterra

Very good.

Pros
I am very impressed with the overall features and value of recipe-costing! I am also extremely impressed with the customer service. The live chat is fantastic and the response time is exceptional!

Cons
No negatives so far. I feel good about the purchase.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Recipe Costing pricing

Starting from
$35/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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30-day free trial, no credit card required.
$35 per location, per month.

Recipe Costing features

Activity Dashboard
Inventory Tracking
Multi-Location
Reporting & Statistics

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Additional information for Recipe Costing

Key features of Recipe Costing

  • Costing
  • Nutritional analysis
  • Point of Sale (POS) integration
  • Recipe management
  • Menu planning
  • Purchasing
  • Recipe costing
  • Sub-recipe costing
  • Menu item costing
  • Menu item & recipe scaling
  • Nutritional label creation
  • Allergen tagging
  • Shopping list creation
  • Real-time inventory tracking
  • Invoice receiving
  • Waste management
  • Finished goods
  • Production & prep lists
  • Inventory transfer between locations
  • Commissary management
  • Reporting & dashboards
  • Multi-currency support
  • Multi-language support
  • Purchase order creation
  • Ingredient search
  • Ingredient database
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Benefits

Allergens for individual ingredients can be added or removed, including celery, eggs, peanut, soya, nuts, crustaceans, fish, lactose, mustard, sesame, sulphur dioxide, and gluten, and allergen information is automatically carried through into recipes, sub-recipes, and menu items.

Portion sizes and inventory counts can be tracked using a range of different units, both metric and imperial, and different par levels can be set for item inventories across multiple locations.

Users can search the USDA database for nutritional information for both standard and branded food products, and use this information to calculate nutritional information for recipes and menu items.

Recipes and sub-recipes can be created using food, material, and labor costs, and details of both the total recipe cost and individual portion costs are displayed to users.

If a recipe is marked as a ‘Finished Good’, the ingredients are automatically removed from the inventory when the prep list is completed, and replaced with stock of the finished item.