ChefMod

Cloud-based restaurant & recipe management platform

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ChefMod Overview

What is ChefMod?

ChefMod is an online recipe and purchasing lifecycle management solution for independent restaurant owners, full-service restaurants, and small foodservice establishments. The cloud-based solution can be accessed on laptops, desktops, and other mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. ChefMod also offers native mobile apps for Android and iOS platforms. The application can be used to streamline restaurant workflow, manage inventory, reconcile invoices, and place orders through a secure environment.

ChefMod's Order 1-2-3 module helps restaurants manage their supply chain and place orders according to their purchasing requirements. The solution provides a secure order functionality that uses forecasting algorithms to determine the correct order name and quantity on the basis of past purchases. ChefMod also alerts restaurant owners and chefs about low or high order quantity and amount.

ChefMod helps in recipe management through its EZRECIPE module that captures the cost of all the ingredients and calculates overall recipe cost. This enables cross utilization of ingredients as chefs can identify those items that are not used effectively in the restaurant menu. Restaurant managers can also compare menu prices over time and take effective measures to increase profitability.

ChefMod provides insights into restaurant financials by handling the process of creating purchase orders and invoice reconciliation. The solution also breaks food cost by category and enables managers to analyze profitability for each category. ChefMod provides analytics features that help to improve business performance using quantitative insights. Other features offered by ChefMod include alternatives assessment, cost reduction, strategic marketing, and weighted sales.

ChefMod Overview

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Pricing options

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Value for money

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ChefMod Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

Analytics features help to slice and dice data
The software's EZRecipe feature provides access to various recipes
Native mobile apps are available for iPhone and Android
A cost calendar feature provides restaurants a consolidated view of cost vs. sales
Administrators can upload activities
ChefMod user login page
The ChefMod mobile app homepage
Users can search and filter through items
View order totals before proceeding to checkout
Users can place orders from their mobile device
ChefMod video ChefMod screenshot: Analytics features help to slice and dice data ChefMod screenshot: The software's EZRecipe feature provides access to various recipes ChefMod screenshot: Native mobile apps are available for iPhone and Android ChefMod screenshot: A cost calendar feature provides restaurants a consolidated view of cost vs. sales ChefMod screenshot: Administrators can upload activities ChefMod screenshot: ChefMod user login page ChefMod screenshot: The ChefMod mobile app homepage ChefMod screenshot: Users can search and filter through items ChefMod screenshot: View order totals before proceeding to checkout ChefMod screenshot: Users can place orders from their mobile device

ChefMod Reviews

ChefMod Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
50

Very good
12

Average
2

Poor
0

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,8
Features
4,7
Ease of Use
4,8
Customer Support
4,9
95% recommended this app
Matt S.

Purchase Power

My overall experience with ChefMod has been excellent. The savings for my Buisness both with time and cash value are unmatched.


Lisa R.

Excellent Platform!

Great- All the support staff is so nice and accommodating. Every request is answered in no time and their assistance with many things that they could push on me but they do as a courtesy to make my life easier such as credit applications, lookups for items, etc. is a breath of fresh air that I don't see with most vendors we work with!


Alex P.

A helpful tool, not foolproof, needs major QOL and UX improvements

It has helped us lower costs, but has also come with workflow changes that can be annoying at times. It basically finds the cheapest price for each item you're ordering across all of your vendors and orders it. The problem is that each of these vendors has a minimum order price to ship. What follows is a chefmod rep calling you telling you that your order doesn't make minimums for several different vendors and then you need to sit on the phone with them and move things around until you can get things to work out mathematically. They don't look at your order as a whole and try to find the cheapest possible way that would get you the order successfully, they just order the cheapest version of each item and hope that everything adds up to make a minimum or you're getting a phone call. What makes this even more frustrating is that you can't order from a specific vendor through the site to avoid this nuisance.
Overall, it's OK. It's lowered costs but not without headaches. There's some convenience to being able to order from some vendors online, and being notified about things like holiday delivery schedules. I can't be sure if I'd recommend it to someone who doesn't need it for their business, as I do not find it to be a luxury.


Mary M.

Coastal Sunbelt Produce is Proud to Partner with ChefMod

Coastal Sunbelt Produce has been proud to be a part of ChefMods growing success since its inception. We have worked closely together over the years with their many talented crew members as both of our businesses have expanded. We admire their dedication to their customers and vendors alike, always on the cusp of what is new in our industry. We look to a bright and successful future with the ChefMod Team.


Jason P.

Management Helpful

Chefmod has been a extra helpful and simple system to reconcile invoices and keep track of the restaurant's costs and sales.


Matt S.
Industry: Food & Beverages
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Purchase Power

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/10/16
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with ChefMod has been excellent. The savings for my Buisness both with time and cash value are unmatched.

Pros

From set up to our daily ordering to receiving product ChefMod has killed it every step of the way. Along with the great prices from the purchasing power to the easy use of the software makes ChefMod an easy and logical choice.

Cons

I have nothing to add here, the software does everything we need it to do.

Response from ChefMod

Matt,
I couldn't have said it better myself :-)
Professional Chefs with your experience aren't as common as people may think. We truly appreciate working with you and the talents you bring. Thank you for your support all these years. We appreciate YOU.
John

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Lisa R.
Industry: Hospitality
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Excellent Platform!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/10/15
Review Source: Capterra

Great- All the support staff is so nice and accommodating. Every request is answered in no time and their assistance with many things that they could push on me but they do as a courtesy to make my life easier such as credit applications, lookups for items, etc. is a breath of fresh air that I don't see with most vendors we work with!

Pros

Everything needed from accounting and ordering to analytics this software has helped us integrate. I no longer have to code invoices. It exports on my cue right to my accounting software. We do not have to deal with any pushy annoying sales people from the food companies OR their commissions which is a huge perk! My food costs went down tremendously since we started using this software and I am able to view all past current and future orders with a couple clicks at any workstation with internet. Anytime I have a question the support team has a very fast response time and does most all of the legwork to accommodate my requests making my life ALOT easier when we want to price things out or are having an issue of any kind. Chefmod has brought my BOH kitchen practices into this day and age instead of the more old school less efficient practices of the past that we used previously to get the job done.

Cons

Because it was a big change in switching to this platform it took some convincing to get my kitchen team on board. All of our vendors changed so ironing out new delivery windows and what no had a little bit of a learning code but nothing that could not be addressed. My former food vendors were not pleased but it was definitely a wise business decision. If you have an old school kitchen department who is not comfortable using the computer this transition would take some time, but once trained and all the kinks are ironed out this is the way to go for sure.

Response from ChefMod

Lisa,
We are so happy that you are taking advantage of all of our system features. I would encourage the app whenever possible. It's available for Android and Apple devices. It's a great way to see numbers on the go and of course to place orders. I'll give you a hint, our next major desktop release will have a lot of the app functions there as well! Get excited!
Thank you~ John

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Alex P.
Industry: Restaurants
Company size: 51-200 Employees

A helpful tool, not foolproof, needs major QOL and UX improvements

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/10/17
Review Source: Capterra

It has helped us lower costs, but has also come with workflow changes that can be annoying at times. It basically finds the cheapest price for each item you're ordering across all of your vendors and orders it. The problem is that each of these vendors has a minimum order price to ship. What follows is a chefmod rep calling you telling you that your order doesn't make minimums for several different vendors and then you need to sit on the phone with them and move things around until you can get things to work out mathematically. They don't look at your order as a whole and try to find the cheapest possible way that would get you the order successfully, they just order the cheapest version of each item and hope that everything adds up to make a minimum or you're getting a phone call. What makes this even more frustrating is that you can't order from a specific vendor through the site to avoid this nuisance.
Overall, it's OK. It's lowered costs but not without headaches. There's some convenience to being able to order from some vendors online, and being notified about things like holiday delivery schedules. I can't be sure if I'd recommend it to someone who doesn't need it for their business, as I do not find it to be a luxury.

Pros

Browsing inventory
Order history referencing
Customer service

Cons

Interface needs improvement, a lot of un-intuitive design and layout decisions

Does not currently have functionality that allows you to order from a specific vendor, so making a minimum order for a vendor can be frustrating and involves phone calls

Search function is bizarrely bad

Response from ChefMod

Alex, you are reading our minds. We have a lot of these (maybe all of them) addressed in our next release which is scheduled for 2020. We'll keep you posted as we get closer.
John
PS, we would love for you to join our Facebook group exclusive for members!

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Mary M.
Industry: Hospitality
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Coastal Sunbelt Produce is Proud to Partner with ChefMod

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/03/16
Review Source: Capterra

Coastal Sunbelt Produce has been proud to be a part of ChefMods growing success since its inception. We have worked closely together over the years with their many talented crew members as both of our businesses have expanded. We admire their dedication to their customers and vendors alike, always on the cusp of what is new in our industry. We look to a bright and successful future with the ChefMod Team.

Pros

Coastal Sunbelt has had an overall excellent experience with this software. When a problem occurred we were able to remedy the situation quickly with the Help of ChefMod team members.

Cons

Coastal Sunbelt has not experienced a major problem that was not remedied efficiently. Although no software is 100 per cent fail proof ChefMod is available to its customers and vendors for quick solutions

Response from ChefMod

Mary, these systems always help to make the process on all sides more efficient. Thank you for being such a valued supplier. ~ChefMod

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jason P.
Industry: Restaurants
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Management Helpful

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/03/10
Review Source: Capterra

Chefmod has been a extra helpful and simple system to reconcile invoices and keep track of the restaurant's costs and sales.

Pros

Chefmod helps to reconcile invoices at a click of button and automatically marks for you any missing items on the invoice. Also, the way the system is designed helps in a great extent to verify all the details of the different business' costs and at the same time use those numbers to compare it to your sales in a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis, assisting management to balance their cost.

Response from ChefMod

Thank you Jason... soon with our new Financials feature called CrossDoc you'll be able to scan invoices into the system too... ChefMod is going paperless! Thanks again!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,3/10
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ChefMod Pricing

ChefMod Pricing

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Free Trial
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Value for money

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Value for Money
4,8/5
Based on 65 user ratings
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ChefMod Features

ChefMod Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Customer Database
Customer History
Discount Management
Electronic Payments
Employee Management
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Loyalty Program
Multi-Location
Order Management
Order Processing
POS
Promotions Management
Reporting & Statistics
Sales Reporting
Third Party Integration
Features
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Additional information for ChefMod

Additional information for ChefMod

Key features of ChefMod

  • Business analysis
  • Business intelligence
  • Business process control
  • Conditional logic
  • Cost estimating
  • Customer service analytics
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial management
  • Forecasting
  • Invoice management
  • Order fulfillment
  • Order management
  • Profitability analysis
  • Purchase order management
  • Purchasing management
  • Quality assurance
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time comparisons
  • Sales forecasting
  • Search functionality
  • Supplier management
  • Supplier quality control

Benefits

• Restaurant owners can use ChefMod on their mobile devices to view item history, order history, contact information, product ordering, and order verification from a single interface.

• The solution helps foodservice establishments improve their strategic marketing initiatives by finding hidden clues that may improve organization-wide productivity and sales.

• ChefMod's analytics feature helps to analyze the restaurant data to identify processes in which maximum costs are incurred.

• The solution regularly updates the ingredients list and provides chefs with alternative ingredient suggestions when they search any item on the application.

• ChefMod’s supplier relationship management feature reviews suppliers on an ongoing basis and ensures that restaurant owners have a mutually beneficial relationship with them.

ChefMod FAQs

ChefMod FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for ChefMod.

Q. What type of pricing plans does ChefMod offer?

ChefMod offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Contact ChefMod for pricing information.

Q. What are the main features of ChefMod?

ChefMod offers the following features:

  • Business analysis
  • Business intelligence
  • Business process control
  • Conditional logic
  • Cost estimating
  • Customer service analytics
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial management
  • Forecasting
  • Invoice management
  • Order fulfillment
  • Order management
  • Profitability analysis
  • Purchase order management
  • Purchasing management
  • Quality assurance
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time comparisons
  • Sales forecasting
  • Search functionality
  • Supplier management
  • Supplier quality control

Q. Who are the typical users of ChefMod?

ChefMod has the following typical customers:

Small Business

Q. What languages does ChefMod support?

ChefMod supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does ChefMod offer?

ChefMod has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does ChefMod support mobile devices?

ChefMod supports the following devices:

Android, iPad

Q. What other apps does ChefMod integrate with?

ChefMod integrates with the following applications:

QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online Advanced

Q. What level of support does ChefMod offer?

ChefMod offers the following support options:

Online Support, Phone Support