About 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.

Pricing starting from:

US$35,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Recipe Costing

  • 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.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$35,00/month

    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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

    Features

    Total features of Recipe Costing: 28

    • Activity Dashboard
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Built-In Database
    • Cost Management
    • Cost Tracking
    • For Cafeterias
    • For Healthcare
    • For Schools
    • Inventory Management
    • Inventory Tracking
    • Kitchen / Menu Management
    • Labor Cost Reporting
    • Menu Planning
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Language
    • Multi-Location
    • Nutrition Analysis
    • Online Ordering
    • Online Payments
    • Point of Sale (POS)
    • Purchase Order Management
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Recipe Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Search/Filter
    • Tagging
    • Tray Tracking

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,9 /5
    (7)
    Value for Money
    5/5
    Features
    4,5/5
    Ease of Use
    4,3/5
    Customer Support
    5/5

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    Tamer E.
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    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 2017/10/19

    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.

    Rick H.
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    • Industry: Food Production
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 2017/09/27

    We've been able to have our start-up food company grow from within 4 months thanks to Recipe...

    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.

    Bruce H.
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Very good application for Costing recipes and Scaling Recipe Production.

    Reviewed on 2017/10/18

    Simplicity of Use.
    Production Requirements
    Food Costing
    Inventory Management.
    Great...

    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.

    David D.
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    • Industry: Restaurants
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    I always receive the help I need!

    Reviewed on 2021/03/03

    Pros

    [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] has been an invaluable resource for me in helping me understand and better utilize the program. We are able to do so much more because of his help and patience with me and my team! I cannot thank him enough for all the help he has provided!

    Cons

    There are a couple of features that I'd like to have, but [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] has told me that they are already in the works!

    Response from Kitchen Porter Tech

    Hi David,

    Thank you for your review. It's customers like you that drive our innovation.

    Paul A.
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    • Industry: Food Production
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 2017/08/22

    This has literally changed my business from the get go. I use to hand calculate everything. Once I...

    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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    Recipe Costing offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$35,00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    30-day free trial, no credit card required. $35 per location, per month.

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    Recipe Costing has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    Recipe Costing supports the following languages:

    English

    Recipe Costing supports the following devices:

    Recipe Costing integrates with the following applications:

    Square Point of Sale

    Recipe Costing offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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