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post #31 of 46

I would like to know the same....if anyone has reviews of Better Cater let us all know. The price for Better Cater is awesome and having viewed the demo it sure looks like it covers the basics.


Edited by culinaryduo - 4/22/13 at 5:32pm
post #32 of 46

I love to cook and make computer software, so if there is a need for a better online software I would be happy to develop something. I would need a few catering companies willing to give feedback and use the software. Give tips and suggestions to help me direct my development. Of course those catering companies would use the software free of charge. It would probably take me a month or two to get something basic. If anyone is interested please contact me.

post #33 of 46

Total Party Planner  is by far the most user friendly and cost effective software on the market.  I have used their software at several jobs throughout my career in the hospitality and catering industry.  It does everything you need it to do without having to invest large amounts of money or spend hours of training to use complicated programs like Caterease.  They are way too complicated for small to mid size catering companies.

 

Kristen

post #34 of 46

Hi missklewis, I would love to help! 

post #35 of 46
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Originally Posted by rizenine View Post
 

I love to cook and make computer software, so if there is a need for a better online software I would be happy to develop something. I would need a few catering companies willing to give feedback and use the software. Give tips and suggestions to help me direct my development. Of course those catering companies would use the software free of charge. It would probably take me a month or two to get something basic. If anyone is interested please contact me.

 

I did follow through on this.  It's basic, and still in beta. I'm always open to suggestions, and thanks to everyone for the help.

post #36 of 46

Hi Everyone:

 

I recently joined this community as I am an avid cook and major foodie.  I have always been curious about catering but don't have the resources to start even a small scale business.  What I do have is 12 years of programming, database and process automation and streamlining experience.  From what I have been reading, catering software is somewhat overpriced and bloated with features that aren't necessarily useful.  I would love to work with anyone who would like to develop a catering software that meets the needs of any catering business.  I have been working on an online recipe database that is web based but want to take it a step further and add the catering aspect of it.  I have no real knowledge of the ins and outs of catering other than feeding grumbling stomachs.  A major part of catering is accuracy of invoicing and billing and customer retention and where I lack is the rules of invoicing, ie. sales taxes as they are all different based on state and/or country. 

 

Anyone who wants to join me in this venture to create a better and user friendly web based system, please let me know!!!  I would love input.  In return, you would access to everything I develop.  I am NOT money hungry and NOT trying to rule the world.  I actually prefer the smaller businesses and would like to gear this around business that are trying to save money while building their business.

 

Thanks for reading and I hope to hear from anyone willing to help and support smaller businesses!!!

post #37 of 46

Dear FieryGourmet:  my catering company is looking to move into the next phase of catering.....automation of what we have been doing manually for 3 years.  When I say manually, I mean we have been using excel, word, quickbooks, etc.  We do offsite catering but are also planning on opening a restaurant this summer.  What geographic area of the globe do you operate your business?

post #38 of 46

Hi ChefCornerCook:

 

I am located in San Diego, CA, United states.  You?  I would love to get input from you and use you as a pilot tester for the application, with your permission and assistance.

post #39 of 46

We have been using mobilelogix.   We run 11 trucks and it works well for us.  Good mobile capabilities and cheap.

post #40 of 46

We have been using Better Cater's catering software (www.bettercater.com) for the past few years and have found it to do everything we want.  We've even asked the Better Cater team to add financial reports and they've integrated it into their system.  Our catering company needs to know our food costs, and quickly send out invoices and proposals to our small and corporate clients.  And with BC, we've been able to find a solution.  

 

We've found that Better Cater has done the job.  What I appreciated about them was the free trial that allowed us to "test drive" the software.  Better Cater was, and continues to be, a great fit four our small business of 6.  It's quick to learn, affordable and does the job.  

post #41 of 46

http://www.foodfinancial.com offers a free trial and it's a great software program, easy to use and cost effective for your business. I knew there had to be a better way to write orders and create prep sheets than using a pen, paper and calculator. That is why I designed FoodFinancial. This program will increase accuracy, consistency, save you time and increase your profitability. 

post #42 of 46

Take a look at CaterCue. It's a software I've been working on. Any feedback is welcome. 

post #43 of 46

Hey all,

 

I know this is an old thread, but have any of you checked out www.LocalTable.Co ? My friend started it. It's a wicked easy way to staff, and schedule your events. It allows you to do everything on your mobile phone, and holds all of your data in a cloud. It also allows you to export your time sheets to other services like paycheck through its clocking schedule. Check it out!

post #44 of 46

I agree.  We started using Better Cater when another caterer recommended it several years ago and I haven't looked back!  

 

Definitely easy to use and covers everything I need for our catering business. 

 

I recommend it. 

post #45 of 46

Has anyone checked out Restaurant Catering Software, Michael Attias, It seams to have a good CRM, Marketing program, Delevery module and good communication, $349.00 a month. Would be great to get any feedback Thanks, Joe

post #46 of 46

Hello all.  I am picking up on this old forum.  Are there any new recommendations anyone can offer for catering software for recipe tracking/costing?

 

Thanks!

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