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Catering, Food Handling and Awareness *OnTopic* Forum to educate us on safe food handling. Not specifically for Catering or competition but overall health and keeping our families safe too.


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Unread 04-01-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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Default Food Biz software for idiots???

I will just come to the point, I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to computers. Any recommendations for user friendly spreadsheets/software and some sort of how to guide would be greatly appreciated. I would like to avoid spending 3 months, if at all possible, trying to figure out how to use the software before I actually get to the brass tacks of inventory, cash flow, food costs, labor, other expenses etc. Haven't had much luck in finding any templates, other than a catering spreadsheet I was able to cut and paste into openoffice calc. So in a nutshell, just for something user friendly for the IT challenged.
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Which aspect of the software you are looking for would you consider your highest priority? Food cost? Labor projections? Sales projections?
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what exactly are you trying to do with the software? Food cost? Labor projections? Sales projections?
Food costs and sales projections I think would be a good place to cut my teeth and my first priority.

I am gettin one of those fancy IPAD POS deals that takes care of inventory adjustments and food cost when I get ready to start cookin. Right now I am just needin to make a pretty picture frame of what return will look like for the fine folks who are coughin up the cash in this lil venture.
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Food costs and sales projections I think would be a good place to cut my teeth and my first priority.

I am gettin one of those fancy IPAD POS deals that takes care of inventory adjustments and food cost when I get ready to start cookin. Right now I am just needin to make a pretty picture frame of what return will look like for the fine folks who are coughin up the cash in this lil venture.

Which iPad POS program do you recommend?
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Which iPad POS program do you recommend?
Lavu is what has been recommended to me from a friend. He says with every order taken, it updates inventory automatically.
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Unread 04-03-2012, 05:34 PM   #7
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