EGS Enggist & Grandjean Software

CALCMENU

5 / 5 11 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Chefs, Kitchens, Culinary schools, Food and Beverage manager, Restaurants, Hotels, Airlines, Cruise lines, Hospitals, Nursing homes, Nutritionists, Dieticians, Catering, Bakery, Food production


Average Ratings

11 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $300.00/year/user
  • Pricing Details
    By quotation
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • EGS Enggist & Grandjean Software
  • www.eg-software.com
  • Founded 1989
  • Switzerland

About CALCMENU

CALCMENU Web is a chef and kitchen management software which helps manage and store recipes and menus, to standardize and share to other sites/locations. CALCMENU Web also makes it easy to link recipes to nutrients, allergens, and other important information. Simple to complex food labels from CALCMENU may also be printed from the software, and Recipe Printouts can be used for kitchen and staff training. A mobile app -- Kiosk for CALCMENU can also be used by chefs-on-the-go.


CALCMENU Features

  • Costing
  • For Cafeterias
  • For Healthcare Facilities
  • Free / Reduced Meals
  • Inventory Management
  • Menu Planning
  • Nutritional Analysis
  • Online Payments / Funding
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Purchasing
  • Recipe Management
  • Schools
  • Tray Tracking

CALCMENU Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Calcmenu review

Nov 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: its gets updated regular to kep up with the industry standard and needs

Cons: if you not in western countries with their product you have to add a lot of ingredients into the market list

Overall: Calemenu software is one of the best software I came across.
its really made for the industry and chefs not for accountants.
its user friendly and gets updated regular to keep up with the chefs & industry needs.

Recommendations to other buyers: wonder why not more hotels and chefs use this software ...

CALCMENU is serious software for Food Cost and Recipe management

Nov 10, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: CALCMENU is a good program for the serious chef or manager looking to control cost and standardize recipes. I use CALCMENU to store all my recipes so they are readily available. (No more gravy stained notebooks.) The cost analysis is easy, and CALCMENU also includes bakers percentages which is great for my business. Like all food cost software there is a significant time investment to set it up and enter all the ingredients and recipes, but once that is done, it's done.

Paul James KL

Nov 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of data entry and recall

Cons: Data Base set up to complicated.... needs to be a one button operation

Overall: Have been using the software for over 10 years now using it for 5 separate kitchen outlets .. the ability to set up new data Base could be made more user friendly and print options could be improved...

Recommendations to other buyers: Printing options could be improved

this program really helpful for our restaurant

Nov 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: we had a problem before with the picture, the IT was so quick to help us.
they email us the way how to fix it

I would like that the program has the Spanish on their website and manuals

Sep 30, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: how to calculate the losses

Cons: when I make a menu plan or very long process it takes a long time and I would like to have the program a my cell

Overall: the program is wonderful I use many years ago in Argentina I am one of the first and few who use this program. the cost for this country is slightly elevated above updates

Great Exec Chef help

Sep 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Time saving, copy & paste fonctions, alergens info, easy waste control

Cons: Price of support plan remain expensive even after many years of ownership

Overall: Great help in a very usefull & practical way in kitchen operation planning and costings.. Good integration between marchandises, reciepes and menus. Easy way to set portions and units. New allergen integration is also very helpfull

Recommendations to other buyers: To be recomended

professional kitchen software

Aug 31, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is very user friendly and flexible . Saves a lot of time when you need to constantly work on a lot of recipes and at the same time manage your costs and inventory .

Cons: I hope o can upload excel based recipe files into Calcmenu

Overall: I have been using this program for years and have had several updates . From a home based private dining company we have grown into a restaurant group with several restaurants , a catering company and a dessert commissary . Calcmenu has been invaluable in helping me accurately cost my recipes , budget my market list and manage my inventory . It even contains nutritional analysis which came handy in a recent project I did which was a dessert book for diabetics . Adjusting recipes is always a breeze .

I've been using it for years

Aug 31, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is very user friendly and flexible . Saves a lot of time when you need to constantly work on a lot of recipes and at the same time manage your costs and inventory .

Cons: I hope o can upload excel based recipe files into Calcmenu

Overall: I have been using this program for years and have had several updates . From a home based private dining company we have grown into a restaurant group with several restaurants , a catering company and a dessert commissary . Calcmenu has been invaluable in helping me accurately cost my recipes , budget my market list and manage my inventory . It even contains nutritional analysis which came handy in a recent project I did which was a dessert book for diabetics . Adjusting recipes is always a breeze .

Calcmenu web

Aug 31, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Pictures, Allergens, diet information easy to use, cost

Cons: Support not brilliant from help desk

Overall: The software is very good we use the programme for our aged care business. Its straight forward to use.

Recommendations to other buyers: Improved training on how to use the system more efficiently would be great

Professional Recipe Software

Aug 31, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use and easy to share the recipes. I also like that it is web based and we do not have to run it on one of our own computers.

Cons: I found it difficult to print the first time I tried. I had to read the instructions.

Overall: We use calcmenu for recipe development that includes cost, method of preparation, and nutrition information. We can also include images of the finished product. Calcmenu helps prepare food with a consistent, cost, taste and look.

Recommendations to other buyers: Use the web based version. It is much easier to use.

Advance Recipe Management Solution

Jun 27, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: All features on one platform

Cons: Printing parameters and inability to use the arrow back feature consistently and the menu planner

Overall: Have used calcmenu for 20 years in various locations and generally experience very good. Currently using the software for one major client. Major concern in the UK is the lack of UK style marketing and advertising campaign to provide more product awareness in the food and hospitality industry.

Recommendations to other buyers: No