Catering Software

Catering Software Overview

What is Catering Software?

Catering software is an instance of event management software. But catering software also supports needs specific to caterers or restaurateurs who provide catering. As event management software, catering software will provide a means of managing events common to that class of software (e.g. calendaring) to engage attendees. But catering tools may also support on-site personnel with a platform for payment processing, or collaboration between kitchen and servers. Generally catering software packages support pre-event transactions with branded proposal generation, electronic signature, or recipe sharing and approval workflow.

Catering Software Features & Capabilities

Catering software provides the following features, some specific to it and others common to other event management tools:

  • Online scheduling and calendar

  • Online registration, payment processing

  • Reminders for attendees & staff

  • Document generation and management

  • Proposal generation & electronic signature

  • Forecasting for inventory & personnel needs

  • Workforce management for event

  • Activity logging, CRM-integration & synchronization

  • Client history view, correspondence tracking

  • Team communication & collaboration

  • Recipe building & sharing, approval; nutritional facts

  • Point-of-sale capability (or integration)

  • Guest portal

  • Event costing & analytics

  • Vendor management & communication

  • Business management (e.g. yearly comparisons, trends)

Pricing Information

Catering software is commonly SaaS, and available on a monthly or annual subscription basis. Some vendors offer 30-day free trials before commitment. Many catering software vendors provide a standalone, comprehensive offering. However, some catering applications may be acquired as an extension of a retail-specific CRM, or with restaurant management software. Also, some event management vendors may provide add-ons that turn their general event platforms into catering specific applications. If acquired with restaurant management software, catering software’s price will scale with number of sites managed under the platform.

Catering Products

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Oracle Hospitality OPERA - Sales and Catering

Oracle Hospitality comprises the OPERA - Sales and Catering module, an event management and catering solution for hotels.

Platterz

Platterz in Toronto offers an office catering software platform emphasizing transaction and order facilitation.

Spoonfed

British company Spoonfed (formerly Aptus) offers their flagship catering software to medium-sized catering companies and restaurant chains as a comprehensive time management solution for events and catering services.

Amadeus Sales & Event Management

Amadeus offers their Sales & Event Management platform as a catering solution for larger hospitality chains, with eproposal generation and signing, their "plannerportal", and other features.

Restaurant Catering Systems

Restaurant Catering Systems in Nashville offers catering software focusing on revenue generation, with CRM, marketing and sales modules to emphasize repeat business, upsells, and growing the customer base.

Infor Sales and Catering (ReServe Cloud)

Infor Sales and Catering replaces the former ReServe Cloud from ReServe Interactive which was acquired by Infor in April 2019; it is a catering solution that can support both on-premise and outside events.

AeroChef

Indian company Kott Software offers AeroChef, an inflight catering software system to assist airlines in menu planning and galley management.

Blue Link Event Catering Software

Blue Link in Ontario offers ERP systems, but also offers an accounting and inventory management package for caterers, with catering specific features included such as automated menu creation, beverage consumption documenting, and other features.

Pronestor Meeting Management Suite

Danish company Pronestor offers the Pronestor Meeting Management Suite, a software focusing on operations automation, particularly around resource and order management, and multi-location management. The suite includes Pronestor Planner booking system, Pronestor Visitor boarding…

FoodStorm

FoodStorm

Starting Price $500

FoodStorm is catering software that features online ordering and payment processing, among other features, and supports on-site, event catering, corporate catering, and retail chains. FoodStorm is supported by Australian company CaterXpress.

Total Party Planner

Total Party Planner in Ashland, VA offers their flagship cloud-based catering software touting an easy to understand interface and calendar, and operations automations and task tracking centralization.

EventMaster PLUS

CBORD, headquartered in Ithaca offers and supports EventMaster PLUS, a catering management platform emphasizing event operations automation and payment processing.

Optimo

British company OPTIMO Software offers their flagship application which emphasizes bookings and revenue, and also customer relationship management for restaurants and caterers, and other similar food service providers or those managing venues.

Saffron

British company Fretwell-Downing Hospitality offers Saffron, which is catering management software that emphasizes operational automation and health consciousness, with features like the store cupboard for (healthy) recipes and menu generation, an allergen profiling database, and…

Priava

Australian company Priava offers a cloud-based catering software solution emphasizing calendaring and automating management of events and revenue generation.

ResortSuite

ResortSuite in Toronto offers an enterprise class cloud-based resort and hotel management software emphasizing front-desk automation, also sales and catering solutions for food service.

SmartRest

Smart Rest is a multifunctional business automation system designed for public catering and restaurants, aimed at business process management and regulation. It is designed to boost the efficiency of employees, coordinate their work, and guarantee full control of business processes…

Curate

Curate

Starting Price $30

Curate is the platform for full-service catering companies designed to save time on the proposal process and help increase bookings. The vendor states that unlike Word documents and PDF invoices, Curate elevates the client experience with modern technology and interactive proposals.…

CaterTrax

CaterTrax in Rochester offers their flagship catering software emphasizing total operational automation and sufficiency for single or multi-unit operations.

MONKEY

MONKEY is catering software supporting online ordering and customer facing mobile app, as well as production management automation and delivery management, from MonkeyMedia in Vancouver.