Ingredient Setup

Ingredient Setup

Ingredient Setup

Ingredients allow users to build a recipe for food items that are sold. 

To set up ingredients, please follow the steps below – 

Setup Stock Units - 

In your back office, go to settings > stock units

    1. Select the “+” button
    2. Fill out all required fields (Conversion is the conversion rate for the selected unit)
    3. Select Save

 Graphical user interface, applicationDescription automatically generated

After creating a stock unit, the page will look like this:


Add new ingredients - 

Proceed to Catalog > Ingredients > “+” to add a new ingredient







Select Category

Select or create a new category for tracking ingredients



Select ingredient vendor


Ingredient name

Create an ingredient name


Ingredient code

Use default or create an ingredient code



Use default or create a new ingredient SKU


Buying stock unit

Select one of the stock units you created in the first step


Buying cost

Cost of the ingredient you have purchased


Stock quantity

Quantity of product on hand


Stock unit

Prefilled based on buying stock unit selected


Bin value

Ingredient bin value for storage


Min. reorder point

Minimum quantity on hand before alerted to reorder


Max. reorder point

Amount to build to when ordering


Display order

How you want the ingredients to be listed


Track inventory

Display names of products/items ordered


Is active

Enables usage of the ingredient

Once you have added an ingredient, you can add it to an item

Add ingredient(s) to an item

Proceed to Catalog > Item

    1. Select an item
    2. Select the recipe tab
    3. Add ingredients 1 by 1 by selecting them from the drop-down list and entering – 
    4. Quantity
    5. Display order
    6. Select Add 

**** “Reduce ingredient stock upon sale” will take ingredient product out of inventory each time an item is sold

Add ingredient(s) to a modifier - 

    1. Proceed to Catalog > modifiers
    2. Select a modifier set from the list
    3. Select a modifier which was added to the modifier set
    4. Select the recipe tab at top
    5. Add ingredients 1 by 1 by selecting them from the drop-down list and entering – 
    6. Quantity
    7. Display order
    8. Select Add


Ingredients can now be tracked via the Ingredient use report 

The Low stock report will also display ingredients that need to be reordered

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