Recipe Management Made to Order

View, manage, and secure your recipes across the enterprise while streamlining training among staff.

Help staff find recipes fast with flexible search options

NorthStar’s Recipe Viewer makes it easy to breeze through recipes and training with its intuitive interface. You can easily search by ingredient, dish type, cuisine style, or even dietary preference. Then select from one of the categories of recipes defined by your team to get started. Once you find the recipe that fits your needs, its instructions are laid out in simple steps, so you don’t miss any crucial details while cooking. You can even upload media to make it simpler. 

Keep your recipes secure from HQ

With Recipe Viewer, your recipes, cooking procedures and important training programs are real time and secure from corporate.  Recipe Viewer puts recipes and training information where it’s needed most in your restaurant, right in their hands.  

Integrate your recipes with your KDS

Integrating with a kitchen display system (KDS)  helps you begin automating your BOH right away. For example, when you integrate your recipe management software with your KDS, you’ll be able to select a menu item from the viewscreen, and the recipe will easily display. Integrating the software will also allow you to use multiple images for a recipe, such as preparation and plating images. 
 
As an item hits the kitchen station from the POS, a team member can select that item, use the recipe button on the station and view just that one item. Otherwise, it’s browser-based, and they can view the entire recipe book but not individually as they are displayed on the kitchen station. 

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Operating system doesn't matter – runs on iOS, Windows and Android

Leveraging a Recipe Viewer combined with a versatile operating compatibility — running on iOS, Windows, and Android — ensures that restaurants can seamlessly integrate technology across various platforms, enabling consistent, efficient access to vital cooking instructions while catering to diverse hardware preferences and ensuring operational flexibility.

Company-Wide Menu Item Updates

New menu item? With Recipe Viewer, instantly update menu items throughout your entire system, all from one centralized location. Just a push of a button and everyone has the change.

Paperless

Adopting a paperless recipe viewer safeguards your restaurant's proprietary recipes, ensuring they remain strictly in-house. Without physical copies, there's zero risk of recipes being accidentally lost or intentionally taken, protecting your culinary secrets and maintaining your unique competitive edge.

Consistency

Recipe Viewer gives you a single system for your brand’s unique recipes to live. Think of it like a digital recipe book and a safety net that your staff can use to learn your menu. Have two concepts? No problem, manage them from the same place.

Lower Training Costs

Implementing a recipe viewer dramatically lowers training costs for restaurants. With real-time, step-by-step guidance at their fingertips, new staff can quickly learn and master dishes without extensive hands-on training, resulting in faster onboarding, reduced training hours, and consistent dish preparation irrespective of the chef's experience level.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A recipe viewer is a recipe management software that takes the place of recipe books in your restaurant. It is a centralized portal to hold all your restaurant’s recipes, prep instructions, and procedures so that dishes are prepared accurately and efficiently. They also include graphics/video, allowing your kitchen staff to see exactly how they should present your restaurant’s dishes.

Recipe management software, also called a recipe viewer, is handy for small to large chain restaurants. With the ability to manage all of your sites’ recipes from a centralized portal, a recipe viewer is essential for operators of chains – ranging from small to large. As a result, creating consistency across all your stores has never been easier.

For independent operators, recipe management software can help reduce training time and allows management to focus on running their operations. It can also be imperative for adding new seasonal dishes that may depend on local ingredients and regional preferences during certain times of the year.

NorthStar’s Recipe Management software differs from standard recipe solutions in key ways. First, it can run securely on any operating system, including iOS and Android. Second, it is much simpler and faster to search than ordinary recipe books. Third, when a recipe is updated by corporate, the restaurants are notified within minutes.

Yes! Recipe viewers save time by distributing new and updated recipes to every restaurant instantly. Watch your ROI grow as you eliminate printing, collating, and shipping paper that will be obsolete by the time it arrives.

Speedy Order Processing

Experience seamless transactions with an interface crafted for speed. With NorthStar POS, minimal taps translate to quicker turnarounds.

Mobile POS Capabilities

Equip staff with mobile devices to take orders directly from customers in line or even before they reach the counter, speeding up the entire process.

Integrated Online Ordering

Allows customers to see the order being inputted, which can reduce errors and increase transparency.

Customization and Modifiers

Embrace the essence of fast-casual with our intuitive customization feature. From salads to sandwiches, NorthStar POS accommodates detailed modifiers with ease, ensuring the kitchen gets the right message every time.

Digital Menu Boards Integration

Easily update and synchronize your digital menu displays directly from NorthStar. This allows for dynamic pricing, highlighting specials, or featuring limited-time offers without the need for separate systems.

Integrated Upselling Suggestions

Based on the items selected by the guests, NorthStar can provide servers with real-time suggestions for upselling complementary dishes, drinks, or desserts. This not only boosts sales but can also enhance the overall dining experience for guests.

Allergy and Dietary Restrictions

Accommodate allergy and dietary preference by enabling servers to assign orders by seat numbers.

Contactless Payment Options

In the evolving landscape of dining, offering contactless payments — such as tap-and-go cards, digital wallets, or QR code payments — can enhance the checkout experience by offering speed and safety.

Drive-Thru Management

For QSRs with drive-thru service, specialized features can streamline the ordering process, enhance communication between NorthStar and kitchen, and track drive-thru-specific metrics.