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Items - Ingredients/Kitchen

This form is used to set up recipe items. It lists all ingredients which make up the main item.

Figure: Example Items Screen

Recipe Item

Check this on if the item is a standard recipe item. A recipe item is an item we sell. When the item is sold or adjusted, the stock is adjusted for these ingredients listed in the grid below.

Kit Item

Check this on if the item is a kit item. The ingredients on a kit item are only used when we want to make or break a kit. See Kits for more details. You should not use serial number tracked items as ingredients in kits.

Kitchen Instructions

20 character field that is printed on kitchen receipts.


Sales Method

The Sales Method to which this ingredient belongs. This allows you to set up a different recipe for eat-in and takeaway items. For example, you might have different paper requirements (napkins, straws, tray liners) even though the basic item is the same. Sales Method can be 'Any Method' or one of the codes defined in Sales Methods function. Ideally, you should always set up your ingredient for 'Any Method'. If you have a take away item that is different, then you set up the additional ingredients for the Takeaway method. Ingredients in the Any Method are included in ALL sales methods. The system will always look for the ingredients for the specific sales method. If none are found, it will then look for ingredients for the 'Any Method' option.

Note: In version 5.20 a new utility has been created to help upgrade recipe items from previous versions. This utility is called RecipeItemsUpgrade and will convert the old recipe definitions to the new ones where possible and report any issues it finds that you need to fix by hand.


A sequence number that simply orders the ingredients within the grid.


Component item used to make up the main item.


Description of component item.


Unit of measure of component item.


The quantity of the ingredient in this recipe in relation to the unit of measure. Therefore, if the unit of measure is in MLS (milliliters), the quantity is the number of MLS required.


The percentage contribution, for example 50%, this ingredient makes towards the overall sales value of the recipe item.

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