ChefMod

ChefMod

by ChefMod

Who Uses ChefMod?

ChefMod services primarily full service restaurants, which are open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week, with a bar. That said, any foodservice establishment can participate.

What Is ChefMod?

Serving the New York, DC and Miami regions, ChefMod has been developed specifically for the independently owned restaurant, and is the only full-process restaurant Group Purchasing Organization in the United States. Easy-to-use cloud-based Software is combined with superior account management Services and unbeatable programs to create a customized, professional solution for your business.

ChefMod Details

ChefMod

http://www.chefmod.com

Founded 2004

ChefMod Pricing Overview

ChefMod does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial. See additional pricing details for ChefMod below.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

No

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

In Person

Live Online

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

ChefMod Features

Catering Software
Banquet Management
Billing & Invoicing
Booking Management
Calendar Management
Contract Management
Costing
Customer Database
Event Management
Facility Management
Inventory Management
Kitchen / Menu Management
Order Management
Quote Management
Recipe Management
Waitstaff Management
Costing
Customer Management
Import / Export Management
Inventory Management
Lot Tracking
Order Management
Picking & Routing
Purchasing
Quotes / Estimates
Traceability
Vendor Management
Warehouse Management
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
Billing & Invoicing
Built-in Accounting
Employee Management
Inventory Management
Kitchen Management
Menu Management
Point of Sale (POS)
Reporting/Analytics
Reservations Management
Table Management
Wait List Management

ChefMod Reviews

Showing 5 of 64 reviews

Overall
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.8/5
Customer Service
4.9/5
Features
4.7/5
Value for Money
4.8/5

Purchase Power

Reviewed on 16/10/2019
Matt S.
Chef/Owner
Food & Beverages, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
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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Comments: My overall experience with ChefMod has been excellent. The savings for my Buisness both with time and cash value are unmatched.

Pros: From set up to our daily ordering to receiving product ChefMod has killed it every step of the way. Along with the great prices from the purchasing power to the easy use of the software makes ChefMod an easy and logical choice.

Cons: I have nothing to add here, the software does everything we need it to do.

Vendor Response

by ChefMod on 17/10/2019

Matt,
I couldn't have said it better myself :-)
Professional Chefs with your experience aren't as common as people may think. We truly appreciate working with you and the talents you bring. Thank you for your support all these years. We appreciate YOU.
John

Excellent Platform!

Reviewed on 15/10/2019
Lisa R.
Business Mgr
Hospitality, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
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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Comments: Great- All the support staff is so nice and accommodating. Every request is answered in no time and their assistance with many things that they could push on me but they do as a courtesy to make my life easier such as credit applications, lookups for items, etc. is a breath of fresh air that I don't see with most vendors we work with!

Pros: Everything needed from accounting and ordering to analytics this software has helped us integrate. I no longer have to code invoices. It exports on my cue right to my accounting software. We do not have to deal with any pushy annoying sales people from the food companies OR their commissions which is a huge perk! My food costs went down tremendously since we started using this software and I am able to view all past current and future orders with a couple clicks at any workstation with internet. Anytime I have a question the support team has a very fast response time and does most all of the legwork to accommodate my requests making my life ALOT easier when we want to price things out or are having an issue of any kind. Chefmod has brought my BOH kitchen practices into this day and age instead of the more old school less efficient practices of the past that we used previously to get the job done.

Cons: Because it was a big change in switching to this platform it took some convincing to get my kitchen team on board. All of our vendors changed so ironing out new delivery windows and what no had a little bit of a learning code but nothing that could not be addressed. My former food vendors were not pleased but it was definitely a wise business decision. If you have an old school kitchen department who is not comfortable using the computer this transition would take some time, but once trained and all the kinks are ironed out this is the way to go for sure.

Vendor Response

by ChefMod on 17/10/2019

Lisa,
We are so happy that you are taking advantage of all of our system features. I would encourage the app whenever possible. It's available for Android and Apple devices. It's a great way to see numbers on the go and of course to place orders. I'll give you a hint, our next major desktop release will have a lot of the app functions there as well! Get excited!
Thank you~ John

Happy Customer

Reviewed on 11/10/2019
Dave S.
Partner
Restaurants, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: ChefMod has been wonderful, the staff I've interacted with are always polite and professional. The product we receive is always of the highest quality, and the digitizing of invoices makes accounting a breeze on our end. Overall I love it, I wish I had switched over sooner.

Pros: Ease of use with this system is what I like best about it, not to mention the money saved

Cons: Sometimes the wording on how products are named in the system doesn't make sense, but once you figure out how to search it's not a problem

Vendor Response

by ChefMod on 17/10/2019

Dave, thanks for the great review! Product naming conventions are an ongoing effort. This year alone we added more than 6,000 new items to the system. Keeping track of all the manufacturer and distributor updates is a full time job. We recently implemented a formal naming convention that addresses this very topic and have begun to routinely update current items as well as to manage new ones. Thank you for the feedback and of course your ongoing support.

A helpful tool, not foolproof, needs major QOL and UX improvements

Reviewed on 17/10/2019
Alex P.
Chef
Restaurants, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
3/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
Value for Money
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Comments: It has helped us lower costs, but has also come with workflow changes that can be annoying at times. It basically finds the cheapest price for each item you're ordering across all of your vendors and orders it. The problem is that each of these vendors has a minimum order price to ship. What follows is a chefmod rep calling you telling you that your order doesn't make minimums for several different vendors and then you need to sit on the phone with them and move things around until you can get things to work out mathematically. They don't look at your order as a whole and try to find the cheapest possible way that would get you the order successfully, they just order the cheapest version of each item and hope that everything adds up to make a minimum or you're getting a phone call. What makes this even more frustrating is that you can't order from a specific vendor through the site to avoid this nuisance.
Overall, it's OK. It's lowered costs but not without headaches. There's some convenience to being able to order from some vendors online, and being notified about things like holiday delivery schedules. I can't be sure if I'd recommend it to someone who doesn't need it for their business, as I do not find it to be a luxury.

Pros: Browsing inventory
Order history referencing
Customer service

Cons: Interface needs improvement, a lot of un-intuitive design and layout decisions Does not currently have functionality that allows you to order from a specific vendor, so making a minimum order for a vendor can be frustrating and involves phone calls Search function is bizarrely bad

Vendor Response

by ChefMod on 24/11/2019

Alex, you are reading our minds. We have a lot of these (maybe all of them) addressed in our next release which is scheduled for 2020. We'll keep you posted as we get closer.
John
PS, we would love for you to join our Facebook group exclusive for members!

The best ordering software

Reviewed on 15/10/2019
Matilda S.
General Manager
Food & Beverages, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: My experience is the greatest, the staff is always there to support you 100%. The execution of them resolving any issues is so on point, it makes my operations at the restaurant run that much smoother. They always check back to make sure you’re satisfy with products price and any inconvenience encounter during delivery.

Pros: I love this software, is easy to navigate for ordering, entering sales and invoices. I like that I can go back and find old invoices instead of calling the office to make sure they were entered.

Cons: Honestly there is nothing I don’t like about it.

Vendor Response

by ChefMod on 17/10/2019

Matilda,
What can I say, members like you make every day a pleasure to come to work. Thank you for your support all these years. You truly are a power user!
John