Types of Hotel Catering Software

There are numerous Types of Hotel Catering Softwares available in UK nowadays like database driven, web-based recipe and menu management service providing catering professionals with all necessary tools to efficiently control their ingredients, recipes and menus. Such Hotel Catering Softwares manage precise and dependable recipe costing, comprehensive nutritional analysis and the total menu planning.

A. Caterware

Performance software designed by caterers and software professionals. Features include account management, performance tracking and reporting, event management, room reservations and sales tracking and reporting.

B. Maestro Sales and Catering by Northwind

Designed to integrate hotel’s operation with other hotel systems. Fully linked to property database to show real-time room availability.

C. Five Star Hotel Systems Banquet and Catering 

Fully automates sales/catering operations from scheduling rooms to function costing. Creates contracts and function sheets, prints schedules, billing, reporting.

D. Red Sky IT Kx Solution

Consists of two modules on one database, Event Management and Sales and Marketing. Integrated to front office system.

E. Mirage Food and Beverage System

Manages inventory, tracks sales and analyzes productivity of employees. Multi-user design system, complete POS system with inventory and receiving capabilities.

F. CaterPro For Windows

Features include revenue and production reports, inventory management, staff scheduling, multiple views for order/invoice/setup/kitchen, integrated appointment scheduling, point and click interface.

G. Epitome Food and Beverage Management Hotel Information Systems

Modules include POS (Table Service, Quick Service, Fast Bar, Room Service, Take Away) and Basics food cost, time and attendance, loyalty, waitlist).

H. CaterMate Event Master

Single and multi-user capabilities, suites and room service management, fully customized documents with email and fax capabilities, automated function book.

I. ESP2000 Greenwich Technologies

Web based scheduling tool and ordering, automated creation and storage of documents, graphical views of space availability, room, equipment and personnel availability,


J. Daylight Software Advanced Sales & CateringTM management systems for the hospitality industry

Features include advanced account, contact and inquiry management, advanced activities, advanced availability and reporting, advanced customization, and system-wide features.Performance software designed by caterers and software professionals. Features include account management, performance tracking and reporting, event management, room reservations and sales tracking and reporting.

Applications of Hotel Catering Software

Hotel catering software is used for the management of food and beverage in restaurants, lounges/bar, and room service and can be integrated with the hotel’s other systems for inventory management, sales tracking and employee productivity analysis. Hotel catering software is used for credit card processing, food service checking (new check, check printing, split checks), shift scheduling, placing orders, modifying/changing orders, inventory control and management. Reports can also be generated that show payments, open checks, voids, server log-out, cancellations, server revenue, check and item analysis, and daily cashier. Sales tracking can also be reported based on total sales, sales by venue, sales by account and account type. Account and sales management functions keep track of contacts, billing, invoicing, delivery information, sales responsibility and accounts receivable.

Hotel catering software is also used for event management, sales and marketing with account and sales management applications. Event management applications include room scheduling and availability, room layout, event/contact pricing, food, beverage, staff and equipment required, inventory tracking, preset meals, billing, event set-up/take-down times. Departments can also be scheduled to prepare the function.

In order to insure smooth billing and accounting procedure, hotel-catering software should be fully integrated with the front desk software to generate one bill for all hotel charges including catering. Hotel catering software can also be integrated with other hotel operations such as spa and activities management, yield management, and accounts receivable. It is important for hotel catering software to be linked to the hotel property database so sales staff can have real-time room availability.