Updating Ingredient Costs and Lists Across Recipes
Posted on January 28, 2015 by Lev
One of the most important parts of running a food business is having a rock-solid handle on your costs. And from a customer perspective, they want to know what's in your product - namely, the ingredient list.
Sometimes Things Change
Every once in a while you might have to update your recipe's ingredient list or ingredient costs and refresh your food labels and unit costs. It hopefully doesn't happen too often, but you might change suppliers, an ingredient formulation might change slightly, a supplier might change your prices, and of course prices may just change over time.
If that happened across many of your ingredients at once it may be frustrating to have to find each one in a recipe that it's in and make those changes. Fortunately, when you make a change to an ingredient in one recipe it will automatically flow through to all the other recipes that it's in. That's been in place since day one for our recipe cost calculator and ingredient list.
All Ingredients View
However, now you can view all your ingredients in one place and update their costs and ingredient lists. If you're on the Ingredient List or Costing page of any recipe there will be a link to "Edit Lists/Costs From All Recipes Together". There you'll see the same inputs, but for all your ingredients rather than a single recipe. You can sort by name or cost and also search for ingredients to filter the ingredients.
We think this will save lots of time for users with more than just a few recipes and also see all their ingredient lists and costs in one place. That can help narrow down where to focus on finding better priced ingredient suppliers and give you a better sense of your ingredient mix. It can also help identify inconsistencies across recipes that should use the same ingredients.
How you use this tool is really up to you creative folks. We're just trying to create tools to enable you to run your food business better.
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