Finally, catering software has entered the 21st century. With Planning Pod's easy-to-use Web-based tools, you can track all the details related to your catered events, including menus, pricing, event rooms, rentals, staffing and other resources. And our system keeps everything consolidated in one convenient place so that there's no duplication of data in multiple places and you, your staff and your contractors all have access to the most up-do-date event catering information.
If you have menu packages or prix fixe menu items, you use our online catering planning software tool to set up unlimited templates for any combination of menu items as well as place multiple items into packages and set up unit pricing. Then pull any combination of templates into a menu for an event and make any modifications accordingly. Our online catering software will automatically tabulate the menu total as well as the grand total based on the headcounts you enter.
From kitchen and wait staff to bartenders and event planning assistants, you can add all your staff members (with their contact details and work schedule preferences) to your account. Then, when you book an event, you can allocate staff to work the event and even send out alerts from the system notifying them of changes/modifications to their schedule. And with the Planning Pod calendar, you can get a real-time overview of which staff members are working which events and make modifications on the fly. Our powerful calendaring tools simplify staffing and scheduling tasks for both you and your team, and they are one of the reasons our software for caterers is so popular for food services companies like yours.
Never again double book an event or meeting room with our room scheduling tool. Use our software for caterers to set up which rooms in your facility are bookable for events. When a room or space is booked for an event, simply enter it in and the booking shows up in the master calendar so you can see which spaces you have booked and when.
Planning Pod is unique among online catering software programs in that it integrates more than 30+ tools online - including inventory allocation and event staffing - into one convenient application. If you have an inventory of event- and catering-related resources like tables, chairs, linens, chafing dishes, serving accessories and plateware, you can enter these items into our catering planning software tools. Then, when you are planning out a catered event, you can allocate these resources to the event. You can also pull this information into the invoicing tool in our catering management software so you can quickly bill your customers for the resources/rentals for their events.
Planning Pod is catering management software and much more. Besides all the catering tools we offer, we also provide event management software tools for collaborating with other staff members, contractors and clients. Track your to-do's, appointments, leads, finances, legal contracts, proposals, invoices, project notes and much more. 26+ productivity tools in all ... try Planning Pod free today and discover why more catering companies and venues use our software.