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10 examples of kitchen data sheets

Discover 10 inspiring examples of data sheets to learn how to optimize your profitability and efficiency in the kitchen.

Sébastien Vassaux03/14/2020

Are you looking to optimize your recipe data sheets? Perfect! You've come to the right place! FoodMeUp is the specialist in online recipe data sheets.

What is a kitchen technical sheet?

A  cooking technical sheet   or  recipe technical sheet  commonly refers to the document that will bring together all the knowledge relating to a cooking recipe.

The following information can therefore be found on a technical sheet:

  • Identification elements  : name or label (we can distinguish a technical version used internally or a commercial / marketing version used with customers), identification code, category or family, date of creation, etc.
  • Visuals  : images or videos.
  • Nutritional and allergenic information  : it is used in particular on the INCO label, in the table of allergens or any other useful document.
  • Food indicators  : the  SENS system ,  nutriscore , Nutri-Repère,  Traffic-light labeling , etc. are all indicators that can synthesize nutritional intake
  • Composition  : the list of ingredients and sub-recipes that make up the recipe, with their quantity and their unit if applicable. The quantities are to be compared in the case of a finished dish with the number of portions or place settings.
  • Progress or production stages  : the list of actions to be taken to achieve the recipe, sometimes with the adequate time or the total preparation time. We can distinguish in particular the stages of preparation, constitution, reservation, cooking, finishing and packaging.
  • Financial indicators  : the advantage of data structuring, in addition to its easy maintenance, lies in the ability to assess the costs associated with prices resulting in a margin.
  • Other data (metadata)  : other less structuring and more personalized data can be added such as labels, various notes, statuses, a logo.
  • Consumables  : by misuse of language is meant by consumable the non-food elements that will be consumed as part of the preparation. Example: packaging, baking paper, etc.
  • Material used  : the material is not consumed but reused from one preparation to another. It is an investment and not a burden.
We can distinguish :

  • datasheet  strictly
  • the production order  : it corresponds to the technical sheet factored by a quantity relating to a production need. Example: the technical sheet sets proportions to serve 10 people while the production requirement for the day corresponds to 135 place settings. We often remove unnecessary information in production such as financial indicators
  • the exit slip or commissary voucher  : it corresponds to the list of ingredients that should be taken out of the reserves / commissary to meet the need for the production slip

Dynamic recipe sheets

Benefit from automatic cost calculations and a link to orders and inventories
Technical data sheets on FoodMeUp

1. The dynamic profile of the hotel and catering industry

The media Hotel catering provides its visitors with fairly entertaining technical sheets. They have a system of linking ingredients and sub-recipes with their stages, with the possibility of adjusting the number of portions dynamically. The ingredient table looks like a categorized release slip. However, they are difficult to reproduce and their reading is not easy.

➡️ Discover the technical sheet.

2. The Wikicréa Excel template

Wikicréa is a site that offers content to create a business. As such, this article presents an Excel template that can be configured and easily printed in pdf

➡️ Download the simple and dynamic template.

3. The simplified Blog Restau model

Blog Restau presents a simple paper model that reflects the most standard. It is a first step in learning to structure your information but the model is not dynamic.

➡️ Download the technical sheet.

4. A software design debate on

Want to go further in the study of technical sheets? Some are discussing it on the forum.

The discussion is oriented around the design of an interface dedicated to the management of recipe data sheets. The debate notably addresses the  prioritization of information , an interesting UX concept in the design phase.

➡️ Check out the thread.

5. The multiple technical sheets offered by the National Academy of Cooking

The site of the national cooking academy has the advantage of presenting multiple technical sheets, not just recipes. It references technical sheets in Excel format, in particular for

  • The audit  : storage, cooling, hygiene plan, witness dishes, thawing, deconditioning, decanting, bacteriological analyzes, slicing, hot and cold preparations
  • Self-assessment
  • Technical procedures  : personnel, cleaning, organization chart, etc.
  • Temperature control  : positive and negative cold rooms
  • Miscellaneous  : HACCP, method order, sanitary control plan
  • And technical recipe sheets 🙂

6. Training to train you in management

In addition to an educational explanation of the interest of the technical kitchen sheets, the Oaformation site centralizes a set of advice for the good management of a business.

➡️ Find out their advice.

7. A cocktail technical sheet?

The datasheet is relevant in many areas. Let's move on to the pharmacy, the formulation, the building, etc., however, cocktails are real cooking recipes.

The Strasbourg Academy recommends that  baristas  be just as attentive to good management as they do to restaurateurs, and offers a ready-to-use model.

➡️ Discover the cocktail technical sheet.

8. Do you speak  “recipe spreadsheet”  ?

If you are comfortable with English, you will find many other examples of technical sheets by browsing what is done in the English-speaking world. Type  recipe spreadsheet  in  Google  and let yourself be guided.

➡️ Check out an example.

9. The origins of FoodMeUp

Before becoming a modern and scalable web tool, providing all the benefits mentioned in the various pages of our site, FoodMeUp was reduced to an Excel file comprising multiple  macros  to automate a set of tasks.

As long as you activate the macros and have an environment compatible with the version of the file, you can discover the beginnings of our adventure here below.

➡️ Download the Excel file of the beginnings of FoodMeUp.

10. Say STOP to Excel data sheets

We will not lie to each other, the technical sheets in Excel are often tedious and quite unreliable.

Imagine being able to create your technical sheets 10x faster, while fully controlling production costs (including non-food) and optimizing your purchases in order to increase your profitability.

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