Better Cater Software

About Better Cater

Better Cater is a cloud-based catering solution that is suitable for small and midsize catering businesses such as corporate catering, on-site catering, restaurants, event caterers, food trucks and large-scale food preparation. Key features include cost and time analysis, profit and costs calculations, contact management and proposals management. The solution allows users to calculate cost and profits by automatically adding detailed ingredient information based on item quantities. Users can create professional templates and invoices customized with their branding. Better Cater’s reporting feature allows users to create custom reports including kitchen prep lists, packing lists, shopping lists, banquet event orders and more. An event calendar provides a color-...

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Monthly Plan: $69 (add additional users for $30 each per month) Yearly Plan: $690 (add additional users for $25 each per month)

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Better Cater User Reviews

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SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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Tim

Verified reviewer

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Restaurants

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
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Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

July 2019

Better than the others

Been using it for three years and we do a ton of catering and special events. It works great for us! Don't spend a ton of cash on others when better cater is a great option and cost effective

Pros

Ease of use and simplicity for smaller companies that don't need something as intense as caterease.

Cons

I wish there was a mobile app and a better way to sync the calendar

Reasons for choosing Better Cater

Cost and ease of use

Cara

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Food & Beverages

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

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5

Value for money

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5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

February 2021

Good, Easy to Use Product

We can very easily track a project from proposal to completion with seeing proposals sent, checking email bounce backs, payments made, remaining balances due, and closing out the event.

Pros

It's a very easy product to use. You can either build the back-end completely with menus or build as you go. We like the customize functions that you can create any menu item while you're creating a new project (you don't have to leave and go back to the home page). The calendar function with color key and filter is great to see the big picture and upcoming events. It also connects to our Gmail calendar. Better Cater is willing to add custom fields such as Manage Rooms. The separate Private, Invoice, and BEO Notes sections are very helpful. The Banquet Event Order Report is perfect to give our kitchen to prep for events. There are so many features that we don't utilize all of them. Overall it has great value.

Cons

We have several locations so we have to create separate accounts for each location. It would be great if we could toggle between locations without needing to log out and log into a different account. There's no report for total number of events in a custom time period (for example is the events list report had a sum at the bottom). Have to manually count up number of events. Would love if a spellcheck function was added on. Wish there was an option to send a final invoice without the contract language (without needing to delete it from the event). The pre-discount calculation is very confusing in how it's implemented. Our customers would love a digital signature feature added on the proposal. If Better Cater had a method for accepting credit card payments it would be perfect.

Reasons for choosing Better Cater

BetterCater had more functions at a better price point than other products.

Mark

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Food & Beverages

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
2

Customer support

out of 5
2

Functionality

out of 5

March 2020

Great for beginners, lacks features for pros

It was great for getting me started. The cost is lower than competitors, which made it an easy choice for using while launching our business. We grew out of it, though, and their support and dev team really showed no signs of advancing the product any time soon.

Pros

Overall ease of use. There's not much to the application, and what is there is very easy to navigate through and use. Well worth the price if what they offer is what you need.

Cons

The lack of features my company needed. Needed more reports/better reporting. Emailing and customizing proposals from the system was not easy and didn't look that great. Needs a more comprehensive recipe/ingredient management program.

Reasons for choosing Better Cater

The price was right

Jodi

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Restaurants

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

August 2019

Made the switch

We made the switch from Caterease to Better Cater about 2 1/2 years ago. The system was easy to learn and use. It is great- I can sign on from any computer or phone and access all of my accounts. They are great to work with for any questions you may have. They are constantly implementing updates for ease of use. We are happy with Better Cater- the yearly fee is much more realistic then the larger companies out there who offer the same or less.

Pros

Ease of use and mobile ability. Cost effective

Cons

The only con I have about Better Cater is that I would like to be able to move around the (change the order) of the Event Menus.

Reasons for choosing Better Cater

Price point

Reasons for switching to Better Cater

Caterease was pricy for the same options

Sullivan

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Restaurants

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

June 2019

This site stands for its name "Better Cater"

To make this short I will say this way, Better Cater is my main tool to communicate customer with the kitchen staff, and it does it smoothly.

Pros

As a daily user of this software, I can surely say I like the fact of how easy is to organize and communicate with customers. Also, it gives the chance for customizing orders for the kitchen and invoices for the customers.

Cons

There is not an app. Yikes! I would love to have this thing on my phone also or at least the website to be mobile friendly. I would love to have Better Cater with me everywhere I go

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