About ala Carte Menus

ala Carte Menus is a cloud-based solution designed to help businesses handle meal management and dining operations across assisted living facilities. Professionals can design nutritional plans and personalize the meals according to the cultural, ethnic or religious preferences of residents.

ala Carte Menus allows organizations to customize menus according to the requested budget and ensure compliance with various state regulations. Managers can review and analyze the nutritional value of menus in accordance with the DASH Eating Plan, Healthy Eating Pattern and the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI). Additionally, it lets nutritionists utilize the built-in database to view seasonal offerings, new recipes and culinary trends.

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19 Reviews of ala Carte Menus

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.53 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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Showing 1 - 5 of 19 results

December 2020

Andy from Stonehenge of American Fork

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2020

Was skeptical but now I love it.

It is a great system for even beginners. Customer service is amazing because they are patient and are very knowledgeable with the system so when you don't understand something they are able to efficiently help you. There is a lot of information available in the system itself and if you use it to it's full potential it can save a lot of headache later.

Pros

I like being able to change the menu items with ease, adding or subtracting dishes are a breeze. I like that the allergies are red on the selection sheet so they stand out. Easy to use after initial set up.

Cons

Implementing the new menus can be daunting because there are a lot of steps to set it up. However, once it's set to run, it works very easily. I wish that the dislikes list were larger and also that the system would remove those dislikes from the meals like the allergies do. I don't like that the meal textures and diet orders don't have more options such as Renal/NDD3 or more of those types of combinations.

Reasons for Choosing ala Carte Menus

Cost, ease, ability and the fact that it can communicate with another system that we use for resident information.

Reasons for Switching to ala Carte Menus

I needed something more integrated and well rounded.

December 2020

Eef from Bakersfield Heart Hospital

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

Ease of Operation

We have been using Ala Carte menus and Crandall Corporate Dietitians for many years. Once your menus and programs are set up, it is very easy to operate and you can change menu selections daily if you'd like.

Pros

The flexibility to create menus on the 5 week cycle that caters to our clientele with regional and ethnic selections

Cons

I really have no cons, the product is wonderful

Reasons for Choosing ala Carte Menus

Easy access to all nutritional values and ease of entering patients and tracking their diet information. Professional printing quality of daily menus with restaurant descriptions. There was no major upheaval in setting up our patients, making menus or hours spent defining the program for our needs. Tray cards are easy to print and you can also use one of the items to record patient selections on a tablet and have them print to tray cards. I have recommended this product to colleagues that were also very impressed after a demonstration

Reasons for Switching to ala Carte Menus

Left Brookdale and it was proprietary

December 2020

James from acc senior services

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

December 2020

Good but not versatile

It is a decent interface that allows the job to be done. I would like to see more culturally diverse menu items as I work for a company that specifically caters to a large Japanese population. This results in me seeking recipes and menu ideas outside of Crandall.

Pros

I enjoy that recipes are readily available and the production sheets are handy.

Cons

Purchase orders are inaccurate. When it comes to spreadsheets and projected spending the numbers are off. I know that the system probably uses an average since this is nation wide. A good example during these times would be the cost of goods increasing. Also, product availability swings in and out and this causes higher rates.

December 2020

Brian from Fountain View Village

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Food & Beverages

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

Healthcare dining services

In my 3 years , my experience has been great. Customer support was helpful, knew who I was right away even when I was new to the company. Assisted me with all of nut needs and got me the training I needed.

Pros

The software is very user friendly and offers tons of reports!!!! I have 4 employees that use the software daily and have no issues with it. We also like that the menus are customizable which makes it easy to substitute food items based on resident feedback.

Cons

I honestly have not come across anything that I specifically disliked. I do not use every single report and function but for my current needs, I have no complaints.

December 2020

Hannah from Pacifica

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

Comprehensive!

Tray tickets allows for non-select groups for residents/patients who no longer make decisions for themselves. It is faster, accurate, an nutritionally sound vs having caregivers choose what these residents will eat. No more filling out menus for these people, only applying preferences.

Pros

This software has lots of useful features, by far my favorite is the interface with my medical records system. A close second is the wealth of in-services and training materials and the ability to change the calendar menu easily for holidays and special events.

Cons

The printing is terrible. Tray tickets can only be printed one day at a time for a given group, otherwise they will be out of order or mixed up (different pt on same ticket). There is also no option to separate your printing by person making extra work when printing for the following week: you either have to print your seven days and separate out by names, or print each name from your list.

Reasons for Choosing ala Carte Menus

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