Kitchen CUT: The Digital Gateway to Successful F&B Management

Simon Haynes, CTO
It is often thought the success of a restaurant is created in the kitchen and yet, while creating culinary art is key for building reputation and brand awareness, the industry is more competitive than ever and this alone is not enough. Tight controls and effective back-office management of restaurants are critical for ensuring the business is commercially successful. However, the management of food and beverage in any operation is a huge workload, especially for time-poor chefs, whose focus should be delivering sensational dishes that will draw customers back time and time again.

After having faced the same frustrations in his kitchens for years and been unable to find a system to help reduce the admin and streamline daily tasks, John Wood, Michelin star awardee and former Executive Chef of the Burj Al Arab, Dubai, co-founded Kitchen CUT to help kitchens reap the benefits of modern technology.

The Kitchen CUT team has significant experience and knowledge of the food and beverage industry which has helped them to build a software solution that revolutionizes the user experience, creates accurate and efficient operational processes, optimises profitability, and delivers a return on investment.

The industry is bursting with innovation in technology for the front of house—payment systems, loyalty programs, CRM, customer ordering and so much more—which is great for improving the overall customer experience. However, the back-office is the engine room and it has to run effectively. “Kitchen CUT brings in a wealth of industry experience in food and beverage management and translates that into an engaging platform for F&B teams to use. Design and usability are what sets us apart–everyone has experience of smartphones and apps so the benchmark is there and like other sectors, technology in hospitality (particularly for the back-office) has to move with the expectation and we strive to exceed that,” explains Simon Haynes, CTO, Kitchen CUT.
The solution is a full purchase to pay system and has a wide range of features such as recipe and menu costing, allergen and nutritional analysis—right the way through to vendor ordering, performance tracking, real-time sales analysis and inventory management. By automating many of the daily tasks, it gives F&B teams and management teams a range of analytics and actionable insights to make timely decisions that can have a big impact on their business. The cloud-based software is accessible on any device and the scalable nature of the product caters to businesses of all sizes and revenue structures.

It’s looking at the detail of the F&B operation that allows you to make small incremental changes that can have a big impact on profit

The team at Kitchen CUT is always looking at the evolution of the system, focusing on the creation of new functionality, partnerships, integrations as well as interactive tools to meet the growing global demands of the food and beverage industry.

According to Haynes, Kitchen CUT has a single focus of breaking down operational challenges and tasks and making them simple. By connecting sales to cost of sales, purchases and product use (via numerous EPOS integrations), the system automates a wealth of insightful analytics to help operators maximize their F&B offering and make calculated decisions that will impact the bottom line. “Clients using Kitchen CUT typically see between 3-5 percent saving on their cost of sales, which means the system most often pays for itself within a matter of months,” he explains. “Other savings can be made from tracking waste, breakages, analyzing spend by the vendor and product type and much more. It’s looking at the detail of the F&B operation that allows you to make small incremental changes that can have a big impact on profit.”

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Free Online Ordering System Helps Hospitality Businesses Offering Free School Meals This Half Term

The hospitality industry is struggling to survive, yet F+B businesses in England are still stepping up to help this half term by offering free school meals to those in need. In an effort to support them, a UK Tech company is offering a free platform for taking online orders, for click+collect or eating in.

Henley on Thames, UK - As half term begins, with the government refusing to fund free school meals for vulnerable children in England over the holidays, the hospitality industry is putting its own troubles on hold to help children in need.

Many restaurants, cafes and pubs across the UK are offering free meals to anyone struggling to provide food for their children. In turn, in order to support these businesses, F+B To Go will enable online ordering, digital menus and order tracking. It's simple to use, has unlimited products and can be operational within an hour.

Digital menus can be shared on social media via link on or QR code or embedded on the restaurant's website, so that additional orders can be managed without being too disruptive to their usual business. The system offers a discreet, sensitive way to deal with requests for a free school meal; parents don’t need to explain their situation, just order and turn up at the right time to collect their food.

Café Menza at Henley Ruby Club is offering free meals to vulnerable children this week, and has been using F+B To Go to take orders. Owners, Niki and Szabi said,

"As a community business, we felt strongly about supporting families in need over half term. We wanted to get quickly set up with a system that would allow online ordering, would help us to track orders, but would also help us to carry on with our normal day to day business as much as possible.

F+B To Go has been a lifesaver. Our 5 day menu was set up in no time, and offers parents the opportunity to order free food, from their devices without any embarrassment.

We’re really proud to be helping our local community and thankful to have this free tool to help us."

F+B To Go is a completely free tool developed in the wake of COVID-19. The Co-Founders of Kitchen CUT saw the devastating impact of the virus on businesses globally and wanted to offer a lifeline to help generate revenue at a time of need. The platform enables businesses to move their offering online and get set up for delivery or click+collect, providing a contactless, safe trading environment.

Since launching, the platform has gone from strength to strength, with a wealth of features to make online ordering seamless, whether from home on in venue. Users can create branded, digital menus that can be embedded on their website, or accessed via link or QR Code. There are fully customisable delivery and collection time slots, item counters (the system will stop taking orders when stock has run out), delivery areas can be defined and a live production dashboard fully tracks and monitors the order process. In order to keep customers incentivised, businesses can offer promotional codes and discounts which can all be created and processed simply and quickly on the system. Payments are taken online so that the whole process is completely contactless and safe for both staff and customers.

There are no set up fees, no subscription fees for the software and no limits to the number of products on offer. This software is free to use, irrespective of EPOS, Stock system or menu management system. Businesses of any size and any location can sign up on any device and be operational within the hour.

Kitchen CUT

Henley-on-Thames, UK

Simon Haynes, CTO

Develops food and beverage management software for all business sizes

Kitchen CUT