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About Culinary Software Services

Founded in 1990, Culinary Software Services (CSS) is based in Boulder, Colorado. Our cost-saving and time-saving products are rated #1 in functionality and customer service. With this outstanding reputation, we've become the software leader in back-of-the-house technology for the foodservice industry.

Leading the Way with Innovative, Foodservice Software and Licensing Solutions

Since 1990, Culinary Software Services (CSS) has been creating software systems to meet the unique challenges of the foodservice and hospitality marketplace. CSS's primary products, CorTec and ChefTec Software, are the result of years of experience partnering with operations of every size, as they implement systems for accountability, communication and control.

Based in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, and founded by a chef and a computer programmer, CSS has grown to be a leader in the industry, servicing tens of thousands of installations around the world. CSS provides software solutions designed to meet the needs of diverse foodservice operations, from the largest venture with units around the world, to single-site operations. The company has excelled by focusing on creating powerful, flexible, easy-to-use solutions that address the industry's most complex, mission-critical issues. Widely recognized for its award-winning products, CSS enables customers to work more efficiently and to maximize profits.

The Beginning

On an island in the Caribbean in 1990, two entrepreneurs came up with a concept that later evolved into ChefTec/CorTec Software. One brought his deep foodservice industry knowledge, and the other, a career founded in computer software design and development. From the beginning, the two had a deep appreciation of how vital profit margins can be to the survival of operations in the foodservice space. They had a great solution.

Escoffier Software, the precursor to ChefTec and eventually CorTec, was the first inventory management software developed by CSS. Escoffier Software was named after Auguste Escoffier, the French culinary icon and chef who popularized and modernized the tradition of French cuisine. Escoffier Software quickly evolved into more than an inventory management system into the robust foodservice software, ChefTec/CorTec.

Now, with over thirty years of experience, CSS is considered the leader in foodservice software. The level of excellence CSS has brought to the field has resulted in winning the IQ Award for Software Products & Services, and ChefTec has twice won the Foodservice Innovator's Award for Excellence from the California Restaurant Association. ChefTec and CorTec are being used by over 45,000 users worldwide.


CSS values its customers, community and global responsibility. In 1900, CSS created the "ChefTec Fund" to provide software to non-profit organizations. The company has also donated computers to local schools to fill their computer labs, and support the next generation of foodservice professionals through paid internship programs for students of hospitality, technology and marketing.

CSS recognizes excellence in their community, and has sponsored several organizations in Boulder, Colorado. The Colorado Music Festival is hosted each year at the Chautauqua Auditorium, and run by the Center for Musical Arts (www.COMusic.org). CSS has also supported the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC.org), and programming at

the Shakespeare Festival of Boulder. All of these wonderful organizations create access to cultural events and performances for the Boulder community. CSS thanks them for their dedication to the arts.

On a global level, food waste is at an all-time high. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year, approximately 1.3 billion tons, gets lost or wasted. Although a small part of the food supply chain, CSS software can play a part by helping foodservice professionals track waste in production, and tailor more accurate portion sizes resulting in less food waste.

The Future

Always looking to the future, CSS now offers ChefTec and CorTec Cloud Services. ChefTec/CorTec Cloud Services lets foodservice professionals spend more time doing what they do best, and less time managing technology. With Cloud Services, CSS manages the servers, data backups, upgrades, and other technical management tasks so you don't have to. This significantly affects the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of your foodservice software. The future is bright!

From an island in the Caribbean, to some of the most successful foodservice businesses in the world, Culinary Software Services has evolved to serve. Find out more about what's happening right now with CSS by following them on Twitter: twitter.com/ChefTec


Contact Information

Feel free to e-mail the appropriate department at Culinary Software Services. Or give us a call at 800.447.1466. We are here to help!



Senior Management

At Culinary Software Services, our senior management team plays a critical role in our success. These individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, and they are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company, overseeing day-to-day operations, and ensuring that we achieve our goals. In this webpage, we will introduce you to our senior management team, their roles and responsibilities, and the skills that make them successful.

Brian Bennett

Brian Bennett, President: As President, Brian is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company and ensuring that we achieve our goals. With over 30 years of experience in the tech industry, Brian brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table.

Bev Daniels

Bev Daniels, General Manager: As General Manager, Bev is responsible for overseeing the Human Resources and Finance departments, as well as large involvement with the Sales department. She is responsible for managing our finances and ensuring that we are on track to achieve our financial goals. With over 30 years of experience in human resources, finance

and accounting, Bev is an expert in financial analysis and forecasting.

Tristan Reinhard

Tristan Reinhard, Director of Operations: As Director of Operations, Tristan is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations and ensuring that the company is running smoothly. With over 15 years of experience in operations and management, Tristan is an expert in process optimization and team management.

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson, CTO: As CTO, Mark is responsible for overseeing our technology and product development efforts. With over 10 years of experience in software engineering and product

management, Mark is a hands-on leader who is passionate about creating innovative solutions.



At Culinary Software Services, our senior management team is a critical aspect of our success. With their expertise and leadership, we are able to develop a long-term strategy, oversee day-to-day operations, and achieve our goals. We are proud to have such a talented and dedicated team at the helm of our company.


Press & News

Welcome to the Hub of Culinary Innovation: Your Source for CorTec and ChefTec Press Releases and Company News!

Stay in the Loop with Our Latest Updates

At Culinary Software Services, we take pride in being at the forefront of revolutionizing the foodservice industry with our cutting-edge CorTec and ChefTec software solutions. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond the kitchen, and we're excited to share our latest press releases and company news with you.

Press Releases

Unveiling the Future of Culinary Technology: Discover how our recent innovations in CorTec and ChefTec are reshaping the landscape of culinary technology. Explore the features and functionalities that are setting new standards in the foodservice industry.

Partnership Announcements

Stay informed about our strategic partnerships that aim to enhance the integration and compatibility of CorTec and ChefTec with other industry-leading solutions. Learn how these collaborations benefit you and streamline your operations.

Industry Recognition and Awards

Celebrate with us as we receive accolades for our commitment to excellence. Explore how CorTec and ChefTec software are garnering attention and earning recognition for their impact on the foodservice landscape.

Team Spotlight

Get to know the faces behind the innovation

Meet our dedicated team members learn about their expertise, and understand the passion that drives us to continually elevate the culinary experience.

Product Updates and Enhancements

Stay ahead of the curve with insights into the latest updates and enhancements to CorTec and ChefTec. Learn how these improvements are designed to make your experience even more seamless and efficient.

Community Engagement

Discover how we're actively engaging with the culinary community. From participating in industry events to hosting webinars and workshops, find out how you can be part of the conversation.



Culinary Software Services sends out the "Garlic Press" in order to share our knowledge and information about our software. You can subscribe to our electronic newsletter or receive a paper copy in the mail.


Privacy & Cookies Policy

We have created our privacy policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and the protection of your information. And, where other large firms say they have a commitment to your privacy, we really mean it!

Email Privacy Policy

Why did you receive email from us?

Our email marketing is permission based. If you received a mailing from us, our records indicate that (a) you have expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information in the future ("opt-in"), or (b) you have registered or purchased a product or otherwise have an existing relationship with us. We respect your time and attention by controlling the frequency of our emailings.

If you believe you have received unwanted, unsolicited email sent via this system or purporting to be sent via this system, please forward a copy of that email with your comments to Marketing@ChefTec for review.

How can you stop receiving email from us?

You have the right to access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences.

This may be accomplished by changing your prefences in your online Customer Support Area, sending an e-mail to Support@ChefTec.com, or by writing to CSS at:

Culinary Software Services
Attn: Customer Relations
2930 Center Green Court
Boulder, Colorado 80301 USA

How we protect your privacy

We use appropriate security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of data used by our system.

Sharing and Usage

We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone for their promotional use without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information, and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.

Use of Web Beacons

When we send you emails, we may include a web beacon to allow us to determine the number of people who open our emails. When you click on a link in an email, we may record this individual response to allow us to customize our offerings to you. Web beacons collect only limited information, such as a cookie identifier, time and date of a page being viewed, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides (the URL).

Web beacons can be refused when delivered via email. If you do not wish to receive Web Beacons via email, you will need to disable HTML images or refuse HTML (select "Text only") emails via your email software.

Online Privacy Policy

By accessing or using the ChefTec.com Internet web site, you agree to the terms of the Culinary Software Services (CSS) Online Privacy Policy, as outlined below. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this site.

Collection of Personal Information
When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as ordering products, downloading software, or registering products, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, we may require that you provide us personal information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and other personal identifying information. When ordering products on the site, you may be asked to provide a credit card number.

When you submit personal information to us, you understand and agree that we and our subsidiaries, affiliates, and trusted vendors may transfer, store, and process your customer profile.

We collect this information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you register a product, for example, the information is used to provide to you technical support, upgrade discounts, or other benefits that may be made available to registered users. We also use information that you provide as part of our effort to keep you informed about product upgrades, special offers, and other CSS products and services.

We recognize and appreciate the importance of responsible use of this information. If you do not want the information you provide to us to be used to inform you of other products and special offers from CSS, and you indicate this preference when you provide the information to us, we will honor your preference. In addition, we may selectively provide certain information to other companies or organizations that have products or services we think may interest you. If you do not want the information you provide to us to be shared with other companies, and you indicate this preference when you provide the information to us, we will honor your preference.

Your personal information is password-protected to prevent unauthorized access to it. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone.


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