CorTec Ultima is the answer. Serving Fortune 100 companies and large enterprises around the globe, Culinary Software Services delivers more than just a software package. Our team of Implementation Specialists develop a partnership with management to analyze aspects of the foodservice operation for areas where CorTec Ultima can capitalize on its profit-generating

From tracing inventory usage, waste, and shrinkage to executing detailed sales reports that reveal ideal price points, CorTec Ultima delivers numerous back-of-the-house management solutions that make it easier to:

  • Protect your assets with inventory control.
  • Simplify your decision making with purchasing and ordering.
  • Maintain tight and precise schedules with production management.
  • CorTec provides an internal communication system to communicate last minute changes to pricing, recipes, or menus.
  • Corporate control lets you easily manage inventory between locations with requisitions and transfers.
  • Keep menu concepts and pricing consistent with centralized recipe and menu cost controls.
  • Make informed business decisions with comprehensive sales analyses and menu engineering.
  • Ensure customer safety with nutritional analysis that automatically generate descriptors and allergen alerts.
  • Pinpoint areas where most waste is being generated, allowing you to modify accordingly.
Unparalleled Training and Support to Ensure Success

Unlike other software providers, Culinary Software Services - the creators of CorTec Software - partners with you to provide the necessary resources for maximizing the technology and realizing a profitable return on your investment. Whether you select CorTec Ultima or CorTec Premier, we deliver unparalleled training and support designed to ensure management the ultimate value for the most comprehensive implementation of the software.


The training and implementation services were outstanding - immediately understanding our needs and answering all our questions... This kind of hands-on and next-level training was exactly what we needed to succeed.

Great Wolf Lodge


Lower Food Costs 3 to 8% and Reduce Labor for Physical Inventory by 50% with
Six Powerful Built-in Functions

#1. Inventory Control - Calculate your Overall Percentage Food Cost

  • Highlight usage, waste, and shrinkage so you maintain control.
  • Keep staff accountable for portion control and safe food handling.
  • Track inventory across multiple locations.

#2. Purchasing & Ordering - Flexible and Customizable

  • Generate orders automatically with user-defined par levels, shopping lists, and templates.
  • Instantly convert orders into invoices.
  • Compare multiple bids and real-time pricing data.
  • Seamless interfacing with your vendors' ordering systems.

#3. Requisitions & Transfers - Easily Automate Your Processes

    Using a well-organized procurement system for internal ordering is really important to many organizations set up with either a central purchasing or central production area. It's not just about starting the buying process, it also helps teams keep track of what is being bought, involves the right people in the decision-making, and sets up a system that makes sure everything is done correctly and reduces the chances of fraud. The Requisition & Transfers module will help your team implement a streamlined process. As well, flexibility and increased productivity can be yours using Mobile Solutions for requisitioning.

  • Generate requisitions based on par levels you define, menus, and templates.
  • Instantly generate pick lists and quickly convert requisitions to transfers.
  • Automatically receive requisition information with Remote Notifications via text or email.

#4. Sales Analysis & Menu Engineering - Make Informed Business Decisions

  • Access precise sales data that highlights your menu "stars" and "dogs."
  • Determine ideal price points with the "What If" Food Cost Calculator.
  • Automatically integrate sales data with a seamless POS system interface.
  • Assess your menu's contribution to the bottom line with comprehensive sales analysis and pre-configured reports.
  • Know your Stars and Dogs, as well as your "Plowhorses" and "Questions". You get the information you need to help you design a better performing menu."

#5. Recipe & Menu Costing - Keep Your Menu Creative and Profitable

  • Maintain consistency between menu concepts and pricing with centralized management controls.
  • Fast, flexible, and efficient recipe creation.
  • Accurately cost out your plates, menus, and events using current, low, high, and average ingredient pricing.

#6. Nutritional Analysis - Simplify the Process of Nutritional Information Calculation

  • Ensure your customers' safety with automatically generated nutrition descriptors and Allergen Alerts.
  • Save time with pre-loaded nutritional information for commonly used ingredients.
  • Enhance your product packaging with pre-formatted Nutrition Facts labels based on USDA nutritional information.


Continue Boosting Productivity and Streamlining the Enterprise with Six Customizable Modules

Alerts and Reminders Module - Stay on top of actions in ChefTec by setting your own personal reminders.

Alerts - Get Alerted About Important Actions

Set up your own criteria for automatic alerts. Get alerts when prices increase above a specified percentage or dollar amount, when prices exceed the bid price, when prices haven't been updated in ChefTec, invoice discrepancies, late orders, and so much more. An invoice comes in with an vendor pricing error – you’ll know immediately. We understand that CorTec and ChefTec are not one-size-fits all. That's why customized alerts will meet the needs of your operation. You'll have accurate, real time information needed for maintaining your profit margins.

Reminders – Set it and Forget it!

Set up personal reminders for those time critical operational tasks. Schedule any number of reminders for specific dates and when and how long they need to be repeated. Inventory due dates, ChefTec reports to submit, orders to be placed? These are just a few examples of the types of reminders you can create. The reminders function of the Alerts and Reminders Module is a great management tool. It's also a great for tool for training new employees – no need to remind them of their daily routines.

Event Management Module (EMM) - Organize and streamline event planning.
Catering demand is on the rise and the Event Management Module makes meeting it easy. If your operation caters events, you need the comprehensive functionality available in ChefTec's fully integrated system.

  1. Create banquet and event-specific menus and cost them out with real numbers from your invoices and inventory.
  2. Make adjustments quickly based on budget, food allergies or restrictions, favorite recipes, and more.
  3. With the Event Management Module, you have the ability to respond immediately to last-minute changes.
  4. Cost out non-food expenses like staff and rentals, manage client and venue information, and generate detailed quotes and final invoices.

The Event Management Module also manages client and venue information. You can simplify processes even further with optional Caterease and Quickbooks integrations.

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Information Module (HIM) - Accurately manage food safety.
With the fully integrated Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) module you get pre-loaded handling information on specific food types, as well as an audit trail. The software provides you with a complete management system for controlling all food safety. Storage and cooking temperatures, as well as handling and usage procedures, can be customized and automatically associated with recipes based on your specific inventory needs. In addition, you can add safe food handling procedures from the USDA or your local health department.

Training new employees to safely handle food is an important step in preventing foodborne illnesses from hurting your customers, reputation, credibility, or profits. Having food safety information readily available is vital to keep your kitchen food-hazard-free. Ensure that your employees always have the information they need to keep preparation techniques up to code. When you have the resources you need, you can avoid the costs and penalties associated with a food safety mistake.

Lot Tracking Module - Easily protect against food recalls and prevent spoilage.
In foodservice operations like commissaries and supermarkets, ensuring product safety and compliance with regulations is paramount. The ChefTec Lot Tracking Module offers a comprehensive solution to streamline inventory management and mitigate risks associated with recalls and spoilage.

  • Track Production and Sell-By Dates: Efficiently manage the production and sell-by dates of your inventory items. With our intuitive system, you can easily track the lifecycle of each product, ensuring that items are used or sold before expiration.
  • Stay in Compliance with FDA Regulations: The ChefTec Lot Tracking Module is designed to help you stay compliant with FDA food regulations. By accurately recording and monitoring production and sell-by dates, you can confidently meet regulatory requirements and avoid penalties.
  • Streamlined Recall Management: In the event of a recall, our module provides robust recall management capabilities. Quickly identify affected products by their lot numbers, enabling prompt removal from shelves and notification to customers, thus minimizing the impact on your business.
  • Enhanced Inventory Visibility: Gain greater visibility into your inventory with real-time tracking of lot numbers. Whether it's for internal audits or regulatory inspections, our module empowers you with the information needed to demonstrate compliance and accountability.
  • Customizable Alerts and Notifications: Receive customizable alerts and notifications for approaching expiration dates or potential recall situations. Proactively manage your inventory to prevent spoilage and ensure product safety.
  • Seamless Integration: The Lot Tracking Module seamlessly integrates with your existing Cheftec, enhancing its capabilities without disrupting your operations. Experience the benefits of advanced lot tracking without the hassle of a complex implementation process.
  • Protect Your Business with Confidence: With the Lot Tracking Module, you can protect your business from the financial and reputational risks associated with recalls and spoilage. Invest in a solution that prioritizes food safety, compliance, and operational efficiency.

Production Management Module - Keep your schedules tight and precise.
Enhance your food production operations with our state-of-the-art Production Management Module, designed to keep your kitchen running smoothly and efficiently. Whether you're a bustling restaurant or a large-scale manufacturing or catering service, this module is tailored to meet your unique needs and optimize your production processes.

  • Streamline Processes: The Production Management Module helps you streamline food production processes, allowing you to operate with maximum efficiency and productivity. From ingredient preparation to final plating, every step of your production workflow is optimized for success.
  • Increase Efficiencies: By automating manual tasks and providing intuitive tools, our module helps you increase efficiencies in your kitchen operations. This means you can produce more with less effort, reducing waste and saving valuable time and resources.
  • Reduce Labor Costs: With our Production Management Module, you can reduce labor costs by optimizing staff schedules, minimizing downtime, and maximizing productivity. By automating routine tasks and streamlining workflows, you can ensure that your kitchen operates at peak efficiency without unnecessary labor expenses.
  • Customizable Prep Sheets: Our module allows you to create customized prep sheets based on your specific needs and requirements. Whether you're preparing for a busy service or a large event, you can easily generate prep sheets that align with your par levels, recipes, and sales data, ensuring that you have everything you need to meet demand.
  • Automatic Master Production Sheet Splitting: Say goodbye to manual data entry and tedious paperwork. Our module automatically splits master production sheets into location-specific sheets, simplifying organization and streamlining workflow for maximum efficiency.
  • Real-Time Inventory Updates: Keep track of your inventory in real-time with automatic updates that reflect changes in production. As ingredients are used and dishes are prepared, your inventory is automatically updated, providing you with accurate and up-to-date information at all times.
  • Integrated Recipe Management: Our module seamlessly integrates production recipes from completed sheets into your inventory, making it easy to track ingredients, monitor usage, and plan for future production needs. With integrated recipe management, you can ensure consistency and quality in every dish you serve.

Elevate your food production processes, improve your food production, and take your kitchen to the next level with ChefTec's Production Management Module. With powerful features and intuitive tools, our module is the key to keeping your schedules tight and precise, so you can focus on what you do best: creating delicious meals that delight your customers.

Waste Tracking Module - Manage your foodservice waste and stop wasting your profits. Also account for donated food.
"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" is such an overused term that in many ways it's lost its luster. Despite 90% of Americans believing recycling is at least somewhat important, only 58% of people recycle.

Take cost control to a new level with automated reporting on food waste by station, loss reasons, disposition, employees, or shifts. Increase your profit margins without diminishing your customers' experience. Quantify what you're wasting and improve your bottom line.

Track Waste By

  • Station - such as Hot Line, Salad Station
  • Loss Reasons - burnt/overcooked, dropped, customer issue, expired, damaged, spoiled
  • Disposition - garbage, garbage disposal, pulper, compost bin, donated
  • Employee - hold your staff accountable for the waste they contribute
  • Shift - determine if there is a particular shift where there is more waste

And the benefits?

  1. 1. Increase your profit margins without affecting your customers' dining experience
  2. 2. Pinpoint the areas where the most waste is being generated and modify your practices for improvement
  3. 3. Create less landfill waste and a more environmentally friendly operation with greener working practices

ChefTec's analysis reports can show:

  • Dollar value of the waste by all the above criteria
  • Food waste as a percentage of food purchases
  • Dollar amount and donation agency of any donated food
  • many more!

Do you Prefer Your Software Prix Fixe or A la Carte?

Like a prix fixe menu, CorTec Ultima provides you with a comprehensive software suite with all of the functionality (all modules 1-6) and a year's worth of Nutritional Analysis service, Online Backup service, EDI service, and a Quickbooks integration are included. This is the wise investment decision for savvy foodservice operators that do it all!

Similar to an a la carte menu, CorTec Premier allows you to select specific modules and pick and choose from additional business systems integration services. CorTec Premier lets you select one additional module from 1-6 (above) in the base price and purchase others separately.

Simplify Your Workflow and Increase Your Profit Margins

Get your specific questions answered regarding which version of CorTec is the best foodservice software solution for you.

Together we can review the day-to-day challenges in your operation and discover the many ways we partner with you to provide cost-cutting solutions that make your job easier and your business more profitable!

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