TheChefTec Fund Was Established to Provide Free Software for Non-Profits

The ChefTec Fund Lends a Hand Up

BOULDER, Colo. - Wednesday, June 2, 2009 -- Culinary Software Services, the leading provider of back-of-the-house technology for the foodservice industry, recently announced the creation of the ChefTec Fund. The purpose of the ChefTec Fund is to provide non-profit groups with free copies of the award-winning ChefTec Software.

"The economic downturn has had a serious impact on non-profits across the country, with both corporate and individual giving dropping by significant levels as the recession lingers," observed Culinary Software Services' President, Brian Bennett. "As a company we have always strived to be a positive part of our community, making donations and funding sponsorships as much as possible. This just seemed like an obvious way we could help organizations that are providing the most essential services to our nation's most vulnerable citizens. It's a way for ChefTec to do a little good out there, helping groups that are providing food and shelter in these tough times control costs and manage inventory. Really it was a no-brainer!"

The first beneficiary of the ChefTec Fund is Life's Kitchen, of Boise, Idaho. Life's Kitchen is dedicated to transforming the lives of at-risk young adults by building self-sufficiency and independent living through comprehensive foodservice and life skills training. Upon completion of the 16-week residential program, these young people are placed into entry level jobs in the foodservice industry. Life's Kitchen supports its non-profit program with catering, a cafe and a contract food business, as well as private donations and community grants. The group will use their copy of ChefTec Plus for both training purposes and to help control costs and manage menus in the foodservice programs. For more information about Life's Kitchen and the important work they do, visit



To be eligible for a donated copy of ChefTec Software organizations must be a certified 501 (3) (c) non-profit under IRS rules, and must be able to document how the software will be used as a part of the group's primary mission. Examples of groups that will be eligible for donations from the ChefTec Fund include shelters for the homeless or victims of domestic violence, group homes, and food banks. Non-profit groups interested in applying for assistance from the ChefTec Fund may contact Alexandra Lynch via email at or call 303-447-3334.

About Culinary Software Services, Inc.

Culinary Software Services, Inc. is the leading provider of foodservice software to the hospitality industry. Products include ChefTec® and CorTec™ for Recipe & Menu Costing, Inventory Control, Purchasing & Ordering, Sales Analysis & Menu Engineering, Production Management, Requisitions & Transfers, and Nutritional Analysis. Culinary Software Services won the IQ Award for Software Products & Services and ChefTec has won twice the Innovator's Award for Technology from the California Restaurant Association. Installations include all Whole Foods Market Worldwide, all Marriott International Hotels Worldwide, Apple Inc., Dean & Deluca, Momofuku, Morimoto Waikiki, Centerplate, Wild Dunes Resort, PGA Tour Golf Course Properties, and the U.S. Naval Academy. Founded in 1990, Culinary Software Services is located in Boulder, Colo. For more information visit