Simple. Easy-to-use. Efficient. For chefs at a foodservice operation with a single profit center seeking recipe costing software with physical inventory taking, this is the product for you. It couldn't get any easier. However, if you have multiple profit centers and need additional functionality, such as perpetual inventory, par levels, ordering options, or network capabilities, then please take a look at the other ChefTec or CorTec products.


ChefTec Basic comes with:

  • 1900 pre-loaded inventory items.
  • Physical inventory extension taking.
  • Recipe and menu costing.
  • Basic nutritional analysis.
  • Manual purchasing and ordering.

The entry-level non-SaaS Desktop ChefTec Basic package is backed with a 60-day-money-back guarantee, so you know your purchase is stress free. With both a subscription version that includes all software updates and support or a one-time non-subscription fee we have you covered. The price for this program is either $1,090/year for the SaaS subscription version or $2,995/one-time-price for the non-SaaS Desktop version. (PLEASE NOTE: the non-SaaS version is no longer available.)

Over the course of 16 years, ChefTec has lead to our long-term solvency and enabled us to keep our doors open, even through the roughest economic times. We are happy about that!

~ Daniel Dunsky, Owner O'Brien's Crabhouse, Auburn Hills, MI

Not Sure if ChefTec Basic is Right for You?

ChefTec Basic: For chefs and foodservice owner/operators needing Recipe & Menu Costing, Inventory Control, and Purchasing & Ordering at a price all foodservice operations can afford.

ChefTec Plus: Provides additional tools for monitoring costs and tracking inventory. ChefTec Plus offers all of the functionality provided in ChefTec Basic (above) plus perpetual inventory, sales analysis, theoretical inventory reports, and multiple profit centers (up to five.)

ChefTec Ultra: Our flagship ChefTec product meets the needs of complex operations such as large hotels, clubs, educational facilities, and conference centers with multiple profit centers. ChefTec Ultra includes the Alerts & Reminders Module, the HACCP Information Module, an additional module selected by you, as well as the ability to move information, such as moving recipes between profit centers.