Balancing a recipe means selecting ingredients based on the calculation of their nutritional value. It also means improving a recipe so that it is more environmentally friendly. It’s taking into account consumer preferences and the newest market trends. All while managing costs, constraints and risks. Based on this, our understanding is that a reliable recipe analysis software is THE solution for streamlining and innovation in food production.

Balancing a recipe: the challenges facing food services

How can you balance a recipe while promoting nutritional richness? In what way can you improve a recipe for reducing environmental impact in the kitchen? How do you respond to new requirements while managing costs? Constraints within food services complicate the efforts of recipe optimization.

  • Several versions must be tested and calculated before choosing the recipe that meets the highest standards.
  • Delivery problems may lead to impromptu changes.
  • An out of stock product, or one whose composition has changed, disrupts the recipe improvement process.
  • Even in food services, chefs like change and seek greater autonomy.
  • Cost price is an essential piece of data that directly influences the profitability of a food business.
  • Clients, who are accustomed to existing rates, are sensitive to price increases.

Saving time with a recipe analysis software

A recipe management software can reference hundreds of thousands of ingredients. If the collected data is correct, balancing a recipe becomes faster and easier than ever before.

Efficient software involves all stakeholders. By accessing the system, food product suppliers participate in updating the data. Recipes using these ingredients are automatically modified: nutritional, environmental and product cost data.

Benefits-oriented recipes

The challenge of a reliable recipe analysis software is that of collecting relevant data. That is to say, selecting the best sources. It’s also the ability to cross-check, verify and modify erroneous data.

An intelligent system must also be capable of taking into account preparation methods. Steaming and frying clearly have different effects on the benefits and weight of ingredients. Calculating nutritional value also depends on the recipe: reducing, evaporation, thawing, etc.

Youmeal, the reliable software for balancing a recipe

A recent study showed that the Youmeal software is more effective than a human. Adapted to the food services sector and a partner of supermarkets, it doesn’t make any encoding mistakes and is capable of cross-referencing thousands of data points. It promises to easily improve your recipes in just a few clicks.

Youmeal has teamed up with chefs on several occasions to review and optimize recipes. Starting with a popular dish, such as a lasagna or vol-au-vent, it’s a matter of reworking to make them more balanced and sustainable while maintaining their cost price. Then, the chef checks that the taste is as expected, an essential aspect that technology is not (yet) able to predict…

Discover more about this process in our video!