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"Hands down it is the best software
for any Personal Chef. A better software package does
- Chef Kevin Keeling
"I am using the MenuMagic and I
love it. It took just a few minutes to get the hang
of the basics... but have used it for two clients
with good results. I have used all the printing modules
and have added some menus of my own... For me it was
well worth the money!"
- Chef Carolyn Van Nest
- Complete Personal Chef Software
Complete Personal Chef Software:
MenuMagic combines client, recipe and menu management
in a single integrated package
|| Track client preferences, quickly
plan menus, and automate label printing, all in a single
program. More than just a simple recipe management program,
MenuMagic integrates client, recipe, and menu management
to provide a totally unique solution.
MenuMagic is not just another recipe
management software system. With powerful client, recipe,
and menu management functionality in a single software solution,
every one of MenuMagic's modules integrates with each other to
make it a truly one-of-a-kind product.
No more awkward client folders: MenuMagic will keep
track of just about everything you need for each client.
No more lost recipes: By utilizing MenuMagic's dynamic
search engine, and the extensive category search, recipes
are easily found. With the simple "point and click"
interface, menu planning is a breeze.
No need for rummaging through cryptic papers and old notes:
MenuMagic's exclusive menu history and client profile
remembers your clients' preferences, what recipes they have
already had, as well as which recipes are their favorites.
No more tedious hours manually typing up menus and heating
instructions: All of MenuMagic's extensive reporting capability
including client menus, heating instructions, packaging labels,
production reports, shopping list, and recipes, are printable
with a simple click of the mouse.
No more paying for upgrades to keep up-to-date with the newest
Licened users have access to upgrades and updates free of
No extra charges for quality tech support:
MenuMagic comes with free technical support for licensed users
from the designers and Personal Chefs who developed the software.
No third-party-developer or software-with-cryptic-website-only
MenuMagic was developed with the Personal Chef Service in
mind. There is no other product providing all of these tools
to the Personal Chef.
Personal Chef Recipes are only included for USPCA members who
currently have purchased the recipe package through a training
sytem, or separately.
Is MenuMagic just Recipe Management
MenuMagic includes a strong recipe management system, but
it is only a portion of what it can do for the Personal Chef.
Together with client and menu management modules integrated
into a single package, MenuMagic is a truly complete Personal
Chef software. The USPCA designed MenuMagic specifically to
address tasks of a Personal Chef that can be tedious and repetitive.
Can MenuMagic track client preferences and menu history?
Unlike traditional recipe management software, MenuMagic is
designed specifically to use client information to easily
develop specialized menus based on their preferences and dietary
needs. MenuMagic then saves and organizes these menus based
on the client and service date, saving hours of manual paperwork
Do I have to be a member of the USPCA to purchase MenuMagic?
Anyone can purchase
a copy MenuMagic. However, USPCA members receive a discount
on the price of the software and are the only ones eligible
to receive MenuMagic with our Personal Chef Recipe Collection
Does MenuMagic include invoicing/bookkeeping functionality?
We currently are working on future functionality that ties
a menu to a client invoice. Integrating total bookkeeping
functionality with MenuMagic would not bring much benefit
to a user because good accounting software already exist (like
that are industry leaders in accounting software and are perfect
for Personal Chefs.
What printouts and reports does MenuMagic provide?
Not only does MenuMagic come with standard recipe and menu
printouts, but also print outs specific to running a Personal
Chef Service such as:
- Menu Packaging labels
- Separate Menu Nutrition, Menu Client Instructions, and Recipe
- Client listings and mailing labels
- Shopping Lists
Can MenuMagic create a follow-up letter for a client or
help me create brochures?
MenuMagic can help manage who you send brochures and letters
to using client list reports and client mailing labels. However,
a word processor or other page-layout functionality was not
integrated into our product.
Most new computer systems come with great software that can
fill this need (like Microsoft Office or Microsoft
Works). If you have a computer that did not come with one
of these packages, you can download or purchase other, inexpensive
alternatives such as OpenOffice.org
(freeware) or EasyOffice
(The Shareware used in the APCA Personal Chef Office Program
- $39). Members of the USPCA are provided, free of
charge, various templates in many standard formats to
assist them with their business.
Magic v1.2 System Requirements
- Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP
- Internet Explorer 5.0+
- Video Card supporting 800x600
- 40MB hard Drive Space
- 64MB RAM
- Windows compatible ink-jet or
1.2 Build 196
|Updates and Support
|Both Update/Upgrade and support
information are readily available on our members
If you have purchased MenuMagic but are not a member of
the USPCA, call us for upgrade or support information:
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