While creating your Vendor list is a simple process, we have tried to make it even easier by creating a tool that can import your entire vendor list from just one file!  To begin, download this CSV File (can be opened using Excel).  Once the file has downloaded, open it up and you will find this:

 

Sample Vendor CSV

From here you can enter all of your Vendor info into the rows, under the appropriate column header.  Feel free to replace the Sample Vendor Info, but follow the same format (i.e. making sure that your handle has a hyphen between words, like this:

Vendor Example

 

Once you have all of your Vendors entered into the CSV file like the example, save the file.  Then go to Vendors from under the Recipe header in the left Toolbar.  Then click on the Import button in the upper right hand corner, the the “Create your first import” link in the middle of your screen.  Now choose the saved Vendor file, and click the Import button.

The next screen will be “Map Your Fields”  If you have edited the CSV file from ChefHub, you shouldn’t have to make any changes to the field mapping – just click Import.  This will take you to the Vendor Imports screen, where you can see the date of all of the Vendor Imports you ever do (you can repeat this process at any time, which can be very helpful when adding/changing several Vendors at a time, when you will want to make sure you check the “overwrite existing” box), and you can see the Status – which should be 3 moving dots while the file is importing. **You may need to refresh the page on your browser if this seems to take more than a minute**  You will see a green checkmark when the file has successfully uploaded, or a yellow triangle if there is an error.

Vendor GoodVendor Error

If there is an error, you will see a number under the Error Count.  Click on that number to go to the Vendor Import Error Screen.  From there, you can delete that item (using the trash can icon), or edit it (using the pencil icon).  Tash Can Pencil IconsIf you choose to Edit, the Vendor Info Screen will open up, where you can make changes based on the error.  Once you have made those changes, click Save.

Now that you have your Vendors loaded into ChefHub, let’s move on to Adding Items.