Now let’s cover Inventory by Groups:

Inventory by Groups

Under the Inventory section of the left Toolbar, you will find Groups.  This is where you can see the Groups you already have, create new Groups, and add/remove Items and Sub Recipes from each Group.

Groups

You can Create a New Group by clicking the button in the upper right corner, and entering the Name of the new Group you want to create.  Now we need to organize Items and Sub Recipes into Inventory Groups.

Group By Screen

Clicking on Add Ingredients will take you to the Grouping page, where you can see the existing Items and Sub Recipes on the right hand side.  To add a new Item or Sub Recipe, just click on its respective tab, then enter the name into the Search Field, and then click the + button to the right.  All new entries will automatically be added to the bottom of the Group, but the order can be easily re-arranged. by clicking and dragging the entry into the desired position.  Once you have the Group set up with all of the desired Items and Sub Recipes, click the gray Back arrow at the top of the screen to the left of the Group By [Group Name].

Returning to the Inventories section, under the Inventory tab in the left Toolbar will bring you back to the Select a Group screen.  From here you’ll notice the Inventory Sheet button in the upper right hand corner.  Clicking on that will generate PDF sheets for you to print out (based on the Groups you have created) and use to do your physical count, which is especially useful if you do not have a tablet and/or WiFi in the kitchen to be able to use ChefHub while you count.  You can then return to ChefHub to enter the counts all at once.

Group Inventory Sheet

Once you select a Group to begin entering your counts, you will see all of the Items and Sub Recipes, in the order that you set them up in!

Inventory Entry by Group

The Fast Input on the right is “On” by default.  This means that you can enter the On Hand Value of an item, and when you hit the Enter/Return key on your keyboard, Fast Input will automatically take you to the next On Hand field to continue entering your Inventory counts.  If you’d rather not have the input move automatically, you can toggle the switch to “Off”.  You can also use the Search field to look for a specific ingredient that you need to enter the inventory count for.

Once you’ve counted and entered your Items and Sub Recipes, you can go back to the Inventories overview screen, and View Report, Continue an Inventory you haven’t yet finished, or Mark Complete an Inventory once you’ve entered all of your counts, and have no further changes to make.  **Remember that you CAN NOT make any changes to an inventory once it has been marked complete – so make sure that you have all of your entries in before you Mark Complete.**