Cutboard – How to Create and Link Plate Recipes

Dashboard -> Inventory Hub -> Cutboard Fuse

In order to create and link plate recipes to menu items you must already have menu items created.  If you do not have menu items for your restaurant, or you do not know how to create custom menu items, please see the tutorial on “How to Create a Custom Menu Item.”


Creating and linking recipes for menu items is managed in the Inventory Hub’s Cutboard Fuse.  To create a new recipe, simply enter your recipe name at the top of the cutboard, then you can begin adding ingredients by searching your ingredients, batch recipes, and yields in the box to the left of the cutboard.  Select the green plus sign to the right of the ingredient to add it to the cutboard.  

Once ingredients have been added to the cutboard, users can edit the amount used and the unit of measurement for each ingredient, which will then be used to show the total cost to make that recipe.  


Above is an example recipe for a Basic Burger that has 8 ounces of ground beef and a bun (we know that this particular bun is 3.5 ounces from the invoice information, which can be viewed below each ingredient in the add ingredients box to the left) which results in a total recipe cost of $1.75.  

To save a recipe and link it to a menu item, below the cutboard select “Save As” then select “Plate Recipe.”  The Select Associated POS Item dialog box will appear.  Locate the menu item that you wish to link your recipe to, select it, then select Link.  


Your linked recipe will then appear at the bottom of the page under “Plate Recipes.”  If it does not appear right away, please refresh your page.  


Once a recipe has been linked to a menu item, users can view plate costing analytics for the menu item in the Inventory Hub’s Menu Fuse.  



How to Create a Custom Menu Item

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Dashboard -> Inventory Hub -> Menu Fuse -> Edit Menu -> Categories

To create a custom menu item, go to the Inventory Hub, then go to the Menus fuse.  

In the top right you can select “Create Menu Item” to create a custom menu item.  The Custom Menu Item dialog box will appear.  You can then specify the Name, POS ID, Category, and Price Sold At for the custom menu item.  


Once a custom menu item has been created, it will appear in the Menus fuse, and you can link a recipe to it to enable plate costing features.  

If you do not know how to link a menu item to a recipe, please see the tutorial on “How to Create and Link Recipes.”

How to Take a Count


When using Eyenalyze, we refer to the action of counting your restaurant’s inventory as taking a count.  To take a count, from the Dashboard go to the Inventory Hub, then go to the Count fuse.

Dashboard -> Inventory Hub -> Count

The Count fuse acts as your clipboard when taking a count.  Begin by adding a page.  Select Add, and the Add Item dialog box will appear.  From here you can select different categories and select the items within them.  Specifically you can select zones that you have set up, and the items in that zone will populate to the right.  From here you can add specific items, or at the bottom you can select “Load Zone” to add every item in that zone to your clipboard.

When taking a count, simply select the item and enter the item count.  Users can enter whole cases, whole packs, or partial packs depending on the item.

Once you are finished taking your count, we recommend that you remove all zero items from your list before you submit.  To remove all zero items select “Remove” and choose “All Zero Items”. To finish your count select submit, and the options dialog box will appear.  Enter your signature and any noes you have for the count, and when you are finished select submit.  After submitting you will be taken to a review page for your count where you can view an assortment of information about your count and review it to ensure it was accurate.

How to Create, Edit, and Delete Zones

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To create, edit and delete zones, go to the Inventory Hub, then go to the Zones fuse.  The Zones fuse is where you can manage all of your restaurant’s zones.

To create a new zone, in the Zones box select “New…” and the new zone dialog box will appear.  Enter the name for the zone then select done.

Your new zone will appear in the zones box.  To add items to a zone, select the zone, then at the bottom select “Add Item(s)”.  The Add Items dialog box will appear.  From here you can search for specific items, or you can look through different categories that sort your items.  Simply find the items you wan to add, select them, and when you are finished select add items.

To remove an item from a zone click the red trash can to the right of the item, and to delete a zone completely select the zone then at the bottom select Delete Zone.

Inventory Zones, Count, and History Fuse Overview

Dashboard -> Inventory Hub

The Zones, Count, and History fuse work together to manage your restaurant’s inventory.

The Zones fuse makes the inventory process for your restaurant simple and efficient.  Putting items that are stored in the same area or on the same shelf in the same zone allows for the user to select a specific zone when taking inventory and the items there will already be on your list.  For more information on zones please see the tutorial on how to create, edit, and delete zones.

The Count fuse is used after you have set up your zones and are ready to take inventory.  The Eyenalyze count system allows for users to use the zones they have created to take an inventory of the items in their restaurant.  For more information on counts, please see the tutorial on how to take a count.

After a count is taken it will appear in the History fuse.  The History fuse is a complete list of all past inventory counts that you can view and manage.