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Recipe Engineering

Create profitable menus with a recipe engineering system that is seasoned for success, developed alongside chefs and F&B experts.

Put accurately-costed and profitable menus at the forefront of your hospitality business with the Kobas recipe engineering system. By building recipes with costed ingredients, our system can provide accurate data on theoretical costs vs actual costs, profit margins, wastage cost and much more.

The result? Powerful cost analysis and accountability that is second to none.


In the Kobas recipe engineering system, ingredients are items that are purchased from a supplier. For example, sugar, olive oil, flour and salt. From there, a catalogue of ingredients can be built with the assigned measurement type, units per pack, measure per unit, cost price and the supplier. This method provides you and your team with the ability to gain granular insight into all stock activity at ingredient level.

Need to change the cost of an ingredient or change the default supplier? All products and EPoS items will be updated automatically.



Products, also known as batch recipes, use a group of costed ingredients to create a base product (such as dough for pizza bases). That means when building your final recipes for 20+ different pizzas, you can quickly attach the dough base product, rather than starting from scratch each time.

EPoS Items

The EPoS/PLU item is the dish sold on the EPoS and online ordering platforms. Here is where you build your recipe using costed products and ingredients. For example, take pizza dough as your base batch recipe and select the various ingredients for the toppings, whilst adding in the quantity per portion as you go.

When creating an EPoS item, different retail prices can be assigned to support various consumption modes such as an eat-in price, takeaway and delivery, providing accurate insight into cost prices, net margins and GP percentages.

Further support includes the addition of allergen and dietary information, uploading a customer-facing photo of your dish, preparation methods for your team, and more.


Allergen & Dietary Information

Manage allergen, dietary and nutritional profiles, connected to other platforms across Kobas for optimum efficiency and customer transparency.

Attach allergens to your ingredients and our system will do the rest. We’ll automatically add those allergens into your recipes, creating accurate allergen profiles that are customer-facing and always up-to-date.

What else to expect?


Create ingredient and EPoS item categories alongside product catalogues for maximised organisation and for granular grouped analysis.


Do you store and manage your ingredients list on an excel spreadsheet? Import them directly into the Kobas system within minutes.


Using costed ingredients to build your products means that the Kobas recipe engineering system will calculate the total cost for you. No guesswork required.

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