Ingredients Overview

The ingredients page allows you to add, view, and manage your ingredient inventory.

To get to the ingredients page, navigate to Manager > Inventory > Ingredients.



The ingredients page will display. 


Add Ingredients:

To add an ingredient, click on the "Add Ingred (Purchase) button at the bottom of the screen.



A new window will appear where you can add the ingredient and all its details. To learn more about adding ingredients, click here.

As you enter your ingredients they will display on the inventory manager screen. Ingredients are alphabetized on this screen and display their on hand quantity as well as on hand value and vendor.You can also make them active or inactive from this screen.


Ingredients listed in GREEN are below their warning levels. Ingredients listed in RED show a negative on hand value. This may be because you have not yet entered a receipt of additional inventory. To learn more about receiving inventory click here.

Adding Recipes:

To save a lot of time and effort, you can create recipes from the ingredients that you have previously entered into your inventory. This will make it easier to attach these ingredients to the items you sell, and will let you count physical inventory for prepped recipe items.  For example use a recipe for a homemade sauce that uses several ingredients from your inventory list, or for your dough.



A new window will appear where you can select from the list of active ingredients and build a recipe. To learn more about how this works, click here.

Modify Or Delete An Ingredient:

Clicking on any ingredient will let you edit that ingredient. Keep in mind, you can not edit the purchase / usage ratio The only way to change this is to delete the ingredient and re-enter it. You may want to double check that you have entered the proper ratios before moving on to the next step. The on hand value (and most cost calculations throughout the program) is calculated using the FIFO method of accounting. This means First In, First Out. It assumes that you are using the oldest ingredients first.



Once you have updated/modified your ingredient; click Save. If you wish to delete the ingredient; click on the "Delete Ingred" button. If the ingredient you are trying to delete is already being used in the system it will ask you to verify that you really want to delete.



Manage Category
At the bottom of the screen you'll see the Manage Category button.  When you click on it, you'll see all your categories and their target usage %. Categories are used to group ingredients for reporting purposes.  The category target can be a general way to analyze if your food cost is on track without having to track every individual ingredient's usage.


Click on a category name to edit it, or click the "Add New Category" button to add a new category. 



Once you have entered in your entire ingredient inventory, you can start associating them with the items you sell. This step is important; as it will deduct your on hand amount of inventory when an item is ordered. This allows you to rely on Thr!ve to keep count of your on hand inventory and alert you when you need to order more stock. To learn more on this step, click here.



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