How to use the models?

The model: a selection of products to handle freely and simply

Published on 12/02/2021Sébastien Vassaux

Templates make it possible to create lists of items for recurring actions such as producing, ordering, selling, and more generally handling all this data very easily.

What is a model?

Templates are lists of ingredients and / or recipes associated with quantities and units.

The models offer a great flexibility in the management of the data on melba, because they allow to carry out many actions according to the intention, on a selection of defined products.

How to create and use a model?

The models are accessible in the Models tab of the main menu

To create a model you must:

  1. Click on  Create a template via the " + " at the bottom left
  2. Enter the model name
  3. Validate by clicking on the Create button

Make a production model

When you are used to producing the same thing week after week, the model can come in handy.

  1. Create a model and give it a name
    For example "Week 1 CAP" for a school teacher, or "Breakfast buffet" for a hotelier
  2. Add the items to send to production
    Exhaustive list of products to manufacture each week
  3. Adjust the quantities to be produced
    And define the units (or format) of production (portion, recipe, weight, etc.)
  4. Schedule production
    Click on Other actions then Schedule production

Make a sales template with the dishes on the menu

When we sell the same thing from one week to the next, again the model is suitable.

  1. Create a model and give it a name
    For example "My card" for a restaurant owner
  2. Add the items to the map
    Exhaustive list of products to be manufactured each week
  3. Enter the quantities sold
    Report for each product, the number of sales over a given period (here the week)
  4. Record sales
    Click on Other actions then Add to sales

From the same model, it is possible to print the table of allergens.

Make an order template

Finally, when we order the same products on a recurring basis, let's use the model

  1. Create a template and give it a name
    For example "Fruits & vegetables for the week"
  2. Add the items to order
    Exhaustive list of products to order each week (all suppliers included)
  3. Adjust the quantities to order
    Note that products whose quantity is zero will not be sent to orders
  4. Generate orders by supplier
    Click on Other actions then Prepare orders

What to do as actions in a model?

How to get the allergen table

Export the allergen table in PDF format to display it in your establishment

How to extract by-products

Extract by-products of a selection of recipes from a template

How to turn recipes into a shopping list

Obtain a shopping list from a recipe template to produce

How to repeat recurring actions on a model

Purchasing, production, printing ... use models to do repetitive actions on a list of products