Define General Kitchen Settings

Define and configure general kitchen system settings. The settings defined using the General Kitchen Settings editor affect all screens at the selected site(s).

To define a different configuration for a specific screen that overrides the default settings, use the Kitchen Screen Settings editor.

To define general kitchen system settings:

Xenial Portal Data Management Kitchen Settings General Kitchen Settings

  1. From the Site Selector, select the sites from the list to update (if applicable).

  2. In the General section, define general kitchen settings. See General Kitchen Settings.

  3. In the Forecast Viewer section, define Production Forecast Pane settings. See Forecast Viewer Settings.

  4. In the Item Category Colors section, assign colors to item categories to make it easier for the kitchen staff to determine the types of items they need to prepare. See Item Category Color Settings.

  5. In the Display section, define kitchen display settings. See Display Settings.

  6. Select Save.

General Kitchen Settings

The following describes the settings in the General section of the General Kitchen Settings editor.

Setting

Description

Maintenance Time

Specify the time of day to perform automated software maintenance.

Port

Type the port number that the API calls.

Web Socket Port

Type the port number that the server uses to communicate with the client browser.

Redundancy Port

Type the port number used for passing kitchen redundancy data.

Days To Keep Logs

Type the number of days to retain logs before deleting them.

Logging

Enable this toggle to log outputs from the server.

Trace logging

Enable this toggle to log all application output and traces where application events originate.

Production

Enable this toggle to log all output from production by default.

Forecast Viewer Settings

The following describes the settings in the Forecast Viewer section of the General Kitchen Settings editor.

Setting

Description

Refresh Interval

Define the interval at which the server pushes new forecaster data to the user interface. The default value is 2 minutes.

  • From the dropdown menu, select the desired option: Seconds or Minutes.

  • In the provided field, type the desired number of seconds or minutes.

Segments Per Hour

From the dropdown menu, select the desired number of segments per hour. The default value is 2 (30 minute segments).

Item Category Color Settings

The following describes the settings in the Item Category Colors section of the General Kitchen Settings editor.

Setting

Description

Add Item Category Color

Assign a color to an item category. All order items in the item category are highlighted with the selected color on the kitchen displays.

  • From the Item Category dropdown, select the item category.

  • Select the Color field to choose a color for the item category.

Display Settings

The following describes the settings in the Display section of the General Kitchen Settings editor.

Setting

Description

Persist

Record the database on the physical hard drive whenever a change to the database occurs.

A persisted database reloads on system startup if one is found.

Autobump

Specify the length of time that must pass before the system automatically bumps an order from the display.

  • From the dropdown, select the desired option: Seconds or Minutes

  • In the provided field, type the desired number of seconds or minutes.

    Type 0 to not automatically bump orders.

Autobump Order States

This field lists all the Ordering application order states that are recognized by XKM.

Select the order states to automatically bump from the kitchen displays.

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When an order state is selected, it is highlighted in blue and a check mark appears in the checkbox.

Autobump Cancelled Orders

Automatically bump orders that are cancelled/voided at the Ordering application.

Bumping cancelled/voided orders from the kitchen display reduces confusion for the kitchen staff and ensures cancelled/voided order items are not prepared.

Order Retention Timer

Specify the amount of time to retain orders before purging them from the database:

  1. From the dropdown, select the time increment: Hours, Minutes, or Seconds.

  2. In the provided field, type the time increment value. The default value is 1 Hour.

Valid value ranges:

  • Hours: 1-72

  • Minutes: 60-4320

  • Seconds: 3600-259200

Min Bump Time

Specify how much time must pass before the kitchen staff can bump a new order.

  • From the dropdown, select the desired option: Seconds or Minutes

  • In the provided field, type the desired number of seconds or minutes.

Override Bump Restrictions

Enable the kitchen staff to bump an order from a kitchen display regardless of its order state.

When Override Bump Restrictions is enabled, the Bump State Override Time field appears. Type the time limit (in minutes) after which the kitchen staff can bump a new order regardless of its order state.

Orders can be bumped even when the upstream status indicators are not in a "ready" state for all order items.

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Define order state bump restrictions for screens using the Allowed Bump States setting in the Basic Configuration section of the Kitchen Screen Settings editor.

Order Sessions

Items added to an order over an extended period of time are divided into order sessions.

An order session is a configurable period of time during which any items added to an order are displayed on the same ticket on the kitchen display.

When the order session expires a new order session begins. Any items added to the same order during the new session are displayed on a new ticket.

All kitchen tickets associated with the order are assigned the same order number. This enables the kitchen staff to see which order items have higher priority.

When Order Sessions is enabled, a Session Timer field is displayed. In the Session Timer field, define the order session length.

  • From the dropdown, select either Seconds or Minutes.

  • In the provided field, type the number of seconds or minutes.

When Order Sessions is disabled, all items added to an order are displayed on the same ticket on the kitchen display.

Number of Ingredients Displayed

Specify the maximum number of ingredients to display on the Ingredient Summary Pane at one time.

Valid value range: 2-30. The default value is 4.

Display Combined Orders Method

From the dropdown, select the desired method for displaying orders that are combined at the Ordering application.

  • Fixed - (Default) Do NOT combine kitchen tickets on a single ticket (cell) on the kitchen display. Keep order items on their original tickets.

  • Labelled - Combine kitchen tickets on the kitchen display in a single ticket (cell) to reflect the combined order at the Ordering application.

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See related setting Reference Original Order in the Footer Fields section of the Kitchen Screen Settings editor.

Display Split Orders Method

From the dropdown, select the desired method for displaying an order that is split at the Ordering application.

  • Fixed - (Default) Do NOT split the kitchen ticket on the kitchen display. Keep order items on their original ticket.

  • Labelled - Split the kitchen ticket on the kitchen display into separate tickets to reflect the split order at the Ordering application.

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See related setting Reference Original Order in the Footer Fields section of the Kitchen Screen Settings editor.