Chef Kitchen Management

1.26.3 | Chef Kitchen Management

Implementation Date: July 21, 2021

Improvements

PCU-3749

SL21+ Terminals fully support Chef Kitchen Management software.

1.26.2 | Chef Kitchen Management

Implementation Date: June 21, 2021

Improvements

PCU-3705

Improved ingredient reporting for projections and grading.

Older Releases

1.26.1 | Chef Kitchen Management

Implementation Date: February 26, 2021

Improvements

PCU-3472

The Build To/Par Level panel indicates if a product is using LTO projection.

PCU-3502

A scroll button is available on The Build To/Par Level view.

PCU-3509

The Build To/Par Level panel indicates if a product is using an adjusted projection.

PCU-3513

Auto Trending values are visible on The Build To/Par Level panels if projections are based on sales data.

1.26.0 | Chef Kitchen Management

Implementation Date: January 20, 2021

New Features

SPM-24

The Chef Build To (Par Level) feature is now available. This feature is useful for sites that operate without network-capable kitchen equipment. To opt-in, contact your Xenial sales representative.

Improvements

PCU-3350, PCU-3379

Chef Tablet implements auto discovery to locate devices on the network.

1.24.3 | Chef Kitchen Management

Implementation Date: January 06, 2021

Improvements

PCU-3498

Technical improvements for hardware operating compatibility and support.

1.25.2 | Chef Kitchen Management

Implementation Date: November 12, 2020

Improvements

PCU-3449

The Back of House MGRNG POS type selector lists available POS Systems, as expected.

1.25.1 | Chef Kitchen Management

Implementation Date: September 30, 2020

New Features

SPM-8

Chef Tablet Solution is now available. Chef Tablet communicates wirelessly with Chef and provides more flexibility to the Kitchen.

Improvements

PCU-2746

Fryer Temperature Overview Screen displays all Frypots as expected.

PCU-2958

Chef verifies available disk space before beginning the upgrade process.

PCU-3114, PCU-3297

Security improvements for communications between Chef and front-end software, such as Encounter POS.

PCU-3380

Chef accepts either a hostname or host IP in configuration settings located in: Chef Device+Chef Tools+Configurations+Advanced+POS Settings

PCU-3244

Chef takes into consideration additional order destinations such as dine-in and curbside.

1.24.2 | Chef Kitchen Management

Implementation Date: September 9, 2020

New Features

PCU-3034

Disk Check no longer requests user input on boot.

1.24.1 | Chef Kitchen Management

Implementation Date: August 09, 2020

Improvements

PCU-3328

Data communication between Chef and Micros POS now occurs as expected.

1.24.0 | Chef Kitchen Management

Implementation Date: April 08, 2020

Improvements

PCU-2150

As of Chef 1.23.0, Fryer Configurations are now accessible through the Portal.

PCU-2431

Upon opening the Score History screen, the date selector now displays the current date.

PCU-2917

The Ingredient Names displayed on the Thaw and Prep screens in Live View.

PCU-2747

The Shutdown Frypot button now responds, as expected.

PCU-2746

The Fryer Temperature Overview Screen displays all configured frypots, as expected.

PCU-2738

The Cook List Categories now displays page up/down buttons depending on the number of items displayed on the Cook List.

PCU-3097

The POS Type of "IRIS" is now available as an option on the Advanced Configuration menu of Chef Tools.

PCU-2733

IRIS POS integration.

PCU-2681

Chef configuration toggle buttons now display green/gray for on/off respectively.

PCU-2845

Version History is available in Live View and Replay.

PCU-2797

The Fryer Replay now displays elapsed time in seconds.

PCU-2764

Fryer Messages now display the lane number, as expected.

PCU-2742

The Fryer Temperature Overview screen now respects the temperature type (Celsius or Fahrenheit) selected in Chef Tools > Basic Configuration menu.

PCU-2537

An Installation History report now appears on the Chef Device when the the Version Number at the lower right corner is selected. The report includes the version numbers, build numbers, and date(s) loaded.

PCU-2706

Recent Fryer Messages are now retained upon startup.

PCU-2736

Chef messages now accept user acknowledgement, as expected.

PCU-2924

Changes made to the Advanced Settings in Chef Tools are now processed and saved, as expected.

PCU-2950

The Version History now appears in chronological order.

PCU-3051

Improvements to IRIS integration with Chef.

PCU-3093

Adjusted Thaw Counts now save as expected.

1.23.2 | Chef Kitchen Management

Implementation Date: June 22, 2020

Improvements

PCU-3237

Updated SSL certificate.

1.23.1 | Chef Kitchen Management

Implementation Date: December 20, 2018

Improvements

PCU-2701

The Chef Overview Screen now renders as expected when navigating between the Configuration Menus and the Overview Screen.

PCU-2884

The Cook List History now continues to collect data when time changes occur (ex: Daylight Savings to Standard Time).

PCU-2744

The Chef screen calibration utility now launches as expected.

PHU-2874

Chef now communicates PHU Firmware updates via a USB device, as expected.

PCU-2177

Updated Chef software translations for the following supported languages:

  • French

  • French-Canadian

  • German

  • Hungarian

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Russian

  • Spanish

1.23.0 | Chef Kitchen Management

Implementation Date: August 06, 2019

New Features

PCU-2664, PCU-2155

A Fryer Filter Report is now available on the Portal. The following filter information is displayed, if available: Date, Filter Type (quick filter, clean and filter, or deep clean), Filter Status (complete or bypassed), Filter Request Time, Filter Start Time, Total Filter Time, Fryer Pot Name, the TPM Value, and the Number of Cooks since Last Clean Filter. A report summary is also available and offers a condensed view of the Filter Types and Number of Cooks since Last Clean Filter for each Fryer Pot.

PCU-2658, PCU-2155

A Fryer Cook Cycle Report is now available on the Portal. The following cook cycle information is displayed, if available: Date, Time, Fryer Pot Name, Product Name, Cook Duration, Start/End Temperature, Max/Min Temperature, and Cook Status. A report summary is also available and offers the Product Name and the Number of Cooks per product.

1.22.0 | Chef Kitchen Management

Implementation Date: May 03, 2019

New Features

PCU-2222

Chef now has the capability to integrate with select network-connected fryers. When network-connected fryers are enabled and configured, Chef is able to display fryer information including contents, times, temperatures, messages, and alerts. Speak to your SICOM/Xenial sales representative for additional information.

PCU-2142

The Chef API is now available and allows for local-level data retrieval. Reference material is available through your Xenial sales representative.

Improvements

PCU-2501

Items added manually through Cook List+ are now eligible to earn two (2) points–one (1) point for cooking the item and one (1) point for cooking the item on time. These points apply to projected Cook List items as well as items added manually through Cook List+. Items added manually through the Holding Unit are not eligible for these points. This increase in eligible points may cause a slight change to Chef Grades.

PCU-2497

Pans emptied prior to the start of the discard delay timer are now eligible to earn a point. This applies to projected Cook List items as well as items added manually through Cook List+. Items added manually through the Holding Unit are not eligible to earn this point. This increase in eligible points may cause a slight change to Chef Grades.

PCU-2604

Chef now consolidates multiple calls and considers on-hand amounts when projecting Cook List items.

PCU- 2177

Chef software now supports the following languages: French, French-Canadian, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

PCU-1945

Going forward, Chef versioning is more user-friendly. Major releases, minor releases, and patch releases are more clearly indicated on the bottom right of the Chef screen.

PCU- 2578

The order number, sales id, and destination data fields now import as expected when Dropzone POS is selected during the Chef configuration process.

1.21.2 | Chef Kitchen Management

Implementation Date: April 8, 2019

New Features

PCU-2497

Pans emptied prior to the start of the discard delay timer are now eligible to earn a point. This applies to projected Cook List items as well as items added manually through Cook List+. Items added manually through the Holding Unit are not eligible to earn this point.

PCU-2501

Items added manually through Cook List+ are now eligible to earn two (2) points–one (1) point for cooking the item and one (1) point for cooking the item on time. These points apply to projected Cook List items as well as items added manually through Cook List+. Items added manually through the Holding Unit are not eligible for these points.

Improvements

POR-3750

The Event Summary Report now reflects totals as expected. These totals include eligible points for items added manually through Cook List+ and for pans emptied prior to the start of the discard delay timer. This increase in eligible points may cause a slight change to Chef Grades.

PCU-2484

Holding Unit upgrades requested through the Portal now install as expected. In addition, requests to cancel a scheduled upgrade is respected.

PCU-2574

Three previously translated German words now appear in English. These specific German to English words are as follows: Wärmeschacht to Chute, Grillplatte to Broiler, and Aufbewahrungseinheiten to PHU.

1.21.1 | Chef Kitchen Management

Implementation Date: October 9, 2018

New Features

PCU-2176

The Chef Cooking Projection Window changed the “Point of Sale Data” column header to “Projection Elements,” which more accurately represents the data columns.

PCU-2309

UK build-cards are now available.

PCU-2177

Updated Chef software translations (including the Scoring History screen) for the following supported languages:

  • French

  • French-Canadian

  • German

  • Hungarian

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Russian

  • Spanish

Improvements

PCU-1707

The Chef Cook List Projection now accounts for the product’s cook time.

PCU-2097

Prince Castle PHU Low Temperature Alerts now clear as expected.

PCU-2260

Chef now remembers the user’s preferred language selection upon returning to the Build-Card Menu.

PCU-2308

Chef Live View now displays Thaw and Prep projections as expected.

PCU-2338

Chef now awards points for discarded pans as expected.

1.21.0 | Chef Kitchen Management

Implementation Date: September 26, 2018

New Features

PCU-2035

Valued Brands are now able to manually configure a Minimum Quantity On-Hand for specific ingredients at specific 15-minute intervals, allowing more customized control over projected quantities. The Minimum Quantity On-Hand is also displayed on the Chef Projection Report located in the DMB Portal.

PCU-2037

Valued Brands are now able to display a flashing countdown timer for the appropriate PHU pan(s) when a product is added to the Cook List. This countdown timer indicates the amount of time before incurring a Cook Delay.

PCU-2042

Heat Chute labels now display precise times for quantity preparations. An information icon placed to the right side of the label. displays a message to clarify Heat Chute quantities, when pressed.

PCU-1889

Chef responsiveness improved for PHU button presses.

PCU-1977

Responsiveness improved for Chef touchscreen.

PCU-2113

Valued Brands now have the ability to set a brand-specific Cook Delay Time.

PCU-2038

Enhancements to the Chef Prep and Thaw screens. Restaurants are now able to page through the items listed on the Prep and Thaw screens using newly added page-up and page-down buttons. Clicking on a column header now sorts the column in ascending or descending order. Through the DMB Portal, restaurants are now able to sort and filter Prep and Thaw items as well as print Prep and Thaw reports.

PCU-2044

Chef now displays grades for the current daypart as well as an overall all-day grade.

PCU-2049

Going forward, Chef versioning is more user-friendly. Major releases, minor releases, and patch releases are more clearly indicated on the bottom right of the Chef screen.

PCU-1558

Build cards are now arranged in alphabetical order. Cards with an asterisk are still placed at the top of the list.

PCU-2046

An automated process now maintains outdated and/or large files, including the removal of previous Chef backups.

PCU-2001

To increase Chef performance, Chef will now only send requests for data while Live View is actively in use.

PCU-2110

The Event Summary Report on the DMB Portal is now updated to reflect multiple data columns, including an all-day total, grading, and manual loads.

PCU-1918

The Chef Reference Guide is now accessible on the DMB Portal.

PCU-2085

The Chef screen now displays the current SICOM logo.

Over the next few weeks, the Chef Reports prompts on the DMB Portal will be updated to a more modern User Interface to maintain consistency with our other SICOM products.

Improvements

PCU-1882

Chef no longer displays multiple calls for the same product within a short amount of time. Chef now consolidates multiple calls into one.

PCU-2119

Chef no longer calls for the full need when the immediate need is zero, while using One-Pan Technology–where only one pan is in use.

PCU-1886

Chef no longer changes the quantities of an item displayed on the cook list. When Chef adds an item to the cook list, a new row is added, even if the item is already displayed on the cook list.

PCU-1049

When performing maintenance, current pans remain active.

PCU-1581

Tables and UIDs fully update when syncing Chef to DMB Portal.

PCU-1910

Chef updates on-hand counts when using One-Pan Technology–where only one pan is in use.

PCU-1929

A correction was made to the Spanish grading translation on the Score History screen.

PCU-2000

The Minimum On-Hand total sum now appears at the bottom of the column on the Chef Projection Report located in the DMB Portal.

PCU-2074

Designated future syncs scheduled through DMB Portal now occur at the scheduled time.

PCU-2108

Chef accurately recognize a lost connection to POS.