How to create new Categories?

Before adding new Stock items to the Stock page, you will need to create categories for each type of stock item (e.g. Canned, Fresh, Frozen, Dairy, Bakery, etc.).
This article will teach you how to Add new Super Categories, Categories, and sub-categories in Kitchen Manager Admin.

Go to Kitchen Manager Admin and expand the Food categories option in the side menu.

Super Category

  1. The Super Category [1] is a mandatory field for Stock Items to be catalogued into. Click the Add button [2] to create a new Super Category, give it a Description [3], this would ideally match the Supplier’s category naming, and click Save [4].Stock_Items_Admin_Super_Category.jpg
  2. The Export [5] button generates an excel document which lists all the Super categories you see on screen.

Category

  1. The Categories [1] are ideal for when doing Stock takes or Ordering to help identify how much space is needed for different storage solutions, i.e. Frozen food would require you to check freezer space, where as Dried food would require there to be adequate shelf space in cupboards or cabinets.Stock_Items_Admin_Add_Category.jpg
  2. Click the Add button [2] to add a new Category to a Super Category, select the Super Category [3] and give the new Category a Description [4], this would ideally match the Supplier’s sub category naming, and click Save [5].
  3. The Export [6] button generates an excel document which lists all the Super categories and their assigned Categories you see on screen.

Sub Category

  1. The Sub Categories [1] are useful for breaking down Categories so when it comes to placing Orders you know you’re not over-ordering too much of one type of food or snack, i.e. When Ordering for Breaks and Breakfasts ordering twice as many Cereal bars compared to Chocolate snacks would be preferable for healthy eating habits.Stock_Item_admin_sub_category.jpg
  2. Click the Add button [2] to add a new Sub Category to a Super Category. Select the Super Category [3] and Category [4] then give the new Sub Category a Description [5], this would ideally match the Supplier’s sub category naming, and click Save [6].
  3. The Export [7] button generates an excel document which lists all the Super categories and their assigned Categories and Sub Categories you see on screen.