In Cubigo you can manage the menus of the dining service for the residents. These menus will appear in the Dining cubes that the residents see on their dashboards
If you want to add an item to the menu then open the Dining | Items overview from the administrator's sidebar.
We display an overview of all the menu items that are available in your community. At the top right you can find the [Add meal] button:
We display a meal form where you can enter all the information:
Click or drag into this field to upload an image file that represents the menu item. Once it has been added you can change the image by first removing it and then adding a new image. You can optimize the image for various screen resolutions by clicking the most important part of the image. The application highlights this part of the image for every screen resolution.
Here you can determine which day or days a menu item is available for residents to order. We offer the following options in the dropdown menu:
The option [Select days] allows you to make a certain menu item available only on certain days. You can select the days as follows:
The default value is for the menu item to be available only for the day you create it. If a certain menu item will be available for other days as well it is necessary to set a value that repeats the availability beyond the current date.
Timeslots & meal type
The Timeslots define when a certain meal is available. Some items may be available all day, others are only available for a certain timeslot, such as breakfast. Residents can only see & order menu items when they are available.
Also, there is a dropdown menu that allows you to select the meal type. You can choose between the following options:
The default value is "Appetizer"
Title & Description
These two fields describe the menu item. The title is always displayed, f.e. in the overview of the menu. The "Short description" is displayed underneath the title in the detail view of the menu item:
Modifiers & Accompaniments & Price
A modifier group is a set of options that can be applied to a dining item. Modifiers can be optional or required. An example of a modifier group is 'Spices' and includes options like 'Low salt' and 'Extra spicy'. Modifiers allow to include personal preferences in the order, and can also be used to force certain choices if necessary for the meal preparation.
- Modifiers are added to dining ticket prints
- Modifier groups
- can be added to an item during the creation
- can be added to an item via the menu import file
- will only be visible when activated for the community
In the accompaniments field, you can define the extra's that are optionally served with this menu item. Also, it is possible to set the price if you want to add an extra charge to the resident's bill.
By checking the box before the Allow special requests field you add this field to the menu item, allowing the residents to add their special requests to the order. If this box is unchecked, which is the default value, then the special requests is not available.
This is a text field where you can add the nutritional values of the menu item you serve. The information is visible to residents.
Dining menus are daily broadcasted. Publication to digital signage is checked by default (if active in your community), also when you create a batch upload for menus. You can select to which screens (select a community channel TV1, TV2 and TV3, … ) this information is published.
When you upload a menu batch, this modal for digital signage is shown after selecting and uploading the import file.
And last but not least: save the menu item! It is important you don't forget to save because the information will not be stored until you do.