The recipe tool for professional chefs

Transform your culinary content into an interactive database.

Try it for free

The recipe tool for professional chefs

Transform your culinary content into an interactive database.

Try it for free

Trusted by the best in the business

A Note from andrew
"Welcome. My partners at meez and I have set up this page to make it easy for you to check out their revolutionary new way to manage your culinary content. Please check it out, and if you’d like to give it a try, they are offering my friends a 25% discount on their premium subscription or 30 Free Recipe Uploads for the Business Subscription. Having worked with recipes myself, I know that this will help you save time and money, and keep all your work in one place. Thanks!”
"Welcome. My partners at meez and I have set up this page to make it easy for you to check out their revolutionary new way to manage your culinary content. Please check it out, and if you’d like to give it a try, they are offering my friends a 25% discount or 30 Free Recipe Uploads on their premium subscription. Having worked with recipes myself, I know that this will help you save time and money, and keep all your work in one place. You can take a free trial or book a demo to learn more. Thanks!”
Andrew Friedman
Author, Podcaster, and Chef Historian

The recipe tool for professional chefs

professional chefs

line cooks

culinary schools

Transform your culinary content into an interactive database.

Put all your ideas and recipes in Meez. Add videos & images. Use built-in ingredient yields, conversions, and super slick. Lorem impsum dose.

Trusted by the Best in the business
“A successful marketing plan relies heavily on the pulling-power of advertising copy. Writing result-oriented ad copy is difficult, as it must consumers to take action.”
Tom Powell
Gramercy Tavern
“Grabbing the consumer’s attention isn’t enough. You have to keep that attention. This is where your benefits come into play or a product description that sets your offer apart from the others.”
Heather Miller
The Little Beet
“How you write your advertising copy will be based on where you will place your ad. You’ll need a super catchy headline.”
Andrew Collins
SYDELL GROUP

Finally a recipe tool
that does it all!

Scale

Change the amount of an individual ingredient, or your desired total yield, and the recipe scales itself with the proper unit of measure conversion.

Organize

Build and organize your database of content with recipe books and menus. Use keyword search to find what you need instantly.

Cost

meez’s built-in recipe engine contains thousands of ingredient prep yields and conversions so your recipe costing and scaling becomes a breeze. When you change your recipe in meez, your costs update in real-time.

Train

Keep your team up-to-date with your explicit vision. Use meez ‘docs’ to create & share guides, notes, training documentation including video, imagery, links to recipes, and more.

Share

Grant view and edit permissions to your team members, publish edits and comments, and manage multiple versions of recipes.

MEEZ FEATURES
Finally a recipe tool that does it all!

Scale

Make precisely the amount you need. Change the quantity of any ingredient, watch your recipe scale and units convert the way you’ll actually measure them

Organize

‘Like google drive built specifically for culinary’. Search by recipe, ingredient, station, tool, allergen, instruction, and much much more!

Cost

A built in database of yields & conversions so no math needed! Costs update in real time with your purchases.

Train

Update your team instantly with any recipe change.  Easily drag/drop video and images into every prep step.  Translate to any language.

Nutrition & Allergen

Automated allergen data populates as you add ingredients! Get USDA nutrition calculations easier than ever before

Collaborate & Share

Work in the same recipe simultaneously at different batch sizes w/ view & edit access.  Create new versions instantly.

Field Failing
Fields Good Chicken

“I’m loving Meez!. It’s been instrumental in developing our new menu items and rolling out to the teams. The ability to push certain recipes to specific stores when we’re piloting recipes is awesome. And the ‘Docs’ feature is Huge!”

Chef Barry Tonkinson
Institue of Culinary Education

"Every Chef's Dream"

Chef Mike Anthony
Gramercy Tavern

"Choosing the right tool for the right job is one of the first lessons a chef learns in the kitchen. meez is an indispensable tool for organizing recipes, teaching and sharing culinary information, ensuring clear communication for creative work, and consistently producing delicious food."

Field Failing
Fields Good Chicken

“I’m loving Meez!. It’s been instrumental in developing our new menu items and rolling out to the teams. The ability to push certain recipes to specific stores when we’re piloting recipes is awesome. And the ‘Docs’ feature is Huge!”

How it Works

1. Upload your Recipes into meez

Access the meez ingredient database as you type or paste from any file format and watch magic happen.

2. Get your Recipes Costs

Yields and conversions are built in! Tested by the meez team. Just plug in your costs by any purchase unit.

3. Get Organized

Create recipe books, add projects, concepts, and locations. Search by any word, ingredient, instruction, allergen, station, tool, and more.

4. Get Integrated

Connect to your inventory or purchasing system, pull purchases directly from vendors, or scan invoices into meez and we'll digitize and process.

5. Share, Collaborate, and Train

Drop in videos and images to every prep step.  Add a team with read-only and edit access with real time updates to all content.

Frequently asked questions

Other questions? Contact us.

How long does onboarding take?

Most of the time, you'll be setup in under a day. If you are a very large business with a thousand plus recipes, it could take a few days to a week. The next step is getting your team involved and we recommend tablets or phones for day to day use in the kitchen (though printing works great too).

How do I get my recipes into meez?

Quickly and easily. Oh, you mean like how... A few ways:
1. Upload from most file types right into meez, your recipes auto-format upon upload
2. Type them in using the meez predictive text technology.
3. Just send them our way, our team can upload recipes for you. Learn more about recipe upload services here.

How do I get my ingredient costs into meez?

There are 3 ways to get your purchase costs into meez
1. Add purchase costs directly to an ingredient's detail page. learn how here
2. Update costs in bulk by uploading a spreadsheet with the meez template learn how here
3. Sign up for Automated Invoice Purchase Uploads to pull

Are the built in yields and conversions customizable?

Absolutely! Though our team has tested every item for accuracy, we understand that your cup of diced onions may weigh more/less than the average weight we determined. You can update any ingredient or prep action from the ingredient's detail page.

Is there a mobile app?

Currently meez is accessible and optimized for use on any computer, tablet, or mobile device.  There is not an iOS or android app yet.

Can I still print recipes?

Yes you can. Print any recipes including sub-recipes if you like, as well as any recipe books or docs.

The meez story

meez is inspired by the same principles applied to great cooking– an uncompromising attention to detail and a constant drive to evolve and improve.

What the team has built is the culmination of so many lessons learned from stages of my own personal experience as a chef and entrepreneur, so we thought it best to present the story of meez as a timeline.

Our hope is that meez will become the home for all of your recipes, menus, and ideas for as long as you continue to cook. And the meez team will continually strive to build new and innovative ways for you to experience and share your content.

Josh Sharkey
Founder of meez

1999-2000: The First Notebooks

I began cooking in restaurants around age 16, and in 1999, I started culinary school and cooking full-time.

I was learning so much, and I began writing down everything in a little spiral notebook: all of my ideas, what I was learning, and what I was eating and tasting. One little spiral notebook turned into 2, then 5, and soon, more than I could count.

Unfortunately for me, between my terrible handwriting and the fading paper, my early notebooks are pretty much illegible now…

2001-2008: A cook's life

I learned an unbelievable amount working in the kitchens of chef Gray Kunz, Floyd Cardoz, David Bouley and Rick Moonen.

In 2003, while working for Chef Floyd by night, I also spent my mornings working for free rinsing pig intestines in a Salumeria, so I could learn how to make charcuterie.Every meticulous detail of the process—time, temperature, humidity, proper tying and hanging, good bacteria, fat content, etc–all ended up in the notebook I was using at the time.

Then one day, while trailing at another restaurant, I lost that notebook! I was devastated and vowed to never lose a notebook or a recipe again.

And thus, the idea that would grow to become Meez, was born.

2009-2016: Running a business

In 2009 I opened a fast-casual concept called Bark Hot Dogs with a business partner. Our mission: taking the same commitment to technique we apply in fine dining to execute classic American fast food.

We quickly realized that translating technical cooking skills to a team of cooks that had never worked in a kitchen before required a methodical approach to documenting and training.

In just a single recipe like Baked Beans, a cook needed to learn to sweat an onion, cook bacon lardon, soak dried beans, clean & smoke trotters, braise, tie a proper sachet, and more–a heck of a lot, especially for someone who's never picked up a knife before.

Through this experience, the vision for meez began to expand far beyond simply capturing recipes and ideas. And thus began a new journey: aligning a love of cooking with a newfound obsession–leveraging technology to promote better cooking and have an everlasting impact on our industry.

2016-2019: Development begins

I spent the next few years researching and soliciting friends and colleagues for input on what I was building.

And with the help of a small team, I began analyzing thousands of ingredients that would eventually become the Meez ingredient database.

After sharing the vision for meez with the founders of Aurify brands, an NYC based hospitality incubator, they believed in the product enough to help fund the project.

With a long road ahead developing Meez, I also began developing menus and creating an R&D process for Aurify, eventually also becoming the COO of Aurify.

The Meez team began full-time development of the tool in 2018. Aurify to date has been instrumental in allowing Meez to incubate within a hospitality company, allowing for constant feedback and iteration.

2020: Now we're cooking

After 2 years of development, Meez is ready to be shared with the world. We're giving a number of hand-picked chefs, mixologists, and teams early access to Meez.

FAQ

How long does onboarding take?
Most of the time, you'll be setup in under a day. If you are a very large business with a thousand plus recipes, it could take a few days to a week. The next step is getting your team involved and we recommend tablets or phones for day to day use in the kitchen (though printing works great too).
How do I get my recipes into meez?
Quickly and easily. Oh, you mean like how... A few ways:
1. Upload from most file types right into meez, your recipes auto-format upon upload
2. Type them in using the meez predictive text technology.
3. Just send them our way, our team can upload recipes for you. Learn more about recipe upload services here.
How do I get my ingredient costs into meez?
There are 3 ways to get your purchase costs into meez
1. Add purchase costs directly to an ingredient's. learn how here
2. Update costs in bulk by uploading a spreadsheet with the meez template learn how here
3. Sign up for Automated Invoice Processing.  Scan your invoices to meez and our team will digitize them for you. Create a live feed of your purchases directly into your account. Contact Sales to learn more
Are the built in yields and conversions customizable?
Absolutely! Though our team has tested every item for accuracy, we understand that your cup of diced onions may weigh more/less than the average weight we determined. You can update any ingredient or prep action from the ingredient's detail page.
Is there a mobile app?
Currently meez is accessible and optimized for use on any computer, tablet, or mobile device.  There is not an iOS or android app yet.
Can I still print recipes?
Yes you can. Print any recipes including sub-recipes if you like. You can also print recipes in bulk by printing one or many recipe books.
Are there any setup fees?
No setup fees to get going.  But if you sign up for invoice processing, setup a direct purchase feed to another system, or sign up for back office recipe sync, there is a small one time setup fee per location.
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