Recipe

Alfresco

General project description

Recipe

Business automation platform to manage the creation of new recipes for a Canadian family of restaurants. With a health food restaurant concept, a restaurateur wanted to arrange actions of chefs, cooks, nutritionists, and food buyers in iterative menu updates.

To remain relevant and adapt to trends their marketing director drove menu updates once a year and seasonally along with special offerings for all restaurants. It requires an extendable database of ingredients with the possibility of adding over 300 new recipes annually. We included many stages and different user groups to set up the process.

It allows chefs to develop, share, collaborate on recipes with a complex workflow process. A huge amount of custom functionality and form controls was created to extend Alfresco default workflow functionality enabling specific operations such as calories and food composition counters, ingredient management, etc.

A flexible search according to various criteria helped a big loving family of experts to streamline backstage operations and proceed to please the guests. We used email notifications to inform and bring together all users involved in recipe creation flow.

Industry:

Food.

Service:

Alfresco Development.

Key Features

  • Custom dashboard depending on the user's role;
  • Workflow to create a new recipe;
  • Ingredients DB;
  • Calorie counting and nutritional content;
  • Advanced search;
  • Integration with external services.

Project resources

Team size:

3 Alfresco Developers.

Implementation period:

2016

Project technical description

Platform:

Alfresco 5.0.

Alfresco:

  • Java 1.8;
  • Activiti Workflow Engine;
  • Solr 1.4;
  • JavaScript;
  • REST API;
  • HTML, CSS;
  • FreeMarker;
  • Web Script Framework;
  • JSON;
  • MySQL;
  • Spring Surf;
  • FTL;
  • XML;
  • YUI 2.9.

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