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  1. Items, orders, and courses
  2. Average serving time for the last 15 minutes: 
    • 0 ‒ no items were served during this time
    • Negative value ‒ items are served behind the time
    • Positive value ‒ items are served in due time
  3. Kitchen work mode
  4. View mode
  5. View Recipes
  6. Filters and settings
  7. Total number of items to be cooked 

Items, order, and courses 

Appearance

A kitchen screen shows menu items that need to be cooked. Those might be orders placed both during the current till shift and other shifts if not removed automatically. For how to set up the automatic removal, see the Filters & Settings article.

The number of portions is given to the left of the item. An empty field means one portion needs to be cooked.

The screen shows both paid and unpaid orders. For how long items are kept on the screen, check the Paid Orders Display Time chapter.

In the current iiko version, the MIX group is not supported, menu items given on the KDS will not be linked.

Modifiers 

Whether a modifier must be displayed on the kitchen screen or not depends on the Prepare with main item parameter specified in the modifier stock list record.

A modifier and the main item that are cooked together will be displayed together. Such a modifier has the same status and color as the main item. A shop and the preparation time are shown only for the main item. Each item has its modifiers (if any) displayed the way they are displayed on the order screen.

A modifier, which is cooked separately from the main item, is displayed as an individual item and can be managed independently.

Modifiers ordered together with an item are sorted in the order specified in the item stocklist record.

You can sort modifiers by a quick code. For this, make the required settings in the Items and modifiers view block on the Kitchen Screen tab of the outlet settings.

Statuses 

An item cooking status is given on the kitchen screen as a colored rectangle to the left of the item name. An order status is indicated by the order font color.

Status names may differ from default ones. They can be configured individually for each section, see the Setup article.

To find out the meaning behind each color, check the Settings window.

Overdue orders are highlighted in red.

Cooking Time 

The screen shows how much time (in minutes) left before passing an item to the wait station. This is the standard cooking time. It is measured as the time between the “printed” status and “expired”. If the time is up, it becomes negative.

You can change the timekeeping mode in the screen settings. the regular counting mode can be set up, according to which the time is counted from zero to the standard cooking time and beyond. See also Cooking Time Keeping.

The standard cooking time is configured in the item preparation chart in the Outlet Settings of iikoOffice.

Kitchen Work Mode 

The kitchen work mode details are given in the top-right corner of the kitchen screen.

The Peak Hour mode is given as .

There is no icon for the normal kitchen work mode.

Filters & Settings 

You hide some items from the screen and leave the others depending on the cooking areas or statuses. You can also toggle between the normal mode and peak hour.

For details, see the Filters & Settings article.

View Modes 

The following view modes are available on the screen:

  • Courses. Orders are split and grouped by courses at first, and then by cooking time in ascending order. The most urgent course is given in the top-left corner. Urgent items must be cooked and served first. Such items are highlighted.
  • Orders. The screen shows order items. The grouping is similar to the Courses mode.
  • Items. The screen shows all the items that have to be cooked. The most urgent item is given at the top of the list.

To switch between the view modes, use corresponding buttons at the bottom of the screen.

Courses Mode 

course is a group of order items that must be cooked and served to a guest all at once.

This mode is used for regular orders when a QA serves items simultaneously.

Here items are grouped by the serving order and it is convenient to put them on a tray and dish up. The screen shows which items are ready and which are still being cooked. It also shows the moment when all items are ready and bussers can pick them up.

The screen shows the following course details: order No., order type, number of guests, table number, and an assigned waiter. As well as the following item details: quantity, name, and time.

Order items are sorted by the time they were added. To sort items by the cooking area, go the Kitchen Screen tab in the outlet settings and check Group items by production place in order or course. In which case, items with the same cooking area will be given on the list as they were added.

The course takes the status of the lowest priority item. If there is at least one item that is nor ready yet, the entire course is not considered ready.

Orders Mode 

This mode is convenient for banquets with courses and large orders. It is designed for the employees working at the wait station and responsible for table setting and plate service (QA).

A QA should see the entire order even if items are not printed out at the same time. The screen shows which items are ready and served and which are not yet cooked.

The screen shows the following order details: order No., order type, number of guests, table number, and a waiter serving the table. As well as the following item details: quantity, name, and time.

Order items are sorted by the time they were added. To sort items by the cooking area, go the Kitchen Screen tab in the outlet settings and check Group items by production place in order or course. In which case, items with the same cooking area will be given on the list as they were added.

Items Mode 

This mode is designed for chefs. Items here are given in separate rows.

The screen shows the quantity of each item, its name, and the time left before serving, table number, and order type.

It also shows modifiers if any.

Recall Mode 

Use this mode to access items that have already been cooked and served. You can switch to this mode by tapping RECALL

For how to use this mode, check the Changing The Status Set By Mistake chapter.

View Recipes 

To quickly check an item recipe, you can have it displayed on the kitchen screen.

You can view the recipe in any mode. For this, tap on the item name and then RECIPE in the order or course. If an item is printed in one of the sizes, the recipe will be given for that particular size.

If an item is not yet printed, tap RECIPE on the KDS and select the item from the list or enter the name, SKU, or a barcode in the search bar. In the case of sized items, the default size recipe will be displayed. If there is no default size, the recipe will open up at random.