Access 2007-2019
Access 2000-2003
Access Seminars
TechHelp Support
Tips & Tricks
Access Forum
Course Index
Topic Glossary
Insider Circle
Home   Courses   Seminars   Templates   TechHelp   Fast Tips   Forums   Help   Contact   Join   Order   Logon  
Home > TechHelp > Directory > Access > Kitchen Helper < Continuous Forms | Customer Contacts >
Chef's Kitchen Helper
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   2 years ago

Determine Possible Meals Based on Available Ingredients.

 S  M  L  XL  FS  Join Now

This video will show you how to use a query to determine what dishes you can make based on the available ingredients. Not limited to just the kitchen. You can use this to calculate needed components for any product that involves multiple parts. Whether you're selling food, computers, or machine shop parts, these techniques work for everyone.

Camila from Milan, Italy (a Platinum Member) asks: I run a small kitchen. I would like to have a database that includes a list of all of the recipes for the dishes that I make including the ingredients, the amounts required, and the amount I have on hand. I would like to be able to quickly see what dishes I can prepare based on the ingredients I currently have in my pantry. Is this possible?


I'll show you how to look at the actual quantity of the products you have on the shelf and calculate if you have enough to make a dish. Instead of just "yes, I have eggs" you can say "I have 12 eggs" and calculate accordingly. Additionally, in Access Developer 19, I expand on this topic even more and show you how to do it with recordsets, and how to click a button to make a meal and remove the product components from inventory.

Silver Members and up get access to view Extended Cut videos, when available. Gold Members can download the database template from class plus get access to the Code Vault. If you signed up on YouTube you have to contact me so I can set up your account here on my web site. If you're not a member, Join Today!


Aggregate Queries:
IIF Function:
Access Developer 19:

Learn More

FREE Access Beginner Level 1
Access Level 2 for $1.00

Free Templates

TechHelp Free Templates
Blank Template
Contact Management
Order Entry & Invoicing
More Access Templates


Mailing List - Get Emails When New Videos Released!
Consulting - Need Help with Your Database?


Please feel free to post your questions or comments below or submit them via the TechHelp page.


Expiration date to products Upload Images   Link  
Abraham Breuer 
8 months ago
I think it would be great when you can add an expiry date field in the product table so if milk expired even if you have enough in stock you won't be able to make a pancake
Richard Rost
8 months ago
That would be a good idea for a future upgrade. I also get people asking me to do a FIFO (first-in, first-out) inventory so that your oldest stock is rotated out. These are pretty advanced concepts though, and would probably need to be Developer lessons and not just TechHelp videos.
Add a Reply

Start a NEW Conversation
Only students may post right now. Click here for more information on how you can set up an account. If you are a student, please LOG ON first.

You may want to read these articles from the 599CD News:

1/18/2022Access B2 Upgrade
1/17/2022Access Beginner 2 Links
1/17/2022Access Beginner 2
1/17/2022New Record on Top
1/13/2022Missing References
1/13/2022Access Beginner 1 Links
1/11/2022Access Fast Tips
1/11/2022System Defaults
1/10/2022Multi Select List Box

Access - index
Excel - index
Word - index
Windows - index
PowerPoint - index
Photoshop - index
Visual Basic - index
ASP - index
My Account
My Courses
Lost Password
Student Databases
Change Email
Latest News
New Releases
User Forums
Topic Glossary
Tips & Tricks
Search The Site
Code Vault
Collapse Menus
Customer Support
Web Site Tour
Consulting Services
Affiliate Program
Richard Rost
Free Lessons
Mailing List
Video Tutorials
Learning Connection
Idiot's Guide to Excel
Volume Discounts
Payment Info
Terms of Sale
Contact Info
Support Policy
Email Richard
Mailing Address
Phone Number
Fax Number
Course Survey
Blog RSS Feed    Twitter

YouTube Channel    LinkedIn
Keywords: TechHelp Access components, inventory, pantry, chef, kitchen, products, parts, pieces, multiple, restaurant, stock control, retail  PermaLink