Ivan liked to cook soup.

It was very a simple soup, made from a carrot, a potato and an onion. It filled him with energy and helped him work hard.

He liked his soup very much.

Ivan had a son, whose name was Goran. Ivan wanted to cook soup, but worried that because of Goran's voracious appetite that the soup would be too small for both of them.

He scrached his shiny, bald head and calculated that if he put in two carrots, two onions and two potatoes (or one big one and two small ones, which is pretty much the same thing) there would be enough to feed both of them.

Incredibly, he was correct. There was enough soup for both Ivan and Goran.

But then one day, word got out in the village about how tasty and nutritious Ivan's soup was, and the village chief said "Ivan, I have heard of your tasty and nutritious soup. Tomorrow, the whole village will come to dinner!"

Ivan again had to think hard, and after rubbing his shiny, bald head, an idea came to him! For every villager, he would need one carrot, one onion, and one potato (or two smalls ones, which is pretty much the same thing).

Ivan and Goran got straight to work, digging up the garden and collecting enough carrots, onions and potatoes. Once they had enough, the made a gigantic soup using all of the pots they had, including the milk-bucket.

By the time the village arrived, there was enough soup for everyone! Ivan and Goran became village heroes.

And that, is what Convergencemenu does: it makes you a village hero, just like Ivan and Goran!

Muffins
Aw, choice! Muffins!

Free stuff

As my gift to the universe, I made features useful to 'regular people' free. This includes:

  • Creating and managing your own recipes online.
  • Generating recipe printouts, with ingredients scaled to whatever portions you need.
  • Sharing your recipes with others.
  • Browsing and using recipes shared by others.
  • Creating and moderating sharing groups, and controlling access.
  • Downloading and running the ConvergenceMenu application from your windows desktop.

Just create an account and away you go!

Example recipe printout
Example recipe printout

Paid stuff

The advanced features are aimed at medium-scale catering operations, and require a license. This includes:

  • Meal planning (combining several recipes into a meal)
  • Event planning (combining several meals into an event)
  • Shopping list generation (.xls)
  • Event plan generation (.pdf)
  • Working offline via the offline-enabled ConvergenceMenu windows application.
Example event plan
Example event plan
Example shopping list
Example shopping list

Licenses

can be acquired by emailing me on marco@convergencemenu.com.

Should you happen to work for a non-profit or charitable organization (and can prove it), contact me. If your cause is worthy and my mood generous, I may gift your organisation a pro bono license.

Rabbit stew