Modernizing the way you do culinary management.

EGS Enggist & Grandjean Software (EGS) is one of the world’s leading providers of intelligent software and solutions, enabling foodservice professionals to modernize recipe management, simplify tedious administrative tasks, operate profitably, and focus on what’s important – the food.

With over 30 years in the industry, we continue to push the limits of what’s possible.

We understand the needs of every food service business and our dedicated team of experts continues to explore how we can do things better with technological innovation to solve your toughest challenges and redefine recipe and culinary management.


“With our culinary and technological know-how, we develop smart products and services to introduce a forward-thinking approach to keep our clients ahead of the competition.

We are transforming simple recipe management programs into more intuitive, data-driven, and holistic business solutions for the foodservice industry.

Whether you’re an individual chef, an owner of a few restaurants, or a multinational food producer, we’ve got just the right strategies to boost your business effectiveness so you can consistently deliver the best to your customers.”

Mark Enggist

EGS Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

We continue to find innovative ways to optimize the way our clients perform their day-to-day kitchen operations. Our solutions eliminate manual and labor-intensive work by automating and simplifying tasks.

We make it easy to carry out advanced searches for your preferred recipes, share recipes with multiple locations, ascertain nutrition facts of a dish, generate shopping lists, create menus and meal plans, determine food costings, publish reports, and much more.

EGS can personalize solutions to fit our clients’ specific needs and requirements to help them save time and money by streamlining workflows, reducing costs, and increasing profitability.”

Sandro Grandjean

EGS Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

Our History of Success

The Early Years

In 1985, two entrepreneurs in Switzerland had a vision of revolutionizing recipe management using technology, and the first version of EGS CALACMENU was developed.

We started with EGS CALCMENU Windows, an installed professional recipe management software, to help professional chefs and other businesses in the foodservice industry manage their recipes.

After a few years, we established our Asia Office in 1996 and expanded our client base to over 100 countries.

Smart Software & Solutions

EGS CALCMENU Web and EGS F&B Control were introduced in 2004.

EGS CALCMENU Web is a web-based recipe management software that enables users to manage recipes online – this includes the ability to create, save and import recipes, view recipe ingredients, share recipes, determine nutritional information, scale recipes, sync recipes, plan menus, create menu plans, generate shopping lists, and much more – all with just a few clicks.

EGS F&B Control is a complete back-office system, designed for every food service business, to achieve inventory control, produce food cost variance reports, and increase overall profitability. The solution enables you to generate your inventory reports, carry out the inventory of items by storeroom or outlet and compare it to the ideal inventory based on the POS system to track down variances per item.

Anytime Anywhere Access

In 2010, Kiosk for CALCMENU was created.

Kiosk for CALCMENU, or the “Kiosk”, comes free with
EGS CALCMENU Web. The Kiosk is a light application that users can access online using their mobile devices or tablets. This makes it easy for chefs and other kitchen staff to quickly view, share and resize recipes, create shopping lists, and print food labels.

Know Your FoodPrint

While recipe management, recipe costing, and recipe nutrition are all important considerations, sustainability is another crucial factor that has gained increasing focus. So in 2018, we partnered with Eaternity, the organization responsible for developing a solution to measure the environmental footprint of food products, or what we like to call “foodprint”.

Just like the way EGS CALCMENU Web enables you to automatically determine food costing or accomplish nutritional analysis, now you can establish more insights into your recipes’ environmental impacts.


We continue to strengthen our solutions to adopt a data-driven approach. That’s why we have integrated Product Information Management (PIM) into our system to streamline our processes within our supplier network and added our Advanced Data Management Service (ADMS) to ensure your data in EGS CALCMENU is expertly encoded by our team of culinary experts using only the best industry practices and strategies.

With ADMS, recipe ingredients and procedures are standardized, errors are minimized, and accurate recipe information in multiple languages* is provided for you and your kitchen staff.

The Future of Modernization

At EGS, we create, build, and equip our clients with smart technology to modernize their businesses. We’ve grown from just a recipe software to providing holistic business solutions for the foodservice industry.

At the Cutting-Edge of Technology

In 2020, EGS introduced ActivMenu to the market. In 2022, ActivMenu was renamed to CalcMenu Cloud. ActivMenu was a great name at the time we started out. It was a fresh and modern representation of our latest solution introduced to the market in 2020.

However, our CALCMENU product line is a name that has defined what we do as a business and what we are known for.

Aligning CalcMenu Cloud under the CALCMENU product line gives us an opportunity to strengthen our brand identity and to continue to provide our clients with the same unwavering commitment to deliver cutting-edge solutions.

Our latest data-powered culinary management solution, CalcMenu Cloud provides you with a digital integrated approach to adopt the best practices to manage your recipes, satisfy consumer demands, achieve food sustainability, meet food regulations, and make informed business decisions.

With access to built-in data intelligence, CalcMenu Cloud brings speed, efficiency, quality, and flexibility to your day-to-day culinary and business tasks.

The Digital Change

We understand the unique challenges that businesses in the foodservice industry face and we apply our innovation-led solutions to solve them. Learn more about how we help you foster growth, champion digital technology, and adopt fresh thinking to do the way you do things.

*Available in English, French, Italian and German. Other languages can be implemented upon request.

**Free Module with optional paid features including Weather, Health & Sustainability (Eaternity “foodprint”) and Menu Plan Rules.