CHEF514: An automated solution to ​​consolidate data from multiple farmers

Sheetgo´s use case

CHEF514 believes that smart technology can support and empower small farmers in order to access the market and bring about a Food Revolution. With Sheetgo, they have created an automated solution to ​​consolidate data from multiple farmers.

Setting up an automated data management system

  • Struggle to consolidate all the data
  • Needed a more user-friendly interface
  • Not enough money to invest in software

In May 2016, CHEF514 launched an application for chefs to connect directly with farmers, to source the best local products with no middleman. They chose Google Sheets to manage their data from the beginning as a simple database for farmers to register their data and for Chefs to search for it.

“We needed a more user-friendly interface, but we couldn’t invest in expensive software.”

Thibault Renouf | Créateur de Circuits Courts, CHEF514

However, the founder, Thibault Renouf, soon realized that he would need a user-friendly interface to make easier for the Chefs to find the farmers without searching through spreadsheets. The challenge is that he is not a developer and didn’t have a huge budget to invest in software.

Smart data management with Sheetgo

  • Synchronize data from the spreadsheets with the app
  • An automated solution to manage data

The solution he found was to do-it-himself using AppSheet and Sheetgo. From the application he created, chefs can find the farmers and the products they need, while farmers can register their data directly.

“Sheetgo was the solution I encountered to consolidate data from the multiple spreadsheets into one place.”

Thibault Renouf | Créateur de Circuits Courts, CHEF514

With AppSheet as the front end and Sheetgo tying together data in Google Sheets as the back end, Thibault created the infrastructure he needed and can now get back to his mission of changing the world with local food.

Saving 744 hours every year with an automated system

  • 744 hours saved every year
  • Consolidate data from 18 spreadsheets
  • Seamless spreadsheet integration

As the network grew, it became necessary to consolidate data from multiple farmers that were registered in sheets and maintain a master sheet updated and synchronized with the app.

“Sheetgo is connecting our spreadsheets, enabling us to connect passionate humans!”

Thibault Renouf, Créateur de Circuits Courts | CHEF514

With Sheetgo, CHEF514 was able to consolidate data from 18 spreadsheets. As a result, they are saving 744 hours every year by automating their data management and are able to focus on their mission to bring about a Food Revolution.
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CHEF514 brings back a sense of real food by connecting Humans together for better taste, deals, and meaning. They believe that smart technology can support and empower small farmers in order to access the market and bring about a Food Revolution that will make the Planet a better place with more resilient and pleasurable food. They are the first Farm to Plate network for chefs in the greater Montreal area.

Montreal, Canada

Features used

Google Sheets