Before reading on, note that recipe variations might be a feature flag that is not yet turned on in your account. If you want to start using recipe variations, this can easily be resolved by reaching out to your Customer Success Manager.
So, what are recipe variations? Galley's recipe variation functionality is a tool that allows you to create a variation of a recipe that gets used under certain circumstances.
We can understand how recipes variations are used by walking through a specific example. Let's imagine that we operate a food brand that has locations in San Diego and Argentina. Our original Iced Latte with Wild Blueberry Syrup menu item was created in San Diego and calls for a Matcha Latte, however when this menu item is produced at our Argentinian location, the recipe calls for a Mate Latte instead of the Matcha Latte. Here's how you can set that up in Galley using recipe variations.
First, you navigate to the original recipe that you created for the Iced Matcha Latte with Wild Blueberry Syrup, and click the Create Variation link.
You will then be taken to the recipe variation mode, where you can name your recipe variation appropriately (in this case we named it Argentina), and make the necessary modifications to communicate that the Argentinian recipe variation uses your Mate Latte subrecipe instead of your Matcha Latte subrecipe.
For some recipe variations, you might want to specify a rule for when that recipe variation will get used. In our example, we want to let Galley know that anytime the Iced Matcha Latte with Wild Blueberry Syrup recipe gets used in a menu that will be produced from the Argentinian location, the Argentina recipe variation (i.e., the recipe that uses the Mate Latte in place of Matcha Latte) should be used.
If recipe variations are not currently turned on in your account and you want them to be, reach out to your Customer Success Manager.