Our Current Range of Courses

6 Week and Short Courses

The industry is littered with the corpses of businesses that tried and failed. Because we care so much that our clients know how to make their business a success, we developed our short, sharp, focused and fun Business of Food Courses

These courses were designed using our many years of knowledge and experience to provide the absolutely essential knowledge and skills needed to make it in the Food Service Industry.

Because we know why Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs and Coffee Shops don’t work, we also know how to make them work. All of this information, experience, knowledge and skills is packaged for you so that you are fully prepared for this challenging and exciting industry.

As well as courses for the newcomer to the industry such as The Business of Food, we also deliver courses for existing operators such as The Business of Pub Food in partnership with the Vintners Federation of Ireland and The Business of Staying in Business for those who would like to take time out to assess their business and plan for the future.

6 Week Courses
The Business of Opening a Restaurant
Opening a restaurant is a complicated business and we take it very seriously indeed. That is why we run our six week intensive course covering everything from paying your taxes properly to how to maximise your sales of wines and ...
6 Weeks to Learn How to Open Your Own Restaurant

Opening a restaurant is a complicated business and we take it very seriously indeed. That is why we run our six week intensive course covering everything from paying your taxes properly to how to maximise your sales of wines and craft beers.

The course runs in six consecutive weeks and comprehensively covers trends, new ideas that work, following fashions without getting caught in a continuous spending loop to keep up. It also provides the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business.

Short Courses
Take time out to review your business. Discuss new ideas, trends and how to keep the business moving forward. Prepare your learning outcomes before the course and we will tailor the day to suit your needs. Draw up your list of challenges and we will tackle them head on and draw up a new list of practical and immediately applicable ...
Thinking of venturing into the food service business. Maybe a cafe, a coffee shop, a restaurant or pub? Do you have hundreds of questions about how to go about it or what it involved? This one day course will answer those questions and set you on the right path for the next stage of your plans.
Analyse your current operation with a forensic eye. Set up or improve your current operation. Set up systems across Kitchen Operations, Front of House Operations, Service Skills and learn how to serve best quality consistently while improving bottom line profits. 20% Funding available through the National Organic Training Skillnet with a Special rate for VFI members. ' Very informative, hugely ...
An essential course for anyone looking to start up their own food service business, cafe, restaurant, pub food, coffee shop. Over the course of 10 days you will be equipped with the knowledge to start your own business. The course content includes Menu Planning, Location Feasibility, Kitchen and Stock Management, Sourcing Suppliers and Staff, Legal Obligations and Financial Planning to ...
Sometimes, you need something that is specific to your business needs at a certain point in time. We can do that. Call us and we will discuss all the possibilities for a course especially developed for your business and your team.
An essential course for anyone looking to start up their own cafe, teashop or small restaurant; or to add a cafe to an existing business. Over the course you will be equipped with the knowledge to start your own business. The course content includes Menu Planning, Location Feasibility, Kitchen and Stock Management, Sourcing Suppliers and Staff, Legal Obligations and Financial ...
To be a caterer takes strong arms and legs, a constitution like a horse and a keen sense of humour. Catering is a very satisfying way to indulge a love of cooking while making profit. Having run a catering business for 18 years, Blathnaid Bergin knows the ins and outs of the catering life; the do's and don'ts and how ...
If you are thinking of adding food to your business and not sure if it is right or need to gain a clear understanding of what is involved, this is the course for you. This comprehensive course now includes one day cooking demonstrations with Rory O'Connell of The Ballymaloe Cookery School to help compile a simple top quality menu. Learn ...
Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely business and it is good to talk with others who are in the same position. We spend three days in a very supportive environment where you can work through challenges, generate new ideas and learn that we are all in the same entrepreneurial boat. The course is highly interactive and practical.