The Business of Opening a Restaurant

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.

Course Information
  • Duration:
  • This is a Six Week Course. This Course will run in 6 Consecutive Weeks

  • Date(s):
  • Autumn 2019

  • Schedule:
  • Monday to Friday - 9.00am - 5.00pm

  • Cost:
  • €5,900.00

    5% funding available on fees for Irish residents
    Please note - Accommodation during the course is not included in the course fee

  • Facilitator:
  • Blathnaid Bergin with a team of highly skilled experts. Blathnaid has a M.Sc. in Hospitality Management (Hons), Diploma in Adult Learning, Diploma in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Diploma in Mindfulness Based Interventions, Diploma in Hotel Management (Hons) - Shannon College of Hotel Management. She has 25 years experience advising, training and working with people in the hospitality industry.
    Blathnaid has advised on RTE 'At your Service Program' ; is a regular contributor to industry publications such as VFI Voice and The Hotel & Catering Review- The Sunday Times Food Features and other topical articles on radio and print.
    Blathnaid and The Team look forward to welcoming those with a hospitality dream and making it a reality

  • Venue:
  • Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland. A beautiful Heritage town easily reached by all routes

Who should do this course?

You should do this Course if you are:

Ready to start a food service business – in particular, a restaurant business or if you would like to add a restaurant to an existing business

Already in hospitality or food service and would like restaurant and kitchen management skills

A chef who would like to own/manage a food service business

A publican who would like to add food to your business

Interested in starting a catering business

What will I know when I finish the course?

That great food and superb service are the foundation blocks

What makes your customer tick

How to manage the kitchen

How to manage front of house

How to balance life and work

How to set up a structured system based business

How to recruit the right people

How to train the right people

How to keep the right people

How to buy the right food

How to minimize waste

How to manage waste

How to manage energy costs and set up a ‘green business’

How to excel at the lost art of Customer Care

How to use social media to increase your turnover

How to source the right equipment

How to design efficient work space

How to be your own interior designer

How to cost, price and write a menu

How to buy wine, sell wine and write a wine list

How to make money in the food service business

How you and your staff can look super smart

And much more

What will I have when I am finished the course?

Practical management plan for the future of your business

Accounting and Finance Toolkit

Primary Certificate in Food Hygiene - National Hygiene Partnership

Creative and Practical Marketing Plan for your business

Health and Safety Toolkit

Employment Toolkit for the food service industry

Legal toolkit for the Food Service Industry

Kitchen Operations Management toolkit

Restaurant Operations Management toolkit

Service Skills

Training Skills

What is included in the price?

All course tuition and materials.
tea/ coffee breaks
Industry experts with a proven track record

'Live' case studies

Workshops, presentations and discussion

All course materials.

Site visits to some of the best food service businesses in Ireland

Lunch and tea/coffee breaks every day