The Business of Food Course Online

The Business of Food Course Online

Everything you need to start your own food service business. The course format will be on zoom with discussion, research, video, case studies, practical sessions and presentations.
''a must for anyone setting up a Food Business. The course is great and very easy to learn from- makes learning fun. ' Derek Nagle , Ballybunion. April 2019

Course Information
  • Duration:
    Session One - Two hour introductory session as below.

    Introductory Session
    The Course
    The Team
    The format
    The Admin
    Each other
    9.00am – 1.15pm
    Following sessions will take place weekly on
    Monday afternoons 1.30-5.45pm
    Tuesday mornings 9.00am-1.15pm

    for a period of three months. Bank holidays will be excluded and the session moved to the following day.
    Subjects: Each four hour session may be divided into two subjects, for example
    Menu Planning: 1.30-3.30pm
    Coffee Best Practice: 3.45 –5.45 pm

    Full Course timetable will be sent to each student with pre course pack.

  • Date(s):
  • next course begins February 1st 2021

  • Schedule:
  • Course schedule - Beginning on February 1st 2021

  • Cost:
  • €3,700.00

    Up to 40% Skillnet funding may be available to Irish Residents
    Please contact Siobhan at NOTS Skillnet at 0719640688 or info@nots.ie for more information

  • Facilitator:
  • Blathnaid Bergin - The Restaurant Advisor
    Deirdre Coleman - Interior Design
    Dr.Detta Melia - Food Safety
    Amy O' Leary - Marketing/Social Media Marketing.
    Anne Abberton - FIXX Coffee

  • Venue:
  • Online learning platforms

Who should do this course?

Anyone who is thinking of opening a cafe, restaurant, pub with food, coffee shop or any iteration of above.
'The best course I have ever done, and I have done a lot of courses. I honestly am unable to think of how this course could possibly be improved on' Lucille Boland, February 2019

What will I know when I finish the course?

• Concept development
• Customer Segmentation
• Legal Obligations in Food Service
• Menu Planning
• Menu Costing and Pricing
• Menu Design
• Food Quality Control Systems.
• Building an environmentally sustainable business.
• Managing overhead costs.
• Managing and Minimising Utilities costs.
• Recognising and eliminating Hidden Costs.
• Waste Management across the business
• Waste Management Systems.
• Kitchen Planning
• Kitchen Design/Flow – equipment needs
• Kitchen Operations Management Systems
• Dealing with chefs/cooks.
• Standard Recipes
• Standard Operating Procedures
• Order of Work System.
• Front of house design tips
• Counter Design/Flow /equipment needs
• All things Coffee
• Front of House Operations Management Systems
• Service Skills for Front of House – best practice.
• COVID19 Regulations and their impact on operations management.
• Financial Controls and best practice in a food service business.
• Primary Cert in Food Safety – National Hygiene Partnership
• Bringing it all together.

What will I have when I am finished the course?

A strong, practical 'tool kit' to get you started on your business journey.
A comprehensive folder of notes to reference.
A tried and trusted framework.

What is included in the price?

Includes a pre-course pack, all course materials and two one to one sessions with Blathnaid Bergin for each participant during the course.

Book Your Place Now
Next Course Starts: February 1, 2021
Book online or get in touch to find out more about this course.
Ph: +353 (0)87 679 0854
Email: info@thebusinessoffood.ie
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