Adding Food to your Pub? Learn how
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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.
If you are nervous about adding food to the business, this is the course for you.
Learn how a kitchen works and how you can be in control of your own kitchen and food operation, even while a chef or cook heads it up. This course will take the mystery and stress out of your decision and help you take the right course of action for your pub.
'It pays for itself multiple times over, due to the knowledge gained from the course' Francis Galvin, Proprietor, Gally's Bar & Restaurant, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
There may be funding available to you on this course- see details of The National Organic Training Skillnet

Course Information
  • Duration:
  • Online course over the medium of Zoom.
    Course will be as interactive as possible given the medium involved.
    Course will be 8 x 4 hour sessions over 8 weeks.

  • Date(s):
  • There will be breaks in sessions and sessions will be as interactive as possible given the medium of Zoom.
    Next course will be announced shortly

  • Schedule:
  • Next course dates coming soon
    It will run on Tuesday afternoons for 8 weeks in succession
    Course time: 2.00pm - 6.15pm

  • Cost:
  • €1,300.00

    “Skillnet funding may be available to Irish companies and residents who fulfill the eligibility requirements. Please contact National Organic Training Skillnet by emailing or go to for more information”

  • Facilitator:
  • Blathnaid Bergin - The Restaurant Advisor
    Dr. Detta Melia - Food Safety
    Anne Abberton - FIXX Coffee

  • Venue:
  • Zoom Online

Who should do this course?

This course is for publicans who might not ordinarily have considered adding food to the business but now find themselves needing to for various reasons related to the current economic and social conditions.
It is designed for those who are nervous about food and who might rather not do it at all. It is for those who are looking for a simple food operation requiring minimum financial investment while satisfying the customer and safety needs.

'I can highly recommend the course 'Adding Food to your Pub Online' run by Blathnaid Bergin which I have just completed. I have no background in the food industry and over the last seven weeks have been introduced to every facet of the industry from a bowl of soup to a gourmet dinner. No detail has been left out from the design of your kitchen to the shape of a plate. The course includes all information regarding HSE food standards and even includes the HACCP certification on completion. This is the first time that the course was run online and speaking to the other attendees the course could not have been run more professionally. I would highly recommend this course to any person interested in venturing into the food business.' Brian Morris. Proprietor. Eldons Clonmel.

Course content

Food Options for Publicans.

One size does not fit all.

Choosing right model for your business.

Menu Planning

Menu Costing and Pricing

Kitchen Management and Design

Finding the right chef/cook

Serving food that works for your premises, your location, your customers

Setting standards and implementing systems to make those work

Getting the Coffee and Tea bits right

Buying the right equipment

Service protocols

Legal responsibilities in Food Service.

Protecting the drinks trade while introducing food.

This course delivery will be as interactive as possible over the medium of Zoom.

What will I have when I am finished the course?

Knowledge and skills to begin the process of adding food to the existing business model

What is included in the price?

Includes a pre-course pack, all online training, notes, assignments, case studies and two one to one sessions with each participant during the course. A course folder will be built up as the course progresses and will be used in tandem with online sessions. The course will be as interactive as possible given the medium of delivery.

Participants will be required to conduct offline research between sessions.
Participants will be required to agree to a confidentially clause to protect all of those taking part. All discussions on the online forum will be strictly confidential and in line with GDPR legislation.
Online material cannot be shared with those who are not attending the course and will be password protected.
Blathnaid Bergin will be available by email between sessions for support and clarification.

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