Menu Planning
1 Day Course
1 Day Course

1. Learn why the menu can make or break your restaurant.
2. Learn why planning a menu is a team effort.
3. Learn how to plan for profit.
4. Learn how to plan to maximise restaurant resources.
5. There is 40% Funding from the National Organic Training Skillnet

Course Information
  • Duration:
  • 1 Full Day Workshop 9.00-5.00pm
    Breaks for coffee and light lunch
    Places strictly limited to 15 participants.

    This course takes place in the beautiful "" Abbeyleix, Co. Laois.

  • Date(s):
  • Next course coming soon

  • Schedule:
  • 9.00-5.00pm
    Breaks for coffee, light lunch.

  • Cost:
  • €95.00 per person includes funding from The National Organic Training Skillnet

    'Skillnet funding may be available to Irish companies and residents who fulfill the eligibility requirement. Please contact the National Organic Training Skillnet by emailing or go to for more information. 0719640688.

  • Facilitator:
  • Blathnaid Bergin

  • Venue:
  • Onsite at Preston House, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois.

Who should do this course?

Anyone who is planning menus for restaurants, pubs, cafes, coffeeshops.
Anyone who is planning to open a cafe, restaurant and needs to know how to get started.
Anyone who is updating a current menu.

Course content

The difference between menu planning and menu design.
How to approach menu planning in a logical, clear headed way.
Why the time taken to plan a menu correctly will yield better bottom line profits and a leaner operation.
Introduction to Menu Engineering to maximise profit potential in your menu.
How to use Menu Planning to cut costs and increase revenues.
How to avoid and minimise waste with clever menu planning.
How to avoid planning waste into the menu
How to save money on ingredients, labour and time.
How bad menu planning can create bottlenecks and how to avoid these.

What will I have when I am finished the course?

The tools to plan menus which work best for your business and not only protect the bottomline but increase it.

What is included in the price?

Workshop notes, coffee breaks, light lunch.

Skillnet Funding

There is up to 40% funding available on all our courses for eligible candidates from the National Organic Training Skillnet. Contact NOTS at or 0719640688.