The Business of Catering

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 to create a good work life balance.

Course Information
  • Duration:
  • Onsite course in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois.

  • Date(s):
  • Autumn 2023

  • Schedule:
  • 3 day course

  • Cost:
  • €895.00

    Up to 40% Skillnet funding may be available for eligible employees or self-employed network members that are residents within the Republic of Ireland. Please contact NOTS Skillnet on 071 9640688 for more information on joining the network and apply for the funding.

  • Facilitator:
  • Blathnaid Bergin - The Restaurant Advisor

  • Venue:
  • The course will be delivered onsite at Preston House, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

Who should do this course?

Anyone who is thinking of setting up a catering business, be that a farmers market stall, an event caterer, inhouse catering, off site catering.

Course content

Becoming a Caterer – The Key Factors

Trends in Catering

Menu Planning

Menu Costing and Pricing

Kitchen Operations Management

Setting up a Systems based business

Being organized on the move as a caterer

Finding and dealing with food suppliers

Buying the right equipment

Getting the Coffee and Tea bits right

Simple service skills for staff

Legal responsibilities in Food Service

Waste management

What will I have when I am finished the course?

A plan for setting up your catering business.

What is included in the price?

All course materials and tea, coffee and light lunch.