Would you like to cater for events, serving people your delectable recipes?

The Cooking and Catering course is a course that allows you to develop your own business in the catering industry.

From recipes through to how to market your business, you will learn the essential techniques for being a successful business owner.

If you love cooking, have a passion for working with people, why not combine the two and become a caterer today.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Setting up your catering business.
  2. From assessing your skills, strengths and identifying business opportunities, to selecting the right name to suit your new venture, this section of the course gets you ready to plan your own business and gives you the knowledge and confidence you need to start you on your way.
  3. The huge range of catering services you can offer.
  4. By reviewing the various options that you may have available, you can choose the services that make the most of your interests and skills.
  5. Gourmet cooking, recipes and tips.
  6. Learn the principles of complementary cooking and apply them to some easy recipes.
  7. Selecting a sure-fire range of sellable products. 
  8. There are literally thousands of products you can make and sell in the food industry. Look at the range of options, investigate the market for these products and gain ideas on selling, labelling and packaging.
  9. How to operate a profitable business.
  10. You need to make sure you have the systems in place so your operation runs smoothly and is profitable.
  11. Catering for events such as weddings and conferences. Lean how to deal with sub-contractors. Crockery, cutlery, and linen, table settings, getting food to the venue, weather and those inevitable surprises on the day are also included in this module.
  12. Marketing and selling yourself to the customer.
  13. Adequately market and sell your products and services. Professional tips and practical marketing techniques to show your how easy it is to stand out from your competition
  14. Sorting through financial, legal and practical requirements.
  15. Specific to the food service industry, we get you up to speed on the administrative procedures you need to make sure you are operating a successful operation and help you keep track of invoices, insurance and the money coming in.
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Learn the process of setting up your own business.
  • Apply the most appropriate Catering services to what you would like to offer in your business.
  • Learn gourmet cooking, recipes and tips to simplify the processes for your recipes to make it easier to use in your business.
  • Determine which range of products to sell for your business
  • Explain how to operate a profitable business
  • Explain the process for catering for certain events
  • Determine the appropriate marketing and selling techniques for your business
  • Learn the financial, legal and practical requirements of the catering industry