Setting up your food business

  • Full Time
  • NZQA Credits

What you need to know to set up your own café, food truck, pop-up concept, catering business or restaurant.

Your dream project

From farmer's market concepts to the food truck, mobile cafes to private dining clubs, pop-up restaurants, catering and more...

Session 1 Where do you begin?

These sessions looks at the physical set up of a restaurant, bar, café and commercial kitchen in terms of the concept, appliances, customer-flow and location. You will get an overview of food hygiene requirements, Sale of Alcohol certification and other permits that maybe required to open. 

  • Includes: How to Grow your Hospitality Business - by Celia Hay

Session 2  Tips to manage your business

You will learn about practical operational procedures starting with how to cost out food and beverage products that you wish to sell through useful spreadsheets, point of sales systems,
stocktaking and inventory control and important Employment legislation. 


Two Monday Evenings: 6:00pm - 8.30pm

Module 1 & 2:


Choose your desired date above. Clicking on the date will redirect you to our enrolment form, where you can pay online.

Course Cost

  • NZ$145

Study Fees Free

All full time NZQA Approved courses are eligible for Fees Free funding. If you’re a New Zealander or are ordinarily resident in New Zealand and were at school in 2017, 2018 or 2019 (other than as an adult student), you may qualify for the equivalent of one years’ fees-free provider-based study or two years’ industry training in 2019.

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International Students

Auckland is a vibrant multicultural city beside the sea, sprawled between two harbours and two oceans - the Tasman and the Pacific. It offers the best of both worlds - all the buzz, entertainment, nightlife and cultural activities of a big city, as well as an outdoor lifestyle with numerous sporting and leisure activities.

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