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Beginner’s Course to Open Your Food Business

Beginner’s Course to Open Your Food Business

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  • Sat 14 Mar ’15, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 15 Mar ’15, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 11 Apr ’15, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 12 Apr ’15, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 2 May ’15, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 3 May ’15, 9:00am – 4:00pm
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  • Sat 29 Aug ’15, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 30 Aug ’15, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 30 Aug ’15, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 19 Sep ’15, 9:00am – 4:00pm
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New Zealand School of Food and Wine, Level 3, 104 Customs Street West, Viaduct, Auckland CBD



Module 1: Defining your concept *
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. $275

Module 2: Managing your business *
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. $275

Module 3: Accounting basics *
Accounting concepts and discusses how to identify and understand business costs. We spend time using Microsoft Excel to create templates and spreadsheets for a host of applications including budgets, ordering, cash flows and profits and loss statements. $275

Module 4: Building your team *
Building an effective team to make your business hum. We will also cover staff hiring and training with more practical advice on employment relationships with roleplays and problem solving You will learn about customer service expectations, how to take orders, deal with complaints. $275

Module 5: Marketing your concept *
Basics of marketing and we outline how to build a mix of platforms to promote your business. We look at marketing via social media, understanding google analytics and simple templates for direct mail and building your own website.$275

Module 6: Business Plan & Mentoring *
Write a business plan that will achieve your goals in a realistic way. It brings together the different strands of the course and helps you to build a strategy of how to execute this process. $275

Module 7: Coffee & Barista training
Build your skills on the espresso machine, learn how to get the best results from techniques such as dosing and tamping. Extract perfect shots of espresso, work on milk-steaming skills, important coffee regions and styles of roast. $295

Module 8: Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ)
To work as a duty manager in a restaurant, café or bar selling alcohol you must obtain the Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ) which consists of NZQA unit standards 4646 (L4 Cr 2) & 16705 (L4 Cr 3).$195 View all dates on LCQ course page

Module 9: Food Safety
Auckland Council requires people who work or prepare food in cafes, restaurants, takeaways, farmers markets to be trained in food handling and hygiene. This module covers NZQA unit standard 20666 (L2 Cr 2) for food safety certification. $145

Module 10: NZSFW Certificate in Wine & WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
A straightforward introduction to wine. You will learn how to taste and evaluate wines, the main grape varieties, winemaking terms and key wine styles. We cover the basics of food and wine pairing as well. This module covers NZQA unit standards 23060 Viticulture and Wine (L3 Cr 4) and 22912 Evaluate Wine L4 Cr3). $695

Programme Dates 2015
Saturday & Sunday 9am - 4pm
Module 1 10 & 11 October
Module 2 14 & 15 November
Module 3 19 & 20 September 28 & 29 November
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Module 6 3 & 4 October
Module 7 17 & 18 October 27, 28 February
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Module 10 7 & 8 November & 21 & 22 November

Course Fees NZ$ 1,950 for 10 modules
Individual modules priced separately

Entry Requirements
Aged 18 or over
IELTS 5.5 or equivalent for international students
Students will need to bring their own laptop. Microsoft Office 2003 or later required. (Module 1, 3, 5, 6)

Fees include WSET® examination fees, textbooks and wine tastings
Module 1-6 have qualified for the NZTE capability development scheme and are eligible for voucher redemption. Please feel free to email us with your enquiries.

Please ring us with any questions or enquiries on 09 3777 961 or email us at nzsfw@foodandwine.co.nz

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