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Business Course - Ballymaloe Cookery School

A key element of the Ballymaloe 12 Week Certificate is a 2 day business module delivered by Blathnaid Bergin, Founder of The School of Restaurant & Business Management. With over 25 years experience in the food and hospitality industries, Blathnaid is ideally equipped to advise students on the realities of realising their dreams of owning their own food business. 

Over the course of two separate days, Blathnaid will introduce students to the following key topics:

  • Exploring and developing your business concept
  • Getting Started - The 'To Do List'
  • Standards & Systems
  • Menu Planning & Development
  • Legal Issues
  • Kitchen Management
  • Finance
  • Cash
  • Interior Design
  • Equipment
  • Building a network of suppliers
  • Front of House operations management
  • Hidden Costs
  • Staff
  • Service Skills
  • Work/Life Balance

Many of our graduates go on to undertake one of Blathnaid's intensive business courses following their studies here at Ballymaloe Cookery School, and Blathnaid has been instrumental in many of our former students successfully launching their own enterprises. To read more about some of the recent success stories, read our article on Blathnaid Bergin on The BSC Blog