Brand new for 2017 and unique in the UK, this comprehensive video-based online course helps Publicans develop the necessary skills and insights to launch a successful and profitable food offer, or enhance an existing food offer.
This course is designed by one of the UK's leading pub food development chefs. It focuses on menu choices, profitability, marketing, and cost-effective ways to create an appropriate pub food environment. It also includes a full set of downloadable action planning templates and spreadsheets, plus tutor support from the actual course authors.
The Food Profit Formula for Pubs is the result of almost two years of research and development. It represents the definitive practical course, guide and action planner tool for developing a profitable pub food menu that's tailored to the pub and its target customers.
This course is Level 3 accredited by QUALIFI, an OFQUAL regulated Awarding Organisation, meaning Learners will get a certificate at the end of the course upon passing a short multiple choice exam. It is appropriate for all owners or managers of pubs in the UK, plus other food service settings needing to launch or further develop a profitable food offering (including restaurants and cafes).
What does it cover?
Offering a uniquely practical view into food service business principles, this course focuses on the development of a profitable food offer and including the following highlights:
- Developing an up-to-date insight into UK pub food trends
including the future
- Building a compelling food proposition that customers want
and will pay more for
- Controlling food costs and optimising menu prices to maximise
gross profit margin
- Delivering quality food presentation to a standard that will
- Designing a profitable menu that appeals to the identified
- Establishing appropriate pub standards that will exceed
- Developing highly productive employees who will up-sell and
deliver greater revenue
- Marketing the pub food offer and driving repeat visits and
- Completion of tailored pub food action plan to maximise
opportunities and profit
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What does this course cover and include?
The Food Profit Formula for Pubs is a video based online course that’s developed specifically to help publicans introduce or improve a profitable food offer within their pub. It includes a range of downloadable forms that will help plan and implement the food offer, train staff, and better understand the financials (helping you increase turnover, reduce operating costs and make better margins). This course is designed and presented by one of the UK’s leading pub food experts who has helped turn around hundreds of UK pubs using simple straightforward food offers.
I’m not great with computers, do I have to study online?
You don’t need to be an IT expert; if you can log on to something, watch some videos online, and download the odd document, that’s all there is to it. We’ve also got a team of support people waiting to help you if you have any difficulties. To deliver this course face-to-face in a training room with the same level of detail we include would cost far more than studying it online. And it would also involve you travelling and being away from the business several days. You cannot mess things up with our system. It’s easy and quick to use.
I run a pub so I’m very busy. When can I fit this in?
This course only needs you to spend 15-20 minutes a day. At any time you can pause your learning or do additional learning at a time that suits you, 24/7 flexibility. There’s no attendance of any face-to-face training sessions, and you have a full year in which to complete the course, although we recommend you aim to finish it in 8-10 weeks.
How do I set up my Learning Profile and get logged in to study?
In order to study your course you will either have:
a) Been given a course code
in which case you need to go to www.thesaferfoodgroup.com and click the red ‘register code’ button and fill out your details to create your profile and make up a username and password which you will use to login each time you come back to be course
b) Bought a course
in which case you will need to www.thesaferfoodgroup.com and click the red ‘login’ button and enter the username and password you created when you bought the course. If you have forgotten either of these details, please follow the ‘forgotten password’ links or telephone 0800 612 6784 for Customer Support.
Do I have to take an exam at the end of this?
Yes - there is a multiple choice exam at the end of the course which leads to a Level 3 Endorsed Award from QUALIFI, an OFQUAL regulated Awarding Organisation. However, the main purpose of this course is to provide you with a real insight into what’s happening in the UK pub dining sector, and then help you produce an action plan of what you’re going to do on basic business planning, choosing your menu dishes, and marketing your new food offer.
I don’t have a kitchen at the pub. Is this course any use to me?
You don’t need a kitchen to deliver a simple food offer, you can do back bar food or a simple food offer in a small area near the bar, using just a microwave. This course will help guide you to set up an appropriate food offer for your pub.