Events and functions are a key driver of the tourism and hospitality industry. Most events, regardless of whether they are a cultural, community, sporting or tourism occasion, will require some type of catering. Events may be conducted in-house or at sites that do not have catering facilities, which requires contracted caterers to be brought in. Either way, the catering component requires a lot of consideration and detail and contributes to the overall perception and success of the occasion.

$90.00 Price

100 mins Estimated Time

Components in this Module

1 - Introduction

  • Introduction

2 - Identify the Purpose and Scope of the Event

  • Identify the Purpose and Scope of the Event
  • Identifying Customer Needs

3 - Preparing a Proposal for an Event

  • Preparing a Proposal for an Event
  • Operational Information
  • Decision time
  • Contribute Ideas
  • Verifying Practicality
  • Preparing a Proposal
  • Gaining Approval
  • Checkpoint 1

4 - Preparing an Operational Plan for Catering

  • Preparing an Operational Plan for Catering
  • Process Flowchart
  • Process Flowchart Continued
  • Planning Considerations
  • Conflicting Activities
  • Costing of all Components of the Event Provision
  • Food Purchasing, Production, Transport and Storage
  • Portion Control
  • Stock Ordering and Transport
  • Checkpoint 2
  • Knowing How Much to Order
  • Storage
  • Storage Temperatures
  • Checkpoint 3
  • Service Needs, Timelines and Staffing
  • Staff Cost Impacts
  • Environmental Issues
  • Checkpoint 4
  • Risk Management
  • Risk Management Issues
  • Security Measures
  • Venue Specific Issues
  • Ancillary Products and Services
  • Centrepieces
  • Checkpoint 5
  • Negotiating Final Event Details
  • Sharing Essential Information
  • Floor Plans
  • Floor Plans pt2
  • Floor Plans pt3
  • Operational Documentation
  • Distributing Documentation
  • Checkpoint 6
  • Implementing the Plan
  • Evaluating the Catering
  • Conclusion
  • Checkpoint 7
  • Congratulations!


No previous knowledge or experience is required.

How long?

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Who should do this course?

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How will I be assessed?

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