Adding Food to Your Pub – Business of Food

SPECIAL COVID-19 100% Funded Course
NOTS are providing 100% funding for publicans and staff who are currently unemployed or in receipt of the COVID Pandemic Payment or social welfare. 

If you are thinking of adding food to your business and not sure if it is right or need to gain a clear understanding of what is involved, this is the course for you. If you are nervous about adding food to the business, this is the course for you.

Learn how a kitchen works and how you can be in control of your own kitchen and food operation, even while a chef or cook heads it up. This course will take the mystery and stress out of your decision and help you take the right course of action for your pub.

Course Schedule:

  • Online course over the medium of Zoom.
  • Course will be as interactive as possible given the medium involved
  • Course will be 6 x 4 hour sessions over 6 weeks.


  • Day 1: Tuesday September 1st 2pm- 6.15pm
  • Day 2: Tuesday September 8th 2pm- 6.15pm
  • Day 3: Tuesday September 15th 2pm- 6.15pm
  • Day 4: Tuesday September 22nd 2pm- 6.15pm
  • Day 5: Tuesday September 29th 2pm- 6.15pm
  • Day 6: Tuesday October 6th 2pm- 6.15pm


  • Blathnaid Bergin – The Restaurant Advisor
  • Dr. Detta Melia – Food Safety
  • Anne Abberton – FIXX Coffee

Course Modules / Topics:
– Food Options for Publicans.
– One size does not fit all.
– Choosing right model for your business
– Menu Planning
– Menu Costing and Pricing
– Kitchen Management and Design
– Finding the right chef/cook
– Serving food that works for your premises, your location, your customers
– Setting standards and implementing systems to make those work
– Getting the Coffee and Tea bits right
– Buying the right equipment
– Service protocols
– Legal responsibilities in Food Service
– Protecting the drinks trade while introducing food

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