Ready to get learning?

gold sash.png

Course description

Our courses are separated across 1 or 2 action-packed days, full of learning, support and information to take away with you.

We share real-world examples at each step and include activities to get you hands-on and comfortable with the skills needed to run a thriving business.

Our core courses below;

Quick Start (1-day course)
Our one day course, getting you familiar with the basics. This is perfect if you are about to start or thinking about starting an event catering business as we dive into the ins and outs of what's involved in setting up and running an event catering business.

Professional (2-day course)
Our Professional two-day course follows straight on from the one day course, comprehensively covering all areas of your business from setup to high-level success and beyond. We continue this with three follow on group coaching calls where we answer your questions and help you work through real-world challenges and opportunities. Our Professional course also includes one years NCASS membership, an essential organisation to your business.

What's more, our live database of 600+ events means we usually know what's happening and when, before many others, enabling us to share helpful tips with you, our course alumni, on follow up calls.

Quick Start: Our one day course

Includes modules 1-4

blue sash.png

1. Starting out

Work smarter, not harder

  • Your Power Base & 15 ESSENTIAL Contacts

  • Simple yet impactful menu's

  • The truth about Event Catering

  • Establishing a business in the UK

  • Designing an outlet for increased sales

  • Full vs Part-time Seasonal or All-year ?

  • Protecting Your brand ® ™

  • The 15 ESSENTIAL Documents for Events

  • Leverage your website to secure more bookings

  • Funding Your business

  • Securing your business

  • Business banking basics

  • Your "why" and vision for your business

TMJ-169 copy.JPG
The Event Catering Academy blue sash.png
TMJ-31 copy.JPG
blue sash.png

2. Success systems

Work smarter, not harder

  • What's your time worth?

  • Systems to save you 5+ hours a week

  • Digitalise your Events Calendar

  • Seamless Accounting Systems

  • Be a Cash Flow King or Queen (Intro)

  • Apply for events FASTER than anyone else

blue sash.png

3. Sell your vision

Get to grips with selling yourself

  • What's Your 'Power Statement'?
  • How to convert more leads to bookings
  • What's does your 'success funnel' look like
  • The non-negotiables of negotiation
_MM_8930 (1).jpg
Summer Festival
blue sash.png

4. Booking Events

From finding to booking

We share our exact methods for booking the best events in a competitive market

  • The complete event booking cycle
  • How to identify quality events
  • Are you paying the right pitch fee?
  • Book a busy diary
  • Application success like never before
  • Tracking leads & bookings
  • 10 Tips to boost your bookings
  • See some of the events we work with

Day 2: Professional course

Includes all of day 1 plus so much more...

5. In the Field

The Event Catering Academy Gold Sash.png

Run your outlet to maximise income

  • Fast setup & pack-down, saving you time
  • Increase your CPH (Customers per hour)
  • Managing till change
  • 'One-time' cashing up process
  • Keep your cash secure
  • End of day process simplicity
  • Essential but overlooked kit
The Event Catering Academy Gold Sash.png

"To be effective, systems should run a business and the owner should run the systems"

The Event Catering Academy Gold Sash.png

6. Professional systems

Time-saving systems essential for a Pro'

  • Choosing the best Till/EPOS System
  • Advanced Cash-Flow Planning
  • Simple Payroll - saving you 3+ hours per week
  • Pro' Systems that will save you 5+hours per week
  • Why you need to go paperless
  • Never get a surprise tax bill, ever, again.
The Event Catering Academy Gold Sash.png

7. Selling Part Two

0-100k - Growing a 6-figure business fast

  • How to grow to six-figures in sales in the least time
  • Overcoming common objections
  • Are these 5 reasons stopping you getting booked?
Image by Cytonn Photography
Peach day -54_edited.jpg
The Event Catering Academy Gold Sash.png

8. Grow your Dream Team

Hiring an effective, reliable Team

  • Posting high-response adverts for FREE
  • Finding the best candidates fast
  • Diverse & fair hiring
  • The ESSENTIAL Team Handbook
  • Team planning like a pro'
  • Manage your team
  • When & which contracts to use? Zero-Hour vs Fixed Term vs Self-Employed ?
  • How & when to pay your team
The Event Catering Academy Gold Sash.png

9. contingency Planning

Never miss a sale & the art of 'Zero Downtime'

  • Expect the unexpected & be ready for it
  • Outlets with 'Zero Downtime'
  • What about insurance?
  • Avoid these 5 common 'False Economy' mistakes

"Taking action after you leave training can be the most daunting part, but it needn't be with our ongoing support!"

The Event Catering Academy Gold Sash.png

10. Coaching zoom calls

Ongoing support to build your business

  • Three x Fortnightly Zoom support calls following the academy, we answer your questions, review your event offers or help with any areas you need support! 
  • Access to bonus Resources & Templates
  • Network with other Event Caterers from your group
The Event Catering Academy Gold Sash.png


Course Completion Certificate

  • Personalised Certification
  • Electronic & Paper copy
  • Show events your commitment to quality


Your NCASS Membership!

All professional course tickets come with one years' NCASS Membership INCLUDED! (Non-ECA cost: £240!)

What's more, this starts right away, so you can get going with your NCASS and start reaping the benefits of being an NCASS Member.

Existing members, fear-not, you will receive 20% off the course purchase price. One of the MANY benefits of NCASS Membership.
Untitled design (13).png

£240 NCASS annual membership INCLUDED with your Professional course ticket.

Quick Start (Day 1 only)

£595 + VAT

Professional (Day 1 & 2)

Includes 1 year NCASS Membership plus zoom coaching calls.

£995 + VAT

Bring a business partner

One partner space available per full-price ticket, must be from the same business.

£200 + VAT

Image by S O C I A L . C U T

Places on our courses are in high demand.
We are looking forward to welcoming you.