Menu Management Course

  • Course Date: 16/Jan/2019
  • Location: Brisbane

Please note: The QAST Menu Management Course is currently being redeveloped into a one day training (previously two days). This course will be available again in 2019 – stay tuned to our website, newsletter or Facebook page for updates.

Course Information

This course is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to plan and develop different types of menus and to control associated costs to ensure a sustainable and profitable school based food service.

What does the course cover?

The key components of the course are:

A.Menu Styles and Types including historical development, modern trends and common culinary terms. This includes a review of a variety of school menus and popular menu items for a range of school aged children.

B.Menu Planning including nutrition principles and guidelines. This includes training on the Queensland Government’s Smart Choices Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy, the National School Canteen Guidelines and the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

C.Developing Profitable Menus including common financial terms and tools used in catering control systems, marketing principles, record keeping, recipe costing and pricing menus.

D.Implementing Control Procedures including stock control, portion control and minimising wastage.

E.Managing Labour Costs

QAST has developed this course to be specific for school canteen convenors and uses the tuckshop setting for all examples and case studies. This course is also suitable for anyone involved in planning menus and monitoring costs who work with considerable autonomy or in a supervisory role.

How do I register?

Simply complete our registration form and email to or fax to 3847 8655. Payment must also be received prior to the course.

If you need any more information or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on 3324 1511. If there isn’t a course scheduled for your local area, please contact us to go on the waiting list.