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Learning to cater for the general public and other customers requires a whole range of skills including cooking techniques.

All staff and volunteers working in community cafes and other community catering initiatives should be trained in food and nutrition and food hygiene, and be aware of health and safety issues.

Where to go for training

  • City and Guilds
  • Colleges in your area may well run catering training courses
  • Councils also often run skills training courses


Go to our page on community catering for guides, toolkits and other resources.