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SECAD Tourism Towns Skills Programme – Menu Planning Day 2

March 4, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Tourism businesses are being invited to participate for various courses as part of the Tourism Towns Skills Programme. The programme is being co-ordinated by the SECAD Partnership.

Tourism training workshops will be held in key tourism towns and hubs in West and South Cork. Managed by SECAD and supported by the LEADER programme, the courses are on offer for as little as €10 per person. Participants can sign up for the half or full day courses in a variety of specialities. 

Trisha Hennessy
With over 40 years experience in the food industry, Trisha Hennessy is widely regarded as one of the
country’s leading Food Consultants. Over the duration of her career she has developed a wealth of
experience working with a wide variety of food businesses from local Gastro Pubs, independently
owned hotels and large multi-site food operations.
In her role as a Food Consultant she advises and supports food businesses with all areas of food
service including menu planning, food trends, identifying additional revenue opportunities,
evaluation of kitchen & food operations.

This practical and informative training session will provide owners, managers and chefs with an
opportunity to evaluate their food operations and identify ways in which efficiencies can be made
and a competitive advantage gained.
Food Consultant, Trisha Hennessy, will provide her support and expertise as attendees evaluate the
current strengths and weaknesses of their current food offering by looking at areas such –
 Menu planning and design
 Local suppliers
 Sustainability
 Costing and pricing
 Seasonality and current food trends
 Choosing the right suppliers
 Kitchen equipment – sourcing and maintenance
 Labour
 Stock management
 Additional revenue opportunities

No refunds possible but if you purchase a ticket and cannot attend, then we are happy for you to transfer your ticket to a friend or a colleague.


March 4, 2020
9:30 am - 5:00 pm