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Restaurant & Contract Catering

Food costs and Payroll costs together can make up over 50% of the total costs of a catering outlet. Our courses are designed to help caterers and food and beverage controllers to apply techniques to control cost more effectively and reduce wastage.

Working directly with businesses in the sector and alongside organisations such as The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) and The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO), arena4finance offers a range of courses to help restaurants and contract catering businesses to improve profitability, reduce waste and control costs.

The company founder, Debra Adams ACMA has extensive experience of the catering sector and is the author of the book 'Management Accounting for the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Industries'.

All our courses are based on the recommendations of the Uniform System of Accounts for the sector and include the following topics:

  • Food and beverage cost control techniques
  • Managing wastage, yield and margins
  • Pricing based on cost and value
  • Menu planning and menu engineering
  • Budgeting, forecasting and financial planning
  • Payroll and overhead cost controls

What our clients say:

"Debra Adams is simply amazing at helping non-financial managers to not only understand, but actively engage with, the commercial and financial aspects of their operation. She has a wealth of in-depth knowledge of both operational and strategic finance, specifically in the hospitality industry where margins are tight and cash flow imperative. Knowing the content is one thing, but knowing how to teach others is what Debra excels at, with her years of experiences as a professional lecturer, trainer, coach and teacher.

For over 10 years, she has been my go-to person for training any group of managers at all levels to explore and understand the financial story of their business. She is an invaluable member of our delivery team for the Award-winning Master Innholders Aspiring Leaders Diploma and the MIDAS series." Dr Hilary Cooke, Founder at Merlin Business Consultancy Ltd

“On behalf of CMAE England, may I thank you so much for a very successful finance seminar. The seminar was a triumph and we have received some of the best feedback from our members. These include: ‘Fantastic course for a day session’ ‘Excellent course, very informative’ ‘Training given with enthusiasm and presented in a very professional way’ ” Alastair Curbbun CMAE England Education

For further information please contact us at hello@arena4finance.co.uk or call on ++ 44 (0) 1202 849691.