The experienced Training Team at Cater Care deliver an extensive range of training programmes to meet the requirements of food business operators and persons seeking work within a food operation today. We continuously develop new training programmes to meet the demands of the industry and legislation.

We provide Training solutions onsite, online (Food Safety eLearning Courses) and at convenient locations throughout Ireland.

Cater Care is a licensed trainer with the Food Safety Professionals Association.

Cater Care is proud to have been the first education and training provider to have its quality assurance procedures approved and programmes validated by QQI under the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012.

To discuss your training needs, call us on 061469008 or check out our upcoming training courses below.

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To discuss your training needs, call us on +353 61 469008 or check out our upcoming training courses below.

Menu Planning and Applied Nutrition

QQI Award Level 5


The aim of the programme is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding to develop different types and styles of menus for varying uses.


On completion on this programme participants will:

  • Understand the influences of tradition, culture and trends on menu planning.
  • Be able to develop different types and styles of menus for varying uses.
  • Understand the principal nutrients in food and the functions, features and food sources of each nutrient.
  • Be able to compile a range of menus to suit different types of meals for different categories of customers.
  • Understand the role of nutrients in relation to diseases including obesity, heart disease and cancer.
Who should attend:

This programme is suitable for those interested in how food affects healthy living, planning menus for people with special dietary requirements.


4 Days


The following areas will be covered:

  • Nutritional influences on Menu Planning
  • Food Nutrition Principles
  • Nutrition’s role in Healthy Eating
  • Emerging food trends including Genetically Modified Foods etc.

40% Project
60% Examination – Theory

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