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Administrative Management for Catering Service
For people thinking of opening their own restaurant, the Administrative Management for Catering Service course offered by the School of Continuing Education at Hong Kong Baptist University (SCE-HKBU) provides an overview on how to run a food and beverage (F&B) business.
Christine Qi, academic adviser at SCE-HKBU, says the course mainly attracts middle management and supervisors from hotel or catering services. It is also appealing to those who dream of becoming restaurant owners. 'The backgrounds of our students are diverse. Some are assistant F&B managers in restaurants, others are at supervisory level in hotels,' she says.
The programme is taught by catering-industry veterans who give students a well-rounded overview of what it is like to run a catering business. 'From marketing strategies to food-hygiene standards to management skills, the programme teaches everything about operating a catering business,' Qi says.
Towards the end of the course, students will work on a group project where they produce a detailed proposal of how to launch their own restaurant. 'This project provides students with practical experience of what it is like to start a catering business,' Qi says.
The programme has no specific academic requirements and is suitable for people working in the hospitality and F&B sectors. It is conducted in Cantonese with English supplements.
A total of 12 lectures will be held on Fridays from 7pm to 9.30pm. The application period runs from September 11 to October 9. There are three intakes every year - in March, July and November.