Programme Brief

This course is designed to equip participants with the confidence, knowledge and written plan to start or put structure to their part-time or full-time food & beverage business. It covers everything from the qualities of a successful entrepreneur; the documentation needed to operate; and the overall planning of the business. In the end, the student will be able to deliver a convincing written and verbal presentation of the plan for the business.

An e-certificate will be issued at the end.

Target Audience

  • Persons who already have a full-time food & beverage business but need to put in place more systems and procedures to maximize profits
  • Persons who have been selling food / beverage items part time and need to put more structure to the operations
  • Persons who have been wanting to start a small food / beverage business either full-time or part-time and would benefit from receiving the guidance to develop a plan

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Why study at SBCS?

  • Instructors are certified, highly skilled and experienced practitioners who bring their knowledge and work experience to the classroom
  • The course is career-oriented. The curriculum was developed to meet the needs of the current marketplace
  • Convenient class schedules. Classes are offered on Saturday, which allows working individuals to balance their work and educational needs

The duration of this course is 24 contact hours.


Schedule & Fees

Start DateEnd DateMode of DeliveryDaysTimeCost
24-Feb-2420-April-24OnlineSat1:00 pm - 4:00 pmUS$345 / TT$2250


Please click Registration Information for more details.

Please note: All information provided is subject to change without prior notice.

What's Next?

On completion students can progress to:

Also see our 2022 training schedule below:

  • 24 Contact Hours
  • Champs Fleurs
  • Administration fee: US $23 / TT $150
  • Registration deadline: One week before the scheduled start date of the class.
  • Payment Plan: 50% down payment of the tuition to start the class and the balance to be paid by the end of the course. However, should you require a payment plan more tailored to you, feel free to let us know so we can discuss further.

Online Registration

To register for the online course, please follow the instructions below:

1. Please complete the Online Programme Registration Form, and click submit.


Once the form has been completed, please proceed to make your payment via the following options below:

2. PayPal – Please click the ” Add to Cart” button below:

All relevant information about accessing online sessions will be sent via email within 3-5 working days.

3. WI Pay (Credit Card) – If you wish to utilize this method, please forward an email to indicating if you would be paying the full cost or whether you would like to access any of our payment plan plan options. Once this is confirmed, an invoice will then be forwarded via email.


*If you do not have a PayPal account, or a credit card, you can utilize any of the following payment options:


4. Payment of TT$2,400.00 (2,250 +150) can be made via a direct or in bank deposit as directed here.

Once you have deposited the required payment, please email and attach a copy of the stamped deposit slip to Centre for & Undergraduate Business Programmes (CUBP) informing of such.

Once CUBP verifies the deposit, final registration details will be forwarded to the student.

For further information, please send an email to Centre for & Undergraduate Business Programmes (CUBP) or call 663-7227 extension 1041 – 1045.


1-868 – 663-7227 extension 1041 – 1045

On the completion of this programme, participants should:

  1. Identify five characteristics of an entrepreneur and recognize general challenges that must be overcome.
  2. Name four types of food & beverage businesses.
  3. List the statutory requirements to operate a business in Trinidad and Tobago and explain the importance of other requirements that are not mandatory.
  4. Create a business (hypothetical or real) and define the brand.
  5. Write a description of the food business created, explaining the 5 W’s (what, why, who, when, where).
  6. List start-up costs.
  7. Demonstrate a working knowledge of food cost percentages.
  8. Discuss various pricing strategies.
  9. Compare the various ways to market the business.
  10. Use tools to create marketing content.
  11. Influence people to believe that the business is viable and that they should support it. These people include self and potential investors, partners, clients and employees.
  12. Evaluate the business ideas of others to determine if they are viable