Let me introduce myself…

I am passionate about the hospitality industry and in particular, the potential for a restaurant, cafe, coffee shop, small-scale catering and other eatery businesses to give you the money, time and freedom you have always wanted.

My work experience includes:

  • owner of a cafe and catering business
  • restaurant & catering management workshops
  • author of 15 ‘How to…’ restaurant & catering management eGuides
  • university lecturer in hotel and hospitality management.

My qualifications include:

  • Master of Business in International Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Business in Restaurant and Catering Management
  • Bachelor of Hotel Management (marketing major)
  • Certificate IV in Small Business Management
  • …together with industry qualifications.

I continue with industry membership, ongoing training, attending trade shows, etc. to keep up-to-date with changes and trends in the marketplace to ensure the continuance of a quality product.

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Discover the many ways in which money can be made in the food business.

A LA CARTE TRAINING – Mission Statement

A La Carte Training is a small food business education destination for the latest hospitality and business news, trends and ideas.

Our mission is to support you, a foodie entrepreneur, with simple, easy-to-apply information, tools and resources available at a time convenient to you, and help you to build a profitable hospitality business that gave you the money, time and freedom you always wanted.


There are a number of small business programs out there, but A La Carte Training is truly unique in that it focuses on small FOOD business programs.

Online webinars that give you content and examples to help you start YOUR ACTION PLAN (Learn More… click: webinars).

Fifteen How to…eGuides are bite-sized pieces of content that you can use within your small food business within 24 hours. These are user-friendly with lots of examples, case studies, tips and activities (Learn More…click: eGuides).

’Recipe for Success’ Monthly Newsletters covering food industry news and ideas, hospitality and business information, together with twice weekly ‘Recipe for Success’ Ingredient Cards answering your questions and delivered directly to your email inbox.

With A La Carte Training, you always have access to a real person who can help you with your questions – support is just an email away.

Everything you need to succeed in your restaurant, cafe, coffee shop, catering business.

Imagine how good it would be if your business gave you the money, time and freedom you always wanted…

There are a number of small business management programs out there.

However, A La Carte Training is truly unique in that it offers small FOOD business management training.

  • Have you always dreamed of owning your own restaurant, cafe, coffee shop or catering business?  We can help your dream come true – live the lifestyle you want!
  • Love running your own food business, but would like to make more money?  We can give you the techniques to immediately generate more customers, make more sales and more money.

We are here to help you gain the knowledge needed to make your dreams come true and live the lifestyle you want.

Market research shows that food outlets have an ownership turnover rate of 33% per annum – with about half of these due to insolvency.

Don’t become a statistic!   

Why not:

  1. Register for our Online Events.
  2. Download copies of our eGuides
  3. If you haven’t done so already register to receive the ABSOLUTELY FREE: Recipe for Success Monthly Newsletter: Covering food industry news and trends and lots more…+Recipe for Success Ingredient Cards (emailed twice weekly) – your hospitality business questions answered. Covers: business, marketing, operations and ideas.



Taste Success!

Linda Bamford

Founder & CEO

Designed around your convenience


We’ve designed our eGuides around providing all the information that a restaurant, cafe, and catering business owner needs when for instance starting out or already operating a hospitality business.

A La Carte Training eGuides are not textbooks, because they are easy to read, with lots of examples, case studies, tips, and activities.

For a very low investment, the eGuides are delivered online, therefore, you can access them from your computer at a time convenient to you.

You’ll understand the concept, we’ll show you examples and then give you activities that you can use in your own business.

People remember most of what they do and some of what they see, but forget most of what they read. Simply reading these eGuides will therefore be of limited value.

The most benefit will come from completing the activities!

So, don’t wait, as you go through these eGuides complete the activities and achieve your goal.

Get eGuides
Discover the many ways in which money can be made in the food business.
How to Cook for Cash eGuide. Learn how to cook for cash home based business, restaurant, cafe, coffee shop, catering business. Get Guide now!
Full calendar of engaging online events.


A La Carte Training approach is one of learning, showing, and doing. What do I mean by this?

- learn the concept
- be shown examples
- and then complete YOUR ACTION PLAN that can be implemented immediately into your own business.

So, what are your waiting for? Why not come along to one of our online webinars?

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Exceptional support

With A La Carte Training, you always have access to a real person who can certainly help you with your questions.  Support is just an email away. If you are struggling with a concept just contact us for help. Moreover, we are here for you with whatever help you need to ensure your restaurant, cafe, and catering businesses are successful.

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