Mission Statement

To help restaurant, cafe, catering owners to start and grow a hospitality business within 24 hours using online workshops and downloadable easy-to-read eGuides covering law, food safety & hygiene, marketing, customer service, menu design, staff management, food purchasing, financial controls, foodservice business ideas, and more…

Linda Bamford – Founder & CEO

Let me introduce myself…

With over 35 years of experience running my own businesses, training, and qualifications I continue to offer firstly, online training events and secondly, downloadable easy-to-read ‘How to…’ eGuides that cover all areas of starting and running a food business

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.

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.


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

I am passionate about the restaurant, cafe and catering industry

and the potential for this type of business to give you the

money, time and freedom you have always wanted.


So why not:

  1. register for our Online Event
  2. download copies of our eGuides
  3. subscribe to our free monthly ‘Recipe for Success’ Newsletter

and increase the survival rate of your hospitality business.

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!   

Everything you need to succeed in your restaurant, cafe, catering businesses

We offer Online Events and easy-to-use eGuides to provide you with all the restaurant, cafe and catering management skills you need to successfully run your food business.

There are a number of small business programs out there.  However, A La Carte Training is truly unique in that it is offering hospitality business training to:

  • firstly, prospective owners interested in setting up their own restaurant, café, coffee shop, catering business and
  • secondly, owners already working in the hospitality industry need to improve their sales and profit.

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

Taste Success!


Designed around your convenience


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

The eGuides cover areas such as:

legal aspects,
business plan,
food hygiene and food safety,
customer service,
menu planning,
food purchasing,
staff management,
function and buffet management,
...and lots more.

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.

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 online events focus is how to apply the content by using case studies, examples and activities. At the end of the event, you will go away with the know-how to implement what you have learned immediately into your own hospitality business.

For a very low investment, we offer evening and Saturday online events from 3 hours to 24 hours duration to assist you firstly, to start or secondly, to grow your hospitality business.

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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 catering businesses are successful.