My name is Linda Bamford and I am the Founder and CEO of A La Carte Training.

Let me introduce myself… 

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.

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

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

Most importantly, I am passionate about the restaurant and catering industry

and above all, the potential for this type of business to give you the

money, time and freedom you have always wanted.


So why not:

  1. come along to one of our Workshops
  2. download copies of our eGuides
  3. subscribe to our free monthly ‘Recipe for Success’ Newsletter

and increase the survival rate of your food 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 and cafe business

We offer face-to-face Workshops and easy-to-use eGuides to provide you with all the restaurant 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 management training to cater:

  • firstly, to prospective owners interested in setting up their own restaurant, café, coffee shop, catering business and
  • secondly, owners already working in the hospitality industry who 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 and/or catering business owner needs when for instance starting out or already operating a food business.

Above all, 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 user friendly, with lots of examples, case studies, tips, and activities. Most importantly, 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.

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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 workshops.


A La Carte Training workshops are always friendly with two way communication. Our focus is how to apply the content by using case studies, examples and activities. Most importantly, at the end of the workshop, you will go away with the know-how to implement what you have learned immediately into your own food business.

Above all, we offer a full calendar of engaging workshops throughout the year. The workshops are held over a 2-day, 1-day or 3-hour period and for a very low investment will assist you firstly, to start or secondly, grow your food business.

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Exceptional support

Most importantly, 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. Above all, 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 food business is successful.