5 Things You Don’t Know About Food Safety For Catering Managers

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You’ll be no stranger to training courses if you work in catering . There are several pieces of food safety legislation out there governing what you do on a daily basis.

You might think you know all there is to know about food safety for catering managers. But in this blog, we cover five  things that may take you by surprise…

What Is Food Safety For Catering Managers?

Food safety is important. Maintaining good standards can prevent spoilage, poisoning, pest infestations, contamination and allergic reactions. Poor food safety standards can also hinder a business’s productivity levels and put it at risk of prosecution for contravention of legislation. 

Premises failing to follow the rules can also closed down by enforcement authorities.

So, for individuals with a managerial responsibility regarding food safety, it’s imperative that the correct training is undertaken. Not only does food safety training keep people safe from harm, but it also helps ensure a business doesn’t come up against this costly and often reputation-impacting litigation. 

Level 3 And Level 4 Food Safety training courses deliver a comprehensive understanding of food safety for catering managers, from learning to identify hazards in the workplace to food safety management and using a HACCP plan. 

During the training, candidates will learn how to make and implement a plan hinged on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point principles. Through this element, combined with the development of a food safety management plan, businesses can ensure they remain compliant with UK food safety legislation. And, with health and safety requirements under continuous review, Food Safety training courses inform individuals of the latest changes.

Flexible Learning

Do you need training during a busy season and wondering how you’ll fit it all in? Looking for virtual training for a team of remote workers?

Our training courses can be undertaken in person or online to suit the needs of your people and your business.

In Person

With a dedicated trainer prepped and ready to deliver rich course material, our in-person training courses can be undertaken at your workplace or a preferred location and at dates and times that suit you.

Get togethera group of up to 12 candidates for an in-depth look at food safety for managers. 


Whether you book a private online virtual course for your team or sign individual staff members up for a public Zoom course, our online offering provides the utmost convenience for remote workers and on-site workers alike. 

To view or join a public course, you can select your choice of upcoming dates on our website here. There are discounts available for bookings of multiple course spaces. 

The level 3 food safety course can also be completed via an eLearning programme, allowing even more flexibility.

Book Early And Save Money

Don’t forget,  when booking onto our public courses, if you book and pay at least 8 weeks in advance of the course you can take advantage of our 20% Early Bird Discount. Combine this with our 10% Group Discount when you book 3 or more places for maximum savings!

5 Things You Don’t Know About Food Safety For Catering Managers

You Can Cascade Your Learning

Following successful completion of Food Safety for Catering Managers Level 3 and 4, candidates can teach basic food safety skills to other staff members – if they also have Delivering Training Level 3 under their belt. 

Investing in training for your team members keeps everyone’s knowledge current and reduces the risk of food safety-related incidents at work. And with owners, managers and supervisors walking the walk AND talking the talk, a positive food-safety-centric workplace culture is naturally nurtured. 

You Should Refresh Your Knowledge

Refresher training is recommended at least every three years.This ensures candidates can hold their food safety knowledge of principles and systems front of mind and also keeps individuals up to date with current food safety legislation. 

Your managers and supervisors are responsible  for food safety in the workplace and must communicate information, policies and procedures effectively to their teams. Food safety incidents are often traced back to poor communication of those in charge of implementing hygiene standards – don’t let this happen in your business! 

Refresher courses consist of one full day of learning and review  all aspects of food safety for catering managers, from how to identify and manage hazards in the workplace to how information and training are provided to their teams. 

You can find out more about our food safety refresher courses here

Your Training Can Help You Get 5 Stars

Everything covered in Food Safety for Catering Managers Levels 3 and 4 can improve your practices and processes so your business can demonstrate the requirements for a 5-star food hygiene rating. 

The ‘score on the door’ is a rating that helps consumers decide where to buy and eat food. It covers elements of food hygiene, including:

  • Handling of food
  • How food is stored
  • How food is prepared
  • Cleanliness of facilities
  • How food safety is managed.

A high rating shows customers that your business is compliant with food safety laws – more often than not, leading to greater customer sales.

You’ll Become More Productive

Training on food safety for managers highlights areas where you can heavily streamline efforts by implementing food management systems. Not just that, but learning about food safety management helps to reduce food waste through introducing or improving processes for things like efficient storage, temperature control and food handling.

Upon completing  the  Level 3 and Level 4 Food Safety courses , your managers and supervisors will be ready and raring to go, setting the scene for a positive environment that will inspire and motivate their teams. 

Instill Confidence In Your Managers With Food Safety Training

Anyone working with foodstuffs needs to hold the relevant food safety training qualifications, and that goes for managers and supervisors too. 

Need to sign your whole management team up for Food Safety for Catering Managers? Maybe you’re looking for a piece of health and safety compliance software to streamline your processes and grow with your business. 

Whatever your business needs, in person or online, consultancy or product, Envesca has you covered. Get in touch today to find out more. 

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