Menu Planning and Purchasing

Menu Planning and Purchasing in care homes

This a half day workshop,where you will have the opportunity to create your own menus,including any special diets and  discuss budgeting management.

Designed for the owners,managers,chefs and care staff of care homes/domiciliary care who have responsibility for providing food for  older people and people with learning disabilities.


To provide a framework of advice which will underpin good menu planning and budgeting.

Menu Planning Workshop

  • Menu Planning. Factors to consider
  • Ordering food and purchasing
  • Stock control
  • Budget management
  • Planning a menu,including special diets,celebrations and religious events.

Learning outcomes

To enable staff to reflect on the importance of food to those in their care and to provide effective menus and budgeting management for their client group.

Entry requirements







Level 2 Award in Healthier food & special diets

Eating for health in care homes