Food Processing and Preservation course for Business.

Course Outline:

This course is divided into 2 parts over a period of 5 days. Three days will be dedicated to learning the skills required to process and preserve foods. Two days will be dedicated to creating a food preservation and processing business.

Practical Skills Training:

This part of the course is offered to give students all of the practical skills required to make high quality foods that are of saleable quality.

Students will learn the following:

  • what is food processing
  • utensils required
  • making jams
  • making relishes
  • making sauces
  • making chutneys and pickles
  • canning and bottling
  • storage and product longevity
  • quality control

Business Skills Training:

This part of the course will take students through the necessary steps to turn their products into a business. A very dynamic and practical approach is used to give students the maximum hands on experience as they develop their own individual, business plan. Students are given the opportunity to explore and develop their own networks. Students will learn the following:

  • How to start my business
  • Assets, Stocks, Cash and Credit
  • Balance Sheet
  • Quality and Value Add
  • Marketing My Product
  • Production, Sales and Costs
  • Income Statement
  • Managing Cash Flow
  • Growing My Business

Included in the Course Fees:

  • all materials required to produce products
  • personal manual
  • 4 hours of private business coaching once the course is completed
  • certificate of completion
  • membership to the Green Business College
  • tea and coffee at break

What to bring:

  • notebook and pen for note-taking
  • food and drinks (other than tea,coffee and water)
  • fruits and vegetables you would like to process (optional)
  • entrepreneurial spirit and lots of energy! ?


Course Investment: R 1500
Duration: 3 +2 days
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday