Catering Courses in Nigeria & Prices (June 2024)

Many people that are into catering in this part of the world don’t deem it necessary to take catering courses. What they don’t know is that catering courses provide participants with the knowledge and skills to become top caterers. Usually, these courses cover several important topics such as nutrition, food safety, event planning, and menu planning to mention a few. During these courses, the students also enjoy hands-on experience in preparing several meals.

Would you like to become a caterer or chef? Are you already a chef or caterer but don’t have sufficient training? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then you should take one of the catering courses in Nigeria. This post will show you some of the top catering courses in Nigeria and their prices.

Catering Courses in Nigeria & Prices

Catering Courses in Nigeria & Prices

Below are some of the best catering courses in Nigeria:

Starting Your Catering Business in 1 Day

Training cost: N3,900

Course duration: 2 hours


Course mode: Online

This course presents you with full resources and nuggets on how to establish and run your catering business within a short period. You will also learn the best kind of business structure you need for a catering business. The course will also help you with information on the best location to establish and run your catering business. One of the benefits of this course is that you can complete it in about two hours.

Who should take this course?

  • Any individual that seeks knowledge about how to start a catering business.
  • Any individual seeking an extra income stream from catering.
  • Catering entrepreneurs.
  • Business owners planning to switch to catering.

Here are a few things that you should know after taking this course:


  • How to establish a catering business in a day.
  • The category that the Federal Government places catering businesses.
  • How to gain ownership of your business stock.
  • The right forms to fill out when registering your business.
  • The locations to go to establish your catering business.

The course is split into five modules. They include:

  • Introduction
  • Start at the beginning
    • Types of business
    • Know the Business Type
    • Industry Classification
    • Business Structure
    • Registered Agent
  • Let’s start the day
    • 1 Day to Legalize Your Business Entity
    • Your Business Is Now Set Up
    • Business Bank Account
  • Let’s build our business strong
    • Online Branding
    • Establish Your Company Credit
    • Your Company Stock
    • Company By-laws
    • Accepting Payments
    • Marketing and Networking
  • Your business is ready to go
    • Company Record Keeping
    • Review

Click here to sign up for this course.

Learn to Make Traditional Nigerian Snacks (Vegan)

Training cost: N3,200

Course duration: 42 minutes

Course mode: Online

Eating healthily is now becoming very popular, even among Nigerians. Because of this, a lot of people are switching to vegan diets. The good news is that there are several Nigerian delicacies that you can prepare for vegans. This course was designed to show you how to prepare different savoury and delicious Nigerian snacks.

Nigeria has a very rich snack culture and this course shows you how to prepare some of these snacks. It reveals their recipes along with their ingredients that you can source from the local Nigerian markets. The course has videos to make learning a lot easier. You should consider watching the videos through for the first time before trying to prepare the meals.

Who should take this course?

  • Beginner chefs and home cooks.
  • Intermediate chefs and home cooks.

The course is split into two modules and six lectures. Check them out below:

  • Introduction
  • Recipes
    • Akara (fried bean fritters)
    • Chin Chin (Crunchy Baked Biscuit Bites)
    • Kuli-Kuli (Baked Spicy Peanut) (GF)
    • Puff Puff (Fried Nigerian Doughnut)
    • Yamarita (Crispy Fried Yam)

Click here to sign up for this course.

Catering 101 by Universal Class

Training cost: N70,000

Course duration: Self-paced (but usually less than 6 months)

Course mode: Online

This is another online catering course that you can take in Nigeria. During this course, you will learn the different aspects of management that form the basis of handling a catering business. Taking this will be very helpful for new caterers and entrepreneurs in the catering industry as it will show you the proper permits and licenses that you should get.

The course will introduce you to party planning, the different food safety practices, planning meals, cooking in busy situations, dealing with customers, and pricing your services. You will also be taught how to convey food from the kitchen where it is prepared to the location where it will be consumed.

Here are some of the things you are expected to know after taking this course:

  • The basics of food safety.
  • The most critical aspects of the catering business.
  • Conveying food safely across locations.
  • How to cook for large crowds.
  • How to effectively and efficiently run a catering business.

The course is split into eleven modules and they are:

  • Lesson 1: What is catering?
  • Lesson 2: State and Local Regulations
  • Lesson 3: Food safety
  • Lesson 4: Business planning
  • Lesson 5: Getting started
  • Lesson 6: Marketing
  • Lesson 7: Party planning
  • Lesson 8: Meal planning
  • Lesson 9: Shopping
  • Lesson 10: Timing and kitchen efficiency
  • Lesson 11: Logistics (Getting the food to its destination on time)

Click here to sign up for this course.

Online Diploma in Catering and Cooking

Training cost: N700,000

Course duration: 24 weeks

Course mode: Online

This is the final course we will mention in this post and it is organized by the International Career Institute. The course presents you with the opportunity to interact with experienced chefs and trainers in the catering industry. Some of the key things that you will learn from taking this course include:

  • How to write a business or career plan for your catering business.
  • The latest cooking techniques and tools to prepare quality foods.
  • The secrets of becoming a successful caterer in a few months.

After completing this course, you will receive a diploma certificate from the institute.

Check out the course outline below:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Cooking
  • Kitchen and food nutrition
  • Planning a Menu
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tea, Coffee, and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Scope and Nature of Catering Services
  • Personal Management
  • Management of Catering Services
  • Menu Planning on a Small Scale
  • Menu Planning on a Large Scale

Click here to sign up for this course.

PRICES LAST UPDATED 27TH JANUARY 2023.