staff training

Staff training and education for the hospitality and retail food trade that allows business owners to keep their focus on the business’ and their own core competencies.

These programs allow the small business owner to educate and train their staff in new food and service trends on an as-needed basis without committing to costly, and often easily outdated, canned training resources. The business owner can also custom-tailor these classes and programs to the specific needs of their staff and customers. This inherent flexibility saves both time and money. Classes can also be videotaped for use with new hires and refresher courses.

Curriculum Development $ 150.00/hour
Live Training/Video $ 200.00/hour plus production costs
Collateral Materials as quoted
Video Services as quoted


Classes are generally held on site at the place of business, but can be arranged off-site as needed by prior arrangement. Quoted costs, above, do not include the costs associated with off-site locations, which must be bid separately.
Past classes include:
Selling and Serving a Cheese Plate on the Menu
Wine and Food Pairing
Exceptional Customer Service
Artisan Cheese and Charcuterie on the Appetizer Menu
Storing, Conserving and Plating Cheese in the Kitchen
Merchandising Artisan Food Products

Assaggiare Mendocino can help you integrate new and exciting food trends into your menu or retail product lines. Don’t let your lack of experience and knowledge limit your business’ success with hot new food items or old favorites. We provide broad-based expertise in the specialty food marketplace, and can help you position these exciting offerings within your business using existing staff resources.