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Training with Coeliac UKCoeliac UK is widely recognised as the gluten-free expert. Through our range of catering training courses, we can share our knowledge and expertise with you; paving the way for more choice for those following a gluten-free diet.

Our training courses will provide you and your staff with the knowledge and confidence needed to deliver a wide range of tasty, safe gluten-free food, within the boundaries of the law.

Our courses are designed to educate catering professionals working within the private, health and education sectors.

What you'll learn:

  • understanding coeliac disease
  • what people with coeliac disease need
  • why serve gluten-free?
  • the law on gluten-free
  • managing gluten-free: the basic principles of catering gluten-free encompassing:
    •  choosing and using the right ingredients
    •  storage
    •  preparing and cooking gluten-free food
    •  cleaning and personal hygiene
    •  communicating with your staff
    •  serving gluten-free meals - communicating with consumers
    •  labelling your menu.

Our training is available as a four hour face to face session or online for your convenience. Face to face sessions can be either at your venue or at one of our open course venues which run in different locations across the UK. 

Face to face courses

Training your team at your venue - for eight or more people

In house training is available for multiple staff at your organisation. Delivered at your venue, we can train up to 16 people in one four hour session. We can tailor the course specifically to meet your needs and include discussions around your organisation's processes. Please email Chris Harrison for a quote and more information.

Host a catering training course at your venue - ideal for small teams

Hosting an open course event is ideal for six or less delegates. Coeliac UK will then publicise this event, opening up the extra places to your local community and spreading the word about your venue hosting the event. This is a great way to show your commitment in providing gluten-free options in your local area. Please contact Chris Harrison to discuss.

Attend one of our courses

If just one or two people from your organisation is looking for training, then attend one of our organised open courses.

We hope to have more dates for open courses soon. Keep checking this page or contact Chris Harrison to register your interest.

Online courses

Our online courses cover the essentials of gluten-free catering for the private, education and health sectors.

All three courses cover the same content but use relevant sector examples to help make the training more realistic and relevant to your organisation. The course may appeal to those with little spare time or to people who learn best by studying in bite sized chunks.

  • The course runs for around 1.5 hours and costs £35+VAT.
  • Professional certificate awarded on completion.
  • Visit our online catering training website now to complete the relevant course.

Private sector

Our private sector course is designed specifically for those working in restaurants, cafes, catering companies, leisure facilities, or other hospitality based venues where food can be served. The course is relevant for both kitchen and front of house catering staff who are preparing or serving meals for customers requiring gluten-free options.

Education sector

Our education sector course is tailored for nurseries, schools, colleges and universities so you can cater for students who rerquire a gluten-free diet.

Health sector

Our health sector course is crafted for catering staff who work in hospitals, residential and care homes so you can look after those who require a gluten-free diet. 

Find out more on catering gluten-free

Find out more on why you should cater for the gluten-free diet and take our catering training courses to teach you everything you need to know.


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