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Food Entrepreneurship

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Key information

100% Online
Learn at your own convenience
27 Jan 2020 - 3 Apr 2020
Live online lecture session once a week
50 Hours of Learning
10 weeks of study - 5 hours per week 
Euro 1150
All inclusive price

Course offered in English


Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the nature and definition of food entrepreneurship
  • Understand factors that influence food entrepreneurship
  • Identify how entrepreneurship developed over time
  • Have an awareness of how food entrepreneurs go about taking advantage of an opportunity.

A number of perspectives are critically examined with the aim of developing or enhancing knowledge, applicable across a number of domains, as well as affording opportunities for the uptake of new skills and practices, and the honing of creative processes that provide the basis for a successful entrepreneurial venture.



Dr. Susie Chant

Dr Susie Chant is a devoted foodie whose journey into academia was anything but direct. She is a self-described country girl who packed in an awful lot before turning her sights to full-time on study and research; and becoming an Australian expert on the history of local foods. After cooking at an English palace and working on an island paradise in her twenties, she launched three successful award winning restaurants and a few bed and breakfasts in South Australia’s South East. 

Academic Manager of Le Cordon Bleu, Lecturer at University of Adelaide’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) and a member of its Food Values Research Group, Dr. Chant is a PhD in Food Localism, a Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and a Le Cordon Bleu Masters in Gastronomy.


Who Is This Course For?

Passionate foodies, chefs, hospitality teachers, hospitality students, post-graduate students, or food industry professionals who are either curious about entrepreneurship or have a unique product idea or research they are considering commercialising.

Career Opportunities

Food business consultant, supervisor, manager or owner.


For more information:

Here is the course outline:


Meet Dr. Susie Chant, your instructor. In this lesson, Dr. Chant introduces the course and explains the essence of entrepreneurship through her own experience.

The nature and importance of entrepreneurship

Understand the nature and definition of entrepreneurship and the factors that influence it. Build your awareness of how entrepreneurs go about taking advantage of an opportunity and identify the drivers of entrepreneurial activity.

History of Entrepreneurship

Explore how entrepreneurship has developed over time.

Forms of Entrepreneurship

Explore and understand the wide range of different forms of entrepreneurship.

Social Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship as a process – the Timmons model

Identify the motivations for social entrepreneurship and understand entrepreneurship as a construct using the Timmons model.

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Define the term entrepreneur, identify factors that could influence stress in entrepreneurs, identify the dominant themes of entrepreneurs, and understand the concept of entrepreneurial self-efficacy.

Creativity, Ideas and Innovation

Define ideas, creativity and innovation and build your understanding of how to apply creative thinking methodologies.


Continue exploring the differences between creativity, ideas and innovation.

Opportunities: Drivers, Emerging Trends, Buying an Existing Business

Identify factors that drive opportunities and learn how to realise opportunities.

Screening Business Opportunities

Learn how entrepreneurs use their creativity to turn ideas into opportunity and how to screen opportunities to your advantage.


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion
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