We have an amazing 3-day food & beverage stock controller program. This program is ideal for Food & Beverage Managers, Beverage Stock Controllers, Receiving Clerks, or any person employed by the hotel, resort or lodge to receive goods and manage the cellar. If you are a hotel and you have 8 or more staff members to train, we will come to your establishment to train your staff on-site. Contact us on training@samhospitality.co.za


Contains the following elements:

Receiving Goods

  • Maintaining Hygiene Standards
  • Security Maintenance
  • Quality Control
  • Preparing the Receiving Area
  • Product Specifications
  • Returning Goods
  • Transfer Goods to Storage Containers
  • Transfer of Goods to Storage Area

Storing Goods           

  • Maintain Storage Facilities
  • Handling Hazardous Goods
  • Handling Goods Procedures
  • Handling Non Hazardous Goods
  • Handling Perishable Goods
  • Handling Non Perishable Goods
  • Maintaining Storage Conditions
  • Dry Goods Storage Conditions
  • Refrigeration Storage Conditions
  • Freezer Storage Conditions
  • Stock Rotation
  • Quality Checks

Stock Control

  • Out of Stock Items
  • Reconciling Stock
  • Stock Reconciliation
  • Types of Documentation
  • Requisition & Issuing of Stock
  • Stock Taking
  • Damaged Stock
  • Transfers
  • Passes Sell-By Date & Written off Stock

Effective Work Practices

  • Lead Times from Suppliers

Effective & Efficient Work Practices

Contains the following elements:

Storage and Security Procedures

  • Storage of Stocks – Cellar
  • Cellar Conditions
  • Stock Rotation
  • Handling of Wines and Drinks
  • Storage of Stock – Dispense Bar
  • Drinks Preparation Equipment
  • Security
  • Improving Security


  • Cleaning Procedures for Cellar
  • Inspecting Cellar
  • Identify, Report and Solve Problems

Stock Control

  • Importance of Stock control
  • Organisational Procedures
  • Par Stock Levels
  • Calculating Stock Levels
  • Methods of Stock Taking
  • Time Frame for Stock Taking and Inspections
  • Improving Sales of Slow Moving Stock
  • Stock Catering for Functions
  • Accurate Record Keeping

Unexpected Situations

  • Dealing with Unexpected Problems
  • Performance in Foreign Countries
  • Prioritising, Delegating and Organising work in the cellar and storage areas effeciently

If you would like us to train your staff, please email training@samhospitality.co.za. If you have 8 or more staff members to train, we will come to your establishment to offer training on-site, whether you are in Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-West, Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, Kwazulu Natal, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Seychelles, Mauritius, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), etc.

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