Introducing the 7shifts Academy: Free Online Restaurant Management Courses

Introducing the 7shifts Academy: Free Online Restaurant Management Courses
7shifts Staff

By 7shifts Staff

Working in a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, or any place that serves food & drink is a fast-paced, always-on career. You're constantly required to think on your feet, making quick and informed Decisions to keep your business running smoothly. On the 7shifts blog and social media, we seek to provide actionable and informative content to help restaurant people learn about every corner of the industry. But we also recognize that many managers are often thrust into these positions with little to no formal training.

So we wanted to create a program that restaurant professionals can go to learn how to run great restaurants.

And we're excited to announce the launch of 7shifts Academy!

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Our team built this program to provide restaurant workers, owners, and operators with structured courses that will help expand their knowledge and grow their careers and businesses.

And the best part? It is available absolutely free, no strings attached.

We are excited to offer four brand-new courses to work through at launch. They each cover important topics for restaurants, and feature a variety of lessons that are catered to every learning style, with video walkthroughs, blog articles, case studies, podcast episodes, and downloadable tools.

Here's a small snapshot of what each offers:

Scheduling Course

Success starts with a great schedule. You'll learn:

  • 🗓 Scheduling Best Practices

  • 💻 Scheduling Tools and Technology

  • 🙅🏽‍♀️ Common Scheduling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

  • 👨🏻‍💻 Walkthrough of Scheduling Software

Start the Scheduling Course

Daily Management Course

A restaurant manager wears many hats. The course consists of video and audio lessons, blog posts and real-life case studies that cover the following key topics:

  • 🗓 Digital Management Tools

  • 🧑🏽‍🍳 Facilitating an Effective Work Environment

  • 🙅🏽‍♀️ Avoiding Common Restaurant Pitfalls

  • 🤓 Key Qualities of Successful Restaurant Managers

  • 📈 Real-Life Trends and Statistics

Start the Management Course

Hiring & Training Course

Great people make great teams. Learn how to hire the right people for your team and how to train them up effectively. You'll learn:

  • 📗 Creating a Staff Training Manual

  • 💁🏼 Effective Interview Questions

  • ℹ️ Training Restaurant Employees

  • 📕 Preparing a Restaurant Employee Handbook

  • 📃 Evaluating Restaurant Employee Performance

Start the Hiring Course

Marketing Course

Get your restaurant noticed! Learn how to get in front of customers and get them in your seats. Lessons include:

  • 📝 Creating a Marketing Plan

  • 📈 Digital Marketing Best Practices

  • 👩‍💻 Website Creation and Management

  • 🌮 Instagram Marketing Best Practices

  • 📍 “Google my Business” Account Creation Process

Start the Marketing Course

We also have a number of courses in development, covering topics like cost controls and more. As the industry evolves, as will the material in the courses, and we continue to keep our fingers on the pulse of the industry as we create new courses, to share knowledge where it's needed most.

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When can I start the courses?

7shifts Academy courses are available on-demand. Enroll and begin courses any time that works best for you and your busy restaurant schedule.

How much does this course cost?

All of 7shifts Academy courses are available absolutely free.

What careers can I pursue when completed?

7shifts Academy courses are designed for hospitality professionals, and will help you level in a variety of roles from restaurant manager, to chef, to server.

How long does it take to complete the course?

Because 7shifts Academy courses are available on-demand, you can take as much or as little time as you need to complete each course.

Reinventing the way restaurant teams work

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7shifts Staff
7shifts Staff

7shifts team of writers and experts in the hospitality industry.