Diploma in Food and Beverage Studies

Top Diploma Programs in Food and Beverage Studies

Food and Beverage Studies

Contrary to popular belief, careers in the food industry can be profitable and satisfying. Earning a diploma in food and beverage studies is the perfect way to kick off your college education and break into a successful career in an industry that is expected to only continue growing over the next decade.

What is a diploma in food and beverage studies? Food and beverage studies look at the hospitality industry, namely at the industries that serve food. The only prerequisite is usually a high school education, and the program often lasts for approximately two years. Students study such areas as business management, accounting, business law, nutrition, basics of cooking, fundamentals of human resources, and hosting skills.

A diploma in food and beverage studies is perfect as a gateway program to a higher education. Students may be able to obtain employment upon program completion or seek a higher education by building off of the courses they have already completed.

The cost of a food and beverage studies diploma differs depending on where students enroll and the length of the program. Usually, students need only factor in the costs of tuition and textbooks, especially if courses are taken online.

Since the food and beverage industry is expected to continue to grow throughout the next decade, the career outlook is good with this particular diploma in hand. Students who finish the program may be able to find jobs as food service managers, which nets an average annual salary around $52,500 as of May 2012. Students may also be able to break into careers as hosts, hostesses, servers, and even chefs.

Our directory houses many universities, colleges, and trade schools that feature programs focusing on a diploma in food and beverage studies. Many courses are offered online for students interested in distance learning. The application process is often as simple as completing and submitting an application to the school of your choice. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Diploma in Food and Nutrition Management

Vancouver Career College
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Burnaby

The Food and Nutrition Management program offers a solid foundation in communications, client relations, nutrition science, food services management, and clinical approaches to nutrition. [+]

Best Course Studies in Food and Beverage Studies 2017. The Food and Nutrition Management program offers a solid foundation in communications, client relations, nutrition science, food services management, and clinical approaches to nutrition. This knowledge is then applied in practical settings where students will become familiar with food service operations and clinical settings. Students will also learn the skills required to manage an operation and staff, including quality and cost control, purchasing and procurement, human resources, marketing and promotions, and food and occupational safety. [-]

Diploma in French Cuisine

Ecole Ritz Escoffier
Campus Full time 5 - 38 days September 2017 France Paris

Cooking training programs, taught by the Chefs of the Ecole Ritz Escoffier and of the Ritz Paris. At the end of each program, a Diploma is given to trainees who pass the practical test. [+]

Cooking Trainings Level 1: Introduction to French cuisine This training course includes seven sessions dedicated to learning the basics of French cuisine and is designed for beginners whether they be enthusiasts or aspiring professionals.

1 session 1 session 7 session (full program) Duration 2 days 3 days 3.5 weeks Number of hours 14 hours 21 hours 123 hours Fee €1100 €1600 €8400 A two-day optional session dedicated to “hygiene in the food service industry” is available at a rate of €850 tax included. At the end of the seven sessions, a Diploma is given to trainees who pass the practical test. Training goals: learn the basic techniques of French cuisine: basic knife cuts and cooking methods discover products and the ways to prepare them refine organizational skills become familiarized with the cooking equipment This training program is taught by the Chefs of the Ecole Ritz Escoffier and of the Ritz Paris. Duration: 3½ weeks Total of hours: 123 hours Price: € 8400 Ecole Ritz Escoffier ©Alban Couturier Level 2: Advanced training in French cuisine This training course includes eleven sessions focused on the improvement of cooking techniques and knowledge. Designed for intermediate level trainees: people who have completed the “Introduction to French cuisine” training course, professionals of the food service industry and people who have earned an equivalent degree. ... [-]


Cordon Bleu Diploma

Tante Marie Culinary Academy
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Woking

Our flagship Cordon Bleu Diploma is for those who are serious about food and looking to take the first steps towards a career in food and drink. [+]

Best Course Studies in Food and Beverage Studies 2017. Our flagship Cordon Bleu Diploma is for those who are serious about food and looking to take the first steps towards a career in food and drink. The Tante Marie Cordon Bleu Diploma is an internationally recognised qualification which has been setting the standards in global culinary training since its creation in 1954. Run over a full 3 term academic year from September to July, this course is designed for those with little or no previous experience in the kitchen, allowing students to progress within their comfort zone towards a professional culinary qualification. What you will learn On arrival to the Academy you will receive your Tante Marie Diploma recipe file. Each term will see you working through this array of versatile recipes, learning and developing cookery skills and techniques to the highest standards and building your confidence in the kitchen. Term one begins with the basics, introducing you to working in a professional kitchen, building your practical cookery skills, such as knife work and time management, allowing you to master the foundations of cookery. Term two moves on to an intermediate programme, taking your newly acquired skills to the next level and giving you a deeper understanding of the science behind cooking. As you enter term three everything that you have learned will be refined to perfection and you will have the confidence and abilities to produce Cordon Bleu dishes to an advanced level and create and adapt recipes of... [-]

Boulangerie Diploma

Le Cordon Bleu Paris
Campus Full time 1 - 6 months September 2017 France Paris

Developed by Le Cordon Bleu Paris, the Boulangerie Diploma trains future professionals and entrepreneurs in essential boulangerie techniques, as well as new trends [+]

Developed by Le Cordon Bleu Paris, the Boulangerie Diploma trains future professionals and entrepreneurs in essential boulangerie techniques, as well as new trends in the field. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES This program will give students all the necessary skills to work in a traditional boulangerie or in a production business in France or abroad. During the program students: Acquire the principle techniques used in artisanal boulangerie Learn the production process and how to work in a team Acquire a repertoire of traditional and modern boulangerie recipes WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR? Anyone looking to acquire the essential theoretical and practical knowledge in boulangerie For professionals looking for a career change Anyone looking to work in the boulangerie profession as an artisan or employee within a breadbaking company DIPLOMA The training is based on hands-on practical courses. Theory classes, lectures, and visits to places related to the boulangerie sector are included in the program. This Diploma is composed of two levels, Basic and Advanced, and a 2-month mandatory internship. During this program, students have 280 hours of class, including: theoretical classes, practical classes, visits and conferences. The classes are given in French and translated into English. BASIC BOULANGERIE In this level, students become familiar with the equipment used in boulangerie. After an introduction to the rules of hygiene and baking, they: Learn to work with the different types of flour used in France Learn the different methods of kneading dough (manual and mechanical) Prepare basic recipes for making bread and viennoiseries (Danish pastries)... [-]

Diploma in Professional Patisserie

Edinburgh School of Food and Wine (ESFW)
Campus Full time 3 months September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Patisserie is a culinary skill that requires a course that stands alone. It is a skills and techniques based course and is designed to give you the platform required by the modern pastry chef. [+]

Best Course Studies in Food and Beverage Studies 2017. Diploma in Professional Patisserie Patisserie is a culinary skill that requires a course that stands alone. It is a skills and techniques based course and is designed to give you the platform required by the modern pastry chef. The Diploma is intensive and at a professional level which supports all the techniques you will require to succeed. There is a current demand for the pastry chef with the catering world looking for us to train in the high standards required and set by professional cookery schools. The course is designed for a wide range of individuals, from those looking to launch a career, wishing to set up their own business, career changers and those wishing to complement their current levels. Includes your uniform, personal knife kit and all recipes. Our Patisserie Course is a new innovative course and is the first course in Scotland to specialise in the discipline of Patisserie. Who is the course for? Our Patisserie course is open to students of all ages and abilities. Anyone is welcome to apply, from aspiring chefs to those who simply have a passion for pastry, there is a real demand in the culinary world for skilled students in this area. Career Opportunities Students that complete the Course can use their qualification as a ticket to travel the world. There is a high demand in the catering industry for professionally trained pastry chefs or it can be used as a life skill,... [-]

Food And Restaurant Management

LCI Bogotá
Campus Full time 28 months May 2018 Colombia Bogotá

Would you like to open your own restaurant or be the executive chef of a major hotel anywhere in the world, create your own catering business or work for a multinational food company? [+]

SNIES 90572 BOGOTA LCI Min. Education Prepare your future right now! Meet our advantages Would you like to open your own restaurant or be the executive chef of a major hotel anywhere in the world, create your own catering business or work for a multinational food company? What are you waiting for join our community? Make it Happen! ADVANTAGES OF STUDYING WITH US - Study in less time - Learn how to build your own restaurant - Develops skills in the area of ​​nutrition - New curriculum where you find from vegetarian cuisine, Arabic and food styling - Internships abroad - Members of the Colombian Academy of Gastronomy - We own restaurant LaCademia OUR GRADUATES PROFILE You will strengthen all the skills that allow you to manage in related areas cuisine and entrepreneurship, culture, tourism, industrial and technological world and all human fields related to food. Admission Requirements Prérequis High school diploma or high school | School [-]

18-month Food & Beverage Management Diploma

HRC Academy
Campus Full time 18 months March 2018 Bulgaria Sofia

Become a creative and entrepreneurial manager in the world of Food & Beverage. Get ready to excel and develop your managerial skills in hospitality. Our F&B management program includes 2 semesters at our Sofia campus and a final paid internship in the USA. [+]

Best Course Studies in Food and Beverage Studies 2017. Become a creative and entrepreneurial manager in the world of Food & Beverage. Get ready to excel and develop your managerial skills in hospitality. Our F&B management program includes 2 semesters at our Sofia campus and a final paid internship in the USA. Innovate the Trends in Food & Beverage… At the HRC Academy, we provide students with an in-depth understanding of International Business in F&B Management, restaurant management, culinary knowledge, skills and creativity so that you are able to demonstrate your innovative ideas in a business setting. The F&B Management program is part of an innovative pedagogical dynamics that encourages managerial creativity. Each year, tutored (real!) industry projects enable the development of project management methodology, group dynamics, leadership and creativity. This teaching method encourages students to work in a team, and to demonstrate the ability to think quickly in a context of operational and managerial feasibility, as well as financial realism. Tuition fees include course materials, books and industry placement services. - Semester 1 The main teaching modules, all taught exclusively in English - Semester 2 The main teaching modules, all taught exclusively in English - Semester 3 Final internship in the USA [-]

Diploma of Hospitality - Incorporating Certificate III and IV in Commercial Cookery

Front Cooking School
Campus Full time 100 weeks November 2017 Australia Melbourne

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent as a manager in any hospitality functional area. This individual would possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and be able to use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of their team. Work would be undertaken in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops. [+]

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent as a manager in any hospitality functional area. This individual would possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and be able to use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of their team. Work would be undertaken in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops. Expected Outcomes After completing a Diploma of Hospitality you can continue your studies in a Advanced Diploma of Hospitality. Entry Requirements Completion of Year 12 or above IELTS 5.5 or equivalent Study Programme Full time studies over 2 years. The studies include some online modules and work placed training. Method and delivery Classroom based learning, online learning and work-based training. Assessment methods The assessment methods consist of Written Work Questioning Practical Demonstration Class Activities Career prospects Individuals with this qualification are able to perform roles such as: managing a department in a large hospitality enterprise managing a small hospitality enterprise Possible job titles include: restaurant manager kitchen manager front office manager housekeeper chef sous chef gaming manager motel manager unit manager (catering operations) Registration Front Cooking School is a division of Acknowledge Education Pty Ltd, a Registered Training Organisation with the Australian Skills Quality Authority. [-]

Sommelier/Wine Consultant Diploma

CAFA Formations
Campus Full time 567 hours September 2017 France Bordeaux

After 9 months of professional courses in wines and spirits (September - June) You will become a professional of the tasting. The program revolves around the knowledge of the French and world wine regions: viticulture, oenology, tasting techniques, wine marketing, spirits ... A unique know-how recognized by the French government, the diploma of Sommelier Wine Consultant is registered in to the RNCP. [+]

Best Course Studies in Food and Beverage Studies 2017. WHAT IS A WINE CONSULTANT The “Sommelier Wine Consultant” / “Conseiller en Sommellerie” in French, selects the products to offer to his/her customers: wines and spirits. Before negotiations with suppliers, he/she must first proceed in the tasting. Procurement must be consistent with the framework, scope, reputation and customer requirements. He/she thus establishes the list of wines, after their evaluation and determines their year of issue. He/she must ensure the management of all alcoholic beverages available on the market. He/she also advises the customer on food and wine pairing. He/she is able to serve or explain the wine service to customers. From a technical point of view, he/she must understand the principle grape varieties and the production of wines, know the great growths and producers of renowned wines and the different types of wines, as well as their respective characteristics. In general, we find “Sommelier Wine Consultants / Conseiller en Sommellerie” in the restaurant business, merchant houses, production, wine tourism, sales or distribution whereby the principal function is to select wines, negotiate their terms of sale, present them and advise them directly or indirectly to customers and consumers. The Sommelier Wine Consultant is an expert in wines, spirits, liqueurs, champagnes… His/her knowledge enables one to advise clients according to their tastes, desires and means. He/she is also responsible for inventory management in the company. He/she advises third parties on the wines that will appear on one’s restaurant wine menu or on a... [-]

Intensive Diplôme de Cuisine

Le Cordon Bleu London
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months August 2017 United Kingdom London

Accelerate your culinary ambitions with our Intensive Diplôme de Cuisine, which teaches the same knowledge of classic cuisine techniques as our nine-month diploma but through a condensed six-month structure. [+]

Accelerate your culinary ambitions with our Intensive Diplôme de Cuisine, which teaches the same knowledge of classic cuisine techniques as our nine-month diploma but through a condensed six-month structure. Develop your skills in cuisine and learn to create dishes of exceptional taste and presentation. You will gain knowledge from our team of classically trained Master Chefs who possess years of experience working in Michelin-star restaurants and the industry’s finest kitchens. We believe teaching progressively classical method and techniques are primary for you to then be able to apply it to any type of cuisines and adapt it to your future career. The Basic and Intermediate levels of this diploma are completed in three months, with the Superior level completed through a further three months of study. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The Intensive Cuisine Diploma can be completed in 6 months. We also offer a non-intensive diploma in 9 months. Le Cordon Bleu Cuisine Diploma also includes a number of important and fundamental Pâtisserie techniques, that will be applied to sweet and savoury dishes. This is one of the most comprehensive diplomas you will find in the world. WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR? We welcome students who want to study our Diplôme de Cuisine through six months of intensive full-time tuition from a variety of different educational and occupational backgrounds. No prior culinary experience is required. This programme is suitable if: You wish to enter a career working in a professional kitchen (restaurant or hotel) You wish to learn professional skills... [-]

Diploma in Viticulture and English package

Hunter TAFE - Australia
Campus Full time 18 months January 2018 Australia Newcastle

Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and Viticulture package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you money and guarantees you a placement. [+]

Best Course Studies in Food and Beverage Studies 2017. Hunter TAFE is offering a unique English and Viticulture package. You can choose to do the courses individually or combined them for a ‘package’ which saves you money and guarantees you a placement. Package Includes: 18 month study program. English and Diploma. Access to award winning Newcastle English Language Centre on campus. You can work while you study. Access to our discounted student accommodation. Internship program available. Welcome pack includes movie tickets, ten pin bowling pass, student association membership and more! Free airport pick up (From Newcastle regional airport). English classes (If required) - AUD$5000:00 (6 months). Diploma Viticulture package (18 months) AUD$18,000:00 Semester 1 - English classes (If required) Hunter TAFE is home to the award-winning Newcastle English Language Centre. This Centre operates 51 weeks of the year with a full range of study options available to all students, even those on visas other than student visas. This program will run for 20 weeks for a discounted price AUD$5,000 (AUD$250/week). The program includes: English for Exam Preparation. Cambridge First Certificate (FCE). Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). IELTS Preparation. General English Beginners to Advanced. English for Academic Purposes. Entry level for this product is a minimum IELTS 4.5 OR Equivalent Please note: Our English Language Centre can assess English proficiency prior to enrolment. Semester 2 – 4 Diploma of Viticulture The course provides structured training for people seeking professional careers in the viticulture and wine production industries as supervisors, assistant... [-]

Diploma in Cuisine

Ferrieres Paris
Campus Full time 1 semester October 2017 France Paris Ferrières + 1 more

This qualification is taught in French and is translated in English consecutively. [+]

QUALIFYING PROGRAMS IN GASTRONOMY Within the privileged atmosphere of the Château de Ferrières, and taking benefit from the skills and facilities of Ferrières, the School of French Excellence, offers a full range of Cuisine, Pastry and Oenology workshops. Each diploma is a full-time training course which allows for the highest level of instruction in the fields of : Cuisine Pastry Oenology The training gives each participant the best French culinary techniques in order to further their professional objectives. All these courses are taught in French and English. This specialised training centre welcomes individuals and professionals (French and Internationals) to further their knowledge in culinary arts and to open up to new perspectives. PROGRAMME DURATION OF CUISINE DIPLOMA 6 months of theory and practical applications divided in 2 trimesters – 600 hours (excluding internship), including : Tuition, uniforms, knives set, educational visits, conferences Exams 8 week-internship. Possibility of an extension up to 6 months The qualification will be validated after the 8 week internship. Students can register for the first trimester only and undertake the second trimester at a later date (for a limited time). This qualification is taught in French and is translated in English consecutively. PROGRAMME CONTENT AND STRUCTURE INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH CUISINE Culinary terminology and definitions Learn how to use professional knives Cutting techniques (e.g., vegetables) Preparations and “Mise en Place” Classical French cuisine techniques Learn how to make stocks, sauces, stuffings and pastries Learn different cooking methods REGIONAL CUISINE The origin of products and their influence on... [-]

Swiss Degree in International Hospitality Management

IMI International Management Institute Switzerland
Campus Full time 3 - 3 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Luzern

Swiss federally recognised diploma combining study with paid, practical training. [+]

Best Course Studies in Food and Beverage Studies 2017. This programme is designed to comply with the strict requirements of the Swiss federal government whilst staying true to the values that have made IMI one of the finest hospitality schools in the world today. Combining practical training with academic excellence, we are committed to helping students fulfill their true potential. The degree spans three years and each year consists of one taught semester of 22 weeks followed by a practical training semester also of 22 weeks. IMI trains students in food and beverage, housekeeping and front office as well as preparing them for management roles in the hospitality industry. Students have the opportunity to acquire language skills with professional English, German and French classes running throughout the programme. On completion, students can pursue a BA (Hons) from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. In line with Swiss federal requirements, all students applying for the Swiss Degree need to have a minimum of 10 months work experience in any field. For those with limited experience, IMI’s Professional Development Year offers a foundation-level introduction to university study as well as a 22-week work placement either in Switzerland or internationally brought to you through our wealth of industry contacts and personalised internships and careers support. [-]

Diploma in Hospitality & Restaurant Business Management

LaSalle College Vancouver
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Canada Vancouver

At The International Culinary School at LaSalle College Vancouver, we understand that successful communication between all the players in the business – in the kitchen and in the front of the house – keeps things running smoothly and contributes to the overall success of any culinary venture. [+]

WHERE HOSPITALITY AND CULINARY MEET The world’s most illustrious restaurants build their reputations on being able to meet customer expectations and demands for service, quality, nutrition, diversity of product, and flavour. At The International Culinary School at LaSalle College Vancouver, we understand that successful communication between all the players in the business – in the kitchen and in the front of the house – keeps things running smoothly and contributes to the overall success of any culinary venture. When you try a new restaurant, it’s not just about quenching your appetite. It’s an experience. You soak it all in, from the appetizer to the ambience. And you come away with your own thoughts on how to make it better. There's a place in the food and beverage industry for someone with your passion—and an intense desire to succeed. Today’s employers are looking for people who can bring something new and unexpected to the table. If you’re up for the challenge, our Hospitality Food & Beverage Management degree programs are the place to start. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty* whose only goal is to help you start a career where you do what you love. Course Objectives Curriculum for the Hospitality & Restaurant Business Management diploma program begins with an introduction to the fundamental culinary skills and techniques used in basic cookery. Students then explore the various dimensions of culinary, such as... [-]

Diploma in Culinary Arts

NSIA - The Professional Hospitality Academy
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 New Zealand Auckland

Graduates will be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for complex cooking across the major food groups, as well as Patisserie, in a commercial kitchen. [+]

Best Course Studies in Food and Beverage Studies 2017. Level 5 Course Overview The Diploma in Culinary Arts (Level 5) programme is designed to provide students with advanced culinary skills and management skills with knowledge to an applied level in a range of advanced culinary disciplines, including cold larder and hot kitchen work, food and beverage management, human resource management, team leadership, menu and kitchen design and the promotion of theoretical investigative skills aligned with practical components within the fields of culinary product and production systems, regional cuisine and nutrition. Students will gain practical experience and increased capability in advanced culinary techniques, operational and human resource management, nutrition, kitchen operations, design and production systems, food costing, menu design, regional cuisines and culinary products. Embedded into this Diploma programme are the following qualifications that will be issued on completion: New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) City & Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation & Cooking (Culinary Arts) 8065-02 Why Study at NSIA Award Winning Training Large commercial training kitchens Onsite training restaurant and café Real work environment facilities NZQA Accredited Courses London City & Guilds qualifications Skilled and passionate tutors Job experience while you are studying Industry links Work experience programmes 2016 INTAKE DATES January 25th April 18th July 11th October 3rd [-]