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Top Diploma Programs in 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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58 Results in Food and Beverage Studies

SHML - Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk

Teachers at SHML - Swiss Hotel Management School Lenk will go out of their way to engage their students and inspire them to inquire and learn. This class gives our studen ... [+]

Best Diploma Programs in Food and Beverage Studies 2019. Fabrizio Magoni / Unsplash PROGRAM OFFERINGS

SHML - Swiss College of Hospitality Management Lenk provides an integrated course schedule of learning through exploration, scrutiny, and self-reflection. In every class, our teachers emphasize the strategies and processes involved in learning and self-growth, creating a unique opportunity to prepare our students to live thoughtful, creative, and fulfilling lives in a rapidly changing society. Please see our current course offerings below.

DIPLOMA IN CULINARY MANAGEMENT

Teachers at SHML - Swiss Hotel Management School Lenk will go out of their way to engage their students and inspire them to inquire and learn. This class gives our students a chance to apply their unique skills and expand their horizons by learning something new. Hurry up - there are limited places available in this popular class!... [-]

Switzerland Lenk im Simmental
January 2020
Campus
Ecole Lenôtre

The Pastry Chef Training has been created for people willing to train or reinvent themselves in Pastry, from the basis to the highest technics of pastry. ... [+]

ECOLE LENÔTRE PASTRY CHEF TRAINING

The Ecole Lenôtre provides its students and partners with cutting-edge training to facilitate, encourage, communicate and maintain high-performance standards and excellence. The "Pastry Chef Ecole Lenôtre" training is aimed at adults who are passionate about cooking whether or not they are on a conversion course, and for professionals seeking to increase their field of expertise.

Eligibility for this course has the following pre-requisites:

To be aged 18 years or older To have basic knowledge of the language in which the course is taught (level B1) To be able to read and write To know the basics of hygiene and safety in a food environment To have basic knowledge of basic reasoning (calculations and logic) STRUCTURE OF THE ECOLE LENÔTRE PASTRY CHEF TRAINING ... [-]
France Plaisir Paris
September 2019
Full-time
23 weeks
Campus
Culinary Institute of Barcelona

Obtaining CIB’s Chef Diploma is getting much more than a professional cook's degree. This diploma guarantees that the student is able to innovate and create, that is, to ... [+]

Obtaining CIB’s Chef Diploma is getting much more than a professional cook's degree. This diploma guarantees that the student is able to innovate and create, that is, to improve what already exists and to do things that nobody has done before. This course is a journey through the art and science of gastronomy that, optionally, can be extended with a previous module of initiation for those who don't’ have any professional experience in cooking.

Once the Diploma is successfully completed, the student can choose any of the six culinary specialties available to become a Specialist Chef or opt for the course to obtain the Executive Chef Postgraduate Diploma.

It is an 8-month program of multicultural coexistence with students from all over the world within the framework of the city of Barcelona, where you will not only learn cooking techniques, but you will live a life experience that will serve you for the rest of your life.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
May 2019
Part-time
8 months
Campus
CAFA Wine School

Wine Consultant Diploma / Conseiller en Sommellerie in 1 year taught in English and in French The Sommellerie Advisor selects the products to be offered to its custome ... [+]

Wine Consultant Diploma/ Conseiller en Sommellerie

The Sommellerie Advisor selects the products to be offered to its customers: wines and spirits. Before deciding on a negotiation with the suppliers, he must first proceed with the tasting. The supply must be consistent with the scope, scope, reputation and requirements of the clients. He establishes the list of wines, after having made their assessment and draw up their year of emission. It must manage all the alcohols available on the market. He also advises the customer on the wine that accompanies the dishes. He is able to serve or explain the wine service to customers.

And from a technical point of view, it must identify the principles of varietals and production of wines, know the great wines and producers of famous wines as well as the different types of wines and their respective characteristics.... [-]

France Bordeaux
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
Campus
B.H.M.S. Business & Hotel Management School

The BHMS Diploma in Culinary Arts introduces students to the world of food production through basic operational techniques and hands-on core competency training. Highligh ... [+]

Diploma Culinary Arts

The BHMS Diploma in Culinary Arts introduces students to the world of food production through basic operational techniques and hands-on core competency training. Highlights of this 1-year course include classic European cooking methods, cuts, stocks and sauces as a foundation stone. Patisserie skills are developed through two specialized courses and industry essentials of food safety and nutrition are taught in preparation for the students’ first industry training placement.

BHMS Culinary Facilities

BHMS upgraded its culinary facilities and added a new, state-of-the-art training kitchen to the existing production kitchen. In this stress-free environment, culinary students in each year of the program have the chance to acquire and practice core culinary skills and competencies before applying them to a real food production kitchen environment.... [-]

Switzerland Lucerne
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
International Montreal Butler Academy

CEWECM-IMBA, is the Centre of Excellence in Wine Education and Cellar Management of the International Montreal Butler Academy. Exclusive to IMBA and created by Richard Sa ... [+]

CELLAR MANAGEMENT

CEWECM-IMBA, is the Centre of Excellence in Wine Education and Cellar Management of the International Montreal Butler Academy.

Exclusive to IMBA and created by Richard Sagala, this world class butler wine training and cellar management program is a unique and distinctive feature of the IMBA.

In addition to their butler diploma, and after having having passed the WSET exams, students will be awarded the Level two and Level three Advanced Certificate from the world leading UK-based Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET*).

Once the WSET training is completed, the students will learn to master the Alfred Sommelier cellar management software, a professional tool especially adapted to the high standards of the IMBA academy and their clients. Whether for investment purposes or simply for pleasure, the acquired cellar management techniques will suit all the needs of any future IMBA alumni employer.... [-]

Canada Montreal
January 2020
Full-time
13 weeks
Campus
Durham College

Master the art of food and flavor in our Culinary Management program. You will explore locally grown food, experiment with ethnic and contemporary cuisine, and develop yo ... [+]

Master the art of food and flavor in our Culinary Management program. You will explore locally grown food, experiment with ethnic and contemporary cuisine, and develop your skills in the culinary arts while learning valuable management skills that will take your career to the next level. Significant focus is placed on lab/kitchen time, encouraging students to develop their techniques and products, much of which they are able to take home and enjoy. Graduates are sought after by a broad range of employers because of their unique skills, which include artisan meat cutting, cheese production, baking, canning, and preserving.

The Culinary Management program is offered at the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food (CFF), which is guided by a field-to-fork philosophy in all activities. This incredible learning center provides access to a demonstration theatre; state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and meeting spaces; Bistro ’67, a full-service, green-certified teaching restaurant; and growing fields just steps from the labs.... [-]

Canada Whitby
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Sault College

This is a co-operative education program. Students are required to complete at least one co-op work placement (CWR100) in order to graduate. ... [+]

Culinary Management (2078) 2 Years - 4 Semesters Ontario College Diploma CO-OP Program Overview We Offer: Individual work stations for each student means no waiting to take turns. This is a co-operative education program. Students are required to complete at least one co-op work placement (CWR100) in order to graduate. Sault Colleges Culinary Management program teaches you everything you need to know to develop a career as a chef. Food demonstrations, lab work and lectures provide a dynamic learning environment. You will learn about contemporary and classical techniques, menu planning and food and beverage management. Opportunity for experiential learning takes place during the paid summer CO-OP placement, which enables you to hone your skills. Our two year Culinary Management diploma program offers the unique opportunity to register as an apprentice through the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities. Upon successful completion of your studies you will have the necessary tools to work within fine dining establishments throughout the world. Program of Study Note: Common Year with Culinary Skills - Chef Training Semesters I and 2. Semester 1... [-]

Canada Sault Ste. Marie
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Ducasse Education - Centre de Formation Alain Ducasse

Launch your culinary career with this intensive hands-on introductory skills program with a practical internship. This entry level program is designed for aspiring chefs. ... [+]

Launch your culinary career

Designed specifically for entry-level professionals in the food-related services, the Culinary Arts Diploma provides the highest standards expected at premium establishments. Learn core culinary & associated skills.

Intensive modules teach advanced aspects of culinary arts with an emphasis on skills-building.

Small group settings provide personalized, interactive and efficient training. Adapted to people who want to master professional basic skills and integrate into a professional kitchen, this intensive program mixes theory, practice and real-world experience in the field with the goal of mastering all fundamental techniques.

Duration: 8 months: 5-month training + 3-month internship.... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
8 months
Campus
Ducasse Education - Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie

Have you always loved making pastries and wondered if this is the career change you are looking for? Ducasse Education gives you the opportunity to take an intensive 7.5- ... [+]

Master the fundamentals of traditional French pastry arts with a 5.5-month intensive professional training. From the reception of produce to the production, conservation, and packaging of pastries and viennoiseries, you will learn and master professionals’ essential techniques. A 2-month mandatory internship in a French establishment will complete your training to apply your knowledge in a real-life environment. Benefit from world-recognized teaching methods of small group settings and high rate of practice to optimize teaching, achieve efficient learning and deliver a personalized follow-up.

Class Type 80% hands-on 20% theory Modules Basic pastry doughs, tarts, and tartlets Choux pastry Puff pastry Leavened pastry doughs Sponges and biscuits Technical reinforcement Petits-fours and cakes Entremets Viennoiseries and bakery Plated desserts Theme and wedding cakes Chocolate Revision, final exam and buffet preparation The Program Includes ... [-]
France Yssingeaux
November 2019
Full-time
7 months
Campus
Sunway University

The Diploma in Culinary Arts provides you with a culinary training of the highest quality with state-of-the-art kitchen and classroom facilities. ... [+]

The Diploma in Culinary Arts provides you with a culinary training of the highest quality with state-of-the-art kitchen and classroom facilities.

Headed by an award-winning team of culinary experts, our aim is to produce quality graduates who are not only confident with their culinary skills but also able to communicate fluently, work independently and display leadership qualities that will enhance their credentials in the hospitality and foodservice industries here in Malaysia and globally.

Essential practical experience will be gained through a 20-week industry internship. This diploma is accredited by Le Cordon Bleu and upon the successful completion of the programme, graduates are awarded two certificates; one from Sunway University and another from Le Cordon Bleu, a leading institution in culinary arts and hospitality.... [-]

Malaysia Shah Alam
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Confederation College

Confederation College’s Culinary Management two-year diploma program is known worldwide for one simple reason: because our chefs travel worldwide. They work in some of th ... [+]

Culinary Management

Your Culinary Adventure Awaits

Want to turn your love of food and cooking into some serious culinary skills?

Confederation College’s Culinary Management two-year diploma program is known worldwide for one simple reason: because our chefs travel worldwide. They work in some of the best restaurants and hotels in Toronto, Vancouver, Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, and just about every major city around the globe. Some become entrepreneurs themselves, opening their own restaurants in Thunder Bay and beyond.

You’ll learn the basics of food preparation, taking your natural talent for cooking and turning it into a useable skill in courses covering basic and advanced culinary skills, restaurant cooking, dining room service, butchery and garde manger, hospitality marketing and sales, wine and international cuisine and menu planning and design. This program also goes beyond the chopping board to cover other important aspects of the business including kitchen and restaurant management, cost control, finances and legal considerations to give you a rounded education in hospitality.... [-]

Canada Thunder Bay
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
LaSalle College Vancouver

Maybe you think you have what it takes to manage a dining room operation or run a bustling kitchen, but you want to get the right training before you make the leap. Or pe ... [+]

THE BUSINESS OF DINING

If you’ve always dreamed of owning a successful restaurant, the LaSalle College Vancouver Entrepreneurship and Restaurant Ownership program is the place to start. Designed to help students understand the restaurant business from the inside out, the program covers every aspect of restaurant ownership – from communication and training to technology and accounting to customer relations and food preparation.

When you go to a restaurant, you’re not just looking at the menu. You’re taking in the ambience, watching the flow of customers and employees, tuning in to the rhythm of the operation. You know there’s more to it than just serving food. And if you’re willing to work for it, our Culinary Management Diploma programs can open up a career in the business side of a demanding industry. At a time when consumers have more choice than ever, you need to be equally adept in the kitchen and the front of the house. That means knowing how to manage people, control costs and create harmony among the menu, ambience, staff and long-term customers. Graduates of the Culinary Arts Diploma program, or those with equivalent training or industry experience, are ideal candidates for this program, which builds on culinary experience and food service industry knowledge.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa

Advance through basic, intermediate and superior levels of the pâtisserie program and earn a diploma that is recognized worldwide. ... [+]

Diplôme de Pâtisserie

Advance through basic, intermediate and superior levels of the pâtisserie program and earn a diploma that is recognized worldwide.

Begin your journey with basic doughs and pastry creams and advance to decorative techniques, restaurant and frozen desserts, and specialized chocolate and sugar work.

Pâtisserie de Base

A comprehensive introduction to the pastry arts – the preparation and versatility of basic doughs, creams and fillings; traditional cakes, basic decoration and finishes; and French pastry terminology.

Pâtisserie Intermédiare

A refinement of basic techniques with an introduction to chocolate tempering, dipping and decorative techniques; caramel and nougatine methods, and more advanced preparations of restaurant-style desserts.... [-]

Canada Ottawa
June 2019
Full-time
33 weeks
Campus
Gasma Gatronomy & Culinary Management Campus

The curriculum of this Diploma is based on an eminently gastronomic learning to take the culinary training of the student at the highest level. Through a global approach ... [+]

GASTRONOMY IN ALL ITS ESSENCE

The curriculum of this Diploma is based on an eminently gastronomic learning to take the culinary training of the student at the highest level. Through a global approach and almost exclusively in cooking, the student will consolidate the established bases, work the creativity, the technical knowledge and the new trends that govern gastronomy today.

The program is 5 months long and is completed with optional external practices in the best restaurants of our Culinary Team.

DECIDE YOUR OWN FUTURE

Our Diplomas train versatile, dynamic and proactive professionals. People with a desire to learn, with a gastronomic vocation and a winning attitude. The CEU Cardenal Herrera and Gasma University help you through an innovative and practical-participatory methodology, workshops, Masterclasses, learning visits and much more.... [-]

Spain Castellón de la Plana
September 2019
Full-time
6 months
Campus