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.
This comprehensive course gives you the proficiency to become a wine expert and the knowledge to understand how the wine business works, opening the doors to a career in both wine and gastronomy. [+]
This course is designed for those with little or no previous experience in the kitchen. The pace is designed to enable students to progress within their comfort zone and only when our experienced staff are satisfied that students have mastered an acceptable level of foundation skills, will we allow you to progress to a more advanced level. [+]
Hotel management, Internship, Industrial placement, Front-office, Food & Beverage Service, Food Production, House Keeping, Cookery & Bakery, Principals of Management [+]
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. [+]
HRC Culinary Academy offers an integrated 2-year culinary degree program in a modular design, created by top international chefs and the best educators complete with an internship in the USA. [+]
This program is designed for those who want to open their own restaurant business (café, restaurant, bar, catering company), or wants to improve work within the existing enterprise: the present or future restaurateurs and managers, chefs and pastry chef. [+]
Our Diplôme de Boulangerie has been specifically developed to meet the needs of the expanding culinary sector of the hospitality industry. The programme aims to provide you with the classical and practical skills of Boulangerie arts, kitchen management, and gastronomy. [+]
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. [+]
The objective of the Culinary Arts Diploma program is to educate students to a level of all-round culinary competency and to prepare students to enter the culinary industry with confidence. The program educates students in craft-based learning environments, helping them to acquire the appropriate operational and supervisory skills, knowledge and attitudes for their personal and professional goals. [+]
The 1-Year culinary arts program in Israel consists of six days of activities per week with one day off for free-time. Two days are dedicated to culinary studies and four days to professional internships - four shifts of 9 hours a week (includes breaks) - at 4 or 5 star hotels in Eilat. [+]
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? [+]
This course provides students with the theory, skills and workintegrated learning required to build a supervisory or managerial career in hospitality operations. The course covers food and beverage service, reception operations, accommodation services, events, marketing, leadership and finance. [+]
This is a co-operative education program. Students are required to complete at least one co-op work placement (CWR100) in order to graduate. [+]
Launch your culinary career with this intensive hands-on introductory skills program with practical internship. This entry level program is designed for aspiring chefs. Small group settings limited to 10 participants provide personnalized training. This training allows graduates to gain job specific competences expected at a commis chef level... [+]
This qualification is taught in French and is translated in English consecutively. [+]