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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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57 Results in Food and Beverage Studies

Internapa College

At INC the Culinary Arts Diploma follows industry trends and market needs applying modern concepts about food and food production. The diploma program aims to prepare stu ... [+]

Program Purpose

At INC the Culinary Arts Diploma follows industry trends and market needs applying modern concepts about food and food production. The diploma program aims to prepare students for careers in the foodservice industry in kitchens at entry-level positions in restaurants and hotels that will lead to supervisory/managerial positions in the near future. The program offers a combination of classroom theory, practical application, and industrial training.

Entry Requirements

Min. 50% on your Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Program Objectives Upon completion of this degree students are expected to: Learn the fundamentals of cooking, pastry, and baking preparations; Become familiar with various cuisines, cooking techniques, and ingredients; Acquire technical skills and theoretical knowledge in food preparation, presentation and service (hot and cold) through a systematic approach to quality and quantity food production; Study the basics of food hygiene and sanitation; Develop a critical mindset and judgment in menu planning, plated or buffet service; Understand and learn about the organizational and leadership skills required in kitchen management; Improve their talent in culinary creativity and artistic skills. Subject Knowledge and Understanding: Distinguish the fundamentals of cooking, pastry and baking preparation through multivariate food, sweet and bread preparations; Become familiar with the basic principles and origins of International, European and Ethnic Cuisine; Foster an understanding of the basics of nutrition, food hygiene, and sanitation; Understand trends in culinary arts in the foodservice sector and in the management of businesses in this area; Appreciate the economic development of personnel and resources in a socio-economic... [-]
Cyprus Sotira
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
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
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Full-time
Part-time
9 months
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
March 2020
Full-time
25 weeks
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
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
January 2020
Part-time
11 months
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
January 2020
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Nilai University

Dream of becoming a chef or a pioneer in hospitality management? Nilai University’s School of Hospitality provides you with the best tertiary education in this field. Ful ... [+]

Dream of becoming a chef or a pioneer in hospitality management? Nilai University’s School of Hospitality provides you with the best tertiary education in this field. Fully equipped with the best facilities and tools needed to provide the best hands-on experience for you, this program leads you to a wide range of career opportunities. You will gain early exposure to the industry through frequent practical lessons and training from professionals.

Why School of Hospitality?

Best Facilities

The facilities provided for this program are complete with the latest tools.

Great Scholarships

Students are offered scholarships, creating a positive impact.

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Malaysia Bandar Baru Nilai
October 2019
Full-time
30 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
March 2020
Full-time
7 months
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.

This training will award you the title of « Cuisinier(e) spécialisé(e) en restauration gastronomique » *, code NSF 221T, level IV (FR) and level 2 (EU) entered in the National Register of Professional Certifications by order of December 27th 2018 and published on the Official Journal on January 04th 2019.... [-]

France Paris
February 2020
Full-time
8 months
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
Gasma Gatronomy & Culinary Management Campus

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

Data of the degreeQualification: University DiplomaDirected to: Upper Grade students - cooking and catering medium. University Graduates Gastronomy and Culinary Arts - Management and Hospitality Management. Professionals of the restoration that aspire to increase their potential.Duration: 5 months (February 18 - July 18)Total hours: 1250h (350h practices)Credits: 59 ECTSPrice: € 6,850Places: LimitedDelivered in: SpanishIt is taught in: Castellón (Spain)Presentation

Gastronomy and Sweet World

The curriculum of this Diploma is based on eminently culinary learning to take the culinary training of the student at the highest level. Through the acquisition of a solid knowledge of the techniques, the students will deepen in the methods of work and will analyze the environment of the kitchen and the confectionery. The program lasts 5 months and is completed with 350 hours of optional external internships, among others, in the best restaurants of our Culinary Team.... [-]

Spain Castellón de la Plana
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Spanish
Full-time
5 months
Campus
Fanshawe College

If baking is your passion, or you are looking for a way to turn your creative hobby into an in-demand and rewarding career, this two-year diploma program in baking and pa ... [+]

Overview

If baking is your passion, or you are looking for a way to turn your creative hobby into an in-demand and rewarding career, this two-year diploma program in baking and pastry arts will give you the skills to turn your dreams into reality. Baking courses give you extensive knowledge of baking bread, cakes, and pastries and learn all aspects of the culinary baking experience.

Baking courses with the right mix

You'll begin the baking program by studying the key aspects of baking and patisserie theory, nutrition, purchasing, menu planning, bake and café shop design. You'll also learn theories of small business planning, kitchen management, sales, and marketing.

The heart of the baking program has an intense focus on baking courses including bread, cakes, and pastries. You'll create contemporary and modern style desserts. Further on in the program, chocolates, bonbons, petit fours, and marzipan creations are explored. Intricate high skilled patisserie products including tiered wedding cakes and artistic showpieces made from boiled sugar, gum paste and pastillage are the highlights of this baking program.... [-]

Canada London Simcoe Saint Thomas Woodstock  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
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
LaSalle College 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 an ... [+]

Creating Memorable Experiences

Today’s employers are looking for trained team members who bring passion, commitment, a rock-solid work ethic and razor-sharp adaptability. To make it in the restaurant business you have to love to work with a smile on your face, engage with visitors and enjoy a theatre-like atmosphere. You have to be cheerful and positive while being productive when dealing with both staff and the public – it’s not an easy feat, but LaSalle College Vancouver shows students how to thrive in an exciting industry with high-level, hands-on training.

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 the role of culinary education and various career opportunities, before moving on to both practical and theoretical skills in the business arena.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Johannesburg

The successful food and beverage operations student will possess the appropriate knowledge, technical and personal skills at operational and supervisory levels within the ... [+]

The successful food and beverage operations student will possess the appropriate knowledge, technical and personal skills at operational and supervisory levels within the food and beverage industry within South Africa or internationally.

People can work in food and beverage units, private and executive catering, marketing and promotions, training or in areas of food and drink within the industry.

Admission requirements Minimum APS: 22 with Mathematics OR 24 with Mathematical Literacy English: 4 (50%+) Mathematics: 3 (40%+) Mathematical Literacy: 5 (60%+)

Meeting the Faculty’s minimum requirements for a particular programme does not necessarily guarantee admission to that programme as specific selection criteria may be applied and due to space constraints.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus