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 hospital… Read more

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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Ecole Lenôtre
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The Cooking Chef training has been created for people willing to train or reinvent themselves in Cooking. For those who want to learn from the basis to the high level of French Cuisine technics in 25 weeks. -
Diploma
Full-time
25 weeks
English
Mar 2020
Campus
 
CAFA Wine School
Bordeaux, France

Wine Consultant Diploma / Conseiller en Sommellerie in 1 year taught in English and in French The Sommellerie Advisor - Wine Consultant Diploma selects the products to be offe ... +

Wine Consultant Diploma / Conseiller en Sommellerie in 1 year taught in English and in French The Sommellerie Advisor - Wine Consultant Diploma 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, reputation and requirements of the clients. -
Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
English, French
Sep 2020
Campus
 
B.H.M.S. Business & Hotel Management School
Lucerne, Switzerland

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 ... +

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. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Campus
 
International Culinary Institute
Hong Kong

Students are equipped with professional knowledge and practical skills of wine and beverage, and catering industry, initially at a paraprofessional level. After obtaining prof ... +

Students are equipped with professional knowledge and practical skills of wine and beverage, and catering industry, initially at a paraprofessional level. After obtaining professional qualifications and undergone industrial attachments, graduates may progressively pursue a career in the wine and beverage or catering industry; or articulate to bachelor degree in either local or overseas universities; and/or articulate to further professional qualifications in their areas of interest. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
Hong Kong

This programme aims to prepare students with the necessary professional knowledge and skills to pursue their careers in the hotel and catering industry. The programme focuses ... +

This programme aims to prepare students with the necessary professional knowledge and skills to pursue their careers in the hotel and catering industry. The programme focuses on both theory and practical training. Through simulated working environments and industrial attachment, students can acquire relevant technical competence and professional knowledge of the industry. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Culinary Institute of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

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 impro ... +

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Diploma
Part-time
11 months
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Jan 2020
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CAST Alimenti
Brescia, Italy

The chef is certainly one of the most requested figures on the job market. It is a profession that requires passion, commitment, in-depth knowledge, and manual skills: charact ... +

The chef is certainly one of the most requested figures on the job market. It is a profession that requires passion, commitment, in-depth knowledge, and manual skills: characteristics and skills that, if cultivated and developed, can lead to great satisfaction in terms of creativity and personal affirmation. A student of CAST Alimenti, at the end of the Higher Education course, is ready to be a "modern chef" and immerse himself in a myriad of varied restaurant industry offerings. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
8 months
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Feb 2020
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Campus
 
Durham College
Whitby, Canada

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Diploma
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Ecole Ducasse - Ecole Nationale Supérieure de pâtisserie
Yssingeaux, France

Programs of six months for culinary and pastry enthusiasts, career-changers, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in working within the gastronomic universe.

Programs of six months for culinary and pastry enthusiasts, career-changers, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in working within the gastronomic universe. -
Diploma
Full-time
8 months
English
09 Mar 2020
Campus
 
Gasma Gatronomy & Culinary Management Campus
Castellón de la Plana, Spain

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 a ... +

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. -
Diploma
Full-time
6 months
Spanish
Campus
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

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. -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
LaSalle College Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

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 ... +

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. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada +1 More

We believe that every chef deserves a quality education that provides a diverse set of skills that will open the doors to endless career opportunities. At Fanshawe's culinary ... +

We believe that every chef deserves a quality education that provides a diverse set of skills that will open the doors to endless career opportunities. At Fanshawe's culinary school, we'll prepare you with everything you need to be successful in the industry – if your goal is to work in the finest restaurant kitchens, own a food truck or start a catering business, Fanshawe will deliver the training you need! -
Diploma
Full-time
2 years
English
04 May 2020
Campus
 
LaSalle College Montreal
Montreal, Canada

With a core curriculum of study, the Food Service Management program opens the door to a wider array of careers in Quebec, Canada or abroad. This program is unique in Quebec.

With a core curriculum of study, the Food Service Management program opens the door to a wider array of careers in Quebec, Canada or abroad. This program is unique in Quebec. -
Diploma
Full-time
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Ecole Ducasse - Paris Campus
Paris, France

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. Smal ... +

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. Small group settings limited to 10 participants provide personalized training. This training allows graduates to gain job-specific competencies expected at a commis chef level. -
Diploma
Full-time
9 months
English, French
17 Feb 2020
Campus