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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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64 Results in Food and Beverage Studies

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
January 2020
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 A2) 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 2019
Full-time
23 weeks
Campus
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
February 2019
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
Culinary Institute of Israel

This is a personal career development program which combines culinary career studies at one of Israel's exclusive gourmet cooking schools, backed by a leading vocational ... [+]

This is a personal career development program which combines culinary career studies at one of Israel's exclusive gourmet cooking schools, backed by a leading vocational college, Ort Dan Gourmet, with a practical internship at large hotels.

Tel Aviv is Israel's largest metropolitan city and is world-renowned for its cultural events, vibrant nightlife, sandy beaches, LGBT friendliness, and of course - amazing culinary scene. In 2018, the city was nicknamed the Vegan Nation for its variety and innovation with vegan-friendly foods.

Ort Dan Gourmet

Here's a unique opportunity for you to further study the culinary arts focusing on Israeli, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean kosher cuisines and practice your craft and skills as an intern at the large 5-star hotels in Tel Aviv. The program consists of weekly theoretical and practical culinary classes, more than 700 internship hours at hotels, station rotation (including events), and more.... [-]

Israel Tel Aviv-Yafo
July 2019
Full-time
6 - 12 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
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
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
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
The College of Naturopathic Medicine

The CNM Natural Chef is a 3 part course covering everything you need to know to become a successful Natural ChefCNM Natural Chef, from how the digestive process works, t ... [+]

CNM’s Natural Chef Training

The CNM Natural Chef is a 3 part course covering everything you need to know to become a successful CNM Natural Chef, from how the digestive process works, to building a culinary career! CNM’s Natural Chef Training consists of 420 hours of life-changing education. You will then need to complete an internship of an additional 100 hours.

CNM’s Natural Chef Training has been developed to meet the growing demands of a society increasingly interested in food that supports and promotes health.

CNM Natural Chef Students are taught to prepare delicious gourmet meals that focus on nutritional value. Whole, organic, fresh and minimally processed foods are procured in season. As no single dietary regimen is appropriate for everyone, we teach how individualised food can enhance health.... [-]

United Kingdom London Ireland Dublin
September 2019
Part-time
9 - 12 months
Campus
Le Cordon Bleu Paris

The Diplôme de Cuisine Le Cordon Bleu offers students the most rigorous and comprehensive program in classic French culinary techniques available today. ... [+]

Cuisine Diploma - A Unique Cuisine Qualification

The Diplôme de Cuisine Le Cordon Bleu offers students the most rigorous and comprehensive program in classic French culinary techniques available today.

The Diplôme de Cuisine is awarded when the student has successfully completed the Basic, Intermediate and Superior levels. Students can only register for one level (e.g. : Basic) and can continue to another level later on (in a limited time frame). Even with previous professional experience, students must begin with the basic level before accessing the next level.

The student will receive a certificate for each level completed. After successful completion of the Diplôme de Cuisine and the Diplôme de Pâtisserie the Le Grand Diplôme is awarded. ... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
9 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.

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

France Paris
March 2019
Full-time
8 months
Campus
Ecole Ritz Escoffier

This diploma combines all of our fundamental training programs: French Cuisine – Introductory Level, French Cuisine – Intermediate Level, French Cuisine – Advanced Level; ... [+]

Ecole Ritz Escoffier ©Alban Couturier

This diploma combines all of our fundamental training programs:

French Cuisine – Introductory Level French Cuisine – Intermediate Level French Cuisine – Advanced Level French Pastry – Introductory Level French Pastry – Intermediate Level French Pastry – Advanced Level

Ecole Ritz Escoffier Desserts ©Alban Couturier

Duration: 24 weeks Number of hours: 840 hours Rate: 40,200€ (VAT incl.)

The Ritz Escoffier Complete Culinary Arts Diploma is awarded after the completion of all six levels in the training program. Trainees’ work will be regularly inspected and an exam will be held at the end of each level.... [-]

France Paris
Open Enrollment
Full-time
24 weeks
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
Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa

Use the plate as your canvas and gain the knowledge, discipline, and understanding of technical skills that encourage your creativity and natural talent to blossom. ... [+]

Diplôme de Cuisine

Advance through basic, intermediate and superior levels of cuisine and earn a diploma that is welcomed in the world's finest kitchens.

Use the plate as your canvas and gain the knowledge, discipline and understanding of technical skills that encourage your creativity and natural talent to blossom. These methods can be applied to any style of cuisine.

Cuisine de Base

A comprehensive introduction to French cuisine providing classic cuisine skills and techniques— knife handling and care, hygiene and sanitation,classic knife cuts, cooking methods, food preparation, mise-en-place, palate training, and culinary terminology.

Cuisine Intermédiare... [-]

Canada Ottawa
June 2019
Full-time
33 weeks
Campus
LaSalle College Montreal

The Food Service Management intensive 2 years program (DEC) is designed for students with a flair for human interaction and a desire to work in an international milieu. ... [+]

Diploma in Food Service Management

The Food Service Management intensive 2 years program (DEC) is designed for students with a flair for human interaction and a desire to work in an international milieu.

It trains professionals to manage a business in the food service or restaurant business. Throughout their training, students will develop and apply their entrepreneurial skills, while learning about the many facets of the industry.

Courses are taught by professionals in the field who convey necessary knowledge to students in areas such as: menu planning, patronage and sales prediction, general labour organization and enforcement of hygene, sanitary and health and safety rules and regulations in the workplace. This knowledge will provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to successfully enter the job market.... [-]

Canada Montreal
September 2019
Full-time
Campus