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.
The Diplôme de Cuisine Le Cordon Bleu offers students the most rigorous and comprehensive program in classic French culinary techniques available today. [+]
Our flagship Cordon Bleu Diploma is for those who are serious about food and looking to take the first steps towards a career in food and drink. [+]
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. [+]
This qualification is taught in French and is translated in English consecutively. [+]
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. [+]
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. [+]
Intern at 4 or 5 star hotels in Israel's tourist hotspot on the Red Sea: Eilat . Everything you need to so you can focus on making the most from your professional internship and academic learning is provided for you. [+]
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? [+]
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 is a co-operative education program. Students are required to complete at least one co-op work placement (CWR100) in order to graduate. [+]
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. [+]
The “Sommelier Wine Consultant” / “Conseiller en Sommellerie” in French, selects the products to offer to his/her customers: wines and spirits. Before negotiations with suppliers, he/she must first proceed in the tasting. Procurement must be consistent with the framework, scope, reputation and customer requirements. [+]
ICI's Undergraduate programmes are validated by Oxford Brookes University, UK. [+]
ICI's Undergraduate programmes in International Culinary Arts are validated by Oxford Brookes University in the UK. The personal attention you receive at ICI will allow you to perfect your culinary skills from first steps to the latest in fine dining. Today's industry demands individuality - our small class sizes allow our future chefs to develop their own flair and creativity. We allow you to cultivate your own style while ensuring that you have the highest quality education to support your dreams.
Requirements for Admission.Minimum 17 years of age. ICI Certificate or equivalent. Proficiency in English: 5.0 IELTS or equivalent.
Applicants who do not have the required English level may join the four week Pre-Sessional English Course or the 10 week University English Preparatory Programme.... [-]
Graduates will be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for complex cooking across the major food groups, as well as Patisserie, in a commercial kitchen. [+]
The Grand Diplôme is recognised internationally as one of Le Cordon Bleu’s most prestigious culinary qualifications. After successfully completing the basic, intermediate and superior certificates for both cuisine and pâtisserie, and a practical industry placement component, you will be awarded the coveted Le Cordon Bleu Grand Diplôme. [+]