Program Code: 1868
School: School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Program Type: Post-secondary program
Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer
If you aspire to create memorable experiences for dining guests and have the passion and drive to work hard to achieve results, Centennial College's Food and Beverage Management program is for you.
The Food and Beverage Management courses in this diploma program have been designed to prepare you with the job skills for success in the restaurant and foodservice industry and the leadership skills for a progressive career. This field will include everything from the large multi-unit organizations to small independent operations that add up to a $70-billion industry in Canada and more around the world.
You'll also graduate with essential industry certifications (Smart Serve, Safe Food Handlers, and CPR) that will make you even more employable in the restaurant industry, which is often said to be an extension of show biz. From dynamic staff to innovative menus, a modern restaurant experience is as much about the show as it is about the perfectly prepared food and flawlessly executed service. As a Food and Beverage Management program grad, you'll play a crucial part in making it happen.
It’s Your Shift Training and Awareness Program
The program will include an innovative industry training and awareness certification, It’s Your Shift. The certification will equip you with crucial knowledge and provide current resources focused on sexual harassment prevention and safe practices for intervention as a frontline worker or manager. It will support you, as you enter the hospitality industry, to become a leader for the prevention of sexual harassment and contribute to the evolution of safe and welcoming work environments.
The Ocean Wise Program
The School of Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Arts and The Local Cafe and Restaurant use delicious and ocean-friendly Ocean Wise products. Ocean Wise is a conservation and education program that works with chefs, restaurants, and seafood suppliers to help them with sustainable seafood sourcing.
Feast On® Certification
Centennial College's School of Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Arts has become the first academic institution to receive Feast On® certification for its sourcing of local food and beverage products used in the academic programs and the School's experiential-learning foodservice operations. The Culinary Tourism Alliance established Feast On as a certification program that recognizes businesses committed to sourcing Ontario-grown and -produced food and drink.