Five exciting post-secondary programs to take for a successful food and beverage career

Planning to start a career in food and beverage? How exciting! Being equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge is one of the key ingredients to success in the field. In this article, we discuss five of the best options to pursue your education in the food and beverage industry.

Food and Beverage Management – Restaurant Management program

George Brown College

The Food and Beverage – Restaurant Management program at George Brown College gives you the skills needed to succeed in the industry. Many chefs and hospitality professionals contribute to this program both their knowledge of theory and practical applications.

Being a successful Food and Restaurant Management professional requires a thorough understanding of business. As part of the program, you will study marketing, sales, human resource management, operational management, and finance. There are many career options after graduation, including brewing, winemaking, working in resorts, and hotels.

To learn more about the program, visit the George Brown College website.

Food Safety and Quality Assurance – Food Processing

Conestoga College

One of the unique aspects of the Food and Beverage industry is Quality Assurance and Food Safety. Conestoga College offers a two-semester, full-time graduate certificate program in Food Safety and Quality Assurance.

Learning takes place at Conestoga’s pilot plant facility, which is unique. Students benefit from having access to real-life working environments and the theoretical knowledge of industry professionals. At the end of the course, students will have a solid understanding of international and Canadian safety regulations, HACCP principles and food safety concepts.

Visit Conestoga’s website for more information about the course.

Culinary Innovation and Food Technology (Co-Op)

Niagara College

The Culinary Innovation and Food Technology program enables you to create and optimize foods, reduce food safety risks, and provide nutritional analysis and labelling. The program prepares graduates to work as food packaging technologists, product designers, and food production managers. This course is perfect for those interested in food science combined with culinary skills!

In addition to an academic program, the program offers a Co-Op term dedicated to product development and food science.

If this course interests you, visit Niagara College’s website for more information.

Food Industry Management

University of Guelph

Whether you wish to become a Research Manager or manage you’re a company’s ingredients and packaging procurement, the Food Industry Management program at the University of Guelph is a great option. Students in the program will learn about theoretical and practical aspects of food science, economics, and business.

As a graduate of the Food Industry Management program, you can contribute to the success of the food business by providing expertise on food safety, processing, and composition. A Co-Op program is available for students interested in testing their skills in the field and networking with professionals within the industry.

Visit the University of Guelph website for more details about the course.

Food Science Technology

Centennial College

The Food Science Technology program prepares you for a career in food science. This program will provide you with the skills to store, process, package, and distribute healthy, safe, and affordable food.

In this course, you can develop your career as an expert in food and beverage development and select your area of expertise from food safety, quality control, or product development.

To learn more about the Food Science Technology program, visit the Centennial College website.Turn your love of food into a rewarding career in the food and beverage industry. Visit the websites for more information or contact the registrar at each institution to find out about admission requirements. Don’t forget to stay tuned for more exciting Frontline Food Facts articles!