Food & Beverage Service and Sales Program Offered at Kenya Utalii College

Kenya Utalii College

Nairobi County

Certificate 1 1/2 years Fulltime Fee: Kshs 124,050 Intake: Ongoing

Certificate (Accredited by: Kenya Utalii College)

About Food & Beverage Service and Sales Certificate program.

This Food & Beverage Service and Sales certificate program at Kenya Utalii College is a one and half year program covering all aspects of Food and beverage operations and Food and beverage supervisory skills. In addition to the theoretical learning, the course entails intensive practical training at the demonstration restaurant, application Utalii hotel, and three months in training in various Kenyan Hotels.

There are three intakes in January, May and the main one in September every year. 

Career Opportunity

Kenya Utalii College graduates for this course have opportunities for employment as waiters, captains in hotels, restaurants, airlines, shipping lines and other catering establishments. Prospects for promotion exists for capable persons to become supervisors

Entry requirements for Food & Beverage Service and Sales

Kenya Certificate of Education C-,

  • English C- or any other equivalent qualification.

3rd Division at “O” Level, or its equivalent with

  • a credit in English Language, and
  • a pass in Mathematics.

Food & Beverage Service and Sales Course Subjects

Course Topics

Year 1

  • Restaurant operations practical
  • Food & Beverage service theory
  • Beverage knowledge
  • Food and menu 1
  • Introduction to hospitality industry
  • Basic Language 1
  • Basic Information technology
  • Bar keeping practical
  • Bar operations
  • Food and menu 2
  • Social aspects of tourism
  • Human Nutrition for Hospitality industry
  • Basic Language 2
  • Banqueting practical
  • Food hygiene & sanitation and occupational safety
  • Human relations
  • Environmental studies
  • Hotel law
  • Leisure and recreational studies


Year 2

  • Menu planning and costing
  • Intermediate Language
  • Introduction to accounting
  • Business communication
  • Principles of organization
  • Introduction to entrepreneurship
  • Food and beverage control
  • Food & Beverage supervision
  • Internal internship & Project

About Kenya Utalii College

Kenya Utalii College (KUC) is a leading African hospitality and tourism training institution. Established 47 years ago the College has trained over 60,000 graduates from around the world who continue to serve in the local and international hospitality and tourism industry. The College opened its doors in 1975 and was ... read more