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Food and Beverage Management

Food and Beverage Management is a 3 years Diploma examined by KNEC.

Entry requirements for Food and Beverage Management

A person seeking to be registered as a student for the Food and Beverage Management Diploma program must show evidence of being a holder of one of the following qualifications:

  • KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) OR
  • A pass in relevant craft course OR
  • equivalent qualifications as approved by KNEC

About Food and Beverage Management

Those who wish to work in management positions within the food and beverage industry, including in hospitals, restaurants, hotels, and other establishments will benefit from a food and beverage management course.

Taking this type, of course, prepares the student to run his or her own business, or to take on management-level positions in this field. This can allow for career advancement in the field.

Food and beverage management forms part of the hospitality industry, and is focused on:

  • Managing daily food- and beverage-related operations in hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, catering companies, schools, hospitals, and other similar establishments.
  • Planning menus and managing food and beverage stock levels.
  • Managing budgets, minimising costs and maximising profits through accurate planning and forecasting.
  • Complying with food safety regulations and maintaining hygiene standards.
  • Hiring, training and supervising kitchen staff, servers, and other employees.
  • Meeting customer expectations and ensuring customer satisfaction.

Objectives of Food and Beverage Management

A food and beverage management course does not teach about the actual food preparation process, but rather about management aspects, including running a business, managing clients, and building profits.

In this diploma program, you will learn key concepts, strategies, and practical skills necessary for managing, owning, and operating a successful restaurant, bar, or other food and beverage business.

Develop confidence in your ability to manage your business’s finances and learn key operational functions like menu design, income statement analysis, pricing, margin analysis, supply chain management, guest service processes, and employee engagement and performance.

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