Food and Beverage Management

Diploma program (KNEC)

Diploma 3 years

About Food and Beverage Management programme

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.

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

Colleges offering Food and Beverage Management

Food and Beverage Management

Muguga Vocational Training Centre
Tharaka-Nithi County

Food and Beverage Management

Milele College
Laikipia County

Food and Beverage Management

Ruiru College of Catering and Management Studies
Tharaka-Nithi County

Food and Beverage Management

Juja Farm Vocational Training Center
Tharaka-Nithi County

Food and Beverage Management

Thika Institute of Business Studies (tibs)
Tharaka-Nithi County

Food and Beverage Management

Nairobi Technical Training Institute
Baringo County

Food and Beverage Management

PCEA Kibera Emmanuel Technical Training Center
Baringo County

Food and Beverage Management

Nakuru Achievers College
Laikipia County

Food and Beverage Management

Hi- Tech International College
Migori County

Food and Beverage Management

Uzuri Institute
Tharaka-Nithi County

Food and Beverage Management

Nairobi Industrial Institute
Baringo County

Food and Beverage Management

Linnex College Utawala
Baringo County

Food and Beverage Management

Kenya Israel Technical College
Kiambu County

Food and Beverage Management

The Kabete National Polytechnic
Baringo County

Food and Beverage Management

Michuki Technical Training Institute
Nandi County

Food and Beverage Management

Aims College of Business and Technology (ACBT)
Baringo County

Food and Beverage Management

The Eldoret National Polytechnic
Migori County

Food and Beverage Management

East Africa Institute of Certified Studies (ICS)
Baringo County

Food and Beverage Management

Prudential International School of Professional Studies
Laikipia County

Food and Beverage Management

Auscomp College
Isiolo County