Food and Beverage Management

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Program Code: 1808

School: School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts

Credential: Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 2 years/ 4 semesters

Start Date: Fall

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2569

The Food and Beverage Management program is for you if you aspire to create memorable experiences for dining guests — and have the passion and drive to work hard to achieve results.

The Food and Beverage Management courses in this program are designed to prepare you with the job skills needed for success in the field and the leadership skills needed for a progressive career in the restaurant and food service industry. This includes everything from the large multi-unit organizations to small independent operations that make the commercial food service sector a $70-billion industry in Canada and even bigger around the world.

During the two program years, you learn in Centennial College's restaurant, quick service cafe and event centre before you embark on a 14-week industry field placement with one of the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts' food and beverage partners.

You also graduate with essential industry certifications (Smart Serve, Safe Food Handlers and CPR) that 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. And, as a Food and Beverage Management program grad, you will play a crucial part in making it happen.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-160/161 College Communication 1 Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
HOTL-154 Introduction to Hospitality Operations Progress Campus
HTAP-151 Beverage, Bar and Dining Room Progress Campus
HTAP-153 Practical Math for Hospitality Progress Campus
HTAP-157 Basic Food Safety Training, Smart Serve, First Aid/CPR Progress Campus
ICAM-101 Culinary Skills Fundamentals - Basic Progress Campus
ICAM-105 Theory of Food - Basic Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/171 College Communication 2 Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
HOTL-152 Human Resources Progress Campus
HOTL-206 Principles of Food, Beverage and Labour Cost Controls Progress Campus
HTAP-101 Introduction to Computers Progress Campus
HTAP-102 Introduction to Hospitality Accounting Progress Campus
HTAP-154 Introduction to Hospitality Sales and Marketing Progress Campus
HTAP-201 Principles of Hospitality Management Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
FBMP-202 Menu Management and Design Progress Campus
FBMP-203 Wine Tasting and Theory Progress Campus
FBMP-204 Food and Beverage Purchasing Progress Campus
HOTL-307 Career Preparation Progress Campus
HTAP-100 Restaurant Operations Progress Campus
HTAP-304 Hospitality Risk Management Progress Campus
HTAP-323 Special Events Operations Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
FBMP-254 Food and Beverage Field Placement Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
HTAP-251 Career Capstone Progress Campus

Program Highlights

  • Industry-experienced faculty members lead you through experiential learning opportunities.
  • Centennial College's Progress campus, from where the program is facilitated, includes new state-of-the-art facilities such as a restaurant, cafe, four operational hotel suites, and culinary and bake labs that serve as learning environments.
  • The amount of hands-on experience you receive puts you at an advantage once you graduate.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partners include:

  • *Vancouver Island University - Vancouver Island

*Vancouver Island University: This program articulates directly to the Bachelor of Hospitality Management program at Vancouver Island University, allowing you to also complete a degree in an additional 2 years.  //


Note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

Career Outlook

  • Restaurant Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Food Entrepreneur
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Event Manager

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to For more information go to Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,850.00 $1,290.00 $4140.00
International $12,772.00 $1850.00 $14,622.00