Foundations of Food & Beverage

Institute Name : Tamwood (Vocational + Internship)

Course Name : Foundations of Food & Beverage

Course Type : Skills

Education Level : 3

Duration : 27 Weeks (Certificate) or 48 Weeks (Diploma Plus Co-Op)

Method of Delivery : Classroom Plus Work Place

Pre Requirements : Age: 19+, Secondary School Diploma, Skype Interview

Language Level : A1-C1

Visa Type : 24

Application Fee :

Academic Deposit :

Fees : $6595 CAN Full

Intakes : Monthly

Course Description :

This comprehensive training program allows students to develop the knowledge, skills, and real-world training needed for careers in the fast-paced food and beverage industry. Learning occurs through a combination of in-class lectures, practical application from industry experts in the field, and on-the-job training. Whether your interests are in the kitchen, front of house or associate and managerial roles, this program prepares you to enter the workforce and ensures you have the certifications and experience required for entry or mid-level service positions in Food and Beverage occupations at hotels, resorts, restaurants, convention centres and on cruise ships.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to Impact of COVID-19, we have closed our campus on Whistler and this program offered 100% Online until further notice. However, we encourage students interested in this program to live in Whistler. Tamwood provides accommodation and student services in Whistler by our experienced instructor. We are planning to open a new campus in Whistler so stay tuned and subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest news.

Course Breakdown

Course 1: Essential Food Service

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Course 2: Food Preparation & Culinary Skills

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Course 3: Menu Development & Kitchen Management

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Course 4: Fundamentals of Wine, Beer & Spirits

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Course 5: Catering, Events, & Occupational Health & Safety

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Course 6: Introduction to Technology & Social Media in F&B

# of Weeks: 4

# of Hours: 80

Cooperative Work Experience (Diploma Only)

# of Weeks: Max 24

# of Hours: 480

Capstone Project (Certificate Only)

# of Weeks: 3

# of Hours: 40

Upon completion of this program, you will have an understanding of all aspects, components and terminology of the Food and Beverage industry and will be able to pursue a career in front or back of houses, restaurants, hotels, resorts, bars, cruise ships and event venues.  You will also achieve 6 nationally and internationally recognized certificates that are highly valued in the Food and Beverage Industry.

Minimum Age: 19 Years

Language Skills: Students must demonstrate an intermediate level/Level 4 English with Tamwood Careers’ online test and admission interview. The online test and interview are exempt if CEFR B1, IELTS 5, TOEFL iBT 52-64, Cambridge PET (Merit), Tamwood Language Centre’s Level 4, or proof of successful completion of Tamwood Language Centre EAP 192 is presented.

Learn from industry professionals with first-hand knowledge

Level up your career

Earn money by working while you study

Combination of in-class lectures and practical application

Small classes encourage dynamic instructor to student and peer-to-peer learning

Gain valuable Canadian work experience through a 24 week co-op work term

Diploma program students complete a 480-hour co-op education work placement that starts on completion of the six-month study term. Co-Op positions are typically entry level to get you working from the ground up. Work placements are available in: Vancouver, Whistler, Toronto and other areas in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.  You will receive assistance and tools to help you find work and start earning income fast! Our work placement coordinators work with you to connect you with employers and great jobs and they stay connected and support you through your entire program.

The Capstone Project is an academic project in which students select a topic that relates to both their studies and their field of work.  This is submitted in the form of a final written report or presentation. In selecting and working on their project, students will practice critical thinking, solving challenging problems, and developing skills such as oral communication, research skills, planning, self-sufficiency, and goal setting—valuable skills that are sought after by employers