Food and Beverage Management (American course) - CPD Certified

Accredited Online Course | Recognised Certificate Included | Unlimited 24/7 Lifetime Access | American version

International Open Academy


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Offer ends 30 November 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
50 hours
No formal qualification
50 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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If you’re passionate about food and love variety in your working day, a catering career is perfect for you. Our Food & Beverage Management course prepares you for every aspect of your new career from creating amazing menus, to keeping on top of food hygiene laws and tapping into amazing food trends.

There are so many positive reasons to work in the UK’s thriving £1 billion catering industry. It’s the perfect sector to fast-track your career because 90% of managers work their way up from lower positions in the food industry. Step on to the career ladder by studying our Food & Beverage Management course now.


Lifetime access - No time limits - Study at your own pace

Internationally-recognised CPD accredited course

Start learning straightaway from any laptop or mobile device in any country

Immediate certificate download when you complete the course

Whether you fancy a career in a hotel, restaurant, or catering company, or have the ambition to set up your own catering business, our food management course provides you with an encyclopedic knowledge of your various duties.

Everything from food safety, food hygiene, serving food, planning menus, serving drinks and tapping into food trends are covered in our specialist course. Sign up now and delve into the fast-paced, captivating world of catering.


50 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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The UK hospitality and catering industry employs around 1.7 million people (6% of the total working population). So it's clearly a popular career choice with many rewards and great opportunities.

You can showcase your creative flair and enjoy working with many different people and events, from catering for a wedding to organising corporate affairs. Variety is the spice of life in the food management business!

It’s highly satisfying to see people enjoying your food but you also need to ensure the food is safe to eat by following the rules regarding food hygiene and food safety.

Our course provides invaluable information for people working in catering or setting up their own catering or party planning business. Studying our course, you’ll become adept in:

  • Planning and pricing menus
  • Providing healthy, nutritious meals
  • Tapping into the latest food trends
  • Serving drinks within the licensing law
  • Knowing how to interact with guests
  • Keeping food correctly by knowing the rules regarding storage of raw and cooked food, food hygiene and food safety
  • Marketing your own catering business and finding the right clients

With your understanding of food management and the catering industry, you will leave our course prepared to wow your new employer or clients with your knowledge and expert service of food and beverages. Even more importantly, they will feel confident hiring you because you know the importance of food hygiene to keep your customers safe.

Our food management course is online so you can study whenever and however you wish. You also get to keep the accredited course for life so you can refresh your memory about any aspect of food and beverage management. Start on your wonderful culinary journey today by investing in our information-packed food management course.

How is the Food and Beverage Management course assessed?

By studying Food and Beverage Management online with IOA, you do not pay an extra fee for sitting an exam or have to wait for a set date to sit an exam. There is a short exam at the end of each module for you to take, You’ll know your score immediately.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes, you must complete the course and successfully pass each course module with a score of 55% or more to be eligible for the certificate. You can also get the ICOES certificate for a small fee to cover printing and posting.

Food and Beverage Management Course Syllabus

Module 1: Food Service Management

  • Introduction to the food service industry
  • Responsible food service, food hygiene and food safety
  • Food service procedures
  • Event planning
  • Marketing yourself

Module 2: Catering

  • Scale and size of your functions
  • Product & service development
  • Menu planning & pricing
  • Working with the client
  • Culture & cuisine

Module 3: Nutrition

  • Introduction to nutrition
  • Keeping cuisine healthy
  • Remaining health conscious
  • Sustainable foods

Module 4: Beverage Management

  • Beverage service laws and regulations
  • Beverage trends
  • Pricing and purchasing
  • Basics of beer, wine, and liquor

Module 5: Product Development

  • Understanding ingredients
  • Analysing demand and need
  • Market research
  • Tapping into trends
  • Understanding your product

Who is this course for?

  • Everyone who works with or handles food will know much more about food management from selecting menus and drinks to food hygiene, food safety and storage
  • People seeking work in the catering trade or who have the ambition to set up their own catering or party planning business
  • Anyone who plans events which include handling, preparing or serving food and drink
  • People who work in catering or have their own business and want fresh ideas about healthy nutrition and food trends
  • Hotel, restaurant or bar managers who want to ensure their staff are keeping to best practices regarding food hygiene, handling food and storing raw or cooked food
  • People working in hotels or restaurants who want to be promoted to management positions
  • Anyone who wishes to be a greater asset to any hospitality business with their extensive knowledge of the food and beverage services
  • Everyone who works in the hospitality trade will benefit greatly by understanding the importance of food hygiene, food safety and storage, as well as the laws and regulations regarding serving alcohol


International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Career path

  • Start a career in the food and beverage industry. Show potential employers your accredited certificate and impress them with your knowledge of serving food and drink including food hygiene and safety
  • Open your own catering company or party planning business.
  • Increase your knowledge and skills regarding food management, impress your bosses and earn a promotion or raise

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Do you need to pay £29 per month ? Are there any catches sounds to easy ..


The offer for our Food and Beverage Management course includes the course, unlimited access to the course content and also a certificate of completion issued by the course provider. Whether you are already working in the food management sector or starting a new career this certification profoundly improve your CV.

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Rajat Sokhi asked:

Pl tell me that if I complete this course, can u give me a job in hotel industry of UK as I belong to india


This course will give you the knowledge you need to work in the hotels and hospitality industry in general. You will receive a certificate which will profoundly improve your CV and therefore increase chances of getting employment. We have many students who received jobs straight after getting our certificate. Besides, this course is CPD accredited (by CPD UK).

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Zee asked:

Although this is an American qualification, can students in the UK still buy this? If so, is the certification still recognised by the UK?


Hi Zee, thank you for your query. Although the material is indeed more geared to the US market, you can still find that most of the course applies to the UK as well. Our course is accredited internationally by the International Council for Online Educational Standards, ICOES, and also by CPD ( CPD UK). Kind regards, IOA Team.

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Sara asked:

Hi there, i just wanted to know what's the level of this course and the accreditation body. Thanks


Hi Sara, Thank you for your query. Our "Food and Beverage Management" course is accredited by international institutions like CPD and ICOES. According to the UK standards, the course is compared to a level 3. Kaoutar - IOA Team

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Faith asked:

hi am from kenya can i take the course to and how will i get the certificate


Hi Faith, Thank you for your query. We have students from all over the world, so yes you can access our courses no matter where you are from. Upon course completion, you will be able to download your PDF certificate directly from your account. Kaoutar - IOA Team

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Mick asked:

Is there an age restriction on this course?


Thank you for your query. There is no age-restriction to avail to our courses. Our course was designed in a way that is accessible to both beginners and experienced students.

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Colbert asked:

What level is this course? Thank you Colbert


Our Food and Beverage Management course compares to a level 3. Our courses are accredited by ICOES and CPD Certification Service (CPD UK).

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Professional technician certificate ( F&B ) asked:

Please I would like to ask for the price with dollar? Thank you.


You can inquire in the Food and Beverage Management course offered in REED platform for the current price offer.

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Rebecca asked:

I would just like to know what level is Food & Beverage Management course please?


IOA offers specialist courses and upon graduation, you will gain a pdf certificate of completion. We can say this Food and Beverage Management course is comparable to a level 3.

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Zoltan asked:

Is this online Food and Beverage Management course equivalent to Level 2 qualification? Can you get a certificate on completing the course, please?


We offer specialist courses, and upon graduation, you will gain a pdf certificate of completion. We can say this Food and Beverage Management course is comparable to a level 3.

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I used to run own baking business so wondered what type of job I could apply for after (if I decide ) to do this course .


This course will give you the knowledge you need to work in the food management industry. You will receive a certificate which will profoundly improve your CV and therefore increase chances of getting employment, or starting a new business. Besides, this course is CPD accredited (by CPD UK).

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Emma Shaw asked:

Hi do you need to be working to do this course?


Our Food and Beverage Management course is self-paced since you have unlimited access to the course content.

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