As the core module within the Diploma,this element provides students with an in-depth knowledge of innovative culinary techniques including sensory evaluation, evolution of world cuisine, recipe and menu development.
2.Gastronomy & Food Trends
Students will evaluate the cultural and social dimensions of global food trends, restaurant planning and food and wine menu design. Topics will include: influence of social trends on diet; food sourcing; sustainability; evolution of gastronomy and the development of eating habits across cultures.
3.Menu Concepts & Marketing
Teaches the importance of strategic marketing within the food industry examining how global trends influence customer behaviour. Students will gain an understanding of all aspects of the marketing mix: advertising, PR, branding and social media.
4.Wine & Beverages
Students will gain an insight into wine selection, wine service, food and wine pairing and management of wine. Taught by our wine experts, students will be introduced to wine in the context of a food business.
5.Food & Beverage Cost Control
Students will be taught the core aspects of cost control, planning, optimisation of resources, menu
management and menu engineering to enable an operation to run efficiently, effectively and profitably.
6.Professional Kitchen Management
Effective kitchen management demands skills in team building and communication, this element of the diploma will provide students with these skills in order to operate a pro table and efficient kitchen.
7.Food Hygiene & Safety
With food safety being of principal importance within any food service operation, this unit covers the standards of food handling for culinary professionals.
Introduces students to the process of writing a business profile for their food business concept. Students will view food business through the eyes of an entrepreneur. Within the unit, students will design a business strategy for their food concept, consider legal requirements and gain a thorough understanding of how to design an effective business model.