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Master Degree in Food and Beverage Management

HTL International School of Hospitality, Tourism and LanguagesBarcelona - SPAIN

Field(s) of study: Food Industry Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: -- €
Course cost: 3 000 €
Possible funding options: 
  • Paid internship

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:

Available slots: 

Available spots: 20
Places available per academic year: 80

Program Language

  • English

Course length: 

9 months

Start of the program: 

September 2017

Level of entry: 

A Level+4 years
A Level+5 years

Food and beverage managers are the leaders in the kitchen and the front of house in restaurants of all kinds. Responsible for overall operation for the restaurant, food and beverage managers hire staff, purchase food and stock, and make sure everyone is trained on proper food preparation, proper and legal alcoholic beverage service kitchen safety techniques and understand health standards. Food and beverage managers make sure that company is represented correctly and that the company's standards are upheld. Food and beverage managers also set daily and weekly cleaning schedules for the kitchen and front of house, hire, train and discipline employees and set work schedules. They keep tabs on food cost, waste and employee hours, doing their best to optimize profit for their company and create the best dining experience possible for customers.

Module I. Food and Beverages Management (160 hours / 12 weeks)

- Structure of the Food Sector
- Establishment set-up
- Menu design
- Purchasing, storage, production, service and control
- Human resources management
- Marketing and promotion
- Quality controls

Module II. Food and Beverages Service (60 hours / 12 weeks)

- Staff skills
- Service equipment
- Menu and beverages knowledge
- Service sequences
- Event service
- Supervisory service

Module III. Gastronomy and Wines of Spain Module (20 hours / 12 weeks)

- Best restaurants of Spain: The World's 50 Best Restaurant ranking, Michelin stars
- Famous chefs and pastry chefs of Spain
- Wineries of Spain

Module IV. Foreign Language Intensive Course (160 hours / 8 weeks)
- Official DELE exam of Spanish for Foreigners preparation module
- General French or Russian Language according the initial entrance level

Module V. Spanish/French/Russian Language for the Tourism Sector (80 hours / 4 weeks)
- In the reception
- Hotel services
- In the restaurant/bar
- Information services from the hotel
- The hotel and travel agency
- Check-out: Acknowledgements and complaints
- Reservation procedure
- What do your clients expect from you?
- Touristic texts
- At the airport: arrival, passport control, customs, airport services, baggage claim, car rental, shuttle bus, public transport, transfer guide
- At the hotel: check-in, room reservation, guest service, exchange service, room changes, claims, check-out
- Hotel services: spa, beauty center, gifts shop, activities inside and outside, group activities, laundry, parking
- In the restaurant/bar: tapas, breakfast, menu
- In the tourist office: excursions, guided tours, outdoor activities, car rental   
- In the travel agency: destinations, tours, round trips, tailor made tours, MICE, group tours, contract, relationship hotel/agency, mistakes in the booking, make an offer, prepare a trip, sell the trip
- Check-out: invoices, bills, discount cards, acknowledgements and claims
- Tour guide profession: protocol, duties and obligations, responsibilities, customer service.

Module VI. Final Project
·         Project design
·         Research tools
·         Personal reflection
·         Appropriate questionnaire designs
·         Conducting academic research, literature search and review
·         Developing a research question, hypothesis and methodology
·         Managing a research project

Module VII. Internship (a minimum of 3 month)

Course format: 


Entry requirements

  • Last studies transcript
  • English language level (official certificate or make online our internal English level test)

Admission criteria: 

  • Submit an online application
  • To do an English placement test, if there isn't any official certificate

Application cost description: 

  • Application fee: 200 Euros