Food & Beverage Management

IOA 047
50 Online Study HoursFully Accredited by ICOES
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About the Program

One of the most satisfying aspects of catering is being able to help make someone’s celebration go smoothly.

As a caterer, you will be helping people celebrate some of the most important milestones and moments in their life, and being able to see the smile on your client’s faces when you give them a time they will not forget is priceless.

Whether you are looking for a new career that is less monotonous or looking for your first career and want to work in an exciting, rewarding industry, our online Food & Beverage course can help you get where you want to be. Among other things, owning a successful catering or party planning business requires an understanding of food, beverages, and the service of each.

Who Is This Course for?

This is a career that is great for people who:

  • Love to work with others
  • Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from making others happy
  • Love food, beverages, and the culture that surrounds their service
  • Is patient, smart, and quick on their feet

What You Will Learn

 In this course, you will gain mastery in the following topics to help you make your business as desirable as possible to prospective clients:

  • Foodservice management
  • Catering management
  • Product development
  • Beverage management
  • Nutrition

With the level of understanding that we provide to you in these concepts, you will leave our course prepared to wow your clients with your knowledge and expert service of food and beverages.

Career Path

After you complete this course, you could:

  • Start a career in the food and beverage industry 
  • Open your own catering company 
  • Increase your knowledge and skills, impress your bosses and earn a promotion or raise
  • Become a more well-rounded employee


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.

Exam & Certification

To receive certification, you must:

  • Complete every page of the course
  • Pass the exams with a minimum score of 55% for each (each module includes a test based on key learning objectives in that study topic)

If you meet this criteria, your certificate of successful completion will be emailed to you immediately after you finish the course

You will also have the option to order a hard copy certificate directly from ICOES. (


Module 1: Foodservice management
  • 1.1 Introduction to foodservice industry
  • 1.2 Responsible foodservice
  • 1.3 Foodservice procedures
  • 1.4 Event planning
  • 1.5 Marketing yourself
Module 2: Catering
  • 2.1 Scale and size
  • 2.2 Product & service development
  • 2.3 Menu planning & pricing
  • 2.4 Working with the client
  • 2.5 Culture & cuisine
Module 3: Nutrition
  • 3.1 Introduction to nutrition
  • 3.2 Keeping cuisine healthy
  • 3.3 Remaining health conscious
  • 3.4 Sustainable foods
Module 4: Beverage management
  • 4.1 Beverage service laws and regulations
  • 4.2 Beverage trends
  • 4.3 Pricing and purchasing
  • 4.4 Basics of beer, wine, and liquor
Module 5: Product development
  • 5.1 Understanding ingredients
  • 5.2 Analysing demand and need
  • 5.3 Market research
  • 5.4 Tapping into trends
  • 5.5 Understanding your product

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