Centennial College

Food Tourism

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Program Information

School:Centennial College
Faculty:School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts
Degree:Post-diploma
Field of Study:Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
Personal and Culinary Services, Other
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Tourism Promotion Operations
Description:Food and Beverage is the largest area of tourism employment, accounting for one-third of visitor spending. It's also one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry. As culinary experiences increasingly become a major driver of local, regional and international travel, this innovative Food Tourism graduate certificate will benefit recent graduates and working professionals in and around food, culinary, tourism and event industries.

In fact, tourism employs one in 10 people in the world, generates 10 per cent of global gross domestic product and is one of the fastest growing global industries. In 2017, many destinations experienced their best tourism year ? including Toronto, where visitors spent $8.8 billion in the local economy.

The program will cover the exciting links between tourism marketing, and development and experiences with gastronomy, wine, culture, food traditions and communities. In doing so, it will prepare you to develop successful food tourism enterprises and gain employment in existing food and culinary tourism agencies and companies, all while advocating for social justice, equity and access in communities worldwide.

When you graduate, you'll be prepared to pursue employment in tourism agencies, local and international tourism attractions, culinary establishments, government agencies, historical tourism sites, food writing and with culinary experiential travel groups. The entrepreneurial skills you'll acquire in the program will also permit you to pursue self-employment and/or consultancy work, establishing local food movements such as farmer's markets, community food hubs and destinations attracting food tourism.
URL:Food Tourism at Centennial College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $16,336

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2018.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    -College diploma or university degree in any discipline
    -We will consider applicants who have successfully completed partial post-secondary education and have relevant work experience in hospitality

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 24, 2019

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