Food Production: Courses, Eligibility Criteria, Career Prospects
Food Production: Food Production is a department in the hotel management and hospitality sector which is involved in preparation of food. A process, in which raw materials are cooked, combined and transformed to make a dish. The scope of food production has been widening at a faster pace in India as well as abroad. There are a number of courses in food production like diploma in food production or certificate in food production, a candidate can opt for. A diploma is essential, but a degree course is better. Because with a BSc in hospitality course you can bypass the other stages and join as kitchen management trainee (KMT) and start cooking, thus saving three or four years of the grind. Food production has three sections: Bakery, which is making bread and cakes, even chocolates and confectionary items like candies; Speciality Kitchen, where cuisines such as Thai, Mughlai, Japanese, South Indian are made; Cold section, were salads and delicatessen (cold meat cuts) are served. The chef is the backbone of the food and beverage department. He/ she has the responsibility of preparing food for all specialty restaurants along with performing some other duties such as deciding the menu, maintaining quality of food, supervising the kitchen and so on. Candidates aspiring to build their career in the field of food production can get details here about the courses one can pursue, eligibility criteria to enroll in and the career prospects.
Food Production: Eligibility Criteria
Food production courses are normally offered at diploma or certificate level by different hotel management colleges in India. However, few colleges also offer undergraduate degree courses in food production. Apart from this, food production is also taught as a subject in different culinary arts programmes. Check the eligibility criteria of food production courses offered at UG level:
Candidates should have passed Class 12 in any stream from a recognized board of education with English as a core subject
Candidates should score minimum 45% - 60% aggregate marks in Class 12th
Candidates with prior experience in the food/ culinary industry are sometimes preferred for admissions.
Note: Eligibility criteria mentioned above might vary as per the policies of an institution in which a candidate is applying for admission.
Required Skills for Food Production
Candidates who wish to make a career in the food production field must have some required skills to be successful in the long run. Some of these are:
Creativity and Innovative
Attention to detail
Ability to work for long hours
Food Production Courses
There are mostly diploma and certificate courses pursued for specialisation in food production. Let us check in brief the course highlights of both the courses.
Diploma in Food Production: Highlights
1.5 years or 18 months
10+2 with minimum 50% marks in aggregate/ Bachelor’s degree
Based on entrance exam
Rs. 20, 000 to 7 Lakhs
Average Starting Salary
Rs. 2 to 6 lakhs per annum
Top Recruiting Companies
Hyatt Regency, The Oberoi Group of Hotels, The Trident, Le Meridian, The Taj Group of Hotels, Welcome Group of Hotels, Radisson Windsor Hotel, Pizza Hut, Café Coffee Day, Convergys, etc.
Food Technologist, Food Quality Assurance Manager, Front Line Executive / Field Sales Executive - Food Processing, Production Supervisor, Marketing Manager -Food Processing, among others.
Certificate Course in Food production: Highlights
6 months - 1 year
Qualified 10+2 examination with minimum aggregate of 45 per cent in at least five subjects including English as the core subject.
Rs. 30,000 to 50,000
Rs. 3 to 8 lakhs per annum
Top Recruiting Companies
Hospitality, Packaging Industries, Hotels, Nestle, Amul, etc.
Production Manager, Food Production Manager, Food Production Craftsman, Hospitality Manager, etc.
Course Curriculum for Food Production
Now let us give a peek into the different subjects and topics that are taught each in diploma and certificate courses.
Diploma in Food Production Course Curriculum:
Introduction to Cookery
Basic Principles of Cookery
Basic Food Operations
Basic Food Production-Laboratory
Commodities and Costing
Hygiene and Sanitation
Quantity Food Production-Laboratory
Basic Computer Skills
Basics of Indian Cooking
Basics of Indian Cooking-Laboratory
Essential Food Operations
Essential Food Operations-Laboratory
Food Science and Nutrition
Certificate Course in Food production Course Curriculum:
Cookery & Larder Theory
Bakery & Patisserie Theory
Bakery & Patisserie Practical
Cookery & Larder Theory
Food Production: Career Prospects
Food production and service jobs typically focus on culinary skills, food principles, nutrition, sanitation, and business and/ or hospitality management. Food production professionals are gainfully employed across fast-food restaurants, cafeterias, schools, hospitals, non-profit organizations, government agencies, storage facilities, and farms. Training typically focuses on food and preparation, while advanced studies often equip students for supervisory positions. Specific occupational options may include Cook, Chef, Food Supplier, Banquet Manager, Purchasing Manager or Food Production Director, among others.
The Oberoi Group of Hotels
The Taj Group of Hotels
Welcome Group of Hotels
Radisson Windsor Hotel
Café Coffee Day
The Plaza Solitaire
3 Globe Services Pvt Ltd
Punjab Tourism Development Corporation
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Food Production: Courses, Eligibility Criteria, Career Prospects
Question: What are the types of courses that can be pursued in food production?
Food production courses can be pursued as a degree, diploma and certificate courses.
Question: What is the duration of Diploma in Food Production?
The course extends over a span of 1.5 years to 18 months.
Question: What is the duration of certificate courses?
The duration of the course is 6 months to 1 year.
Question: What is the salary offered after diploma?
Depending on the skills and experience by the candidate, the salary can range from 20,000 to 6 lakhs/annum.
Question: What is the fee of a certificate course in food production?
The fee can range from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 50,000.
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