Diploma in Food Industry Management

– Where Management Meets Culinary Artistry!


The Diploma in Food Industry Management is a specialized program meticulously designed to prepare individuals for leadership roles in the dynamic and ever-evolving food industry. This program offers a comprehensive education in food management, blending culinary expertise with essential business and management skills. Graduates will emerge as well-rounded professionals equipped to navigate the complexities of the food industry.


    26th February, 2024
    3 Months
    Diploma in Food Industry Management


Module 1 - Introduction to Food Industry Management

1.1. Overview of the Food Industry

  1. Historical development and growth of the food industry.
  2. Key players and stakeholders in the industry.
  3. Current challenges and trends.

1.2. Food Business Fundamentals

  1. Food business models (restaurants, catering, food processing).
  2. Legal and regulatory aspects of the food industry.
  3. Ethical and sustainable practices.

Module 2 - Culinary Techniques and Skills

  1. Fundamental cooking methods and principles.
  2. Menu planning and recipe development.
  3. Food presentation and plating techniques.

2.2. Food Safety and Hygiene

  1. Foodborne illnesses and prevention.
  2. Food safety regulations and compliance.
  3. HACCP principles and implementation.

Module 3 - Quality Standards and Regulations

3.1. Quality Standards and Regulations

  1. Food quality parameters and criteria.
  2. International food quality standards (ISO, Codex).
  3. Quality assurance processes and audits.

3.2. Quality Control in Food Production

  1. Quality control techniques and tools.
  2. Quality testing and inspection.
  3. Continuous improvement and corrective actions.

Module 4 - Restaurant and Hospitality Management

4.1. Restaurant and Hospitality Management

  1. Restaurant operations and service management.
  2. Customer service and guest experience.
  3. Menu engineering and pricing strategies.

4.2. Financial Management in the Food Industry

  1. Budgeting and cost control.
  2. Revenue management and profit optimization.
  3. Financial reporting and analysis.

Module 5 - Food Product Marketing

5.1. Food Product Marketing

  1. Market research and consumer behavior.
  2. Brand development and positioning.
  3. Marketing strategies and campaigns.

5.2. Digital Marketing for Food Businesses

  1. Online presence and social media marketing.
  2. E-commerce and food delivery platforms.
  3. Building a strong digital brand presence.

Module 6 - Food Product Planing

6.1. Food Production Planning

  1. Production scheduling and capacity management.
  2. Procurement and inventory management.
  3. Quality control in food production.

6.2. Supply Chain Logistics

  1. Supply chain design and optimization.
  2. Distribution and logistics management.
  3. Supplier relationships and sourcing strategies.

Module 7 - Menu Engineering and Development

  1. Menu design principles.
  2. Menu analysis and optimization.
  3. Seasonal and specialty menus.

7.2. Food Innovation and Trends

  1. Tracking food industry trends.
  2. New product development and innovation.
  3. Adapting to changing consumer preferences.

Module 8 - Sustainable Practices in the Food Industry

8.1. Sustainable Practices in the Food Industry

  1. Sustainable sourcing and procurement.
  2. Waste reduction and sustainable packaging.
  3. Eco-friendly restaurant and kitchen practices.

8.2. Ethical Considerations in Food Business

  1. Fair trade and ethical sourcing.
  2. Food ethics and responsible marketing.
  3. Corporate social responsibility in the food industry.

Module 9 - Entrepreneurship in Food Business

9.1. Entrepreneurship in Food Business

  1. Business plan development.
  2. Funding and investment strategies.
  3. Launching and managing a food-related startup.

9.2. Food Business Innovation Projects

  1. Ideation and innovation workshops.
  2. Business pitch development.
  3. Entrepreneurship mentorship.

Module 10 - Capstone Project

  1. Research, analysis, and solution development.
  2. Presentation of findings and recommendations.


  1. Food Safety and Quality Assurance: The program prioritizes food safety and quality control, teaching students the importance of adhering to strict standards and regulations to ensure safe and high-quality food products.
  2. Business and Financial Management: Participants will acquire essential business skills, including financial planning, budgeting, cost control, and marketing strategies tailored to the food industry. This knowledge empowers graduates to manage food businesses efficiently.
  3. Food Production and Supply Chain Management: Graduates will understand the intricacies of food production, procurement, and supply chain management, ensuring a seamless flow of food products from farm to table.
  4. Marketing and Branding in the Food Industry: Students will learn effective marketing strategies for food products, including branding, advertising, and customer engagement, preparing them to promote and sell food products successfully.
  5. Food Industry Trends and Sustainability: We explore emerging trends in the food industry, such as sustainable and ethical practices, organic and local sourcing, and eco-friendly packaging, ensuring graduates are attuned to industry shifts.
  6. Culinary Entrepreneurship: The program fosters an entrepreneurial mindset, encouraging graduates to explore opportunities for starting their food-related businesses or managing existing enterprises.


The program will be delivered through a combination of online lectures, interactive discussions, case studies, practical projects, and assessments. Participants will have access to course materials, resources, and support through the online learning platform. The program is designed to be completed within the specified duration, allowing participants to progress through the modules at their own pace while meeting the program requirements.

Faculty members are experienced professionals with extensive years of practice experience working within


Upon completion of the program, graduates can pursue various career paths in the food industry, including roles as food industry managers, restaurant owners, menu planners, culinary consultants, food truck operators, personal chefs, and more. Graduates will have the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of the food industry and contribute to its growth and success.

Final Award

Upon completion of the course, participants will earn a Graduate Diploma in Food Industry Management from the Nigerian College of Agribusiness. At convocation, graduating students will receive their Diploma parchment as well as their Transcript of academic records.

Tuition Fee

NGN 250,000

Course Start Date

26th February, 2024

Application Process

  1. Complete the Application for Admission Form for the course
  2. Application form fee is N5,000 payable into Zenith Bank, Account Name: Nigerian College of Agribusiness, Account Number: 1228461510
  3. Attach receipt of Application fee with your highest academic credential and submit to: admissions@ncaedu.ng
  4. Upon successful evaluation of your application, you will receive your Admission Letter indicating acceptance into the program. The Letter will also contain details of enrollment into the Course.

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Further Enquiries

Do you need any further assistance regarding this program, send an email to: training@ncaedu.ng or chat with a program executive on WhatsApp via: 09023789104 (Nigeria)

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Established in 2022 and approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), the College provides high-quality specialized education that strives to improve the productivity, performance and continuous development of professionals in Nigeria. The College has the Centre for Environment and Climate Innovation, Centre for Agribusiness Enterprise, Centre for Centre for Nutrition and Wellness, Centre for Development Leadership, Centre for Farm Management and Centre for Food Business Innovation. Through these centers, the college delivers need-based professional education to diverse professionals across the country and beyond. In 2023, the Nigerian College of Agribusiness was admitted into E4Impact Alliance, a network of leading business schools in Africa helping startups in Africa to scale up and attain their full potentials. Other members of E4Impact Alliance include University of Professional Studies Accra, University of Makeni Sierra-Leone and Uganda Martyrs University Kampala.