Diploma in Food Industry Management

– Where Management Meets Culinary Artistry!

Start Date

November 20, 2023


15 Weeks

Fees (Local)

10% Discount for Early Birds



Mode Of Study


About the Program

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.

Program Highlights:

  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.

Course Modules

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.

2.1. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

7.1. 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.

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.

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.

10.1. Capstone Project

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

Plan Of Study

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

Career Pathway for Graduates of this Program

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.

Course Fee

Local Participants

10% Discount for Early Birds

International Participants


Next Entry

November 20, 2023

Payment Details

Tuition Account

Beneficiary Bank: Zenith Bank Plc
Account Number: 1228461510
Account Name: Nigeria College of Agribusiness

Further Enquiries

Do you need any further assistance regarding this program, send an email to: or send chat with a program executive on WhatsApp via: 08109532513 (Nigeria), +2349129158989 (International)

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