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Culinary Management

Entrepreneurship & Restaurant Management Diploma

The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Vancouver can help you prepare for it.

Program Overview

In the Entrepreneurship & Restaurant Management program, you'll gain knowledge that will benefit you as you pursue ownership opportunities in the food service industry. Communications, training, leadership, management, human resources, technology, accounting, marketing, financial management, and customer relations are emphasized. You'll have the opportunity to build business plans and fine-tune the skills needed to handle the demanding tasks of restaurant management. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as restaurant owner, restaurant manager, or kitchen manager.
Entrepreneurship & Restaurant Management

Program Description

30 credits - 8 courses - 6 months - 2 quarters - Diploma

Maybe you think you have what it takes to manage a dining room operation or run a bustling kitchen, but you want to get the right training before you make the leap. Or perhaps you have always wanted to own a top restaurant, but want to understand the foodservice industry from the inside out. Either way, in the Entrepreneurship & Restaurant Ownership Program at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Vancouver, you have the opportunity to become competent in the identified priorities of the foodservice industry: communication, training, leadership, management, human resources, technology, accounting, marketing, and customer relations.

Graduates of the Culinary Arts Diploma Program at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Vancouver, or those with equivalent training or industry experience, are ideal candidates for this program, which builds upon foundation culinary skills and techniques, and foodservice industry knowledge. From overseeing food quality and to dealing with customers, to making staffing decisions, a restaurant entrepreneur handles hundreds of varied yet critically important tasks every day. The ability to make decisions quickly often determines their ultimate success or failure. Curriculum focuses on financial management and understanding the various market segments and demands that affect a restaurant’s profit margins. Students learn to work with proven marketing strategies, how to maximize value for owners and investors, and how to use analytical techniques to make informed business decisions.

During the second quarter of the program, students combine all the critical skills they have acquired in the program to the development of a complete business plan for a minimum 100-seat restaurant. Successful graduates demonstrate practical, analytical, and technical abilities to potential employers.
Entrepreneurship & Restaurant Management

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