Food Tourism

Centennial College
1 year
Full time
Diploma / certificate
On campus

About this program

Food Tourism

Tourism employs 1 in 10 people in the world, generates 10% of global GDP and is one of the fastest growing global industries. Many destinations experienced their best Tourism year ever in 2017, including Toronto, where visitors spent $8.8 billion in the local economy.

Food and Beverage is the largest area of Tourism employment, accounts for 1/3 of visitor spending and one of the fastest growing segments of the Tourism industry. Culinary experiences are increasingly a major driver of local, regional and international travel.

This innovative graduate certificate is for recent graduates and working professionals in and around food, culinary, tourism and events industries. Learn the exciting links between tourism marketing, development and experiences with gastronomy, wine, culture, food traditions and communities. It prepares students 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.

Students will learn about the exciting links between experience, gastronomy, wine, culture, food traditions and communities.

Graduates from this program will be prepared to pursue employment in tourism agencies, local and international tourism attractions, culinary establishments, government agencies, historical tourism sites, food writing and culinary experiential travel groups.

The entrepreneurial skills taught in the program will also permit graduates 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.

Admission requirements

  • 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
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Welcome to Centennial College

Centennial College is Ontario’s first public college with five campuses in Toronto, Canada. Centennial offers high quality Canadian Education that is hands on and employment focused. Programs at Centennial promote experiential learning with laboratory instruction, co-op education and industry placements.  Centennial...

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Centennial College

755 Morningside Ave
M1K 5E9 Toronto, Ontario

Phone no: +1-800-268-4419
Fax +1 416 289-5352

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