Les Roches Chicago certificate in food and beverage operations will expose you to the fundamental principles you need to succeed in the hospitality industry. You will gain applied, industry-relevant skills that will prepare you for immediate employment in the food and beverage industry.
The food and beverage operations program is made up of two independent 9-week modules. The courses are based on the experiential and practical learning approach that has earned Les Roches worldwide industry recognition.
Les Roches delivers world-renowned hospitality expertise through a dynamic, hands-on curriculum. We are proud to bring our unique approach to our brand new campus on Goose Island in Chicago, USA.
The unique Les Roches program is comprised of 2 independent modules:
During the program, Les Roches Chicago will also organize visits to key restaurants and outlets in Chicago, where you will have the unique opportunity to learn the secrets of real successful business operations.
At the end of each 9-week module, you will receive a Les Roches Chicago Certificate in Food and Beverage Operations in recognition of your success on this program.
Develop your foundational knowledge and learn to work effectively and efficiently in teams to provide timely and appropriate international food and beverage service in various settings like banquet, buffet, a la carte and quick serve.
Demonstrations, simulations and practical activities will familiarize the participants with both classical and modern luxurious service techniques.
Discover the theory behind different service types and styles in international hospitality operations. You will learn how to analyse and differentiate the nature of good service and how it relates to the food and beverage concept of each restaurant.
You will also understand how to select the appropriate service techniques, menu, restaurant organization, staffing levels and organizational structure of a food and beverage outlet based on your respective target market.
This course introduces you to the essential topics of cleanliness, health, safety, waste management, pest control and food hygiene.
You will also learn how to run an eco-friendly operation by applying the basic principles of sustainability.
This course explains and examines all theoretical and practical aspects of running a bar and beverage operation.
Through practical training, you will gain exposure to lobby bar table service, barista preparations, mixology and wines. In addition, you will gain an understanding of Point of Sales systems, opening and closing duties and end-of-the- day cash reconciliation.
Learn to prepare food using all major cooking methods while applying safe hygiene, energy conservation and wastage prevention.
You will be able to appreciate quality, and you will gain an in-depth understanding of raw materials.
Through this course, you will work in teams and individually to produce quality food in an effective and efficient way.
Develop an understanding of the role and importance of stewarding within a food and beverage production area.
You will learn how to select equipment, materials and supplies to work effectively and safely.
Gain a hands-on understanding of pastry and bakery operations.
You will learn to assemble ingredients according to recipes.
In addition, you will become more aware and attentive to the sights, sounds and smells of the pastry and bakery lab.
In particular, this course will develop the skills of following established methods of preparation and measuring ingredients accurately.
Develop your theoretical knowledge of culinary quality management.
You will become familiar with specific concepts such as: kitchen managerial skills, kitchen design, outfitting, organization and control.
Through exposure to menu planning, you will incorporate culinary knowledge, food science elements and cooking techniques.
Kitchen organizations for various concepts are examined.
"I chose Les Roches because it offers a completely different way of teaching a college student. Originally, I was thinking about attending an American university, but did not find it as interesting as Les Roches.
With the education I am receiving, I aim to achieve great things within a world-class hotel brand such as the Four Seasons. I hope to become a hotel manager in the next 10 to 15 years. My goal is to improve as a person and as a leader, and to interact with my co-workers in such a way that we build a stronger connection."
Miguel Ramirez (USA)
BBA in International Hotel Management - 2016