At Tamwood Careers you will gain knowledge and skills required for a variety of food and beverage positions in a broad range of related employment settings.

Discover Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry

Prepare to enter the exciting world of food and beverage and get the certifications and experience required for entry of mid-level service positions at hotels, resorts, restaurants, convention centres and on cruise ships.


Whistler, BC

 Program length

Certificate Program – 27 weeks
24 weeks study term+
3 weeks Capstone Project

Co-op Diploma Program – 48 weeks
24 weeks study term+
24 week of Co-op work placement

  Time Table
Mon – Thu Fri 
9:00-12:00 Class Class
13:00-14:15 Class Free Time


This hands on, well curated training program allows students to develop the knowledge, skills, and real world training needed for careers in the fast-paced food and beverage industry. Delivery approach consists of a combination of in-class lectures and practical application from industry experts in the field. Students attending this program will be achieving 6 nationally and internationally recognized certificates that are highly valued in the Food and Beverage Industry.  From learning safe serving practices with Food Safe and Serving it Right, to learning fundamentals of cooking and serving earning the  AHLEI Kitchen Cook and Server Certifications, and the fundamentals of beer, spirits and wine with the Cicerone and WSET programs.  


Learn from Industry Experts


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Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, you will have an understanding of all aspects, components and terminology of the Food and Beverage industry and will be able to pursue a career in front or back of houses, restaurants, hotels, resorts, bars, cruise ships and event venues.  You will also achieve 9 nationally and internationally recognized certificates that are highly valued in the Food and Beverage Industry.

Co-op Work Experience

Students in the Diploma program must complete a 480 hour Co-op education to graduate from this program. You will start your work term on completion of your six-month study term. You have up to 24 weeks in which to complete your 480 Co-op hours. Students typically do their C

o-op work experience in a Food and Business as these jobs allow you to develop communication, culture, professional and personal skills.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum age: 19 years
  • Language Skills: You must demonstrate you have an intermediate level/level 4 English with Tamwood Careers’ online written test and admission interview, or by presenting evidence of having achieved any of the following: CEFR B1, IELTS 5, TOEFL ibT 52-64, Cambridge PET (Merit), Tamwood Language Centres’ level 4 or proof of successful completion of Tamwood Language Centre EAP 192.

*Students who need to improve their English skills before getting admitted to this program can take English courses at Tamwood Language Centres.

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Name of Course/Subject # Weeks # of Hours
Course 1 Essential Food Service 4 80 hrs
Course 2 Food Preparation & Culinary Skills 4 80 hrs
Course 3 Menu Development & Kitchen Management 4 80 hrs
Course 4 Fundamentals Wine, Beer & Spirits 4 80 hrs
Course 5 Catering & Events & Occupational Health and Safety 4 80 hrs
Course 6 Introduction to Technology and Social Media in F&B 4 80 hrs
Cooperative Work Experience (Diploma only) Max 24 480 hrs
Capstone Project (Certificate only) 3 40 hrs

The Capstone Project is an academic project in which students select a topic that relates to both their studies and their field of work.  This is submitted in the form of a final written report or presentation. In selecting and working on their project, students will practice critical thinking, solving challenging problems, and developing skills such as oral communication, research skills, planning, self-sufficiency, and goal setting—valuable skills that are sought after by employers!



“Great school. I appreciate the effort of teachers and their dedication. I enjoyed school and atmosphere there. Tamwood helped me a lot! My kindest regards to Kim and Lori!”

– Dmytro

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