Summer Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1JB, United Kingdom

Culinary Arts Management with Professional Placement - University College Birmingham

**Course snapshot** Whether you want to be an executive head chef at a 5-star hotel, manage the kitchen of a high-profile restaurant or create new products as a development chef, UCB's flagship Culinary Arts Management degree course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience you need. Our acclaimed College of Food boasts incredible professional training kitchens and state-of-the-art facilities, along with award-winning chef lecturers and excellent industry links. With a one year placement built into your course, you'll graduate with substantial working experience as well as a degree that will really open doors in the culinary arts industry. **Who’s the course for?** Our course is designed for anyone keen to enter a range of careers in the food industry, such as new product and menu development, catering or food service management. **Why should I study the course?** - This course will provide you with the essential skills to adopt a modern management approach in a wide range of professional food environments, putting you in prime position for a successful career in this field. - Central to our course is a full one year work placement in the UK or overseas, enabling you to build extensive real-world experience in the culinary arts industry before you graduate. - You'll be working in our Food Science and Innovation Suite, which features the latest food testing and diagnostic technology, as well as our state-of-the-art kitchen facilities used by the likes of Michel Roux Jr. to find his yearly scholar. - You will also have the chance to put theory into practice by working in UCB's award-winning restaurant and bistro, which have a great reputation among diners and industry professionals. **Great. Tell me some more** UCB has a vast array of industry contacts to provide you with a wealth of exciting opportunities during and after your course, including work experience at local Michelin-starred restaurants, expert masterclasses, guest lectures and the chance to work with major names in product development such as MARS. Our past students have also completed placements at organisations such as the White Barn Inn and Spa (USA), Wickaninnish Inn (Canada), Claridge's (London), Une Table au Sud (France) and Ashford Castle (Ireland). You can also put yourself to the test in a range of culinary competitions, with our students recently scooping accolades in events such as the Nestlé Professional Toque d'Or, Culinary World Cup and International Young Chef Olympiad. In addition to our industry standard kitchens and fully-equipped food and beverage laboratories, our multi-million pound Food Science and Innovation Suite comprises two specialist kitchens, a bespoke sensory evaluation room, a pilot plant and science facilities. You will need to buy a uniform and specialist equipment for this course - UCB can help cover the costs for this through our Kick Start scheme. **What skills will I gain?** You will gain a wide range of first-class culinary skills, business skills and an extensive knowledge of management, along with a full year of industry experience. You will acquire a strategic perspective on the culinary arts industry, understanding how to manage change as well as innovate and develop new food concepts. Our course also offers a range of optional modules which allow you to specialise in areas of the industry that interest you, including financial strategy, small restaurant management or events planning. **What about the future?** Our graduates have gone on to build very successful careers in a variety of sectors including fine dining, new product development and contract catering. Others have started their own business enterprises in areas such as specialist food production, consultancy and licensed retail. Alternatively, upon completing the BA (Hons) degree, you can progress onto study at postgraduate level, including courses at UCB such as our MA/PGDip Culinary Arts Management course.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,BirminghamUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £10,300