Diploma in Food Production is a 1.6-year long course followed by 24 weeks of industrial training. The minimum eligibility for pursuance of the course is the successful completion of the 10+2 level of education, or a Bachelor’s degree, depending on the type of the course.
Some of the top institutes offering this course in India are:
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 16,000 and 47,000.
Admission to the course is based on the round of counselling conducted after the candidate’s qualification of a relevant entrance test.
Such professionals are hired in capacities such as:
The average annual salary offered to successful professionals of the discipline in India ranges between INR 2 and 6,00,000, increasing with the candidate’s experience and skillset.
Some of the leading entrance tests held in the country for admission to the course are:
Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course:
|Examination Type||Semester wise|
|Eligibility||10+2 with minimum 50% marks in aggregate/ Bachelor’s degree|
|Admission Process||based on entrance exam|
|Course Fee||INR 2,000 to 7 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 6 lacs per annum|
|Top Recruiting Companies||The Oberoi Shimla, Taj Bengal, Itdc, Raj Vilas, Mansingh Palace, Taj Palace, The Grand Intercontinental, Wild Flower Hall, Hyatt Regency, The Oberoi Group of Hotels, The Trident, Le Meridian, The Taj Group of Hotels, Welcome Group of Hotels, Radisson Windsor Hotel, The Grand Inter Continental, Devigarh Resort, Old World Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. Barista Coffee Co., Nirulas Corner House Pvt. Ltd, Macdonald’s Ge Capital, Majestic Park Plaza Pizza Hut, Café Coffee Day, Convergys, Excel, Daksh, Essex Farm, The Plaza Solitaire, 3 Globe Services Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai, Punjab Tourism Development Corporation, Tmi Network, Ananda In Himalaya's, Imperial's, and such.|
|Job Positions||Food Technologist, Food Quality Assurance Manager, Front Line Executive / Field Sales Executive - Food Processing, Production Supervisor, Marketing Manager -Food Processing, among others.|
Hospitality-based establishments, such as hotel, restaurant, fast food outlet, resorts, railways, airlines, cruise liners, and others such, require trained personnel to man their operations. The National Council for Hotel Management offers five different skill-oriented diploma courses to address the need for such personnel.
Listed here are the top entrance tests conducted in the country for admission to the course:
A section-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here:
|Section I||Section II|
|Importance of kitchen in Hotel & Catering establishments||Larder - Organisation & layout. Larder control|
|Methods of cooking with special application to meat, fish, vegetables, cheese, pulses and egg||salads - classification|
|Balancing of recipes, standardisation of recipes, standard yield, maintaining recipe files||Fish|
|Roux balance, Roux blond and Roux Bruno||Butchery|
|Eggs||Poultry and Game|
|Vegetables||Assembling of cold buffets, sandwitches.|
|Theory of Bread making||Different types of forcement and their uses|
|Pastry||Cleaning and care of Larder equipment|
|Kitchen stewarding and upkeep of equipment||-|
|Section III||Section IV|
|Personal hygiene||Definition of nutrition|
|Dishwashing methods||Carbohydrates and proteins|
|Food Storage||Vitamins in diet|
|Pest Control||Health Foods & Menus for diabetic, heart, blood pressure patients|
|Municipal health laws||First aid and treatment for cuts, wounds, burns|
|Section V||Section VI|
|Commodities and Costing||Computer Awareness|
|Cereals - Wheat, rice, maize||concepts and processing|
|Pulses - Types and uses of pulses||Elements of a computer processing system|
|Fresh fruits and vegetables||Hardware, features and uses|
|Dairy products||Input/output devices|
|Prevailing food standards in India||Software concepts|
|Herbs, spices and condiments||Introduction to Windows|
|Brief introduction of Tea, Coffee, Cocoa||Introduction of computers for accounting records and controls|
|Methods of food preservation||Cost control procedure through Purchasing|
|Importance of costing and cost dynamics||Elements of cost|
Food production and service jobs typically focus on culinary skills, food principles, nutrition, sanitation, and business and/ or hospitality management.
Food production professionals are gainfully employed across fast-food restaurants, cafeterias, schools, hospitals, non-profit organizations, government agencies, storage facilities, and farms.
Training typically focuses on food and preparation, while advanced studies often equip students for supervisory positions. Specific occupational options may include Cook, Chef, Food Supplier, Banquet Manager, Purchasing Manager or Food Production Director, among others.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such successful Diploma-holders are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions:
Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course:
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