Diploma in Food & Beverage Management

Kenya Utalii College management is committed to sustaining its mandate of training qualified professionals for the hospitality and tourism industry.


This is a one and half year program covering all aspects of Food and beverage operations and Food and beverage supervisory skills. In addition to the theoretical learning, the course entails intensive practical training at the demonstration restaurant, application Utalii hotel, and three months in training in various Kenyan Hotels.

There are three intakes in January, May and the main one in September every year. There are plans to introduce a one year certificate course and another one year Diploma course in Food and Beverage Service Supervision in future

First Year

  • Restaurant operations practical
  • Food & Beverage service theory
  • Beverage knowledge
  • Food and menu 1
  • Introduction to hospitality industry
  • Basic Language 1
  • Basic Information technology
  • Bar keeping practical
  • Bar operations
  • Food and menu 2
  • Social aspects of tourism
  • Human Nutrition for Hospitality industry
  • Basic Language 2
  • Banqueting practical
  • Food hygiene & sanitation and occupational safety
  • Human relations
  • Environmental studies
  • Hotel law
  • Leisure and recreational studies

Second Year

  • Menu planning and costing
  • Intermediate Language
  • Introduction to accounting
  • Business communication
  • Principles of organization
  • Introduction to entrepreneurship
  • Food and beverage control
  • Food & Beverage supervision
  • Internal internship & Project

Career Opportunity

Graduates for this course have opportunities for employment as waiters, captains in hotels, restaurants, airlines, shipping lines and other catering establishments. Prospects for promotion exists for capable persons to become supervisors

Entry Requirements

Kenya Certificate of Education C-, English C- or any other equivalent qualification. 3rd Division at “O” Level, or its equivalent with a credit in English Language, and a pass in Mathematics.


  • Mr. Patrick Maraburi -Head of Department
  • Nancy Maruta
  • Mr. Vincent Mutemi
  • Mr. Charles Sakong
  • Ms. Evalyne Kimanga
  • Ms. Esther Njoroge
  • Ms. Grace Mkongo