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Catering and Event Management

Aimed at people who want to become professionals in creating, managing, selling and putting on events in the catering and events industry.

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Knowledge is not enough.

We create professionals with a 360º vision of catering

Everything is connected.
In order to stimulate our audience and create a memory that lasts forever, we have to create, plan and produce in a strategic way. Whether a banquet, a catering event or a large-scale meal, it’s not just any meal. Preparing the final presentation for a catering event is different from a conventional restaurant, what is involved is something altogether different.

Banquet cooking has its own characteristics beyond those of the restaurant kitchen. Cooking for a large-scale event comes with its own set of rules regarding the requirements, logistics and execution; just in the same way as the costs and financial margins are different to those of a traditional restaurant.

A chef has to think differently, a maître has to think differently, and experience designers also have to act in a similar way to that of the food and beverage manager in a hotel.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Catering and Event Management is part of the Master’s degree in Restaurant Management and is designed for people wanting to create or manage an events or catering business.

The course focuses on the main aspects of events and gastronomy, providing students with the knowledge, skills, correct attitude and the chance to design and deliver strategic experiences that give customers added value.

The course lasts three months and includes a trip where real cases are studied. You will develop the skills to manage and run a catering business including all the facets involved: applied marketing, selling, logistics and cost engineering, preparing events, putting on and bringing to a successful close events.

By the end of the course, you will have gained experience of training methods such as Design Thinking, where you will be able to create, lead, manage and run large events in terms of strategy, operations and gastronomy.

Culinary Institute of Barcelona students

Learning aims

Get yourself ready for the challenges facing the catering and events industry in the 21st century.

How you will learn

230 hours designed to give you

an overall view of the catering and event industry.

More than just knowledge.

We train the professionals of the catering and events industry of the 21st century.





For who?

The profile

Who will you share with?

Who should study at the CIB


  • Training for catering and event management is old-fashioned

  • Barcelona is a hub for gastronomic businesses

  • Education should allow for both a family life and a professional life

  • Education in general is distant from the realities of the 21st century

  • Education is an investment in my future

  • Education should be international


  • To take your restaurant to the next level

  • To give a boost to your career

  • To gain the best education

  • To stand out

  • To be entrepreneur


  • Are an entrepreneur

  • Are passionate

  • Are creative

  • Are a leader

  • Are non-conformist

  • Are a challenger to the status quo

People like you

What CIBers say

When and how much

The moment is yours

Early registration offer.

The sooner you register, the less you’ll pay.

Next call for applications

September 2021

6,375 €

From 6,375 € registering before February 25th, 2021

7,500 €



Apply now

Upcoming calls for applications

September 2022

6,375 €

From 6,375 € registering before February 25th, 2021

7,500 €



Apply now

What the price includes

Absolutely everything

After CIB

Cibers, students of the Culinary Institute of Barcelona cooking.

[ Attitude ]


Being a CIBer is to be ready for tomorrow. This attitude is what unites them, as well as the goal of impacting the future by changing their surroundings.

After the CIB everything starts

  • Jobs board

    Former students of the CIB have access to our jobs board. The CIB guarantees a level of talent for restaurants, hotels and food production businesses.

  • Starting your own project

    The CIB is also an ecosystem for opportunities. We love to surround ourselves with talent and we know how to come along with you on the initial steps of your journey, helping you with your ideas and even assisting you in gaining financing.

  • The next generation of teachers

    We nurture the talent that comes from our classrooms. Sometimes we have the chance to bring this talent on to our team.

  • Next generation of teachers

    We are attentive to the talent that emerges from our classrooms and if the opportunity arises to join our team.

  • Networking

    When you finish your course, besides the knowledge you will have acquired, you’ll carry with you countless contacts from talented students from across the world and your teachers. It will be up to you to make the most of them.

  • Your continuous education

    CIBers always have privileged access and the best conditions under which to keep learning on our continuous education programmes, post graduate programmes and Explorer Campus.

  • Use of the facilities

    Whenever you need it, the CIB will be available for you to use to accelerate your ideas, do your presentations or whatever your proposal is.

Career opportunities

Whatever your future will be.

Here we teach you how to stand out.


  • Catering manager

  • Event planner

  • Event manager

  • Corporate events manager

  • Starting a business in the catering and events sector

  • Wedding planner

  • Marketing and live communication manager

  • Operations manager

Your competitive edge:

  • Your mentors will all have been active professionals with real and up-to-date experience.

  • You will have seen real business models, not just theory.

  • You will have set up mock businesses in changing and unexpected environments. Just like in real life.

  • You will have a sector networking event in the first class.

Admissions process:

Be accepted by the CIB

At the CIB, we receive thousands of admissions requests, but only a small amount of them reach the final acceptance phase.

The profile of our candidates is determined beforehand for each new call and the Acceptance Committee strives to comply with the established criteria.

Only a handful of candidates passes the final phase.


  • Be over 18

  • Pass the Admissions Committee Assessment

At the CIB, we don’t take into account your previous academic preparations. Instead, we look at your attitude and inclination towards creativity and innovations, as well as your entrepreneurial character and your life experience. We believe in people, not curriculums. That's why you should try it.

  • 1

    Request information
    Send us your request and an advisor will call you as soon as possible to talk you through the process.
  • 2

    Send in your admissions form
    Once you have spoken with the advisor, they will give provide you access to the admissions form and advise you on how to complete it successfully. We want to know about you, how you live, how you think, what you’re doing and what’s important for you.
  • 3

    Assessment interview
    If your motivation form stands out, you will pass to the interview phase. You will be able to arrange it at your convenience. We look at your attitude and inclination towards creativity and innovation, as well as your entrepreneurial spirit and your life experience. We believe in people, not curriculums. That's why you should try it.
  • 4

    Acceptance Committee
    The Acceptance Committee will look over your case the Monday after your interview and that same day you will find out by email.
  • 5

    In the same notification, we will explain all about the process to reserve your place and to begin registering for the course. You will have 30 days to complete this process.