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.
Get yourself ready for the challenges facing the catering and events industry in the 21st century.
Mastering cooking on a large scale
Having the skills to work in any restaurant, catering business or at private and corporate events.
Developing and designing for events
Looking at the gastronomy, commercial and administrative side of things.
Looking at innovation and the creation of value proposals for the catering and event sector.
Transforming catering businesses
Using methodologies to improve the way you work.
Knowing how to manage and lead
For any type of restaurant, banquet and catered event.
Creating, managing, selling and delivering
For any type of trade fair, corporation, airline, wedding or private event.
Leading your future team, your main asset
with the tools and techniques to improve performance and develop your skills.
Taking decisions with a strategic mindset
You will evaluate and put into practice techniques and tools to be able to expertly manage your catering business.
Learn from your mistakes and failures
You will gain professional experience in the sector, where you will be able to apply what you have learned.
230 hours designed to give you
an overall view of the catering and event industry.
WILL BE YOUR MENTORS
OF CHALLENGES & WORKSHOP THAT
WILL PUT YOU TO THE TEST
WHERE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PRACTISE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED
WHICH WILL TEST YOUR SKILLS IN
TO GET TO KNOW BUSINESS MODELS AND THEIR OPERATIONS
More than just knowledge.
We train the professionals of the catering and events industry of the 21st century.
For restaurant owners and managers
wanting to specialise in catering and events.
For professionals who want to enter
the private and corporate catering and events sector.
For chefs who want to specialise in catering and events
to change from working in a restaurant kitchen to working in a banquet kitchen.
For gastronomic professionals who want a holistic
overview of banquet kitchens and their business models.
For recent graduates
passionate about gastronomy who want to delve deeper into the catering and event sector.
For professionals who want to enter
the sector, catering for weddings, airlines, trade fairs, corporate and private events.
I want to be an entrepreneur
for people with a highly entrepreneurial spirit who want to work on and validate their idea or existing business to reduce risks or increase the chances for success.
I want to have an international educational experience
for people with a broad view of the world who want to have an educational experience that is both international and well-rounded and that meets their expectations.
I want to give a boost to my business
for business owners who want to broaden or change the direction of their business model towards catering for events.
I want to get ready for the challenges of the 21st century
for those people who believe catering businesses are changing and that being ready is no longer enough to deal with these changes.
Who will you share with?
You’ll live with students with an entrepreneurial profile from every continent.
Experiences from all ages that will help you grow.
HAVE BEEN CHEFS
Your classmates will have experience that will round off your learning.
You classmates will come with experiences from their businesses.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
In the catering and restaurant sector.
WITH RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE
Your classmates will come with experiences that will help you grow for the future.
Each programme is designed based on the criteria of heterogeneity and compatibility.
We try to have the greatest gender diversity in our classrooms.
IF YOU BELIEVE THAT
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
IF YOUR GOAL IS
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 a leader
Are a challenger to the status quo
What CIBers say
The moment is yours
Early registration offer.
The sooner you register, the less you’ll pay.
From 6,375 € registering before February 25th, 2021
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From 6,375 € registering before February 25th, 2021
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All programme activities, both at the CIB and off campus are included in the price.
Membership of the CIB
You will become a CIBer for life. You will have access to unique job offers, benefits and work opportunities.
You will remember this day as one of the most special and memorable days.
A professional gastronomic trip
You will travel for one week to learn and get to know first hand about different business models.
All equipment you will need for your postgraduate, backpack with charger, etc.
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
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.
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.
Whatever your future will be.
Here we teach you how to stand out.
Corporate events manager
Starting a business in the catering and events sector
Marketing and live communication 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.
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.