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F&B Manager and Executive Chef

For chefs wanting to specialise in managing multiple restaurant and hotel kitchens with an international perspective.

Students of the Food and Beverage Management Postgraduate and Executive Chef postgraduate in a master class at the Culinary Institute of Barcelona
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Managing one professional kitchen is not enough.

We train professionals to be able to run multiple professional kitchens at the same time.

Executive chefs are part of the Executive Team of a hotel or group of restaurants, capable of managing everything that happens inside and outside of the kitchen, taking charge using technical skills in profitability, quality and leadership.

This role consists of taking raw materials and turning them into experiences for their customers using know-how of professional cooking, processes and discipline in management, leadership, with absolute mastery of finance for food cost, suppliers, prices and products.

The Postgraduate Diploma in F&B and Executive Chef is an intensive programme in which students go through all the functions of Executive Management of kitchens, as well as Food and Beverage, the creation of dining room and kitchen teams, the commercial overview of procurement and its profitability, the definition of production operations, service provision and supplier relations, measurement and control of economic, financial, valuation and customer loyalty aspects, in addition to training in decision making.

Lasting three months, this postgraduate diploma has been specifically designed for those in charge of key areas: kitchens, service production, hotel management, business unit management. For those who want to give a boost to their careers towards restaurant and hotel executive management to add value from their position.

This postgraduate diploma is part of the Master’s degree in Restaurant Management and aimed at people wanting to eventually manage multiple kitchens at the same time and even various restaurants of different types.

Culinary Institute of Barcelona students

Learning aims

Get ready today for what will happen tomorrow

How you will learn

230 hours designed so that every day

is a show for your learning.

More than just knowledge.

We train executive chefs and F&B managers for the 21st century



Memorable experiences
that will stay with you for the rest of your career

We are continuously creating dozens of unique experiences for each programme.



If your goal is:

The profile

Who will you share with?

Who is right for this program


  • Training for executive chefs 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 have a highly-recognised job

  • To gain the best education

  • To give a boost to your career

  • To stand out


  • Are an entrepreneur

  • Are passionate

  • Are creative

  • Are a leader

  • Are a non-conformist

  • Are a challenge the status quo

People like you

What CIBers say

When and how much

The moment is yours

Early registration offers

The sooner you register, the less you will pay.

Next call for applications

September 2021

7,500 €


Upcoming calls for applications

January 2022

6,750 €

Offer valid until 09/06/2021

7,500 €



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September 2022

6,375 €

Offer valid until 09/06/2021

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

For whatever your future will be.

Here we teach you how to stand out


  • Executive chef at any international restaurant and hotel chain

  • Chef/product manager for mass consumption

  • Culinary director of a hotel chain or restaurant

  • Corporate chef

  • Culinary development director

  • Food and Beverage (F&B) assitant

  • Entrepreneurship in the tourism sector

  • Gastronomic consultant in the Horeca sector

Your competitive edge:

  • Your mentors will have been active professionals.

  • You will have been trained to have keen decision-making skills.

  • Different from students at other schools, you will have developed competitive management skills.

  • You will have worked with Food Cost and will know how to pass on to your teams.

  • You will have a strong mastery of cost engineering to contribute to a restaurant.

  • Your education will be oriented to customer satisfaction, not to pleasing your bosses.

  • You will have a broad view of both back- and front-of-house in the restaurant sector.

  • You will understand and gain a full overview the Horeca channel.

  • On finishing the postgraduate diploma, you will have a clear idea of where to direct your professional career.

Admissions process

Getting 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 intake and the Acceptance Committee strives to comply with the established criteria.

Only a handful of candidates pass the final phase.


  • Be over 18

  • Pass the Admissions Committee Assessment

At the CIB, we do not take into account your academic background. Instead 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 go for 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 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 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 go for it.
  • 4

    Acceptance Committee
    The Acceptance Committee will look over your application the Monday after your interview and that same day we will notify you 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.