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Food production, as the name suggests, is all about preparing food. It is the process of transforming raw ingredients into prepared food items.
Food production is a major department in hospitality industry in which candidates can excel by learning various aspects of food production such as preparation techniques, cooking methods, kitchen management, food cost control, etc. The chef is the backbone of food and beverage department. The professional has the responsibility of preparing food for all specialty restaurants along with performing some other duties such as deciding the menu, maintaining quality of food, supervising the kitchen and so on.
Candidates aspiring to build their career in the field of food production have bright prospects if they are focused to learn all the required skills starting from chopping to preparing a variety of dishes in cuisines such as Indian, Chinese, Continental, etc.
Production Planner: A production planner is responsible for planning as well as smooth running of food production processes. The professional draws up work schedule in coordination with the production manager and ensures that the schedule is followed properly.
Food Production: Job Profiles & Top Recruiters
Candidates with a degree, diploma or certificate in food production can find promising career opportunities in both India and abroad. Candidates can find jobs at various 5-star hotels, restaurants, food courts, cafeterias, banquets, railways, catering establishments, food processing companies, airlines, and multinational hospitality companies.
Given below are some popular job profiles that candidates can take up after obtaining the required qualification in food production:
Food Production Worker: A food production worker works in various facilities that serve food and is mainly responsible for preparing meals. Some of the daily responsibilities of a food production worker are storing food properly, operating food processing equipment, maintaining supplies, and assessing quality of food products.
Food Production Manager: A food production manager is responsible for overseeing food processing facilities and procedures. The professional supervises employees and monitors product quality at plants that transform raw materials (such as vegetables, grains and livestock) into products that consumers buy.
Food Processing Worker: A food processing worker works in the food production line and loads ingredients into industrial equipment. The professional also monitors the machinery during the cooking to ensure that product quality standards are being met.
Quality Systems Manager:A quality systems manager monitors production processes to ensure that the end product that is being produced is in accordance with company and industry requirements.
Food Production Craftsman: A food production craftsman’s responsibilities include working in coordination with the customers, crafting models, and creating cuts and patterns for production.

Some of the top recruiters for candidates looking for a career in food production are:

Punjab Tourism Development Corporation

Food Production: Eligibility Criteria

Food production courses are majorly offered at diploma or certificate level by different hotel management colleges in India. However, few colleges also offer undergraduate degree courses in food production. Apart from this, food production is also taught as a subject in different culinary arts programmers.

Given below is eligibility criteria for all types of food production courses offered at UG level:

Candidates should clear Class 10th in any stream

Candidates should score minimum 45% – 60% aggregate marks in Class 10th

Candidates who have studied English as a major subject are usually preferred for admissions

Candidates with a prior experience in food/ culinary industry are sometimes preferred for admissions. However, it is not a mandatory eligibility criteria to have.

Note: Eligibility criteria mentioned above might vary as per the policies of an institution in which a candidate is applying for admission.

Diploma in Food and Beverage Services: Highlights Table

Course Level – Diploma

Duration of the Course – 1 year

Examination Type – Semester

Eligibility – 10 PASS MINIMUM

Admission Process -DIRECT

Course Fee -Between INR 70,000 to 1 lac

Average Starting Salary -INR 15,000 to 50,000

Top Recruiting Companies -Hotels, Hospitality based Organizations, F&B services, Food and beverages services Radisson Blu  plaza etc.

Job Positions chefs, Head cooks, Food Technologist Food Quality Assurance Manager, Front Line Executive/ Field Sales Executive- Food Processing, Production Supervisor Etc. 

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