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Food Tourism

Tourism employs 1 in 10 people in the world, generates 10% of global GDP and is one of the fastest growing global industries. Many destinations experienced their best Tourism year ever in 2017, including Toronto, where visitors spent $8.8 billion in the local economy.

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Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January, September
Tuition Fee: $15,385
Location: Toronto, Canada

Food and Beverage is the largest area of Tourism employment, accounts for 1/3 of visitor spending and one of the fastest growing segments of the Tourism industry. Culinary experiences are increasingly a major driver of local, regional and international travel.

This innovative graduate certificate is for recent graduates and working professionals in and around food, culinary, tourism and events industries. Learn the exciting links between tourism marketing, development and experiences with gastronomy, wine, culture, food traditions and communities. It prepares students to develop successful food tourism enterprises and gain employment in existing food and culinary tourism agencies and companies, all while advocating for social justice, equity and access in communities worldwide.

Students will learn about the exciting links between experience, gastronomy, wine, culture, food traditions and communities.

Graduates from this program will be prepared to pursue employment in tourism agencies, local and international tourism attractions, culinary establishments, government agencies, historical tourism sites, food writing and culinary experiential travel groups.

The entrepreneurial skills taught in the program will also permit graduates to pursue self-employment and/or consultancy work establishing local food movements such as farmer’s markets, community food hubs and destinations attracting food tourism.

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Career Prospects

Career Outlook

  • Food
  • Beverage and Restaurant Marketing
  • Tourism Marketing and Product Development
  • Food Tourism Entrepreneur
  • Travel and Tourism Sales and Operations
  • Food and Travel Writing
  • Economic and Community Development
  • Food and Wine Event Management

Companies Offering Jobs

  • Tourism Agencies
  • Local and International Tourism Attractions
  • Culinary Establishments
  • Government Agencies
  • Historical Tourism Sites
  • Culinary Experiential Travel Groups

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