Food and Beverage Services

Program objectives

To determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process, to adopt a customer-oriented approach, to prepare the mise en place and dining room, to explain menus and dishes, to take and process orders, to receive and provide information in French, to perform billing and collection operations, to recommend and serve wines, to provide beverage service, to provide banquet service, to provide informal service, to provide formal service, and to integrate into the workplace.

Admission conditions

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language, and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their vocational training is to begin a specific program of study (Schedule VI), who hold a Training Certificate in a Semiskilled Trade, and who earned the required credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in Secondary Cycle One in general education in the youth sector or in Secondary II in general education in the adult sector (provisional bridge for the 2016-2017 school year) (see Section 8.3)
OR
Persons who are 15 years of age on June 30 of the school year preceding their admission to a pilot project involving concurrent general education and practical training, who have attained vocational maturity and who have earned their Secondary II credits in language of instruction, second language, and mathematics. By means of concurrent admission with an integrated schedule, they will continue their vocational training and their general education in the youth sector to complete the Secondary III prerequisites they need to obtain their vocational training diploma. Authorization by the Ministère is required for the concurrent admission of a student in Secondary III to the programs of study listed in Schedule VII (see Section 8.2.1)

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec’s IMT En ligne)

Bartenders (6512)
Food and beverage servers (6513)

13055149_595762230589679_5294224986006836167_oFunctional prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in the language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to the attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific prerequisites
Language of instruction Second language Mathematics
Adults Youth Adults Youth Adults Youth
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Program content

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
904-402 To determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process 30 2
904-414 To adopt a customer-oriented approach 60 4
904-423 To prepare the mise en place and dining room 45 3
904-435 To explain menus and dishes 75 5
904-442 To take and process orders 30 2
904-456 To receive and provide information in French 90 6
904-462 To perform billing and collection operations 30 2
904-476 To recommend and serve wines 90 6
904-485 To provide beverage service 75 5
904-496 To provide banquet service 90 6
904-508 To provide informal service 120 8
904-518 To provide formal service 120 8
904-527 To integrate into the workplace 105 7
960 64

Duration: 9 months