Bachelor On Campus

Catering and Food Science

The Polytechnic of Guarda

36 months
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The Catering and Food Science programme of The Polytechnic of Guarda aims at training qualified technicians for the area of Food and Beverage services. It has a specific training in planning, management, marketing and foreign languages.


Learning Objectives

The Catering and Food Science programme of The Polytechnic of Guarda has a practical training in various activities and segments of the tourism industry, hotel and restaurant with concerns about efficiency, resource management and rationalization. To meet specific training needs of the Food and Beverage services, training programs are made during the degree, in national and foreign companies, allowing the contact and application of professional knowledge of extreme importance for the integration into the labor market. 

A professional with this training must master the rules of hygiene and food safety, plan and manage, co-operate in the structuring of menus, as well as in the preparation of meals, coordinate and make food and beverage service in hotels or similar, also performing catering services.

Career Opportunities:

A professional with this training can plan, coordinate and execute the work kitchen and restaurant, including the structuring of menus, preparation and cooking of meals, as well as the associated service, fulfilling the nutritional requirements and the rules of hygiene and food safety, can perform these functions:

  • Hotelier
  • Caterers collective
  • Catering companies and banqueting
  • Food and beverage establishments
  • Companies in the food sector surveillance

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Kitchen Service and Operations
  • Restaurant Service and Operations
  • Tourism
  • Organization Management
  • Bar Service and Operations
  • Kitchen Techniques and Practices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry Requirements: Specific National Exam of Portuguese or Economics or Maths
  • Regional preferences (Aveiro, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Guarda, Porto, Vila Real e Viseu)

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Guarda

480 - 750 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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