Professional and Certificate Programs
Professional certificates available through BU’s Programs in Food, Wine & the Arts provide an opportunity to focus on specific skills, practices, or expertise related to the food industry. In addition, you can satisfy professional requirements or pursue qualifications required for food service.
This class will cover the history, production techniques, and classifications of all the major beer and spirits categories. Together with Master of Wine Sandy Block, beverage VP at Legal Sea Foods, you will taste—and thoroughly familiarize yourself—with the differences among beers and spirits; learn about the ingredients that create these classic beverages; and discuss trends in the beer and spirits industries, in the United States and worldwide. This survey class is ideal for those who have an interest in beer and spirits, but would like to have a greater in-depth understanding of the richness and diversity encompassed by these categories.
Make a commitment to promoting food safety as a food service professional. The ServSafe exam, sponsored by the National Restaurant Association, covers all aspects of food safety: handling, storing, preparing, and serving. Those who pass the exam will be certified by ServSafe in food safety. Upon registration, we will send you the ServSafe textbook to study for the examination.
This in-depth exploration of cheese varieties and production will look at an international array of cheeses—from their beginnings on the farm to the finished product at the table—and will include wine pairings. The final class will be a tour of a cheese farm. Successful completion of the course and final exam leads to a certificate from Boston University.